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Tom Ross: Remember when it was legal to drive 60 mph up Eagleridge Drive?

The sports car races helped to establish Steamboat as a summer tourism destination that could rely on volunteer labor to pull off complicated events.

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The Bock’s Office: Newest ‘Apes’ is the dawn of something great

When “Thus Spake Zarathustra” began booming in the introduction for “2001: A Space Odyssey,” the hairy creatures involved were just starting to evolve at an extraordinary rate. The music of Richard Strauss may not be used in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” but the animals of its story are already well past the point of no return in no development, whether you believe that to be a good thing or a bad thing.

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Learning to Ride: Back in the saddle again

Steamboat Ski Area social media specialist Nicole Miller begins a five-installment quest to learn the art of downhill mountain biking at the ski area's downhill park.

Dog's Eye View: 'Why does my dog do that?'

We all seem to fancy certain breed types for specific reasons that speak to us emotionally and visually. We also love our mixed breed dogs for the characteristics we see in them that endear them to us.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Make hay while the sun shines

There are thousands of acres of freshly cut hay fields and it seems like millions of bales covering them. I look forward to it every year.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: Privacy amid the development

Now that things seem to be getting back on track with the economy locally, more development is occurring in neighborhoods throughout the county. And more development often means less space and privacy in our yards and outdoor spaces. Trees and shrubs in your yard and garden can help you achieve a sense of privacy and personal space.

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Tom Ross: Friends of Crossan’s M&A Market offer novel auction items on behalf of historic Yampa building

Friends of Crossan's Market in Yampa offer historic privy at auction July 26 to help restore 1903 grocery store.

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Tales from the Tread: History with the locals

The Tread of Pioneers Museum’s 2014 Brown Bag Summer Lecture Series is up and running and is sure to deepen your love of Routt County.

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Spoke Talk: Parks for the bikes

Steamboat has a bounty of community parks. We have parks just for ball players, parks especially for dogs, parks with playgrounds for kids, a botanic park for nature lovers…and we have parks for our bikes.

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Jimmy Westlake: Dark clouds on the horizon

If the night sky is dark and clear, you also can detect a network of dark clouds and tendrils meandering through the bright star clouds of the Milky Way. These dark patches are vast interstellar dust clouds thousands of light years away that gather in the space between the stars and effectively obscure the light of the distant stars behind them.

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Strings Music Festival: The secret to a great performance

The secret to a great performance is a great audience. Of course, it’s not a guarantee, and the building blocks have to be there to start with — fantastic musicians, good sound in the hall, dynamic lighting. But the audience can raise the bar from good to great.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Home canning with confidence

It’s that time of the year when home canners call the Extension office for food preservation advice.

Monday Medical: Thinking outside the 'wheat box'

Are you confused about whole grains? A trip to the bread aisle of any grocery store may cause confusion in anyone — with so many labels shouting “whole grain” or “gluten free.” What does “whole grain” mean? What is gluten?

Healthy Eating: On-the-Run Omelet Sandwiches

These omelet sandwiches make a fast breakfast.

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Book Review: Check out these books by 2 others that will make their way to Steamboat

Here are two books by authors that will make their way to Steamboat sometime this year.