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Colorado Master Gardener: Thanks, Deb

Sixteen years ago next month, Deb Babcock wrote her first gardening article for Steamboat Today. She researched dozens and dozens of gardening topics and created a trusted, well-informed series of gardening articles that have become a must-read for our community. And this spring, she’s putting away the keyboard in an effort to find more time for gardening and travel.

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Jim Clark: Major projects accompany change of seasons

As the seasons change, so do activities. I plan on making the “Steamboat Shuffle” to put the winter toys, gear and snow blower away and bring the summer gardening, camping and fishing equipment out. I’m sure many of you will soon be doing the same. Here at the Chamber, we’re busy preparing, too.

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Steven Hofman: Fair and square in Colorado

In politics, the big lie is the demagogue’s best friend. Donald Trump’s Wall Street Journal op-ed on Colorado’s delegate selection process is the latest example that truth has no place in his campaign and that he will say and do anything if it advances his goal of securing the Republican nomination for president.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Autistic children frequently misunderstood

It is never easy being a parent. Even more daunting is being the parent of a child with autism and making choices about ridiculously expensive or hard-to-access therapies and programs that could impact the outcome of your child’s level of functioning forever.

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Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Advance care planning — start the conversation

While the vast majority of people believe it’s important to talk with loved ones about end-of-life care and to have one’s wishes put into writing, only about 25 percent of people actually take those steps, according to a 2012 study by the California HealthCare Foundation.

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Book review: ‘The Decent Proposal’ an upbeat story with relatable characters

“The Decent Proposal,” Kemper Donovan’s hilariously romantic debut novel, is reminiscent of a modern Jane Austen-style story based in sunny Los Angeles.

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Community Agriculture Alliance; Ranching in the Yampa Valley

Ranching this time of year always proves to be something of a challenge in the beautiful Yampa Valley.

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Dog' Eye View: More feedback

In my experience, a wrong response is usually based on lack of understanding or lack of practice with positive and timely feedback.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘The Boss’ is business as usual

Recent movies like “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “The Big Short” have shown us how insane corporate antics can be, primarily from a male perspective. With “The Boss,” we see the ladies’ take on the business world through a highly progressive topic — baked goods.

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Michael Bennet: Fulfilling our promise to veterans

"Colorado is fortunate to have a large and proud veteran community, and our state is committed to being the best place in the country for veterans to live and work." — U.S. Senator Michael Bennet 

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Monday Medical: Changing awareness to acceptance

April is Autism Awareness month, but Dr. Roseanne Iversen thinks the focus should be on more than just awareness — it should also be on acceptance.

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Thoughtful Parenting: April marks Child Abuse Prevention Month

Child maltreatment is manifested in different ways. The National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System defines child physical abuse as “non-accidental trauma or physical injury caused by punching, beating, kicking, biting, burning or otherwise harming a child.”

Book review: New novel offers intimate voice

"My Name is Lucy Barton," offers readers intimate, realistic look into narrator's life.

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Septuagenarian logs 100 days on skis in memory of husband

Septuagenarian logs 100 days on skis

During a celebration of life for Ross Theadore in July 2015, his ski clothing was spread out on a table and guests were invited to help themselves to an article of clothing on the condition they occasionally take it out for a spin.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Every day is Earth Day

Since Earth Day always falls during our season-ending spring break week, Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is dedicating a month to celebrate “Every Day is Earth Day” and raise awareness of local sustainability efforts.