Monday Medical: Acupuncture: an effective treatment for PTSD

Acupuncture can prove an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Strings Music Festival: Understanding the lingo of musicians

Every industry has its own lingo. I assume jargon was originally invented as shorthand among people doing similar work, but I think we really use it to show off that we know things other people don’t know. For this column, I thought it would be fun to share some concert vernacular I’m familiar with — why should I be the only person in Steamboat who’s confused all the time?

VNA: Be aware of wild animal diseases

Hantavirus, tularemia, and plague, though rare, there have been more cases of these life-threatening diseases than usual in Colorado. All three involve exposure to animals, such as rodents and rabbits. Recent cases have not been reported in Routt or Moffat counties, but some have occurred in nearby areas.

Thoughtful Parenting: Gatekeeping

Parental gatekeeping occurs when one parent sees the other parent as less than competent when it comes to caring for a child and feels the need to control or restrict the child’s interaction with the other parent. This can occur whether parents are living together or apart. More often than not, it is mothers who tend to be gatekeepers, but fathers can be as well.

John F. Russell: Still learning the ins and outs of the parent game

Don't yell her name, don't yell out of the refs and I still don't understand all the rules that go along with being a parent.

Book review: Ivester's memoir examines life in the 1960s deep South

Book review of "The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South," by Jo Ivester

Dog's Eye View: What did you say?

In training our canine companions, it's important to speak the language.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Minions’ has animated absurdity at all levels

There’s a universal language in comedy that people intrinsically understand. Whether it’s someone flirting with a fire hydrant or getting repeatedly smacked in the face to remove a bee, some characters and situations are just unavoidably funny. Don’t bother to question it; just watch a movie like “Minions” and know your intuition to chuckle is correct.

Community Ag Alliance: Summer camp goes beyond fun

Summer camps are both recreational and educational for children.

Jim Clark: Customer service makes the difference

Steamboat Springs is a town long known for its western hospitality and friendliness. It’s one of our major points of difference, but one that requires constant work, refreshing and reminders. Consumers today have many choices. Social media and online review sites make it easier than ever to spread a reputation of good or poor service.

Gardening with Deb: Top six reasons your seeds didn't grow

It's so disappointing to prepare your garden, plant the seeds and wait in vain for the flowers or the vegetables that should and usually do come up pretty quickly.

Spoke Talk: On your left ...

The rules of the road apply equally to bicyclists.

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Tales from the Tread: Hidden treasure for incorporation day anniversary

The most exciting part about a recent book discovered by descendants of James Harvey Crawford are the over 100 letters in it, all written by their great-grandfather from 1889 to 1892.

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Celestial News: See the magnificent Milky Way

Contrary to what the ancient Romans believed, the Milky Way is not made from the milk of queen goddess Juno, but is the combined light of billions of distant suns unresolved by the human eye. If you look through a pair of binoculars and sweep slowly across the Milky Way, you will rediscover what Galileo did in 1610 — a multitude of faint stars.

Monday Medical: Summer can be pink, too

Summer is a good time for women to schedule their annual mammograms.