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Old Town Hot Springs: Swim lessons powerful preventative to drowning accidents

As we enter mud season and the abundance of water in the Yampa Valley begins to thaw and flow, it’s a good time to remember that water safety should be a top priority for parents whose children plan to be around water.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Helping hands

For more than 50 percent of families living in Steamboat Springs, an extra set of helping hands is found just beyond the blue doors of the Boys & Girls Club, located on Eighth Street between Pine and Aspen streets.

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Monday Medical: Doctor’s Day celebrates physicians’ contributions

On Thursday, March 30, Doctors’ Day celebrates the contributions of physicians who serve our country by caring for its’ citizens.

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Book review: Novel recounts discovery of lost city

"Lost City of the Monkey God" is a riveting, educational and thoroughly entertaining account of the recent discovery of a lost city in the Honduran wilderness, with a Colorado connection.

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Patti Mosbey: A true Trojan horse

Let me tell you how I got my name as Trojan, ”the little horse that snuck into Sand Wash.” You see, a couple years ago a beautiful grey stallion went missing from Sand Wash. He was on a mission to find himself a mare of his own and maybe the local gals just weren’t interested in him. As the summer wore on not much was thought of the missing grey, after all, there’s lots of grey stallions in Sand Wash. Well, finally one day the missing grey, River, was seen — pretty hefty news coming out of the basin as River had come from afar bringing in a whole new fleet of horses with him.

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Janet Sheridan: But wait, there’s more

My pretty friend Linda tucked a strand of blonde hair behind her ear and said, “There are too many options; I can’t make myself commit.” She wasn’t talking about choosing an ideal mate, finding her dream home or planning the perfect vacation. She was buying a vacuum. And I understood her frustration.

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Dog’s Eye View: Training a process, not an event

My newly adopted 2-year-old terrier mix, Lawrence, is not a trained dog in the fullest sense. He meets people easily wagging his whole body.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Value of cultural heritage work realized

Nearly a year ago, I had the opportunity to share a centerpiece of the Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program: our Torchbearers.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Kong’ keeps going strong as reigning king of Hollywood

Besides the time period in which it’s set, “Kong: Skull Island” bears a great deal in common with movies like “Apocalypse Now.” But, though what the quarry characters are after is about the same build as the man who played Walter Kurtz, he’s much less demanding, at least in terms of salary.

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Tales from the Tread: Exhibit celebrates 50 years

The Tread of Pioneers Museum has spearheaded an exhibit partnership to celebrate the 50th anniversaries of two of Steamboat Springs’ finest institutions: Colorado Mountain College and Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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Scott Tipton: Take care of what we have

With our national debt now more than $20 trillion, we will not be able to rely solely on additional appropriations to fill the backlogs or resolve other problems both the Forest Service and National Park Service face.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Parenting styles can determine success

As parents, we don’t want our children to ever feel badly, so we do everything we can to mitigate the situation.

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Healthy eating: Yampa Valley beef and vegetable stir fry

This recipe can be made with local beef or pork and help celebrate Agriculture Appreciation Week.

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Monday Medical: The role of case managers

When someone ends up at the hospital with an unexpected illness or injury, the last thing they want to worry about is what their insurance will cover or what sort of care they’ll need once they’re discharged. That’s where case managers come in.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Get Out’ an eye-opening look at race that evokes laughs, screams

It was about 50 years ago that “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” was considered well ahead of its time in its depiction of interracial love. Decades later, a movie like “Get Out” makes a counterpoint that’s… well, hard to ignore.

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