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Colorado Master Gardener: Witches’ broom
Colorado Master Gardener: Witches’ broom

July 23, 2019

Witches’ broom is the name given to the strange looking knot of growth on trees and shrubs. It looks like a broom — a large number of small branches growing from one spot — and...


Tales from the Tread: The magic of mineral springs
Tales from the Tread: The magic of mineral springs

July 16, 2019

The Tread of Pioneers Museum’s Brown Bag Summer Storytelling Series is underway, and to kick off the summer on July 5, local author and historian, Dagny McKinley, presented the “Springs of Steamboat.” McKinley is the...


Monday Medical: Navigating puberty
Monday Medical: Navigating puberty

July 15, 2019

From baffling emotions to a range of physical changes, puberty can feel like a roller coaster for kids and their parents. Below, Dr. Sheila Fountain, a pediatrician in Steamboat Springs and a member of the...


City Council FYI: The power of partnership
City Council FYI: The power of partnership

July 14, 2019

One of the first things I did after I was elected to council four years ago was to tour all the city facilities including the Steamboat Springs Police Department at 840 Yampa St. I had...



Monday Medical: Birth control — other uses
Monday Medical: Birth control — other uses

July 8, 2019

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series on birth control. Part 1 covers types of birth control. Hormonal birth control isn’t just about preventing pregnancy: it can help treat various health issues....


Thoughtful Parenting: When kids aren’t being bad
Thoughtful Parenting: When kids aren’t being bad

July 7, 2019

It takes conscious work to raise good, respectful and productive children. To treat kids fairly and set them up for success, it also takes knowledge of their developmental capacities and limits. As we spend time...


Talking Green: Going bag free in the ‘Boat
Talking Green: Going bag free in the ‘Boat

July 7, 2019

Plastics aren’t just clogging our oceans; it’s raining plastic in nearby Rocky Mountain National Park — a sobering thought with all the June precipitation we had.  Recently, the U.S. Geological Survey reported that 90% of...


Spoke Talk: Routt County Riders loves volunteers
Spoke Talk: Routt County Riders loves volunteers

July 3, 2019

Last week’s trail work day at Flash of Gold had more than 30 volunteers, each equipped with loppers, trimmers and rakes. With such a great turnout, we were able to clear the entire trail from...





Monday Medical: Birth control basics
Monday Medical: Birth control basics

July 1, 2019

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of a two-part series on birth control. Part 2 covers health issues birth control can help treat. With so many options, finding birth control that works for you is...


City Council FYI: Property Tax — then and now
City Council FYI: Property Tax — then and now

July 1, 2019

“No more taxes. I already pay too much to the city,” was the beginning of a conversation with a community member a week ago.  And, several weeks before that, I was having a similar conversation...


County Update: Aspects of healthy life in Routt County
County Update: Aspects of healthy life in Routt County

June 30, 2019

As I travel around Routt County, I see many of our residents riding bikes, running, skiing, walking and engaging in all kinds of healthy activities. Routt County’s natural environment lends itself to living an active...



Spoke Talk: Routt County hires executive director
Spoke Talk: Routt County hires executive director

June 26, 2019

Time to pass the cycling advocacy torch. Routt County Riders welcomes Laraine Martin as its new executive director. Since finishing graduate school at the University of Denver, Martin has been involved in nonprofit management for...