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Tales from the Tread: Give together on Colorado Gives Day

Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event is coming up, and local nonprofits need your support.

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Jimmy Westlake: Sea monster rising

Wedged in between the bright star Fomalhaut to the south and the glittering Pleiades star cluster to the east is the huge, lumbering constellation of Cetus, the Sea Monster.

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Joyce Rankin: Thank you for your support

"I appreciate each and every one of the 194,116 of you who gave me your vote and support." — Joyce Rankin

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Monday Medical: Stay cool through menopause

Menopause comes with a range of symptoms, but the symptoms can be minimized with hormone therapy.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Do you know what I know?

When are children able to know that others think differently than they do and have different preferences, wants and needs?

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Community Connections: Traditions enhance family identity

At the Family Development Center, we hold family connections in high regard. From Discovery Learning Center’s Grandparents Club to Newborn Network’s Parents as Teachers to Child Care Network’s support of family child care homes, we practice family engagement and involvement on a daily basis.

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Book reviews: Bestsellers herald upcoming author visits

Beth Macy’s “Truevine” lays bare the story of George and Willie Muse, albino African American brothers who were kidnapped young and enslaved as circus freaks at the turn of the last century. The book traces their mother’s quest to find them and how she doggedly sought justice once they were reunited.

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Jennifer Schubert-Akin: In uncertain times, look to America’s principles

"If this election revealed anything, it is how deeply divided the American people are." — Jennifer Schubert-Akin

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Harriet Freiberger: In your honor

"Today is Veterans Day. We can stop our bickering and acknowledge the obligation that accompanies the liberty we take for granted." — Harriet Freiberger

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Trolls’ helps you find your happy place

The internet age has given certain mythical creatures a bad name, but they’re taking back their honor in the animated movie “Trolls” One might argue they’re overcompensating with sweetness, but hey, we all have different tastes.

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Sarah Coleman: Can I quote you on that?

Fitness and wellness contributor Sarah Coleman offers 10 quotes to live by.

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Dog’s Eye View: What is wild dog doing here?

We have just completed our puppy classes and our family dog classes for the fall semester at Colorado Northwest Community College. It makes me very happy to know that these special people with their family dogs have deepened their understanding of each other.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Flood or sprinkler?

In Northwest Colorado, I often hear discussions about the relative benefits of flood and sprinkler irrigation for rivers and downstream water users.

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Janet Sheridan: About barns

The farming community where I grew up boasted scrupulously maintained barns and neglected barns, painted barns and weathered barns, leaning barns, abandoned barns, haunted barns.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Doctor Strange’ is Marvel magic at its mightiest

Not everyone is equipped to twist time to their advantage, take a portal as a day trip to the summit of Mount Everest or engage in a bare-knuckle brawl while maintaining the consistency of gossamer. Then again, “Doctor Strange” isn’t your average practitioner.