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Eugene Buchanan: Finding the spirit of the Olympics with NBC

With the Olympics underway in Rio, Steamboat Today tapped magazine editor Eugene Buchanan to reflect on his stint working for NBC at the Beijing Olympics.

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Thoughtful Parenting: 'Don’t cry about spilt milk'

Children react to circumstances differently than adults. Children’s brains are different from adult brains and, therefore, process experiences in a different manner than adult brains.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Is too much produce a good thing?

Some call it “crisper remorse” — that guilty feeling you get when you have to throw away spoiled produce. It’s frustrating to realize the produce you have purchased at the farmers market or received from your CSA share has taken on a life of its own in the back of your refrigerator.

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Monday Medical: Adding value with lower MRI costs

When thoughts of shopping cross one’s mind, health care is probably not at the top of the list. Yet, for many individuals, especially those with high-deductible insurance plans, shopping for medical procedures has become common practice.

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Strings Music Festival: The small gods of all things technical

Even though stagehands have been avoiding the limelight for centuries, I’d like to put the spotlight on the stage crew at Strings for some well-deserved kudos.

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Book reviews: Novels take fictional look at family life

Novels fictionalize family life.

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Paul Sachs: Thank you, Ms. Karin

Ms. Karin's studio was a calm and beautiful oasis for so many children. She is one of those people who make Steamboat such a special place. She will be sorely missed.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Secret Life of Pets’ cuddles into your heart despite unoriginality

In viewing a movie like “The Secret Life of Pets,” it would help to see things through the eyes of a dog or cat. This isn’t so much to relate to the main characters as it is to keep the short attention span necessary to enjoy a cartoon that’s pretty repetitive.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Lots to see at Routt County Fair

We’ve come a long way since 1914, but the feeling of the Routt County Fair remains the same, according to Sandy Boston, of Hayden, who says:“Because no matter where you’re from — a big city or a little town — the Routt County Fair makes you feel like you’ve come home.” And that’s exactly what the people who coordinate the fair like to hear.

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Spoke Talk: Adults need playtime, too

America was built and thrives on hard work. However, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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Tales from the Tread: What do you collect?

As one of the “keepers” entrusted with preserving the vast collections of the Tread of Pioneers Museum, I was intrigued by the July 24, 2016 New York Times article by Michelle Dozois titled “What You Collect: The Ordinary and the Odd.”

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Thoughtful Parenting: Retaining the native tongue

The ability to speak a second language fluently is undoubtedly becoming more and more important in a society that is experiencing globalization at an exponential rate.

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Monday Medical: Stay fit to ease aging

Staying fit is important to our health and well-being, especially as we age. Scientists have found that one of the best predictors of life expectancy for seniors is how mobile they are.

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Strings Music Festival: Learn 4 families of instruments

I move a lot of chairs and music stands around the Strings Music Pavilion these days, usually in the service of setting up or striking an orchestra. Luckily for me, hundreds of years of music history provide a road map for my organizational and logistical efforts.

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Book review: Believable characters distinguish historical novel

Historical fiction novel adds supernatural element to 19th-century Oxford.