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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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Tales from the Tread: 23rd Annual Festival of Trees

November 2, 2017 — Just as the cooler weather seems to pull everyone indoors, come out for the Tread of Pioneers Museum's 23rd Annual Festival of Trees pre-holiday tradition. The festival runs November 11-20 from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the museum. Yampa Valley Bank and Steamboat Ace

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Thoughtful Parenting: Guiding The smart, but scattered child

October 29, 2017 — Executive skills are brain-based abilities, controlled by the pre-frontal cortex, that enable us to perform tasks. They include skills such as organization, time management and task initiation. Some children innately have stronger executive skills than others. Two children may be born to the same parents

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Community Ag Alliance: Perplexing plant problems

October 27, 2017 — What's killing my trees? This is a common question we get asked at the Colorado State Forest Service office, but it hasn't been easy to answer with the unique issues plaguing our local trees this past season.  Our tree problems started with a late spring

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Tales from the Tread: Museum receives 50 Werner family films

October 19, 2017 — The Tread of Pioneers Museum recently received more irreplaceable treasures capturing Steamboat Springs' rich history: 50 reels of Werner family home movie footage. The films are both 8-mm and 16-mm format, color and black and white, and film content dates between 1950 and 1963. The

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Community Ag Alliance: Plan now for weed control next year

October 19, 2017 — Another growing season has concluded, and although some weeds remain green, most have ceased growth for the season and it time for property owners and managers to begin planning for next and subsequent year's weed management. There are still  good opportunities to control weeds this

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Celestial News: Here come the Orionid meteors

October 19, 2017 — Did you see Halley's Comet when it sailed past Earth in 1985 to 86?  If you missed it, you'll have to wait until 2061-62 for another chance, because Halley's Comet only comes around these parts once every 76 years. In the meantime, you can watch

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Superintendent’s Corner: Steamboat Springs School District plans ahead for growth

October 18, 2017 — In a recent letter to Steamboat Today, the Steamboat Springs Board of Education recognized that Steamboat's exceptional quality of life is attracting more and more people to our community. Steamboat Today articles announce emerging housing developments and the recent purchase of Steamboat Ski Resort. A

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Community Connection: SOS Outreach in Steamboat helps serve youth

October 15, 2017 — In Ski Town, U.S.A., we pride ourselves on having a world class ski and snowboard resort minutes from downtown that everyone can enjoy.  Our economy flourishes with every snowflake, and SUV's with ski racks line the roads heading to the mountain every day.  While most

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Thoughtful Parenting: When reading is harder than it should be

October 15, 2017 — Don't be fooled by the title; learning to read is hard. Stanislas Dehaene outlines in his book, “Reading in the Brain,” our brains were not originally designed to read.  Our brains were designed to hunt for food and look out for predators, not to create

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Dog’s Eye View: What was I thinking?

October 14, 2017 — Most of our regular readers and friends know that my dog Skippy died suddenly at the end of July.  The loss and grief can still sneak up on me unexpectedly.  Many have gone through this loss at one time or another.  You know it when

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