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Community Agriculture Alliance: Lots to see at Routt County Fair

We’ve come a long way since 1914, but the feeling of the Routt County Fair remains the same, according to Sandy Boston, of Hayden, who says:“Because no matter where you’re from — a big city or a little town — the Routt County Fair makes you feel like you’ve come home.” And that’s exactly what the people who coordinate the fair like to hear.

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Spoke Talk: Adults need playtime, too

America was built and thrives on hard work. However, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

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Tales from the Tread: What do you collect?

As one of the “keepers” entrusted with preserving the vast collections of the Tread of Pioneers Museum, I was intrigued by the July 24, 2016 New York Times article by Michelle Dozois titled “What You Collect: The Ordinary and the Odd.”

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Thoughtful Parenting: Retaining the native tongue

The ability to speak a second language fluently is undoubtedly becoming more and more important in a society that is experiencing globalization at an exponential rate.

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Monday Medical: Stay fit to ease aging

Staying fit is important to our health and well-being, especially as we age. Scientists have found that one of the best predictors of life expectancy for seniors is how mobile they are.

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Strings Music Festival: Learn 4 families of instruments

I move a lot of chairs and music stands around the Strings Music Pavilion these days, usually in the service of setting up or striking an orchestra. Luckily for me, hundreds of years of music history provide a road map for my organizational and logistical efforts.

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Book review: Believable characters distinguish historical novel

Historical fiction novel adds supernatural element to 19th-century Oxford.

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Community Connections: Mentors key to ending poverty cycle

Research shows that the keys to helping students who are living in poverty to thrive are positive role models, rich experiences and social skill development.

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Janet Sheridan: Why would anyone have a garage sale?

Like most newly hatched garage-sale addicts, after a summer spent buying second-hand goods on Saturday and questioning my sanity on Sunday, I decided to have a garage sale of my own. I convinced a group of friends to co-host a sale in my back yard; the ladies who nurtured my garage-sale mania, Shirley and Eileen, agreed to lend their wisdom to our cause.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ — Warp speed toward fun

It’s been 50 years since William Shatner first uttered the immortal words “to boldly go where no man has gone before.” While there have been many changes to the world both good and bad in that time, it’s comforting to know that a movie such as “Star Trek Beyond” can tap into that sense of wonder and discovery.

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Colorado Master Gardeners: Spreading dogbane — weed or wildflower?

In David Whiting’s “The Science of Gardening,” landscape weeds have many definitions, including: plants growing where they are unwanted, visually unattractive plants, plants that pose a health or safety hazard and plants that displace more desirable plants in the garden.

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Celestial News: Summer Triangle rides high

When the summer sun goes down, three of the first stars to peep through the lingering twilight are the bright stars that form the unmistakable asterism called the Summer Triangle.

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The Foundry: Core of individual authenticity

We already have all we need to live a life worth living, to feel connected to self and others, to be contented and fulfilled. Finding and reconnecting with our deepest longings and truest nature is easier than you might think.

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Monday Medical: Prep for athletics with a sports physical

Summer might still be in full swing, but the time to start thinking about sports physicals is now.

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Thoughtful Parenting: Executive function coaching a great resource

Find the power of motivation and change for a scattered brain with executive function coaching, a great resource for high school and college students or adults.