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.
Time difference makes it difficult to protect the magic, and excitement of the Olympic Games.
The best way to describe Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is to ask a participant. I asked Steamboat Springs high school senior Taylor Zabel a few questions about his experience and here’s what Taylor had to say:
The perfect supper after an awesome day of skiing.
Saturday was about pride, not spite, hockey not hate, and even after a great hockey game, the end a bitter pill for one nation, it was that peace that shone through.
Getting yelled at actually has helped me learn Russian. For instance, “NO! Against the rules!!” is Russian for “Ohhh, I apologize, fine sir. We really wish you wouldn’t do that”.?