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Joel Reichenberger: Great night for Royals fans and admirers

I’ve always worn my rooting interest in the Kansas City Royals on my head more than on my sleeve. That is to say, I have a bright blue Royals ball cap that I wear regularly, but it’s been awhile since I’ve been invested in the outcome of any game, series or season.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: Happiness is … getting dirty

Gardeners always have known a certain joy when getting their hands and feet in the soil. But now scientists have made it official that getting dirty is good for your soul.

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Tales from the Tread: Bloom where you are planted

A great way to explore Steamboat Springs' fascinating history is through the Tread of Pioneers Museum’s upcoming Downtown Historic Walking Tours at 5 p.m. Oct. 3 and at 10 a.m. Oct. 18.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: 5-2-1-0 October challenge

October brings to mind so many images, colors and feelings. Changing leaves, cooler nights, ski passes, preparation for snowy days, colorful hikes, Halloween, pumpkins, amber sunsets, the 5-2-1-0 October challenge. What is the October challenge you ask?

Thoughtful Parenting: 2-year-olds live here

For parents of children in the 2-year-old age range, daily life has an unpredictable factor. The child has a sense of being an independent individual. Parents are trying to interpret the child’s behaviors and trying to keep the child safe.

Monday Medical: Diabetes eye screenings critical

Many of us take our vision for granted and may delay eye exams that help ensure our eyes stay healthy. This can have consequences, particularly for people with diabetes, which can severely damage a person’s eyes often without a person even knowing it.

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Book Review: 'A Sudden Light'

Garth Stein wowed us with "The Art of Racing in the Rain," a story about family told from the perspective of the family dog. Now he’s back with "A Sudden Light," a new narrative about family, and a new and wonderful narrator.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Runner’ isn’t quite a-maze-ing

Kids, whenever you think your parents are being unreasonable, consider the fact that they probably never forced you to live in the wilderness and question if your next day would be your last. Compared to the teens of “The Maze Runner,” adolescents who have their cell phone taken away have it pretty easy.

Community Agriculture Alliance: A face-to-face with legislators in DC

Each September Rocky Mountain Farmers Union members are in Washington, D.C., to meet with lawmakers and USDA officials. That’s right, farmers and ranchers sit down in offices with senators and representatives to discuss farm policy and rural issues. These trips are known as “fly-ins.” We just got back from one.

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Spoke Talk: Bell-built Bear River Bike Park story continues

Steamboat Springs' Bear River Bike Park is not just news to us residents here in Steamboat. Thanks to the Bell Built grant, the park has received and continues to garner national and even international attention.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spot Aquila the Eagle this week

Stroll outside on any early fall evening, look straight up, and there, three very bright stars will catch your eye, forming a giant triangle. The three stars are named Vega, Deneb and Altair and their familiar pattern is nicknamed the Summer Triangle.

Thoughtful Parenting: What does courage mean to you?

Dr. Michael Popkin, author of "Active Parenting of Teens," defines courage as “the confidence to take a known risk for a known purpose.” We often encourage youths to take risks, be brave and give it their best shot. What we don’t encourage is accepting that failure may be the outcome.

Monday Medical: Portal empowers patients

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s myChart provides patients' key information — including treatments, visit summaries, laboratory test results, radiology reports and medications — associated with any appointment or visit to a YVMC department.

Community Connections: Routt County Council on Aging helps seniors stay in their own homes longer

Since its inception in the 1970s, Routt County Council On Aging has expanded far beyond its original purpose of providing home-delivered meals to seniors.

Book reviews: New novel destined to be a classic

Laird Hunt’s new novel "Neverhome" is a story one can expect to see on shelves 50 or a 100 years from now alongside the likes of Hemingway or Faulkner.

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