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Leah Vann: Loss of identity in cancer narrative

January 12, 2019 — Steamboat Springs sports editor speaks out about the missing perspective on a national story in college football.

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Dog’s Eye View: Puppies are for life, not just Christmas

January 5, 2019 — They took me away from my litter mates and my Mom. Now I'm pushed into a hideaway, isolated from everything that gave me comfort and helped me feel safe. Oh no, they're squishing me, passing me around and touching me all over. I don't know

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Eugene Buchanan: Counting ‘um’s’ with the Steamboat Toastmasters

December 26, 2018 — While Steamboat’s clubs come in all shapes and sizes, Steamboat Toastmasters is solely dedicated to helping you, uh, er, overcome your fear of talking to a crowd.

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Eugene Buchanan: Hunting for a Christmas tree the Steamboat way

December 21, 2018 — “Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree, how beautiful your branches …”Well, not all the time.

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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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