From the editor: National crisis hits home

If nothing else, I hope the article serves to educate people about the dangers of prescription painkillers and the fact that these legally prescribed drugs are highly addictive.

Community Ag Alliance: You are what you eat, so eat local

If you are what you eat, why not be a true local and eat local food?

Monday Medical: Bright, new space for top-of-the-line care for women

With bright, airy rooms, easy access and lots of space, YampaCare For Women’s new office will benefit patients and doctors alike.

Thoughtful Parenting: Resource for Routt County families with children

As a parent or caregiver, it can be challenging to find or know about all of the resources available for your child.

Book review: 'No Baggage' a remarkable debut memoir

Clara Bensen’s debut memoir, “No Baggage: A Minimalist Tale of Love and Wandering,” presents a remarkable true story that seems made for fiction.

U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton: Turning the lights out on affordable energy

I recently attended my sixth State of the Union Address as a Member of Congress. I was hoping this year, in the President’s final address, to hear him speak of some opportunities for us to work together to address issues that truly affect Colorado and the rest of the country. He did speak to overreaching regulations, which we agree on. However, the majority of his speech was more ideologically driven rhetoric that has regrettably defined the President’s go-it-alone approach.

Jim Clark: Investing in tourism makes sense

The recent frenzy over the Powerball lottery had many buying tickets, hoping that a $1, $5 or $20 investment might result in that statistically rare chance of winning a large jackpot. Buying a lottery ticket is almost always a poor return on investment, but it is fun to dream. Now, if I told you an investment of every dollar returned $490, would you make that choice?

Community Ag Alliance: Historic preservation, 101

Historic preservation really is quite interesting, understandable and important to shaping how our community’s landscape looks and feels today.

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Tales from the Tread: A Taste of History

Historic cookbooks and recipes provide a unique glimpse into the lives of Colorado’s early pioneers. In comparison to today’s diverse cuisine, frontier recipes featured relatively plain foods, since few spices were available.

Stories from Scotland: A word on food

There are two things that seem to come to mind when people think of Scotland: the weather and the food.

Thoughtful Parenting: Benefits of early reading

It is never too early to start reading to infants and toddlers. People say early reading is important, but why?

Healthy eating: Vegetable chicken lasagna

Vegetable chicken lasagna, a healthier option to traditional lasagna, takes a bit of effort but feeds a crowd and freezes well.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Prevent cervical cancer — get vaccinated, get screened

January, recognized as Cervical Health Awareness month, is a good time to highlight measures that can be taken to prevent cervical cancer. In the past 30 years, cervical cancer deaths have decreased by 50 percent, largely due to more women getting regular cervical screenings or Pap tests, which can detect changes in the cervix before cancer develops.

Book Review: 'Felicity' both enchants and delights

"Felicity," Mary Oliver’s newest collection of poems, feels like conversations with an old friend.

Melanie Sturm: The Trump tower that Obama built

Ancient Talmudic wisdom teaches that whoever destroys a soul, destroys an entire world. So it’s understandable that in unveiling heightened gun control measures last week before an audience of shooting victims’ relatives, President Obama shed tears.