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2015: A year of meteors, eclipses and dwarf planets

There is something exciting happening in the sky almost every night of the year if you know when and where to look. Jimmy Westlake has sifted through all of the 2015 celestial events and selected the 10 he is most excited about.

Jimmy Westlake’s 2015 cosmic calendar of celestial events

Jimmy Westlake’s 2015 cosmic calendar of celestial events

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Book Review: 2014's great picture books to read aloud

Pick up these great picture books that were put out in 2014.

John F. Russell: World Championships offer Olympic-sized opportunity

It will only take an hour and a half to get to the sight of the 2015 World Alpine Skiing Championships this year, and will offer ski racing fans in Colorado — and in Steamboat Springs — a rare chance to see the sport they love unfold under the international spotlight.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Unbroken’ mangled by poor storytelling

If your favorite part of a war movie is anything that doesn’t involve bullets or punches flying, “Unbroken” may not be the movie for you. If the aforementioned is in fact your preference, and this film doesn’t fill your quota, perhaps professional therapy is the way to go.

Community Ag Alliance: Grow your own in 2015

It's a little early, yes, but the time to start thinking about the 2015 growing season is right around the corner.

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Tales from the Tread: Celebrate Howelsen Hill's centennial


Howelsen Hill Ski Area is turning 100 years old this year — what a remarkable heritage to celebrate.

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Jimmy Westlake: A new Comet Lovejoy for the new year

It has been one year since Comet Lovejoy 2013 R1 glided across our winter sky and upstaged a much overrated and underperforming Comet ISON. Now, Australian comet-hunter Terry Lovejoy’s newest discovery, Comet Lovejoy 2014 Q2, is delighting sky gazers in the Northern Hemisphere.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: GO dinners for those on the go

It has been a perfectly good day and then someone asks the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?" You want to serve a healthy evening meal, but you are tired, hungry and already anticipating post-dinner activities (e.g., sports, homework).

Monday Medical: Resolve to be SMART

We’re five days in. Are you sticking to your New Year’s resolution? If so, you’re in good company. By Day 7, one out of four will abandon their thoughts of change in the New Year.

Thoughtful Parenting: The art of empathy

In child development language, to be attuned means to be in harmony and compassion with the child. Attunement allows the caregiver to know and respond to the child’s emotional state. Some caregivers are so attuned that they can tell from a child’s cry whether he or she is hungry, tired, needs a diaper change or is sick.

Book Review: 5 books to check out for the New Year

We open the New Year with the top 5 books our readers chose for the holidays.

John F. Russell: Putting a price tag on imagination

People in Steamboat Springs have long held dreams of building an indoor sports complex that would make sports like lacrosse and soccer a year-round activity for the children of our community.

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Eugene Buchanan: A snowmo-er is born

A diehard backcountry skier, Edge, vice president of Backcountry Access, was hitting Rabbit Ears to learn riding tips from pro rider Brett Rasmussen. Did I want to tag along? Of course.

Community Agriculture Alliance: History in the making

Each of us is capable of making an affirmative difference in our world. Our region is proof-positive that good things happen every day because of the vision, determination and labors of our people.