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Strings Music Festval: The backstage heroes

Today, I want to draw back the curtain and talk about our volunteers. I’ve never worked for an arts organization that didn’t have a glorious group of volunteers toiling away behind the scenes…and Strings is no exception.

Monday Medical: Living well with diabetes

Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming. But there can be a silver lining: properly managing the disease can lead to a fuller, healthier lifestyle.

Our view: The unsinkable Kathy Connell

Kathy Connell, of Steamboat Springs, was named chairperson of the Colorado Transportation Commission this month, and we believe her passion for people and public affairs will serve the entire state well.

Book review: Pair of authors will visit Steamboat this summer

Book reviews of "Factory Man" by Beth Macy and "Red Lightning" by Laura Pritchett.

My dewlap is none of your darn business

Politeness counts. When threatened by a cow moose with youngsters in tow, do not say “Excuse me for living Mrs. Bullwinkle.”

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The Bock’s Office: Glad, sad, mad and more are all part of ‘Inside Out’

If Jiminy Cricket had any actual power as a conscience, his story might have gone a lot quicker. Then again, when you’re given a computer console that can make someone cry, grin or throw a tantrum like in “Inside Out,” it can get even trickier.

Community Ag Alliance: Planning in motion for Hahns Peak restoration project


Fire lookout towers allowed early Forest Service Rangers to accurately identify the location of fires in the newly created National Forests. Today, the Hahns Peak Lookout near Clark, Colorado stands silently as a testament to that early history.  

Strings Music Festval: What's age got to do with it?

When it comes to fine musical instruments, age does make a difference.

Dog's Eye View: Moose on the loose in Steamboat

Awareness and knowledge can prevent human/moose encounters.

Tales from the Tread: Celebrate the Brown Ranch centennial

The Brown Ranch is a unique and important part of our Routt County and Colorado heritage. On Saturday, the family of Margaret and Thornton Brown invite people out between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to tour the home and celebrate its centennial.

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Eugene Buchanan: Riding the Moots Ranch Rally

Magazine editor Eugene Buchanan joined local bike manufacturer Moots on its second annual, 50-mile Moots Ranch Rally, a communal dirt-road ride showcasing area ranches while benefitting the Community Agriculture Alliance.

Book review: Fun summer teen reads

These are just three books from the teen shelves that are great summer reads for young, and even not so young, adults.

Monday Medical: Summer travel abroad? Don’t forget travel vaccinations

One thing that shouldn’t be overlooked when planning summer vacations are travel vaccinations, for which requirements and recommendations vary greatly between destinations and type of travel.

Focus on Fitness: Don't just sit there

Incorporating short movements and exercises throughout the workday can boost employee energy, engagement and efficiency.

Thoughtful Parenting: Preventing the summer slide

There are resources available for parents to help ensure children don't lose educational ground over the summer break.

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