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Thoughtful Parenting: Financial aid for students and parents

Next to retirement, the financial aid process can be the most daunting of all transitions facing a family and their college-bound student(s). This also includes families anticipating sending their child to a private university, trade and or technical school.

Monday Medical: Enrollment underway

Are you one of the 150,000-plus individuals or businesses who used Connect for Health Colorado for health insurance in our state last year? Well, it’s that time of year again. The state health insurance marketplace opened for business Saturday.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Program supports grieving children

Children and teens who have lost a loved one often feel alone and overwhelmed in their grief, not realizing there are others who understand and can help them through this difficult process.

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Book Review: 'Abundance' a brilliant book

This “negativity bias” prevents us from recognizing the way in which technology is transforming our world and offering “abundance” versus scarcity. So argue Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler in their brilliant 2012 book, "Abundance."

John F. Russell: A taste of Steamboat Springs

It could be the best dinning experience in Steamboat Springs and would offer people a taste of what our mountain town is all about along with a side of fries.

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Community Connections: Horizons' Family Support program meets needs, reduces stress

Horizons’ Family Support program is designed to meet the needs of eligible individuals and reduce the financial and emotional stress of caring for a family member with an intellectual or developmental delay or disability.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Take Charge Energy Challenge returns to Steamboat schools

This school year’s Take Charge Energy Challenge starts next week, with the five schools in the Steamboat Springs School District competing to see who can reduce their electricity use by the most kilowatt-hours during the last two weeks of November.

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Jimmy Westlake: First comet landing expected Wednesday

If all goes according to plan, a little space probe named Philae will separate from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft late Tuesday and make the first controlled landing on the surface of a comet Wednesday morning.

Eugene Buchanan: The great garage shuffle

While skiers flocked to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s ski swap this weekend, for me it’s another gear exchange that truly marks the change of the seasons. Only this one involves the garage rather than the school gymnasium.

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Kay Clagett will take final bow at Strings festival in Steamboat at the end of 2015 season

Elissa Greene, 31, began working full time at Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs in 2007, but in reality, the summer chamber music festival, which embraces diverse forms of folk, jazz, rock and world music, was part of her upbringing.

Monday Medical: Home cooking on the extinct list

It’s 6:05 on a Tuesday night. I’m driving through downtown after picking up the kids from their after-school activities and running through the next day’s events in my head when it dawns on me that I have no meal planned for dinner. Sound familiar?

Routt County CSU Extension: Food costs add up

Mountain living is expensive. That is the reality that we all face when we search for housing, fill our gas tank or shop for food. While I have always considered the beauty and lifestyle that we enjoy in our remote community as a form of “psychological income," it’s not the type of income that puts food on the table.

Thoughtful Parenting: Temperament is just 1 aspect of your child’s design

Temperament is a biologically-driven human trait — it’s how we are uniquely designed.

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Flores dominates powerlifting meet, eyes national competition

Rodrigo Flores, 27, improved his powerlifting competition total weight by more than 100 pounds to win Sunday's Old Town Hot Springs first fall classic meet.

Focus on Fitness: Ski and swim this winter

If you’re anything like me, when ski season arrives, you’re in excellent condition. The summer months lend themselves to lots of running, biking, swimming and hiking, all of which work the cardiovascular system. But when the days are short and the weather is cold, I find that all I do is downhill ski.