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Book review: The joy of cooking vegetables

The following are my two favorite cookbooks, both of which feature delicious and simple recipes in which vegetables are the stars of the plate.

Community Ag Alliance: Yampa — A town in the re-making

I left the meeting with a sense of anticipation and hope for Yampa. Here was a group of people representing all facets of life who all have one thing in common — the shared bond of caring and concern for their home and their willingness to become involved to make it a better place.

John F. Russell: Sled hockey player sets an example for everyone

Corey Fairbanks may not have use of his legs, but he is setting an example that every athlete can learn from

From the editor: Continuing the community conversation at a new time

After more than four years of hosting Coffee and a Newspaper events, the Steamboat Pilot & Today has decided to change things up a bit. The April 1 event will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the newspaper office.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Insurgent’ a slightly enhanced sequel

“The Divergent Series: Insurgent” may not go in an entirely new direction, but as a bridge between two other movies, at least it holds up even with the shaky foundation with which it started.

Ciao from Cortina: This is Italy

In my family, we have a phrase, “this is Italy," which is used in situations that make no sense. It’s accompanied by a dismissive shrug of the shoulders and a facial expression that says “sorry, you’re out of luck.”

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Jimmy Westlake: Exploding star visible before dawn

About 10,000 years ago, in a star system far, far away, a layer of superheated hydrogen gas on the surface of a dead star called a white dwarf erupted in a thermonuclear inferno. The light flash from that explosion finally arrived at Earth last week producing the brightest “nova stella” in our skies since at least August 2013.

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Oak Creek's recreation profile improved by LiveWell Northwest Colorado over the years

Series of small LiveWell grants lead to large, lasting improvements in Oak Creek

Initiated in 2009 as a way to disperse the funds of the state’s LiveWell organization locally, LiveWell Northwest Colorado quickly got behind a number of programs to support healthy eating and active lifestyles, including several in Oak Creek

Thoughtful Parenting: Career development and resources for youth

Did you know Routt County has a workforce center that offers free resources for teens and young adults?

Monday Medical: Surgical terminology 101

Every year, there are more than 4,500 surgeries at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Writer Susan Cunningham outlines some of the surgical terms used frequently by YVMC doctors and nurses.

Focus on Fitness: Why strength train?

Long considered an activity for body builders, we now know how beneficial resistance exercise is for both men and women at any fitness level and any age.

Book review: A special selection of picture books

It has been a great month in the children’s picture book area of Off the Beaten Path.

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12th annual Penguin Plunge makes a splash Saturday

Benefiting a local cause, the 12th annual Penguin Plunge will take place Saturday at the Catamount Lake House pool.

John F. Russell: Changing seasons, shifting gears

The seasons in Steamboat Springs come and go, but they are not always tied to the calendar.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Cinderella’ a lovely rendering of an already-told fairy tale

The newest adaptation of “Cinderella” has the unfortunate situation of two confining glass slippers, each made from different but demanding audience expectations. Whichever of these shoes fits best, the other probably won’t be happy.