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Monday Medical: Older than 40? Consider a statin

If you’re older than 40 and you’re not currently taking a statin, you might want to reconsider.

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Old Town Hot Springs: Summer race success requires training now

The Steamboat marathon, half marathon and 10K are just under 14 weeks away, and while that may seem a long way off, those looking to compete in the local event or other races this summer should already be putting in the work to find the most success.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Children and supervision

When you reflect on your childhood, do you ever recall things you did that you wouldn’t have done if an adult had been watching you? Most of us played “doctor” when no grownup was within eyeshot. Experimenting with fire, cigarettes, shoplifting, teasing a sibling or bullying another child — these are only a few examples that come to mind.

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The Bock’s Office: Oscar fever

Hollywood’s biggest night is nearly upon us, with the stage set for the 89th annual Academy Awards Sunday. With trophy magnets and small successes alike on the ballot this year, anything can happen as we await the announcement of which movies of the past year will take home the gold. My predictions for how the night will go can be found below.

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Eugene Buchanan: Embracing embarrassments

As I Iook back on this past year, and a couple beyond, it’s not life’s highpoints that rise to the surface, but, unfortunately, the low and often, the humorous.

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Book reviews: Page-turning teen reads

I love reading young adult books. The style and quality of writing has come a long way from when I was a teen.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Lion’ roars triumphantly as true tale of overcoming impossible odds

Many of us have parts of our childhood we’d like to forget, but for just as many, drawing a complete blank can be just as upsetting. For those who need motivation to piece together both the painful and pleasant parts of their life, that’s why a movie like “Lion” exists.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Lego Batman’ — Holy successful spin-off!

With a rogues gallery that includes a crocodile man, a lady in pigtails and harlequin makeup and a sentient glob of muck, you’d think “The Lego Batman Movie” would already be as crazy as it could get. You’d be wrong.

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Dog's Eye View: The best is yet to come

Sandra Kruczek and I will finish this semester’s Head Start Puppy Class this week. I can’t think of too many things that make me happier than spending six weeks watching these amazing puppies grow, both physically and “intellectually.” I use that word light-heartedly. They are puppies, after all.

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Monday Medical: Heart Health To-Do’s

When it comes to keeping your heart healthy, there are a few basics that can help.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Children and domestic violence

A simple question parents often ask is, “What does my child need?” Children need a home that is safe and loving and free of violence and parents who protect them. Home should provide a sense of stability, with comfort and support.

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Book chronicles history of Routt County

Dee Richard's book "Steamboat Round the Bend" is the best book written about the early history of Steamboat Springs.

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Book reviews: New books herald author visits

During a Valentine’s week laden with romantic undertones, Laura Pritchett busts out with a spicy new novel that twists and turns love in every imaginable manifestation.

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Tales from the Tread: Taste of Routt County history

The Tread of Pioneers Museum’s three-part series, A Taste of History, celebrates the history of Routt County through recipes and food.

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Joyce Rankin: Failure is not an option

"For the first time since the Education Accountability Act was created, the State Board of Education may force districts and schools that have failed to improve for five consecutive years to take significant action to boost student learning." — Joyce Rankin

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