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Janet Sheridan: Go out of bounds

I should quit thumbing through the magazines in doctors’ waiting rooms. The out-of-date publications harbor germs from sneezing, sick people and tempt me to read stuff I’d ignore if I weren’t trying to distract myself from the reason I’m in a doctor’s office.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Blueprint for future food production

The Colorado State University Food Systems Team, comprised of CSU Extension professionals and campus faculty, is traveling across the state this winter to gather information in an effort to create the Colorado Food Systems Blueprint, which will inform the state’s food-related work into the future.

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From the editor: Sidestepping the spin

"Our problem with the city’s new public relations strategy centers on the fact that the city is disseminating false information as if it were fact, especially as it pertains to elected officials." — Editor Lisa Schlichtman

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Skylar Leeson: My voice was heard

Skylar Leeson, Steamboat Springs High School student and intern at Steamboat Pilot & Today, writes a column about her experience at the Women's March on Washington.

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Monday Medical: Nurse practitioners — meeting the needs of patients

Nurse practitioners are a critical part of the health care team, providing many of the same services as doctors. In Colorado, that includes conducting well visits, seeing sick patients, ordering labs and diagnostics, interpreting results and more.

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Northwest Colorado Health: Program expands age for free cervical cancer screening

At one time, cervical cancer was the leading cause of cancer death in women. Now, it is one of the most preventable forms of cancer and, if found early, one of the most successfully treated.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Children and trauma

No parent wants to believe his or her child has endured a traumatic experience.

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Book reviews: Mysteries perfect for heart of winter

Pair of mystery novels perfect recipe for the heart of winter.

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The Bock’s Office: Top 10 films of 2016

Each year, hundreds of movies hit theaters — some awful, most mediocre and a select few features that will be remembered for years to come. Without too much fanfare, here are the top 10 movies of 2016 as selected by The Bock’s Office.

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Joyce Rankin: Betsy DeVos deserves a fair chance

"Coloradans, like all Americans, deserve better from their national representatives. And Betsy DeVos deserves a fair and timely confirmation hearing." — Joyce Rankin

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Long-time director steps down at Old Town Hot Springs

Things have changed, but when Pat Carney steps down at executive director of the Old Town Hot Springs, her spirit and commitment will carry on.

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Tales from the Tread: Meet David Moffat

Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Bud Werner Library at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 for a Chautauqua-style monologue with storyteller and performer Dave Naples to learn more about David Moffat’s numerous contributions to Colorado’s development.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Responses to neutralize arguments

Kids know arguing is a good way to get attention from their parents, even if it is negative. They also know if they’re persistent enough, their parents will eventually concede.

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Book review: Collection balances concepts with character

“What price knowledge?” a question debated for centuries by authors, scientists and philosophers, is the central theme of the collection titled “Stories of Your Life and Others,” by Ted Chiang.

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Community Connections: Recognize, respond, refer

Domestic violence has a devastating impact on families and the community, in general.