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The Bock’s Office: ‘Storks’ doesn’t quite soar but gets the job done

Birds of a feather flock together, so if you’re planning to see the cartoon “Storks,” you might want to go with the group of friends who have a high tolerance for silliness.

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Dog’s Eye View: Tribute to good dog owners

This article is addressed to you, the readers. Those of you who regularly read this column are already at the top of my star list. You are interested in knowing more about dogs and doing right by the dog you have. You are the special people who know it takes time and commitment to raise a behaviorally healthy and happy dog.

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Tales from the Tread: Museum hosts History Happy Hours

Join the Tread of Pioneers Museum at 5:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Butcherknife Brewery, 2875 Elk River Road, for a new event series titled “History Happy Hours.”

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Northwest Colorado Health: Learning series highlights health equity

Equality and equity are not the same thing. Equality gives everyone the same step toward good health and opportunity. Equity recognizes that some people, due to the conditions in which they grow, live, work and age, need an extra boost.

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Book review: Moriarty hits again with 'Truly Madly Guilty'

Set in Sydney, “Truly Madly Guilty” revolves around a mysterious catastrophe at an impromptu barbecue.

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Monday Medical: Wash hands, but hold on antibacterial soap

With flu season rapidly approaching, it’s a good time to remember the importance of washing your hands. But this year, there’s no need to reach for the antibacterial soap.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Reading crucial to a child’s language development

As a parent, you know that reading to your child is crucial to his or her language development and preparation for school. If you’re already reading to your child, what are the benefits of attending storytime at the library?

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Stories from Scotland: Home again, home again

In case you missed the last installment, my husband, baby and I live in Scotland, in the beautiful region of Fife, better known for St. Andrews than for Kirkcaldy, where we reside.

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Talking Green: U.N. renewable energy advisor to speak Sept. 27

Fresh off a trip to Bonn, Germany, earlier this month to advise the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Paul Komor, who holds a Ph.D. in in engineering, will be the speaker for the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Talking Green on Sept. 27.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Sully’ lands well as depiction of recent history

A jet slamming into the middle of a frigid waterway may not have been seen as a best-case scenario before Jan. 15, 2009, but the film “Sully” reminds us that you can’t always anticipate everything that comes at you.

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Dog’s Eye View: Don’t stop — training never ends

Training a dog is not like tuning up your skis before the season starts; it’s a continual process to keep their skills sharp and compliance dependable.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Decreasing waste; protecting our climate, way of life

In addition to Zero Waste events, YVSC’s waste diversion efforts are encouraging reduction, repairs, reuse and recycling in our community through programs such as Yampa Valley Recycles, Sustainable Schools and our new food rescue initiative.

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Monday Medical: Tips for the sleep-deprived

A good night’s rest leaves you refreshed and ready to face the day. A poor night’s rest has the opposite effect, causing you to be tired, unable to concentrate and, likely, a little irritable.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Little boy on Steamboat time

Tina Harlow will present a free parenting workshop, "Bright Minds, Busy Bodies: A Different Lens for Viewing High Energy Children,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Historic Routt County Courthouse BCC Room.

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Community Connections: NWCCI champions interdependent communities

The NorthWest Colorado Center for Independence, or NWCCI, assists people with disabilities to explore, identify, choose and direct community-based supports and services. Our advocacy, independent living skills development, information assistance, peer support and transition services are designed to provide tools and develop the skills needed to realize better quality of life.

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