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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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Thoughtful Parenting: February National Children’s Dental Health Month

Did you know that cavities are the most common childhood disease? The good news is that cavities are almost 100 percent preventable.

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Monday Medical: Strides to keep hearts healthy

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States, but new treatments are making it easier to keep hearts healthy.

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LiveWell Northwest Colorado: National School Lunch Program going strong

In response to widespread malnutrition among World War II recruits and an abundance of U.S.-produced agricultural products, the U.S. Congress enacted the National School Lunch Act in 1946, with hopes of "strengthening the nation through better nutrition for our school children," while, at the same time, supporting U.S. farmers through guaranteed purchases of commodity products to use in government programs.

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Routt County CSU Extension: The dating game

Understand what food label dates really mean

Confusion about food date labels is a growing problem as consumers have become more aware of food safety.

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