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Our view: Don't let go of the vision

The downtown URA is in the past, but the need to reinvest in public facilities is still ahead of us.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Jurassic World’ a dynamic yet dimwitted dino movie

The message of “Jurassic World” and all the movies that preceded it is to show what happens when mankind plays God. Perhaps the greater sin that comes in the newest installment, though, is the mistake of trying to play Spielberg.

Community Ag Alliance: RCCW supporting agriculture students

Routt County Cattlewomen is a community-based organization that supports the beef industry through education, outreach and marketing. Our organization has a membership of around 50, and each year, we raise funds for our scholarship fund.

Dog's Eye View: "Cross this line, you die"

Letting dogs run off-leash around wildlife can, and does, lead to grave consequences.

Strings Music Festival: The superpowers of a stage manager

Stage managers have the world’s most boring superpowers: laser-precise scheduling abilities, the power to create detailed organizational tools from snatches of overheard conversations and anonymous notes scribbled on napkins and the ability to multi-task in the face of diva drama, needy roadies and gaff tape emergencies.

Gardening with Deb: Gardening with children

Gardening is a great way to enjoy fun and productive activities with children this summer.

Jim Clark: Great job, Leadership Steamboat

Leadership Steamboat Class of 2014-15 made great strides in fostering stewardship of the Yampa River.

Spoke Talk: Ranch Rally reflections

More than 150 riders participated in the second annual Moots Ranch Rally, raising $5,000 for the Community Agriculture Alliance.

Wilderness Wanderings: Follow the elk to the high country

Spring trail hikes are a challenging, yet rewarding, pastime.

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Jimmy Westlake: Venus and Jupiter meet for spectacular conjunction

On the evening of Tuesday, June 30, starting about an hour after sunset, Venus and Jupiter will appear to pass so close to each other, about 1/3º, that you will be able to hide both planets behind the tip of your pinky finger held out at arm’s length.

Monday Medical: Kids and ticks — staying safe all summer long

Ticks can be as tiny as a poppy seed or as large as an apple seed and are predominately found in eastern, western and Midwestern states. But Coloradans are not immune.

Thoughtful Parenting: Getting to know Dad

Fathers who are positively engaged in the lives of their children can enhance their children’s success in the areas of social skills, mental health and academic performance.

John F. Russell: Dingle has played hockey across the world, still considers Steamboat Springs home

Professional hockey player Ryan Dingle has moved to places around the world to pursue his love of the game, but that hasn't stopped him from realizing that home will always be tucked away in the mountains of Northwest Colorado in a place known as Ski Town USA.

Community Connections: Preparing for crises

In the midst of a crisis, no matter how prepared or competent we thought we were, many of us discover the crisis we face has overwhelmed our resources and left us grasping for a way out.

Book review: "The Animals," by Christian Keifer

Christian Kiefer’s second novel, “The Animals,” is the startling story of Bill Reed, a humble man who lives a humble existence in the untamed wilderness of northern Idaho.