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The Sage Grouse strut: a lesson in love

Magazines editor and columnist Eugene Buchanan writes about his experience at one of Conservation Colorado's sage grouse viewing trips.

Strings Music Festival enters its 28th season

The Strings Music Festival's 28 season will incorporate new performances and events from big name acts to new principal players.

Community Ag Alliance: New district wildlife manager introduces herself

My name is Andrea Sponseller, and I'm the new Steamboat South District wildlife manager, a position recently held by Danielle Domson.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Furious 7’ fully loaded with action, drama alike

Somehow, they made it a heptalogy, all without ever once using a word on screen with that many syllables. Somehow, it became The Most Important Movie in the World. And, somehow, “Furious 7” is entirely enjoyable.

You Heart What You Eat: Spaghetti & Sweet Sauce

Offering healthy alternatives and recipes, Tera Johnson-Swartz is the newest Explore contributor and will be featured in the weekly blog series, “You Heart What You Eat.” This week, she features a savory-sweet spaghetti dish.

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Five minutes with...Strings Music Festival Director Michael Sachs

Last fall, the music director baton for the Strings Music Festival was passed to Michael Sachs, a 26-year principal trumpet for the Cleveland Orchestra. Educated at Julliard and recognized internationally as a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, teacher and author, Sachs’ line-up kicks off with some of his favorite players. Here’s his take on Steamboat and his new role.

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Yampa River Botanic Park opens early this season

Due to the early spring, the snow has melted and the bulbs are blooming at the Yampa River Botanic Park which opened on Tuesday.

Gardening with Deb: Again with the grasshoppers

Signs point to another active spring for grasshoppers.

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Jimmy Westlake: April’s shower of meteors

This year, on Tuesday night, April 21 into Wednesday morning, April 22, the Earth will pass through the Lyrid dust swarm, creating 20 or more beautiful falling stars per hour.

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Finding common ground for creatives

Looking up and down the dusty streets of Steamboat Springs 23 years ago, local artist Wendy Kowynia witnessed a different kind of scenery than she sees today.

Ski and snowboard pioneers to be inducted into U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will induct 10 key figures into the hall of fame in a ceremony tonight at the Steamboat Grand.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: When to prune shrubs

When should shrubs be pruned? Certain ones can be done right now before they leaf out; others should wait until after they finish flowering.

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"Buddy's Way" defined legendary Steamboat skier

Sunday will mark the 51st anniversary of Buddy Werner’s death in a 1964 avalanche in Switzerland, but on Thursday, when his friends, family members and teammates spoke about the legendary Steamboat Springs ski racer, they didn’t focus on that black day of death, but the 28 years of life that preceded it.

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Growing new willows and cottonwoods for the riparian zone in the Yampa Valley

The shrubs and trees along rivers and streams play a vital role in the web of life in wetlands, which provide habitat during the year to 75 percent of plant and animal species in the state, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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Popular bluegrass and reggae group wrap up the 2015 Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Music Series

Wrapping up this year's ski season, two concerts featuring nationally recognized acts will be in Steamboat to celebrate.

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