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Community Connections: Horizons' Family Support program meets needs, reduces stress

Horizons’ Family Support program is designed to meet the needs of eligible individuals and reduce the financial and emotional stress of caring for a family member with an intellectual or developmental delay or disability.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Take Charge Energy Challenge returns to Steamboat schools

This school year’s Take Charge Energy Challenge starts next week, with the five schools in the Steamboat Springs School District competing to see who can reduce their electricity use by the most kilowatt-hours during the last two weeks of November.

Eugene Buchanan: The great garage shuffle

While skiers flocked to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s ski swap this weekend, for me it’s another gear exchange that truly marks the change of the seasons. Only this one involves the garage rather than the school gymnasium.

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Kay Clagett will take final bow at Strings festival in Steamboat at the end of 2015 season

Elissa Greene, 31, began working full time at Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs in 2007, but in reality, the summer chamber music festival, which embraces diverse forms of folk, jazz, rock and world music, was part of her upbringing.

Monday Medical: Home cooking on the extinct list

It’s 6:05 on a Tuesday night. I’m driving through downtown after picking up the kids from their after-school activities and running through the next day’s events in my head when it dawns on me that I have no meal planned for dinner. Sound familiar?

Routt County CSU Extension: Food costs add up

Mountain living is expensive. That is the reality that we all face when we search for housing, fill our gas tank or shop for food. While I have always considered the beauty and lifestyle that we enjoy in our remote community as a form of “psychological income," it’s not the type of income that puts food on the table.

Thoughtful Parenting: Temperament is just 1 aspect of your child’s design

Temperament is a biologically-driven human trait — it’s how we are uniquely designed.

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Flores dominates powerlifting meet, eyes national competition

Rodrigo Flores, 27, improved his powerlifting competition total weight by more than 100 pounds to win Sunday's Old Town Hot Springs first fall classic meet.

Focus on Fitness: Ski and swim this winter

If you’re anything like me, when ski season arrives, you’re in excellent condition. The summer months lend themselves to lots of running, biking, swimming and hiking, all of which work the cardiovascular system. But when the days are short and the weather is cold, I find that all I do is downhill ski.

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Book Review: Brand-new nonfiction digs into roots of archaeology, feminism

To unearth her witty archaeological insight for “Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble,” author Marilyn Johnson hoofs it around the world, bunks with the profession’s well-educated worker bees, and earns plenty of dirt under her nails.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Nightcrawler’ a terrifying tale of media mayhem

Most people probably don’t realize the amount of labor that went into that 10 seconds of footage on the evening news that shocked and dismayed them. However, if you’re thinking that image always tells the whole story, the guy from “Nightcrawler” will have you thinking twice.

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Tom Ross: Horse with a manly whinny locates lost mare northwest of Steamboat

Briana Perkins will tell you that it was really a talkative gelding named Jazz who rescued Dolly the mare on Oct. 27, more than a month after she threw her rider and disappeared into the timber.

Community Agriculture Alliance: The how, where and why to buying local

Interested in local food and products, but not sure where to find them? Here are some easy answers.

Ciao from Cortina: Learning Italian

When we’re back in Steamboat Springs for the summer, the question I dread the most is, “How’s your Italian coming?” The truth is this: My Italian is terrible. And now that this is our fourth year in Italy, it’s getting embarrassing.

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Tales from the Tread: Emma Hull Peck was a Routt County pioneer in education

Emma Hull Peck was a significant leader in the development of the early Routt County schools serving as a teacher and/or school superintendent between 1892 and 1926. The following first person narrative was translated from research in the Tread of Pioneers Museum Archive.