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Community Connections: Children exposed to domestic violence

The following story was told to me by a very special woman who wanted to share the pain as well as the healing that came from witnessing domestic violence as a child:

Community Agriculture Alliance: Succession planning

The statistics are frightening around the success of transitioning businesses. Today there are 12 million small businesses in America.

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The Bock’s Office: What tops the list for 2014?

Each year I compile a top 10 list of the best films of the past 12 months, and each year it feels incomplete because of the near-impossibility of viewing every single movie to determine the hidden gems or deciding if the big releases are worth the hype. Either way, here is my countdown of my selections for the features I was able to watch that had the biggest effect on me.

Jim Clark: Steamboat Chamber CEO starts column with newspaper

During the next several months, I will be writing to you through this column about a variety of topics — some will be issues that are important in our community. This space also will be used to give you some information about the things we work on here at the Chamber.

Ciao from Cortina: The learning curve

The most important thing I learned over the years was how to live like an Italian. Yes, this meant eating pasta for lunch, walking everywhere, driving like a crazy person and having five espressos a day. But it also meant adjusting to everyday tasks that were now so different.

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Eugene Buchanan: A ride with Ray

If ever there was a stand-in for the famed mountain man, who actually trapped just north of here, it’s fourth-generation Steamboat Ray Heid, who runs Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch outside Clark.

Thoughtful Parenting: Nurturing fathers

A growing body of research shows that children with two involved parents demonstrate lowered rates of juvenile delinquency and improved mental health, self-esteem and academic success.

Routt County CSU Extension: Weight loss for a lifetime

If you’re like me, you’ve already had your fill of advertisements for weight loss programs.

Focus on Fitness: Balance in the water

The second pillar of swimming is balancing on top of the water with minimal effort. If you can do this well, almost all of the energy expended by your arms and legs propels you forward through the water.

Monday Medical: Birth simulator

To enhance the well-being and safety of future patients, health care professionals at YVMC are about to be introduced to some remarkable new training technology.

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Book Review: 2014's great picture books to read aloud

Pick up these great picture books that were put out in 2014.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Unbroken’ mangled by poor storytelling

If your favorite part of a war movie is anything that doesn’t involve bullets or punches flying, “Unbroken” may not be the movie for you. If the aforementioned is in fact your preference, and this film doesn’t fill your quota, perhaps professional therapy is the way to go.

Community Ag Alliance: Grow your own in 2015

It's a little early, yes, but the time to start thinking about the 2015 growing season is right around the corner.

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Tales from the Tread: Celebrate Howelsen Hill's centennial


Howelsen Hill Ski Area is turning 100 years old this year — what a remarkable heritage to celebrate.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: GO dinners for those on the go

It has been a perfectly good day and then someone asks the dreaded question, “What’s for dinner?" You want to serve a healthy evening meal, but you are tired, hungry and already anticipating post-dinner activities (e.g., sports, homework).