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Eugene Buchanan: NHL stars descend on Howelsen for benefit game

Members of the Detroit Red Wings Alumni Association were here for the weekend to play a benefit game for the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association.

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Jimmy Westlake: How the lion lost its tail

You can see it high in the eastern sky on spring evenings as a splash of several dozen faint stars, not far from the familiar outline of the Big Dipper. This is our constellation called Coma Berenices, or Queen Berenice’s Hair, and it is one of only a handful of constellations associated with a real person rather than a mythological one.

Thoughtful Parenting: MALT can help keep kids drug-free

Parents have more influence over their child than friends, music, TV, the Internet and celebrities. Hard to believe, right? But it’s true.

Monday Medical: Women find help for pelvic pain

Pelvic pain has various descriptions, a range of causes and a multitude of symptoms. It can be serious enough to interfere with work and recreational activities. Sometimes, it is cyclical, an unwelcome aspect of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Or it may develop at a later age.

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Tom Ross: Flamingos fly the coop on Logan Street in Old Town Steamboat

Logan Street is the the kind of Steamboat neighborhood where folks are on a first-name basis with their neighbors and don’t expect this kind of sordid crime to take place.

Rob Douglas: ‘We have a choice as a society’

On Tuesday, from their respective posts 2,000 miles apart, Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark and Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf addressed the problem of local and national societies that want more services and financial assistance from government than government can afford with current revenue streams.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Planning for 'wet water'

The Yampa White Green Roundtable met last week in Craig to further discuss Northwest Colorado’s Basin Implementation Plan that in July will be sent to the Colorado Water Conservation Board to be implemented into the 2015 Colorado State Water Plan.

Dog's Eye View: Part 2 — Meet Maxwell SMART

Throughout the first week, we kept surveillance on Max and only allowed him out in a room if we were there to supervise. That way he couldn’t get away with finding a secret pee spot. He attempted to lift his leg on the stair banister one time but was caught right away.

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Tales from the Tread: The berry boom

Did you know that even with our short growing season, the strawberry business flourished in Steamboat Springs between 1900 and 1916? It all started in 1900, when Lester Remington grew the soon-to-be-famous Remington berry on his land in the area now known as Strawberry Park.

Jimmy Westake: Equinoxes and Easter

This year, the season of spring officially arrives in the Northern Hemisphere at 10:57 a.m. Thursday. That’s the moment that the sun crosses the equator on its way north, what we call the vernal equinox.

Monday Medical: Get back to spring favorites

Today is St. Patrick’s Day, which means spring is just around the corner. Spring is the perfect time for new beginnings, so if you have hit a slump in your New Year’s resolutions, this is your chance to change things up. March also is National Nutrition Month. It’s the perfect time to focus on green (healthy) eating.

Thoughtful Parenting: Teaching assertive, kinder words

Part of being a kid is learning how to communicate what you like, want and prefer in a way that others can hear. “You’re not the boss of me!” gets your attention, but it is distracting. Kids can use unkind words to get what they want.

Livewell Northwest Colorado: How sweet it is not?

In Routt County, 82 percent of students and 71 percent of adults surveyed reported drinking one or more sugar-sweetened beverage every day.

Community Connections: CASA an advocate for abused, neglected children

Northwest Rocky Mountain CASA provides abused and neglected children an advocate in court to help assure their medical, educational, physical and mental health needs are met and that they are placed in a safe permanent home.

Community Agriculture Alliance: The role of education in forestry

One of the core missions of the Colorado State Forest Service is to promote public understanding about the role and value of Colorado’s forests and other natural resources while also engaging the younger members of our community to be active participants in their stewardship.