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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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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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.

Community Ag Alliance: Agriculture deserves to be appreciated

In Routt County, $46 million is contributed annually to our economy by sales of livestock, grains, hay and alfalfa. This figure has increased throughout the last three decades in spite of the loss of farmland and the rising age of our producers.

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Sarah Coleman: Eat, drink and dance that butt off

This week, health and fitness contributor Sarah Coleman gives readers tips for going out of their cooking comfort zone to try something new.

Jim Clark: Business survey underway in Routt County

This spring, Routt County and the Economic Development Council will commission a business survey, the first of its kind in our county.

Skiing History Week: My life is like your vacation

Previous years we descended on Deer Valley, Sun Valley, Vail and last year, Park City. Next stop, Steamboat Springs, choice venue, no doubt, but why?

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Tales from the Tread: Celebrate Agriculture Appreciation Week

To help celebrate the event, the Tread of Pioneers Museum, Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Community Agriculture Alliance will co-host “Historic Agriculture in the Yampa Valley: Longtime Perspectives on Farming, Ranching and Gardening.”

Focus on Fitness: Combating winter ailments with exercise

So, how do you jump back on the fitness bandwagon if you’ve been out of routine this winter?