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From the editor: A year of recreational pot

The Steamboat Pilot & Today team is looking back on the past 365-plus days of legalized pot, and we’re publishing a five-part series of articles breaking down the first year and what it means for Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

Ciao from Cortina: Hurry up and wait

In Italy, nothing gets done in two days. In Italy, we wait.

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Jimmy Westlake: Eridanus - a river of stars

Little star above Orion is the first star in a stream of stars that create a river in the sky.

Focus on Fitness: How to get over the plateau

Plateau happens to all of us. From endurance athletes and power lifters to those of us who are trying to lose weight. We get a point in our training where, no matter what we do, we can’t seem to progress. Our first thought is that we’re doing something wrong.

Routt County CSU Extension: When 'fresh' is hard to find

Some complain that they eat less produce during the winter months because fresh produce is hard to find or very expensive. Next time you go shopping consider canned or frozen produce as a convenient and less expensive alternative to well-traveled fresh produce.

Monday Medical: Blueberries, sunshine and marriage

Eat a cup of blueberries, spend some time in the sunshine and get married. Sounds simple enough, but why? Recent studies suggest that each of these lifestyle changes can positively affect blood pressure in certain populations.

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Book Review: Exploring race and immigration

Christina Henriques and Celester Ng have written novels in the past year that explore race and immigration from an intimate perspective: the lives, struggles and emotion of immigrants navigating their complex lives as minorities.

Thoughtful Parenting: Encouraging cultural competence in your children

As more immigrants move to Routt County, the culture of our community is shifting. It is important that we maintain an open conversation around the changing demographics in our region, especially with our children.

Eugene Buchanan: Hogan’s Heroes

I’m halfway through a 7-mile cross country ski trail on Hogan Park from Rabbit Ears Pass to the top of Steamboat Ski Area. With only 800 feet of elevation gain, and wide, flat meadows to traverse, this gives my mind plenty of time to wander.

John F. Russell: Bike tires leave their mark on Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Making the impossible look easy is a Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival tradition.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Imitation Game’ a precise, poignant drama

Even when a person makes a tremendous change for the better in the world, it doesn’t take much for their legacy to be tarnished or even forgotten completely. Though it can’t change some of its unfortunate circumstances, “The Imitation Game” labors to get its hero his due.

Community Agriculture Alliance: CSU Extension to present Estate Planning Workshop

Sensitive issues, such as money, death and family relations are difficult issues not only to bring up, but also to talk about in any depth. It is hard to approach these issues calmly when there are strong feelings about what is important. Some people avoid discussing these subjects because they believe it to be disrespectful and uncomfortable.

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Tales from the Tread: Celebrating the Winter Carnival

Louisville, my hometown, has the Kentucky Derby. New Orleans, the city of my alma mater Tulane University, has Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. To my delight, I have made my home for the past 19 years in a town just as steeped in festive tradition with the Winter Carnival, the oldest continuous winter celebration of its kind in the West.

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Jimmy Westlake: Jupiter closest to Earth this week

This Friday,Feb. 6, Jupiter will reach its closest point to the Earth this year and will remain the dominate star-like object in the nighttime sky through spring and summer.

Thoughtful Parenting: Identifying goals

Goals. We all know that the beginning of a new year is an especially popular time to spell out our goals: something I desire for the future and am willing to work toward.