Beginning in 1918, Margaret Duncan Brown ranched alone for 47 years in the Elk River Valley of Routt County. Brown’s “indomitable spirit, her great sensitiveness, perception and philosophy of life” live in her diaries that are the foundation of the book Shepherdess of the Elk River Valley.
If ever anyone embodied Steamboat’s claim to being a cowboy ski town, with ties to the days when ranch hands drove cattle to the rail heads, it is probably Ted Cordova, for whom the Ted's Ridge trail is named.
Barb Clark and her 6-year-old Bernese Mountain dog Julia demonstrated perfect teamwork during a recent visit to Yampa Valley Medical Center as part of the Heeling Friends hospital visitation program.
The celestial Unicorn is a relative newcomer to the sky. It doesn’t date back to the time of the Babylonians or ancient Greeks, as many of our constellations do, but seems to have appeared from out of nowhere on a star chart published in 1624 by Jakob Bartsch, the son-in-law of famed astronomer Johannes Kepler.
Nowadays, you walk into many kid bedrooms and their shelves are lined with trophies, medals, ribbons and rewards. Basically, if the parents write a check, the kid gets a trophy. I worry about how this impacts our children's motivation to participate in the first place.
Whatever you call it — chew, dip, snuff, spit, plug, wad, pinch and quid — is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. The tobacco industry markets the product "smokeless tobacco" as safer than cigarettes because you are not lighting up. But smokeless tobacco is harmful and is every bit as addictive as cocaine or heroin.
Stephanie Fletcher works in the laboratory at Yampa Valley Medical Center, and like many people, she eats her lunch in a hurry. She wants to make a healthy choice for lunch but doesn’t have time to read labels and calculate calories every day. Lucky for Stephanie, Go, Slow, Whoa has arrived at YVMC.
Time difference makes it difficult to protect the magic, and excitement of the Olympic Games.
The best way to describe Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is to ask a participant. I asked Steamboat Springs high school senior Taylor Zabel a few questions about his experience and here’s what Taylor had to say:
The perfect supper after an awesome day of skiing.
Valentine’s Day is upon us again, and what would the middle of February be without a few selections at the local bijou to provide people with a good date night? Whether you and your significant other are planning to step out on the town or snuggle up at home with a DVD, there are plentiful films to be enjoyed for whatever your liking, many of which have come out within the last year.
As the sun sets over the mud-brick town of Jesus Maria, Mexico, we pull into a broad, open-air salon, fragrant with the smell of fresh tortillas. The people seated at a few dozen tables are in their Sunday best: shirts with ties, cowboy hats and ostrich or crocodile boots with long, pointed and silver adornments.
High overhead as darkness falls on crisp February evenings is a tiny cluster of stars that often is mistaken for the Little Dipper. Although it does have a dipper shape, with a tiny bowl and a tiny handle, its ancient name is the Pleiades star cluster.
At a glance, Yampa Valley Medical Center’s recent accreditation by the Commission on Cancer may not mean a lot to the average resident. It can mean everything, however, to those who have, or may face, a cancer diagnosis.
While there may be plenty of quick and convenient options for dinner, hastily prepared food or grab-and-go meals are often are less nutritious and more expensive than planned, home-prepared meals.