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The Bock’s Office: ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ is surprisingly weak

It would be a cinematic sin to reveal too much about any mystery-themed movie. However, as “Secret in Their Eyes” shows, there are worse things than spoilers.

Community Ag Alliance: Year on cattle ranch

Most cattle operations in Routt County are cow-calf operations, which means the cow herd is maintained year-round, and a calf crop is sold in the fall. But there is so much more to it. Let’s look at the yearly cycle.

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Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestra holiday concert set for next week

Next week, the Steamboat Springs Symphony Orchestra will present its holiday concert, "Finding Christmas," at the Strings Music Pavilion. The concert will feature Broadway star Tiffany Haas and a variety of local musicians and singers.

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Independent bookstores to celebrate Small Business Saturday around the country

In support of Indies First, a national campaign of activities and events in support of independent bookstores, Off the Beaten Path will feature an author who will play the role of a bookseller for the day.

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Trail maintenance endowment fund launches with $10k donation

City officials and local land managers have made it clear they currently don't have enough funds in their own budgets to take on the responsibility of maintaining the new trails that are being created with the backing of millions of dollars in lodging tax funds.

Westlake: Comet Catalina's pre-dawn performance

Formally named C/2013 US10, Comet Catalina comes to us from the distant Oort comet cloud that surrounds our solar system. Several million years ago, some unknown disturbance, such as a passing star, nudged C/2013 US10 into a trajectory that would take it into the inner solar system for the first time.

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Steamboat man completes 2,000-mile bike ride to Grand Canyon

Sergio Ryan had already surpassed 2,000 miles on his 1980s-era Fuji bicycle, a heavy hunk of steel borrowed from his father. Even so, there was honor in finishing what he started, and no amount of cold or rain was going to bring him to take his brother up on his offer.

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2016 Winter Carnival button art contest underway

Young artists have until 5 p.m. Monday to turn in submissions for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Winter Carnival button contest.

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Ski area reports smooth opening Saturday

The Steamboat Ski Area opened early for the first time since 2002 this weekend. The mountain will be open again Sunday before closing Monday and Tuesday in preparation for Scholarship Day on Wednesday.

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Grand Unified Theory: The merging of snowboard and ski cultures

Amid a tumultuous history, the two sports are more similar now than ever

Almost everything about Brian Erhart screams snowboarder. From the grunge clothing to the general company he keeps, there is little reason to doubt he hits the powder on anything but a single piece of wood and fiberglass

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Backcountry safety important as ski season gets into gear

Maybe it’s the isolation getting to him, but Alex Pashley’s fondness for playing with avalanche transceivers is both odd and incredibly smart.

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The Bock’s Office: Final ‘Hunger Games’ nails it

In any fantasy or science fiction series, there are bound to be weak portions in the unfolding of a lengthy story. Fortunately, unlike the movie that preceded it, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2” is right on target.

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With love and ski wax, Blair family still racing

For 14-year old Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club ski racer Alex Blair, skiing is an escape from the more than two years of stress and tears that have endured since her father, Scott Blair, was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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International Celtic fiddle player back in Steamboat Springs on Sunday

Former Steamboat local and member of the popular American-Irish Supergroup Gaelic Storm, Jessie Burns will bring her musical talents of playing the fiddle with new and old tunes to the Chief Theater this Sunday.

Community Ag Alliance: Connecting with nature

With winter upon us, it’s tempting to hunker down inside where it’s cozy and warm. But did you know people of all ages experience enhanced health and creativity when they connect with nature?