Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Take responsibility — be ready for an emergency

During the hum of daily life, it can be difficult to grasp the importance of emergency preparedness, especially when we haven’t recently faced the danger of wildfire or other disasters. But emergencies capable of endangering public health and safety aren’t always conspicuous or predictable.

Monday Medical: Yoga for health

During the past few years, Lynda VanTassle has learned a lot about dealing with pain. With rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis so severe it resulted in a shattered pelvis, VanTassle knows what it’s like to have a body that feels fragile. One of the practices that has helped her through it is yoga.

Focus on Fitness: Benefits of balance training

Balance training is something I try to incorporate in personal training, group exercise classes and even in the water class that I teach. Not only does balance training remind the brain to execute the proper muscles, but it also helps with core stabilization and hip stabilization.

Thoughtful Parenting: Keeping kids safe in Colorado

It’s important to children 5 to 7 years old that they feel that they are helpful members of their families. Their eagerness to tag along with their parents and learn makes these years an ideal time for parents to teach children new skills and the importance of safety.

Book review: "Beneath the Surface" offers look into real world of captive aquatic mammals

If you had asked me as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have said what many children at the time said: a SeaWorld Trainer. My dreams, as with those of so many others, are echoed by John Hargrove, former killer whale trainer at SeaWorld, in his book “Beneath the Surface: Killer Whales, SeaWorld, and the Truth Beyond Blackfish.”

John F. Russell: High school championships ready to tee off

The regional golf tournament will take place in Steamboat Springs this week, marking the beginning of the best part of the high school sports season.

Dog's Eye View: Don't stop — training never ends

Don’t stop training your dog. I believe the very act of getting too comfortable with the level of training you have put in on your dog is responsible for many an unhappy dog/human relationship.

Community Ag Alliance: Hayden museum expansion a project in adaptive reuse

The Hayden Heritage Center in Hayden has been working on its museum expansion since the early 2000s, when its board of directors realized the museum would need more space to remain viable.

Jim Clark: Live united in Steamboat, Routt County

Routt County United Way helps local families in countless ways.

Spoke Talk: Take a kid mountain biking

Mark the date: The U.S. Congress has designated the first Saturday in October — Oct. 3, this year — as “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.” On this day, the International Mountain Bicycling Association encourages communities throughout the U.S. and around the world to unite and ride mountain bikes with kids.

Gardening with Deb: Lawn care for fall

Now that the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are becoming cooler, it’s a pretty good bet we’ll experience some snowfall before long. So before winter kicks in and you lose the opportunity to give your lawn a head start on next spring’s growth, take time to care for your lawn this fall.

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Jimmy Westlake: The Equinox and the Harvest Moon

Watch for that big ol’ Harvest Moon rising over the eastern mountains just as the sun sinks below the western mountains on Sept. 27.

Routt County CSU Extension: Time for Colorado green chilies

As our seasons shift and nighttime temperatures cool, green chilies heat up local menus and roadside stands. Green chilies are a hot commodity in Colorado, because they contribute unrivaled character to cuisines, making them a mountain town mainstay this time of year.

Monday Medical: The big, fat truth

For a long time, fat got a bad rap — think the low-fat diet craze of the ’80s and ’90s. Since then, it’s had a bit of a comeback, with some diets even allowing fatty meats at every meal.

Thoughtful Parenting: Adolescence and beyond

Whether their teen decides to attend college, technical school or explore the job market, parents often wonder if they have done enough to prepare their youth for all that lies ahead.