According to the latest data from the Colorado Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in Routt County continued its gradual descent through the end of 2013. CDL figures place the December 2013 unemployment rate at 4.5 percent. That’s an impressive drop from the December 2012 rate of 6.3 percent and continues the downward trend in the 12-month moving average unemployment rate that began in October 2012.
A Caribbean sun sets on our time in Mexico, and it's amazing how fast a month has passed. We are in Xcalak, the last town before Belize. It's fitting that we are with Steamboat families Marty and Vickie Rosenzweig and Sue and Rob MacCarthy.
The time is nigh for the red carpet crowd as the 86th annual Academy Awards approaches, promising a night of glitz and glamour for folks in love with a little golden man named Oscar.
I’ve always been intrigued by the assertion, “The more things change, the more things stay the same.” Attributed to the 19th century French author Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, I had to write an essay proving or disproving this idea when I was about 17 years old for one of those standardized tests like the SAT that kids take prior to college. I’m sure what I wrote back then is not worth remembering, but now that I’m much older and theoretically a little wiser, I’d like to ponder this premise again and relate it to historic preservation.
Here’s a dictionary definition of dominant: to dominate is to influence, control or rule by superior power or authority; also to occupy the most prominent position in or over. The label “dominant” does not give us a clear description of what the dog does that make us think he is being dominant. Dominant says what the animal is (emotional) rather than what he does (behavioral).
Canis Major has its flashy alpha star, Sirius, outshining all of the other stars in the area, even Canis Minor’s very bright star Procyon. So, I’m dedicating this Celestial News to all the “little dogs” out there, and Canis Minor in particular.
If you have reached middle age, you may be experiencing some pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis. This is a common joint disorder in which cartilage — the cushioning between the bone joints — wears away.
In another town, in another decade, it was nap time at the child care center. The center was respected by the community as a safe, healthy early learning environment, staffed with trained caregivers.
This delicious chowder is hearty enough to be an entree.
Having your roof electrified with 120 volts reaffirms that anything can happen in Ski Town USA
Science teachers: Want a case study for your next class? Use my house. It all started on Valentine’s Day, when my 5-year-old niece, Lily, visiting with her parents from Alaska, came into the laundry room and told her mom, Laurie, she “was scared of the fire.”
Tony Cascio shares a story Ted Cordova used to tell about sleeping with pigs who protected him from snakes.
The Aug. 10, 2012, edition of this column was headlined, “Will Roberts rise to Magill’s challenge?” The column examined complaints about then-Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts primarily raised by three members of the Steamboat Springs City Council — Walter Magill, Kenny Reisman and Sonja Macys — during that week’s City Council meeting.
Not every film about the subject of art is as fascinating as the art itself. If the man who painted “The Last Supper” were remembered solely for the misfire that was “The Da Vinci Code,” the Louvre certainly would have far fewer patrons gathered around his most famous works. Even so, the modern-day efforts to preserve the accomplishments of the past are worth looking at in a movie like “The Monuments Men.”
Six months until fair time, and Routt County 4-H is going strong. Already, we have more than 270 local youths involved in 4-H traditional learning projects in the county, not to mention the hundreds of kids who participate in our other 4-H youth development activities. 4-H is not just about livestock and the fair.
Years ago, while my husband and I were visiting friends, something happened. Our friends were avid coin collectors and had amassed quite a large collection. They were showing us some of the rarer and more interesting coins and left them on a table when we went out for dinner. Upon returning, we found the coins scattered across the living room floor. Many were missing. Yes, the more valuable ones were among the missing.