Tony Cascio shares a story Ted Cordova used to tell about sleeping with pigs who protected him from snakes.
The Aug. 10, 2012, edition of this column was headlined, “Will Roberts rise to Magill’s challenge?” The column examined complaints about then-Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts primarily raised by three members of the Steamboat Springs City Council — Walter Magill, Kenny Reisman and Sonja Macys — during that week’s City Council meeting.
Not every film about the subject of art is as fascinating as the art itself. If the man who painted “The Last Supper” were remembered solely for the misfire that was “The Da Vinci Code,” the Louvre certainly would have far fewer patrons gathered around his most famous works. Even so, the modern-day efforts to preserve the accomplishments of the past are worth looking at in a movie like “The Monuments Men.”
Six months until fair time, and Routt County 4-H is going strong. Already, we have more than 270 local youths involved in 4-H traditional learning projects in the county, not to mention the hundreds of kids who participate in our other 4-H youth development activities. 4-H is not just about livestock and the fair.
Years ago, while my husband and I were visiting friends, something happened. Our friends were avid coin collectors and had amassed quite a large collection. They were showing us some of the rarer and more interesting coins and left them on a table when we went out for dinner. Upon returning, we found the coins scattered across the living room floor. Many were missing. Yes, the more valuable ones were among the missing.
When we conceived of this idea of Camino a la Copa, we knew it was a big dream. The idea of organizing soccer clinics all the way from Steamboat to Brazil was borderline crazy. But we couldn’t let our fear of the unknown hold us back. We turned off our cellphones, kissed our mothers goodbye and headed south.
Beginning in 1918, Margaret Duncan Brown ranched alone for 47 years in the Elk River Valley of Routt County. Brown’s “indomitable spirit, her great sensitiveness, perception and philosophy of life” live in her diaries that are the foundation of the book Shepherdess of the Elk River Valley.
The somber message that echoed Tuesday at a rainy RusSki Gorki Jumping complex in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia was that this was not 2010. That can be something to embrace.
If ever anyone embodied Steamboat’s claim to being a cowboy ski town, with ties to the days when ranch hands drove cattle to the rail heads, it is probably Ted Cordova, for whom the Ted's Ridge trail is named.
Security guard Alex may be the best link to "real Russia" at the Olympics.
Barb Clark and her 6-year-old Bernese Mountain dog Julia demonstrated perfect teamwork during a recent visit to Yampa Valley Medical Center as part of the Heeling Friends hospital visitation program.
The celestial Unicorn is a relative newcomer to the sky. It doesn’t date back to the time of the Babylonians or ancient Greeks, as many of our constellations do, but seems to have appeared from out of nowhere on a star chart published in 1624 by Jakob Bartsch, the son-in-law of famed astronomer Johannes Kepler.
Nowadays, you walk into many kid bedrooms and their shelves are lined with trophies, medals, ribbons and rewards. Basically, if the parents write a check, the kid gets a trophy. I worry about how this impacts our children's motivation to participate in the first place.
Whatever you call it — chew, dip, snuff, spit, plug, wad, pinch and quid — is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. The tobacco industry markets the product "smokeless tobacco" as safer than cigarettes because you are not lighting up. But smokeless tobacco is harmful and is every bit as addictive as cocaine or heroin.
Stephanie Fletcher works in the laboratory at Yampa Valley Medical Center, and like many people, she eats her lunch in a hurry. She wants to make a healthy choice for lunch but doesn’t have time to read labels and calculate calories every day. Lucky for Stephanie, Go, Slow, Whoa has arrived at YVMC.