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Talking Green: What’s your present to the Planet this year?

November 11, 2018 — The recent monumental report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says that limiting global warming to 1.5ºC will require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in energy, transportation, waste, buildings, land use and more. The next few years are probably the most important in our

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Guest commentary: Open enrollment on the individual marketplace begins Nov. 1

October 30, 2018 — For the more than 1,800 Routt County residents who purchase their health insurance through Connect for Health Colorado, open enrollment for 2019 begins Nov. 1. This is the one time all year when our customers can change their health insurance coverage, unless they experience a

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Sarah Coleman: Recipes for pumpkin spice season

October 11, 2018 — 'Tis the season of the pumpkin. Baked, canned, carved, latté, sweet, savory — you name it — the pumpkin goes all ways, especially in October. Let’s celebrate with a few fun recipes to get you in the fall holiday mood.

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Tales from the Tread: Museum receives Steamboat Pilot photo collection

September 18, 2018 — A vital part of Steamboat Springs' history has been saved through the efforts of the Tread of Pioneers Museum and Steamboat Pilot & Today. The museum is proud to announce that it has received the entire historic photograph collection of The Steamboat Pilot newspaper —

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From the editor: Longevity event offers secrets for living well

September 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — This morning, I hung up the phone after interviewing Jim Meyers, one of Routt County's octogenarians, and felt incredibly inspired. At 85, Jim has the activity level of a man 50 years his junior. He routinely hikes in the wilderness that surrounds

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City Council FYI: Yampa River management could face new norm

September 16, 2018 — The recent and unprecedented call on the Yampa River has generated questions, concerns and even fear. But it is hard to say that this came as a surprise. If you have been tracking the status of the Yampa this summer, you likely saw this coming.

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Focus on fitness: Off-season exercise key to an enjoyable ski season

September 16, 2018 — As the leaves turn yellow, and some lament the end of summer, many in Ski Town USA are dreaming of powder days ahead. The lifts in Steamboat start turning in less than 10 weeks, and if you want to make the most of your season,

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Thoughtful Parenting: Youth can serve community and reap benefits

September 16, 2018 — Whether it's to connect more with the community, serve others or even simply get a ski pass, many in our community choose to give back by volunteering. The benefits of volunteering are many, and those benefits extend to our youth as well. Volunteering not only

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Master Gardener: Beautiful zinnias

September 11, 2018 — For several years I've been working on an easy to maintain garden that attracts wildlife.  Native perennial plants with low water needs have been carefully selected and have replaced non-natives that need more water or don't appeal to pollinators.  I've kept a few favorite non-native

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Travel to Ice Age America, meet author

September 6, 2018 — “Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America” by Craig Childs When the sea levels rise, what will become of precarious Manhattan, perched on its island? Will Long Island Sound someday become Long Island Bay, leaving its anthropological identity erased by tidal sands

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Master Gardener: Trowel and error – indoor lemons

September 4, 2018 — When my parents left my childhood home, with its rich, sandy loam and lovingly tended orchards and vineyards, for a postage stamp lot on a golf course, Dad planted a dwarf Meyer lemon in a large pot and placed it in an area of dappled

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From the Editor: ‘Super Seniors’ share their secrets to long life

September 3, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — If you hang out in Steamboat Springs for very long, you'll notice the town is full of active senior citizens. I know dozens of people 75 and older who still ski, mountain bike, lift weights and work out more vigorously than people

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Monday Medical: Allergy or cold? Here’s how to tell

September 3, 2018 — Dealing with sniffles and a sore throat this fall? You may have allergies. Then again, you may have a cold. Below, Dr. Jon Hamilton, a family medicine physician in Steamboat Springs and a member of the medical staff at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, outlines

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Thoughtful Parenting: 4 tasks make for better parenting

September 2, 2018 — Am I parenting well? It's the question that nags at all of us, and the inevitable answer is sometimes yes and sometimes no. After all, we can't be perfect parents all the time, but our willingness to ask the question and think about our approach

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Community Agriculture Alliance: Agriculture and wildlife

August 31, 2018 — Fortunately, in Colorado, we have a diverse array of public and private lands intermixed across the landscape. Deer, elk, pronghorn, moose, black bear, mountain lion, numerous small mammals along with birds of all shapes and sizes inhabit these lands. Some of the most valuable lands

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Monday Medical: Breathe in, breathe out

August 27, 2018 — Your respiratory system works hard, logging 20,000 breaths daily. But sometimes, issues arise. "Respiratory muscles are working every minute of the day, every day of our lives," said Dr. James Hoyt, a pulmonologist with UCHealth Pulmonology Clinic – Harmony Campus in Fort Collins, who also sees

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Thoughtful Parenting: A new twist on an old classic

August 26, 2018 — Most parents during their younger years were frequently rebutted from their requests by a father or grandfather stating that, "When I was your age, I had to walk five miles to school uphill both ways through eight feet of snow." Such responses often drew groans

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Focus on Fitness: Steamboat swimmers find fun, health and competition with masters

August 26, 2018 — They come from different athletic backgrounds. Former Division I collegiate athletes, amateur race participants and those just looking to stay in shape. Twice a week they meet to socialize, practice, compete and bond around the sport they love. We're not talking about skiing, mountain biking

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Dog’s Eye View: Missing puzzle pieces

August 24, 2018 — Being an aspiring "Behavior Geek" I'm always on the look out for how an individual behavior or relationship started and what keeps it going.  The "keeps it going" part has everything to do with how the behavior has been reinforced.  My mind wants to know

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Chamber CEO: Diversify local economy

August 21, 2018 — The 2018-19 school year has begun in Steamboat Springs. Kindergarteners and their parents are full of nerves and excitement. Seniors walk into school with an air of confidence like never before. This school year will be different for some kids, wondering if this might be

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