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Stories from Scotland: A word on food

There are two things that seem to come to mind when people think of Scotland: the weather and the food.

John F. Russell: Fans face disappointment in sports

Sports fans understand disappointment, but what happens when your favorite teams packs up and leaves town.

Jimmy Westlake: Watch the moon eclipse a star

Early this Tuesday evening, Jan. 19, the waxing gibbous moon will perform a prime time eclipse, or occultation, of the bright star Aldebaran, for folks living in the western United States.

Thoughtful Parenting: Benefits of early reading

It is never too early to start reading to infants and toddlers. People say early reading is important, but why?

Healthy eating: Vegetable chicken lasagna

Vegetable chicken lasagna, a healthier option to traditional lasagna, takes a bit of effort but feeds a crowd and freezes well.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Prevent cervical cancer — get vaccinated, get screened

January, recognized as Cervical Health Awareness month, is a good time to highlight measures that can be taken to prevent cervical cancer. In the past 30 years, cervical cancer deaths have decreased by 50 percent, largely due to more women getting regular cervical screenings or Pap tests, which can detect changes in the cervix before cancer develops.

Book Review: 'Felicity' both enchants and delights

"Felicity," Mary Oliver’s newest collection of poems, feels like conversations with an old friend.

Melanie Sturm: The Trump tower that Obama built

Ancient Talmudic wisdom teaches that whoever destroys a soul, destroys an entire world. So it’s understandable that in unveiling heightened gun control measures last week before an audience of shooting victims’ relatives, President Obama shed tears.

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The Bock’s Office: Top 10 films of 2015

Another year has come and gone, and the highlights have shone through greatly. Some of the best movies have found widespread audiences and made lots of cash, while others remain obscure. Here are my thoughts on what was most worth watching.

Community Ag Alliance: CSU Extension hosts estate planning workshops

Planning how to transfer your farm, ranch or other business to the next generation is difficult. So is planning for retirement and formalizing your estate plan. The many emotional issues involved with such planning causes us to procrastinate. We don’t want to make some of the tough decisions, so we don’t.

Dog's Eye View: Cabin fever

It was “them” kittens that started it; my dog, Stuart, helped to finish it.

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What freedom means to me

In the U.S.A., freedom falls upon our shoulders like a steady drizzle of light, and sometimes, we take it for granted.

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Celestial News: Catch Comet Catalina this week

What could be the best comet of the year is closest to Earth this week and is easily visible using binoculars and small telescopes.

Thoughtful Parenting: The joy and benefit of play

Winter has arrived, and with the colder months now upon us, it’s a great time to enjoy the twinkly lights, celebrate the glistening snow and give back to your community.

Routt County CSU Extension: The best weight management strategy — record your food

There is one winning weight management strategy upon which most experts agree — record everything you eat and drink.