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Scott Tipton: Giving thanks

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year, but each time I see the first sign in the grocery store encouraging customers to pre-order their Thanksgiving turkey, I’m surprised. Where has the past year gone? It can’t be time for Thanksgiving again, can it?

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Monday Medical: New flu test is accurate, fast

Think you have flu? This year, you can know for sure.

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Thoughtful Parenting: I'm such a good parent, thought no one, ever

There is no other job in which you receive so much unsolicited advice as parenting. The noise of this advice, combined with your own internal uncertainty, creates endless doubt.

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Book review: Detective mystery centers on small mountain town

“Inherit the Bones” is a smart, compelling detective mystery set in Cedar Valley, a fictionalized mountain town in Colorado. Think of Cedar Valley as Steamboat Springs: a close-knit, quiet, safe community. The town rarely endures collective tragedy, but when it does, the events shock the community to the core.

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Janet Sheridan: The gender roles we play

Growing up in a rural area in the years following World War II, my friends and I quickly absorbed the behaviors deemed appropriate for boys and girls; behaviors we learned from picture books, movies, parents, peers and siblings.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Every drop counts

It may be no surprise that agriculture is the nation’s thirstiest industry; simply put, it takes water to grow food and fiber. Rising demands from competing water users in the municipal and industrial sector, paired with a growing population, puts strain on balancing the water budget and adds pressure to agriculture’s share of water rights,

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Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser: Committed to our communities, one another

"In the midst of this anxious environment, I want to offer clear and accurate information about the laws governing tuition and enrollment at Colorado Mountain College and the conduct expectations for those affiliated with it." — Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser

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Tales from the Tread: Give together on Colorado Gives Day

Colorado’s largest one-day online giving event is coming up, and local nonprofits need your support.

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Joyce Rankin: Thank you for your support

"I appreciate each and every one of the 194,116 of you who gave me your vote and support." — Joyce Rankin

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Monday Medical: Stay cool through menopause

Menopause comes with a range of symptoms, but the symptoms can be minimized with hormone therapy.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Do you know what I know?

When are children able to know that others think differently than they do and have different preferences, wants and needs?

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Community Connections: Traditions enhance family identity

At the Family Development Center, we hold family connections in high regard. From Discovery Learning Center’s Grandparents Club to Newborn Network’s Parents as Teachers to Child Care Network’s support of family child care homes, we practice family engagement and involvement on a daily basis.

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Book reviews: Bestsellers herald upcoming author visits

Beth Macy’s “Truevine” lays bare the story of George and Willie Muse, albino African American brothers who were kidnapped young and enslaved as circus freaks at the turn of the last century. The book traces their mother’s quest to find them and how she doggedly sought justice once they were reunited.

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Jennifer Schubert-Akin: In uncertain times, look to America’s principles

"If this election revealed anything, it is how deeply divided the American people are." — Jennifer Schubert-Akin

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Harriet Freiberger: In your honor

"Today is Veterans Day. We can stop our bickering and acknowledge the obligation that accompanies the liberty we take for granted." — Harriet Freiberger