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Strings Music Festival: Live performance matters

In an age of immediate and ever-present digital entertainment — insomniacs rejoice — what’s the purpose of live performance? Among other things, at a live performance, you’re not just a passive passenger along for the ride. You are part of the show.

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Monday Medical: Keep shoulders free of pain

With a number of muscles and tendons coming together and a very shallow socket that allows for great mobility, the shoulder is predisposed to unique injuries, such as dislocation.

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Livewell Northwest Colorado: It takes a community

Despite Steamboat’s epic winters, the more I talk with people in this community, the more I think spring is one of the most popular seasons in the Yampa Valley.

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Book reviews: Children’s books to be featured at reading camp

This week’s book review features three titles to be featured in a session of Reading on Ranches Camp, which begins June 13.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Me Before You’ a sweet but strained story

With a cast of people who have appeared in “Game of Thrones,” “The Hunger Games,” “Harry Potter,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Terminator” and other fantasy and sci-fi franchises, you might expect “Me Before You” to be a little less than grounded, but wizards and White Walkers are a cinch to believe in over the idea that a tragic romance will work out in the end.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Become a Yampavore this summer

Hungry for freshly picked lettuces, radishes, fresh herbs or greens? We’ve got them. So how do you find this wonderful, fresh local food? It’s easy … Community Agriculture Alliance manages a website at which local producers can list available products for sale directly to you, the customer.

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Dog’s Eye View: Flash, boom — It’s that time of year

You may have a dog that suffers from thunderstorm phobia or know someone whose dog does. This is a very upsetting problem for owners and dogs and can cause serious injury to some dogs. Following is information veterinarians, researchers, behavior professionals and lay people have found that may be of help.

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Spoke Talk: How do you use your bike

Bikes aren’t just toys; they’re a useful tool.

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John F. Russell: Finding great athletes on the stage

This week some of the top athletes in the country have come to Steamboat Springs. But don't bother looking for them on the field, the court or the ice.

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Jimmy Westlake: A dark horse in the Milky Way

Once the lingering twilight of late spring fades, you can see the misty star clouds of the Milky Way arching across our summer sky, from the northeast, all the way to the south.

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Livewell Northwest Colorado: Visit family friendly Farmers Market

One of my all-time favorite things to do with my kids during the summer is visit the weekly Saturday Farmers Market.

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Monday Medical: Ready to run? Easy does it

Running is a great way to get outside, stay healthy and fit and feel good. But it’s also an easy way to get an injury.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Importance of active summer play

Through play, children test ideas, problem solve, ask questions and develop an understanding about the people and the world around them. Pretending involves exploring a variety of possibilities and trying on new feelings, roles and ideas.

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Strings Music Festival: On your mark …

Though this stage manager’s point-of-view column only appears during the summer, Strings Music Festival is active year-round, with a winter concert series and special shows for local schools in the spring.

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Book review: Cass creates dynamic cast of characters

Kiera Cass wraps up Selection Series with fifth novel.