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Thoughtful Parenting: For priceless memories, give an experience

December 11, 2017 — As the holidays approach, it may be time to rethink your gift list. Most memories from our childhood are about experiences rather than things. Instead of just giving a gift this year, why not give an experience? Sharing those experiences with your child can make

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Dog’s Eye View: Old time cowboys

December 9, 2017 — Whoa.  Wait a minute.  Isn't this column about dogs?  Yes it is, but something came to mind about a month ago when I was having a conversation with a veterinarian friend.  We were discussing the value and wisdom of horse (and dog) trainers who lived during

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Talking Green: 2018 focus on local climate change

December 9, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Talking Green is the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council (YVSC) adult education series focused on relevant and timely environmental topics. Through this free program, YVSC provides community members with information about sustainable technologies, practices and products, tools to live more sustainably, and opportunities

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Community Ag Alliance: New tax bill and small business and agriculture

December 8, 2017 — When I first started writing this article, the House of Representatives had just approved a new 500-page tax bill.  I had planned to focus on planned changes to the estate tax, and the implications this might have for agricultural operations.  The Senate had not yet

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Tales from the Tread: Historical winter film series returns

December 5, 2017 — Back by popular demand, the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Chief Theater are partnering up to show professionally-produced films and films from the museum's collection in our annual historical film series. Join once per month at 6 p.m. this winter in the warm and cozy

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Thoughtful Parenting: Not all praise is equal

December 4, 2017 — How does your child respond to challenges? Do they persist and persevere, or do they throw in the towel as soon as a task becomes too difficult? As a parent and educator, I do not know what the future will hold for my own daughter

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Dog’s Eye View: Practical applications

December 2, 2017 — Once our initial conversation about goals and management is complete, I usually begin any new client appointment by teaching what I call "foundation behaviors." These behaviors, when learned and practiced, become a part of daily communication between the dog and the family. The key is

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Community Ag Alliance: Honoring the agricultural roots of Ski Town USA

December 1, 2017 — When I click into my skis, draw a deep breath, and take in the expansive view of the Yampa Valley, I can't help but consider how the history of this place is so strongly defined by agriculture. While tourism is Steamboat Springs' primary economic driver

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Dog’s Eye View: The family tree explains a lot

November 25, 2017 — In all the years that my husband and I have had dogs in our life, we have never had a DNA panel run on any of them. Okay, pop quiz: What do the letters DNA represent? I asked my husband and he rattled off, "DeoxyriboNucleicAcid"

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Community Ag Alliance: Giving thanks is also about responsibility

November 24, 2017 — The opportunity to be outdoors is one of the things that makes the Yampa Valley a special place to live. Every day, as I drive from Hayden to the office, I give thanks for the opportunity to work and live in such a beautiful place

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Thoughtful Parenting: Let go of negative self-talk

November 19, 2017 — I was trying to snap a cute picture of my daughter playing when I realized my iPhone storage was full. It was finally time to digitally clean up. Sitting down to get rid of unnecessary photos, I pulled up hundreds of moving memories and poignant

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Dog’s Eye View: Relationship more important than size

November 18, 2017 — All too often I hear the comment, "He gets enough exercise, we have 5 acres for him to run on. He's outside all day long." I think you can see where I'm going with this. It's not the size of the yard that matters. It's

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Community Ag Alliance: Partnership a new resource for producers

November 16, 2017 — Although Trout Unlimited (TU) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) differ in some respects, the non-profit and federal agency share some important, fundamental goals. The mission of NRCS is to provide resources to landowners and agricultural producers to help them with conservation. Trout Unlimited

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Tales from the Tread: Colorado Gives Day perfect chance to help local nonprofits

November 15, 2017 — Colorado's largest one-day online giving event is coming up and local nonprofits need your support. On Tuesday, December 5, thousands of donors will #GiveTogether to support Colorado nonprofits while making a difference in their communities and state. Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement

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CSU Extension Office: Conversation … it’s what’s for dinner

November 12, 2017 — "Let me get this straight, were going to be eating with fifty people we don't know for four hours?" My husband was trying to wrap his head around the details of the evening I'd planned for us. As a skeptical diner with a food-is-fuel philosophy,

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Dog’s Eye View: How well do we know dogs

November 10, 2017 — The canines of the world have lost one of their most ardent advocates, Dr. Raymond Coppinger, professor emeritus of biology at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and distinguished biologist of animal behavior.  He, with his wife, Lorna, biologist and science writer co-authored "The World of

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Talking Green: Tiny homes topic of Tuesday meeting

November 10, 2017 — Tiny homes business owner Cheryl Coates worked with a client in Routt County who was ready to purchase a 380-square-foot home built atop a 30-foot gooseneck trailer. The customer’s ranch property already included necessary water rights, electrical service and a sewage system. However, current Routt

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Northwest Colorado Food Coalition: CMC and the Real Food Challenge

November 6, 2017 — In April 2014, Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs students and administration signed a commitment to transition our dining services to 20 percent real food by 2020, making CMC students and Sodexo, our food service provider, part of a nationwide, student-led effort called the Real Food

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Celestial News: Meteors from Taurus to light up our sky

November 3, 2017 — Don't be surprised if you see a blazing fireball or two streaking across the heavens during the early evening next week. It's time for the annual Taurid meteor shower to reach its peak of activity. The Taurid meteors are so named because they seem to

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Community Ag Alliance: The value of waste diversion in Routt County

November 2, 2017 — In 2016, Colorado's waste diversion rate was only 19 percent—well below the national average of 35 percent. To increase Colorado's waste diversion rate closer to the national average, the Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission approved statewide waste diversion goals to increase the amount of

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