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Stories from Scotland: Home again, home again

In case you missed the last installment, my husband, baby and I live in Scotland, in the beautiful region of Fife, better known for St. Andrews than for Kirkcaldy, where we reside.

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Talking Green: U.N. renewable energy advisor to speak Sept. 27

Fresh off a trip to Bonn, Germany, earlier this month to advise the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Paul Komor, who holds a Ph.D. in in engineering, will be the speaker for the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Talking Green on Sept. 27.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Sully’ lands well as depiction of recent history

A jet slamming into the middle of a frigid waterway may not have been seen as a best-case scenario before Jan. 15, 2009, but the film “Sully” reminds us that you can’t always anticipate everything that comes at you.

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Dog’s Eye View: Don’t stop — training never ends

Training a dog is not like tuning up your skis before the season starts; it’s a continual process to keep their skills sharp and compliance dependable.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Decreasing waste; protecting our climate, way of life

In addition to Zero Waste events, YVSC’s waste diversion efforts are encouraging reduction, repairs, reuse and recycling in our community through programs such as Yampa Valley Recycles, Sustainable Schools and our new food rescue initiative.

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Monday Medical: Tips for the sleep-deprived

A good night’s rest leaves you refreshed and ready to face the day. A poor night’s rest has the opposite effect, causing you to be tired, unable to concentrate and, likely, a little irritable.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Little boy on Steamboat time

Tina Harlow will present a free parenting workshop, "Bright Minds, Busy Bodies: A Different Lens for Viewing High Energy Children,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Historic Routt County Courthouse BCC Room.

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Community Connections: NWCCI champions interdependent communities

The NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence, or NWCCI, assists people with disabilities to explore, identify, choose and direct community-based supports and services. Our advocacy, independent living skills development, information assistance, peer support and transition services are designed to provide tools and develop the skills needed to realize better quality of life.

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Book review: Dystopian novel set apart by focus on friendship

What sets "This Savage Song" apart is the focus on a single detail that has been sorely overlooked: a genuine friendship between two young people who come from vastly different backgrounds and find common ground within the turmoil that surrounds them.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Snowden’ a smart but singular story

While you’re watching a movie like “Snowden,” there’s no shortage of reminders that people may well be watching right back. Put electrical tape over your webcam, stick your cell phone in the microwave all you want, Big Brother is watching, so you might as well give him a show.

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Jim Clark: Upcoming election has business implications

With fall comes election season, and new rules from the federal government regarding overtime eligibility. Additionally, there are nine initiatives on the Colorado ballot this year, two of which have implications for business.

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Tales from the Tread: Presentation to focus on ‘Dollar-a-Day Boys’

The Tread of Pioneers Museum and Bud Werner Library invite you to “Dollar-A-Day Boys” at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Helping things go right

While the return to a daily routine that comes with the beginning of a new school year may be a relief for some parents, teens may not feel the same relief. For many, school, and the stressors that come with it, can have a tremendous impact on their personalities.

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Monday Medical: Managing diabetes? Try home-cooked meal

If you’re dealing with diabetes, the kitchen might be your new best friend. There are a number of benefits of cooking from scratch, especially when it comes to managing diabetes.

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado: Feeding a community

According to research from Feeding America, approximately 3,030 Routt County residents, or 13 percent, are food insecure. Each year, 40 percent of the food produced in the United States is thrown away.

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