Thoughtful Parenting: Gatekeeping

Parental gatekeeping occurs when one parent sees the other parent as less than competent when it comes to caring for a child and feels the need to control or restrict the child’s interaction with the other parent. This can occur whether parents are living together or apart. More often than not, it is mothers who tend to be gatekeepers, but fathers can be as well.

Book review: Ivester's memoir examines life in the 1960s deep South

Book review of "The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South," by Jo Ivester

Dog's Eye View: What did you say?

In training our canine companions, it's important to speak the language.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Minions’ has animated absurdity at all levels

There’s a universal language in comedy that people intrinsically understand. Whether it’s someone flirting with a fire hydrant or getting repeatedly smacked in the face to remove a bee, some characters and situations are just unavoidably funny. Don’t bother to question it; just watch a movie like “Minions” and know your intuition to chuckle is correct.

Community Ag Alliance: Summer camp goes beyond fun

Summer camps are both recreational and educational for children.

Jim Clark: Customer service makes the difference

Steamboat Springs is a town long known for its western hospitality and friendliness. It’s one of our major points of difference, but one that requires constant work, refreshing and reminders. Consumers today have many choices. Social media and online review sites make it easier than ever to spread a reputation of good or poor service.

Gardening with Deb: Top six reasons your seeds didn't grow

It's so disappointing to prepare your garden, plant the seeds and wait in vain for the flowers or the vegetables that should and usually do come up pretty quickly.

Spoke Talk: On your left ...

The rules of the road apply equally to bicyclists.

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Tales from the Tread: Hidden treasure for incorporation day anniversary

The most exciting part about a recent book discovered by descendants of James Harvey Crawford are the over 100 letters in it, all written by their great-grandfather from 1889 to 1892.

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Celestial News: See the magnificent Milky Way

Contrary to what the ancient Romans believed, the Milky Way is not made from the milk of queen goddess Juno, but is the combined light of billions of distant suns unresolved by the human eye. If you look through a pair of binoculars and sweep slowly across the Milky Way, you will rediscover what Galileo did in 1610 — a multitude of faint stars.

Monday Medical: Summer can be pink, too

Summer is a good time for women to schedule their annual mammograms.

Strings Music Festival: Scales and more scales

Warm-up scales are important, both to beginning musicians and seasoned pros.

Thoughtful Parenting: Combatting underage alcohol use

Underage drinking is a problem, particularly during the summer months, but there are steps parents can take to curb this trend.

Book review: Novels explore the intricacies of family

Book reviews of "Loving Day," by Mat Johnson, and "The Book of Speculation," by Erika Swyler

Dog's Eye View: Things that make you say, 'Hmmm'

Our canines are one of the few animals who excel in understanding humans. That’s why we have them in our lives.