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Routt County CSU Extension: When 'fresh' is hard to find

Some complain that they eat less produce during the winter months because fresh produce is hard to find or very expensive. Next time you go shopping consider canned or frozen produce as a convenient and less expensive alternative to well-traveled fresh produce.

Monday Medical: Blueberries, sunshine and marriage

Eat a cup of blueberries, spend some time in the sunshine and get married. Sounds simple enough, but why? Recent studies suggest that each of these lifestyle changes can positively affect blood pressure in certain populations.

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Book Review: Exploring race and immigration

Christina Henriques and Celester Ng have written novels in the past year that explore race and immigration from an intimate perspective: the lives, struggles and emotion of immigrants navigating their complex lives as minorities.

Thoughtful Parenting: Encouraging cultural competence in your children

As more immigrants move to Routt County, the culture of our community is shifting. It is important that we maintain an open conversation around the changing demographics in our region, especially with our children.

Eugene Buchanan: Hogan’s Heroes

I’m halfway through a 7-mile cross country ski trail on Hogan Park from Rabbit Ears Pass to the top of Steamboat Ski Area. With only 800 feet of elevation gain, and wide, flat meadows to traverse, this gives my mind plenty of time to wander.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Imitation Game’ a precise, poignant drama

Even when a person makes a tremendous change for the better in the world, it doesn’t take much for their legacy to be tarnished or even forgotten completely. Though it can’t change some of its unfortunate circumstances, “The Imitation Game” labors to get its hero his due.

Community Agriculture Alliance: CSU Extension to present Estate Planning Workshop

Sensitive issues, such as money, death and family relations are difficult issues not only to bring up, but also to talk about in any depth. It is hard to approach these issues calmly when there are strong feelings about what is important. Some people avoid discussing these subjects because they believe it to be disrespectful and uncomfortable.

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Tales from the Tread: Celebrating the Winter Carnival

Louisville, my hometown, has the Kentucky Derby. New Orleans, the city of my alma mater Tulane University, has Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest. To my delight, I have made my home for the past 19 years in a town just as steeped in festive tradition with the Winter Carnival, the oldest continuous winter celebration of its kind in the West.

Thoughtful Parenting: Identifying goals

Goals. We all know that the beginning of a new year is an especially popular time to spell out our goals: something I desire for the future and am willing to work toward.

LiveWell Northwest Colorado: How affordable is it to eat healthy in Routt County?

As part of a Routt County Food Assessment report, members of the Northwest Colorado Food Coalition compared common food item costs for a family of four in Routt County with the rest of the U.S. We found that it costs about 34 percent more to buy groceries in Routt County.

Monday Medical: 3 ways to love your heart

Design a pump to work non-stop for 80-plus years, and it’d be a technological marvel — but that’s exactly what your heart does.

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Book Review: 'Luck Uglies' an adventure

I cannot say enough about this gem of a tale! This is a story full of character, humor, magic and wonder, one that I could not put down until finished, and even then I was aching for more.

Community Agriculture Alliance: Stay safe in the backcountry

The fastest growing trend in snow sports involves gaining uphill access into the backcountry. The resulting experience gives you a sense of accomplishment gained from “earning your turns.”

Dog's Eye View: Taking the unplanned path

You see them all around town — people are out with their dogs, running, biking and visiting with friends. Your heart aches. You can’t take your dog out because he barks and lunges at other dogs and might start a fight. He’s your dog and you wish he was like those other dogs that get along. You can’t just give him up.

Ciao from Cortina: Appreciating Italy

This winter we’ve been lucky enough to have a lot of visitors. Having visitors reminds us of all the Italian things we take for granted now and don’t think twice about.