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Tales from the Tread: Celebrating the Winter Carnival

Louisville, my hometown, has the Kentucky Derby. New Orleans, the city of my alma mater Tulane University, has Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. To my delight, I have made my home for the past 19 years in a town just as steeped in festive tradition with the Winter Carnival, the oldest continuous winter celebration of its kind in the West.

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Jimmy Westlake: Jupiter closest to Earth this week

This Friday,Feb. 6, Jupiter will reach its closest point to the Earth this year and will remain the dominate star-like object in the nighttime sky through spring and summer.

Thoughtful Parenting: Identifying goals

Goals. We all know that the beginning of a new year is an especially popular time to spell out our goals: something I desire for the future and am willing to work toward.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: How affordable is it to eat healthy in Routt County?

As part of a Routt County Food Assessment report, members of the Northwest Colorado Food Coalition compared common food item costs for a family of four in Routt County with the rest of the U.S. We found that it costs about 34 percent more to buy groceries in Routt County.

Monday Medical: 3 ways to love your heart

Design a pump to work non-stop for 80-plus years, and it’d be a technological marvel — but that’s exactly what your heart does.

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John F. Russell: Chasing a childhood dream

As children, we grow up dreaming about what it would be like to be a professional athlete, but only a few people will ever get the chance to know what that feels like. But thankfully fantasy baseball camps are available to make dreams a reality.

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Book Review: 'Luck Uglies' an adventure

I cannot say enough about this gem of a tale! This is a story full of character, humor, magic and wonder, one that I could not put down until finished, and even then I was aching for more.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Stay safe in the backcountry

The fastest growing trend in snow sports involves gaining uphill access into the backcountry. The resulting experience gives you a sense of accomplishment gained from “earning your turns.”

Dog's Eye View: Taking the unplanned path

You see them all around town — people are out with their dogs, running, biking and visiting with friends. Your heart aches. You can’t take your dog out because he barks and lunges at other dogs and might start a fight. He’s your dog and you wish he was like those other dogs that get along. You can’t just give him up.

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Jimmy Westlake: Pluto: The dot becomes a world

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, after a nine-year, 3 billion-mile journey, is poised to fly past Pluto this summer and reveal to us, at long last, the mysteries of this misfit planet and its five known moons.

Ciao from Cortina: Appreciating Italy

This winter we’ve been lucky enough to have a lot of visitors. Having visitors reminds us of all the Italian things we take for granted now and don’t think twice about.

Focus on Fitness: Feel for the water

Feel for the water is the third pillar of swimming, and it is the most elusive and difficult to grasp. When mastered, it allows you to transfer the power generated from your major muscle groups to the water with your palms, forearm and feet.

Monday Medical: A healthier hospital

With real food smoothies, fruit-infused water and homemade entrees, Yampa Valley Medical Center’s Nutrition Services strives to offer food that’s both flavorful and healthy.

Thoughtful Parenting: How giving back sows seeds of positivity in young adults

For many people who enjoy a lifestyle of giving — that is, giving of time or money for the well-being of others without the expectation of pay or other benefit — some satisfaction or delight in giving was likely perceived as a child.

Our View: Responding well to kerfuffle

We commend Steamboat Springs city officials for acknowledging, and more significantly, correcting a mistake they made last year when they cut back transit service in a way that made it impractical for residents of Steamboat Springs’ west side to take the free-to-rider bus to work and skiing.