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Jimmy Westlake: Lyra is heaven’s little harp

Vega is the alpha star in the constellation named Lyra, the Harp, and lies a mere 25 light years from Earth.

Thoughtful Parenting: Connecting with family

Last month I visited out-of-state family and was reminded of the influence and value of multi-generational relationships.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Get healthy

Have you wondered or possibly been told that you are at risk for developing diabetes or that you have prediabetes? Or are you just looking for some help to get healthy?

Monday Medical: Health and Safety Fair a family affair

Boats, helicopters and pancakes aren’t normally associated with health fairs, but those are a few perks of an event meant to be fun and educational for adults and kids alike.

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Book Review: 'Operation' a work of journalistic history; 'Director' a classic spy novel

The secrets our government keeps, or tries to keep, clearly haunt Annie Jacobsen. In "Area 51", her first book, she sought to find what our military and intelligence agencies have been hiding on the restricted access Nevada air force facility from which the book’s title was taken.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Hundred-Foot Journey’ has plenty of flavor

The universal love of food is one that goes beyond any language barriers or geographic borders. But the message that we all just want to fill our bellies, be it with curry or hollandaise sauce, isn’t all that the film “The Hundred-Foot Journey” has on its list of specials.

Dog's Eye View: The sport of scent detection

Earlier this year, I traveled to Fort Collins, with my Rat Terrier named Skippy, to participate in a Nose Work Trial sponsored by the National Association of Canine Scent Work. The trial site was located at the Equine Center in an amazing place filled with all types of delicious doggy smells.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Fall is the best time to order seedling trees

The first hints of color are starting to show in the forests around Steamboat, and summer is coming to a close. But for private landowners, fall is a good time to think about the trees they may want to plant on their properties next spring.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: Extending your garden season

With fall upon us, now is a great time to enjoy your garden and think about ways to extend the season as we move toward freezing temperatures.

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Spoke Talk: The hidden meaning of MTB talk

Every culture has its own language, filled with acronyms, jargon, made-up words and proper names that have become mainstream parts of speech. Google “mountain bike slang” and you’ll discover dozens of websites dedicated to the cause.

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Jimmy Westlake: Cygnus takes center stage

Vega, Deneb, and Altair — these are the three bright stars marking the corners of the Summer Triangle, the most prominent star pattern of late summer.

Thoughtful Parenting: Educating in a techno world

As I was passing a carload of teenagers leaving the high school, I heard a lot of moaning and groaning. It caught my attention. Back to school means structure and routines for students.

Monday Medical: Sepsis awareness is crucial

Sepsis is a leading cause of death in the U.S, yet many people have not heard of it or do not fully understand the seriousness of this condition.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Cook it in cast iron

I love sorting through kitchen gadgets at garage sales. As I rummage through boxes filled with mismatched pots and lids, what I am really looking for is cast iron. There is nothing better than a well-used cast-iron skillet or griddle for home cooking, and you never can have too many of them.

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Book Reviews: 19th century stories

During the 1870s, ice floes in the Arctic wilderness were vast and unknown. Maps proved sketchy and ill-conceived. Prevailing theories about ocean currents remained unconfirmed. A mystic notion of a warm open waters teeming with wildlife at the North Pole was alive and well.

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