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Book review: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

May marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the luxury liner Lusitania, and once again, Erik Larson, author of “The Devil in the White City” and “The Garden of Beasts” provides great historical detail of a world-changing event.

Ciao from Cortina: The other Italy

I planned a trip in which we would wind our way down through the country: Cinque Terre, Rome, Bari, Sorrento and Naples, ending up the farthest south you can go, in a tiny fishing village in Sicily.

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Jimmy Westlake: Nova Sagittarii bounces back

If you missed the “new star” in Sagittarius last month, like I did, when it was at its peak brightness, I have some good news.

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado boosts healthy eating and exercise in local schools

Sometimes all it takes is a taste test to change the eating habits of a picky child, or open their mind to a new food or new way to prepare an old one.

Routt County CSU Extension: Spring clean your refrigerator

Consider spring cleaning your refrigerator this month. Not only will the fridge be spotless, but you will also be protecting your family from getting sick.

Monday Medical: Why managing stress matters

Most of us manage stress, but not in healthy ways.

Thoughtful Parenting: Negative effects of violence on television

Frequent exposure to television violence is having a profound effect on the behavior of your children.

John F. Russell: Finding joy from playing the game

Remember that the love of the game is about a lot more than winning or losing.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Home’ is where the wackiness is

The definition of “Home” means something different to everyone, but for most of us, it’s likely not a place where you use your toilet brush in your mouth and chug motor oil as a beverage. Some visitors may disagree.

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Tales from the Tread: Skiing History Week in Steamboat Springs

As the ski season cools down this April, major skiing related events are just about to heat up all over town. The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame, in coordination with the International Ski History Association, will present Skiing History Week Monday through April 12 in Steamboat Springs.

Book review: New novels unwrap American violence

T.C. Boyle’s powerful and unnerving new novel, “The Harder They Come,” toys with America’s propensity for violence, paranoia and self-indulgence — and the consequences we suffer.

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Eugene Buchanan: Skiing with STARS

Forget dancing with the stars ... I’ll take skiing for STARS.

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Rural mail carrier has been making her rounds for 47 years

Driving mostly dirt roads through one of the least-visited corners of Routt County, JoAnn Lombardi of Oak Creek has faithfully delivered the mail to a handful of longtime rural households for 47 years.

Jimmy Westlake: Egg moon to be eclipsed Saturday

Early next Saturday morning, Coloradans will experience the third total lunar eclipse of the current tetrad of lunar eclipses.

From the editor: Having the right and doing right are 2 different things

As the editor, it was my decision not to run the letter. No one told me not to. But not publishing the letter, doesn’t mean we are ignoring the accusations or don’t understand the severity of the allegations.