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Book review: Upcoming book offers meticulous, “intimate” look at genetics

“The Gene” tells the history of the concept of a “gene,” a factor responsible for variants in generational expression, all the way to the molecular structure we call genes — discrete segments of DNA, which, when transcribed in our cells, create proteins responsible for specific functions.

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Community Connections: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps engaged and growing

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps’ mission is to engage young people in the outdoors, inspiring them to use their strengths and potential to lead healthy, productive lives. We teach responsibility for self, community and environment through teamwork, service and experiential education.

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Mid-May the ideal time for foals to be born in Elk River Valley

Nothing compares to a newborn colt

Friday marked the first time Squirt had left the barn and the stall he was born in, but within 15 minutes, he was making short dashes around his mother.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Captain America’ — Let’s keep it civil, everyone

So far this year, we’ve seen the guy dressed like a flying mammal fight the man in the long johns and cape, not to mention the regenerating nutcase who should be subject to mattress tag penalties for removal of his mask. Who’d have thought the dude who carries around the red, white and blue circle squaring off with the genius in the crimson and gold metal suit would feel the most natural? Either way, so begins the summer movie season with “Captain America: Civil War.”

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Skip the potluck — team build while getting dirty

Office potlucks can be fun, and happy hour get-togethers are OK, but what better way to get to know your coworkers or club mates than by planting trees or volunteering together for environmental projects?

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Dog’s Eye View: Can you dig It?

Why do dogs dig? There are several really good reasons.

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Janet Sheridan: My thoughts from Sunday

When I think of my mother, as I did on Mother’s Day, I see her in her mid-60s. She sits in her favorite rocking chair in a circle of lamplight that softens her wrinkles and highlights her brown hair. As she sews a button on one of Dad’s shirts, her wedding band, thinned by 50 years of wear, flashes in the lamp’s glow.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Take time to explore nature

Youth, by nature, have curious minds, and what better way to feed that desire than by discovering the splendor of the natural world.

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Monday Medical: Working out? Don’t forget sunscreen

Cases of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers, most of which are caused by exposure to ultraviolet, or UV radiation from the sun, are increasing worldwide, and athletes can be at even greater risk.

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Book reviews: Fiction, non-fiction books examine war, character, choice

Chris Cleave and Nathaniel Philbrick, two more Literary Sojourn favorites, bring super starts for your summer reading. Both have written books about people chiseled by war and shaped by character and choice and chance.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: A Girl Scout’s perspective on globalization

Regardless of the standpoint, one thing is certain: Globalization is here to stay, so determining how to influence it for the community’s welfare is imperative.

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Dog's Eye View: Consistency, clarity count

I had asked some visiting nieces to tell me about their dog, Buddy. They all agreed they loved him very much but that he was stubborn and not too smart.

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May 8 should be a great day to make a memory, skiing on Rabbit Ears Pass

We weren’t the first to pull into the parking lot at the North Walton Peak on Saturday, and the presence of other skiers meant that somebody else got first tracks, but it also meant somebody else had broken trail to the peak.

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Tales from the Tread: "Two Friends Meet"

The new "Two Friends Meet" exhibit at Tread of Pioneers Museum features fine art prints depicting local rancher Vernon Summer by watercolor artist Gary Hawk.

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Livewell Northwest Colorado: Food recovery effort take hold in Yampa Valley

The issue of food waste doesn’t start in our refrigerator. It is complex and occurs along every step of the food chain.