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The Bock’s Office: ‘If I Stay’ offers mellifluous music-based melodrama

Hopefully you’re consulting something other than contemporary cinema when you look at the big questions, such as, “What’s the point of life?” Indeed, “If I Stay” can’t answer queries like this — and doesn’t try — but it maintains its own charms nonetheless.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Soil health

Soil health — you may have heard this latest descriptor and wondered what it is. Hopefully, by now you are aware that soil is not just dirt. It’s a complicated ecosystem that takes place beneath our feet to support the environment that we see above ground.

Spoke Talk: There’s an app (or 2) for that

For those with smartphones, here are some essential apps out there to take your riding to the next level. You can track, analyze, share and get coaching to take you there.

Thoughtful Parenting: SAT vs. ACT: A breakdown

One the most frequently asked questions from parents is, Should my student(s) take the SAT or the ACT? What is the difference? Do colleges or universities accept both? What should we be on the lookout for?

Mind Springs Health: Techniques to help your feelings, productivity

The study of psychology needs to be about more than mental illness. For years, the focus of psychology and therapy has been on helping people suffering with mental illness. The goal of bringing those that are below average in happiness and well-being up to the average.

Monday Medical: Understanding breast cancer screenings

Most women’s biggest concerns about breast cancer boil down to a simple question: Do I have it? The answer, however, is not always simple. Depending on risk factors, such as family history and breast density, screening and/or diagnosis may require multiple tests and procedures.

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Book Reviews: "Lucky Us" and "The End of Innocence"

Reviews for "Lucky Us" by Amy Bloom and "The End of Innocence" by Allegra Jordan.

Janet Sheridan: For teachers

Last August, a niece who teaches high school posted on Facebook, “Oh, hello, teaching anxiety. There you are. I was wondering when you’d show up.” A week later, a friend in Alabama wrote, “I am going to start my 10th year of teaching next week. Can a person be full of excitement and dread at the same time?”

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The Bock’s Office: ‘The Giver’ suffers from sameness

Rarely are the days to come presented in a positive light when it comes to the movies, and “The Giver” is no exception. Of course, everything looks bleak when you’re seeing it all in black and white.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Sustainable agriculture is a year-round endeavor

This summer, I embarked on an adventure in sustainable agriculture. Colorado Mountain College’s Sustainability Studies program offered the course for the first time and, while it wasn’t a required course, I am so passionate about the topic that I jumped at the opportunity. Sustainable agriculture is crucial to the success of food sustainability and I was eager to get my hands dirty.

From the editor: The community’s newspaper celebrates 25 years

From its inception, Steamboat Today has been the community’s newspaper. The free daily was launched quickly with a small staff, and throughout the past 25 years, it has grown to become Routt County’s trusted source for news and information as well as serving as a catalyst for business growth through advertising.

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Gardening with Deb Babcock: Late bloomers

The intense sun of our mountains seems to fade the color in our gardens as summer moves toward fall. With just a little planning, however, local gardeners can enjoy vibrant late summer/autumn color right up through first frost.

Monday Medical: Backpack safety is important

Amid all the back-to-school busyness, backpack safety is probably not foremost in most parents’ minds. However, occupational therapy and safety organizations warn that it should be. Pain, strain and the potential for long-term injuries among backpack-toting kids and college students has spurred a “Pack it Light, Wear it Right” campaign from the American Occupational Therapy Association.

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Routt County CSU Extension: It’s about the whole diet, and not the occasional treat

How many calories are there in a funnel cake? I found myself wondering about this and many other nutrition questions while exploring the food vendors at this year’s Routt County Fair. I received a few nervous looks from those that know that I am a registered dietitian nutritionist, when they passed me carrying a dinner-sized plate of sugar covered, deep fried dough.

Thoughtful Parenting: Tips for a less stressful doctor's visit

As the beginning of a new school year draws near, many Routt County parents will take their young children to the pediatrician for routine checkups and possibly immunizations.

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