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Tales from the Tread: Pioneer Christmas memories

The Tread of Pioneers Museum looks back on Christmas traditions of the past.

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Jimmy Westlake: An evening star for Christmas

On Christmas Eve, dazzling Venus will appear only 2 degrees from the star Gamma Capricorni, also known by the lovely name Nashira, which means “bringing good tidings.” What

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Thoughtful Parenting: Resolutions for the New Year

But in order to change behavior, we also need to a find a way to motivate our emotional self — actually get excited about making the change.

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Monday Medical: Giving that lasts all year

It’s the season of giving, but giving to others doesn’t have to end with the holidays. Volunteering is a great way to give back.

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Community Connection Promote health, wellness in communities

Earlier this year, we accomplished a major milestone — rebranding our organization, Northwest Colorado Health.

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Melanie Sturm: Solution for Trump election freak-out

You wouldn’t know it from the stock market’s record-breaking tear since Hillary Clinton snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, but the mood among Trump-averse Americans remains bleak.

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Scott Tipton: Cut regulations in 115th Congress

The current Code of Federal Regulations is more than 75,000 pages long and full of ridiculous regulations, as well as regulations that are unnecessary and continue to stunt economic growth across our nation.

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Book review: ‘Love Warrior’ an honest, brave memoir

“Love Warrior” is an honest, brave memoir about a woman’s fractured life and the hard work of her healing and self-discovery in the face of crisis.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: The Christmas goose

When I think of a goose at Christmastime, the mental image is of a based and browned bird sitting on the dinner table, much like the Thanksgiving turkey.

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Janet Sheridan: We were home

The Christmas homes of my childhood and adolescence were never the glossy homes of Christmas advertising: imposing structures lit by evenly-spaced lights filled with artistically decorated rooms inhabited by smiling families with color-coordinated clothing and perfect teeth.

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Joyce Rankin: Go big, go bold

"In order to better serve the students in Colorado, I hope we 'go big, go bold.'" — Joyce Rankin

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Celestial News: Geminid meteors compete with full moon

The best annual meteor shower of the year is in progress this week and rising toward a spectacular peak before dawn Wednesday. It’s the Geminid meteor shower and, under ideal dark sky conditions, it can bring as many as 120 shooting stars per hour to our sky.

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Thoughtful parenting: From tantrums, tears to reflection, learning

When we think of discipline, we often think, “Aaaargh! My child is acting so spoiled and out of control. I’d better get a handle on this with some strong discipline!” Then, we try to figure out the appropriate punishment or consequences to help our child get with the program.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Entertaining guests with dietary restrictions, allergies

Hosting friends and family for a meal can be stressful enough, but what if your guests also have dietary restrictions to consider?

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Monday Medical: Everything in moderation, even moderation

‘Tis the season of festive parties, time off with family and friends and bounteous food and drinks — all of which can get your healthy habits off track. But the holiday season can be both fun and healthful.