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Book reviews: Bestsellers herald upcoming author visits

Beth Macy’s “Truevine” lays bare the story of George and Willie Muse, albino African American brothers who were kidnapped young and enslaved as circus freaks at the turn of the last century. The book traces their mother’s quest to find them and how she doggedly sought justice once they were reunited.

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Jennifer Schubert-Akin: In uncertain times, look to America’s principles

"If this election revealed anything, it is how deeply divided the American people are." — Jennifer Schubert-Akin

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Harriet Freiberger: In your honor

"Today is Veterans Day. We can stop our bickering and acknowledge the obligation that accompanies the liberty we take for granted." — Harriet Freiberger

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Trolls’ helps you find your happy place

The internet age has given certain mythical creatures a bad name, but they’re taking back their honor in the animated movie “Trolls” One might argue they’re overcompensating with sweetness, but hey, we all have different tastes.

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Dog’s Eye View: What is wild dog doing here?

We have just completed our puppy classes and our family dog classes for the fall semester at Colorado Northwest Community College. It makes me very happy to know that these special people with their family dogs have deepened their understanding of each other.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Flood or sprinkler?

In Northwest Colorado, I often hear discussions about the relative benefits of flood and sprinkler irrigation for rivers and downstream water users.

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Janet Sheridan: About barns

The farming community where I grew up boasted scrupulously maintained barns and neglected barns, painted barns and weathered barns, leaning barns, abandoned barns, haunted barns.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Doctor Strange’ is Marvel magic at its mightiest

Not everyone is equipped to twist time to their advantage, take a portal as a day trip to the summit of Mount Everest or engage in a bare-knuckle brawl while maintaining the consistency of gossamer. Then again, “Doctor Strange” isn’t your average practitioner.

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From the editor: Join the conversation

If you want more interaction with your fellow voters, the Steamboat Pilot & Today is offering a new way to join the Election Day 2016 conversation.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Applied Behavior Analysis useful therapeutic tool

Applied Behavior Analysis, the science of behavior change, is a proven effective method for changing undesirable behavior.

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Routt County CSU Extension: Mapping the Yampa Valley food system

Without the help of a guide or map, it is easy to lose one's way. With this in mind, the Northwest Colorado Food Coalition is developing a map of the Yampa Valley food system

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Monday Medical: New treatment offers relief for men

As age increases, so does the likelihood of experiencing urinary issues, but there are also ways to alleviate the symptoms.

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Melanie Sturm: Reflections of an anti-Trump GOP delegate

It’s been a rough few months, and I’m not just referring to the alarming presidential contest between the two most egomaniacal, morally-compromised and disliked candidates in electoral history.

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Book review: Debut novel offers unique narration style

I would have never picked up this book, normally. But, the buzz surrounding “The Mothers” and its author, Brit Bennett, was too loud for me to ignore inside the bookstore. So, I read it. And I liked it.

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Which steak tastes best?

Aging is key to great tasting steak.