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Monday Medical: Help prevent spread of superbugs

If “Superbugs” were a movie, the villain would be a gang of organisms endangering humankind. Enter the heroes, a team of medical professionals determined to halt the growing health threat. Can science find a way to thwart the rapidly evolving bacteria?

Book reviews: Two great reads to close out summer

"Circling the Sun," by Paula McLain, and "Big Magic," by Elizabeth Gilbert, are two great reads to close out summer

Local authors nominated for 2015 CIPA EVVY awards

Earlier this month the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) announced the 2015 EVVY award finalists and four of those are Steamboat authors.

Dog's Eye View: Time to say 'goodbye'

My husband Ron and I had our last day with Beretta, our 14-year-old whippet. It was several weeks ago. My husband had been nursing Beretta along through waning health for a couple of years. Finally, Beretta stopped eating and could not easily walk or stand. It was time.

Community Ag Alliance: A fox in the henhouse

Chickens are easy to raise, relatively inexpensive, fun to watch and make great pets or 4H projects. Unfortunately, some species of wildlife in Colorado appreciate these little egg makers for the same reason we do … they make a delicious meal.

Gardening with Deb: Phone apps for plant identification

When I go hiking, I usually take a wildflower book with me to aid in plant identification. When I recently looked into some phone apps that help identify plants, I thought, “what a great idea: Save the weight of a book and maybe save some time flipping through the pages to find the flower.” Unfortunately, the two I used and others I looked into have several drawbacks here in the mountains of Colorado.

Jim Clark: Thanks for everything, Steamboat

I know I’m going to miss a lot of people and organizations, but today, I want to write a big thank you to all those who helped make the Overall Start and Stage 2 Start of the USA Pro Challenge a success.

Tales from the Tread: A tooth for liquor

A gold tooth to settle a bar tab? Hahns Peak holds many more fascinating stories, so take a scenic drive up north and visit the Hahns Peak Historical Museum this summer. Also, don’t miss this week’s Brown Bag Lecture, “Hahns Peak: Boom to Bust,” with Becky Hicks, from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church on Eighth and Oak.

A memorable day for bicyclists of all descriptions in Steamboat Springs

Lowell Conkle, 57, has avidly followed bike racing since the days when American Greg Lemond first won the Tour de France for the first of three times in 1986. However, Monday marked the first time he’d attended a road cycling race in person.

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Strings Music Festival: Season winds down

As Strings’ summer season winds down, I’ve been thinking a lot about transitions.

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association: Home health supports home healing

Nearly a year ago, Gerry Pritchard of Craig received a dire diagnosis — stage four melanoma.

Thoughtful Parenting: Preventing child abuse

Due to the prevalence of child sexual abuse, parents should educate themselves on strategies to protect their child.

Monday Medical: Don't let pain end your cycling season early

For avid cyclists, late summer can be associated with a plateau, where injuries and pain make the thought of logging more miles much less appealing than earlier in the year.

Book review: “The Marriage of Opposites,” by Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman uses rich, colorful prose in this historical, fictional novel about the life of a very strong-willed woman and her equally strong-willed son.

Community Ag Alliance: An open letter to Colorado water users

When the waters get rough, the rough retreat. So it was when the Yampa/White/Green Roundtable met in Meeker in a first-ever retreat to discuss where to go from here now that the Basin Implementation Plan for the Colorado Water Plan is complete.