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Master Gardener: Taming a lilac bush
Master Gardener: Taming a lilac bush

June 18, 2019

A lilac is a wonderful bush in most gardens, adding fragrance and color early in the gardening season. It requires little attention and will adapt to its site, be it sunny or shady, wet or...




Northwest Colorado Health: Test, prevent, treat
Northwest Colorado Health: Test, prevent, treat

June 16, 2019

National HIV Testing Day on Thursday, June 27, encourages people to get tested, know their HIV status and take steps to prevent or treat the virus. This message is more powerful than ever thanks to...



Spoke Talk: Adaptive cycling in Routt County
Spoke Talk: Adaptive cycling in Routt County

June 13, 2019

When was the last time you did not try something because it seemed too difficult or risky? Mountain biking often presents opportunities to challenge yourself and expand what you think you can or can’t do...




Master Gardener: Parade of spring flowers
Master Gardener: Parade of spring flowers

June 12, 2019

After the long winter, flowers are a welcome sight. The parade of blooming flowers in Routt County started in mid-April with a few native blooming wildflowers, then a variety of bulbs, continuing with flowering shrubs...




Monday Medical: The functional shoulder
Monday Medical: The functional shoulder

June 10, 2019

When it comes to overhead sports like baseball and tennis, the shoulder joint plays an important role. Its wide range of motion makes it possible to pitch or serve a ball, but also leaves the...



Dog’s Eye View: Get out of my face
Dog’s Eye View: Get out of my face

June 7, 2019

Have you ever been around someone and had them move so close to you that you feel uncomfortable? Elevators in the city just give me the creeps. People are way too close and pressing in for...


Celestial News: See Jupiter at its best
Celestial News: See Jupiter at its best

June 6, 2019

Jupiter is the planet that was almost a star. It’s true! Like a star, Jupiter is composed mostly of hydrogen gas. It radiates more heat than it receives from space. It generates a powerful magnetic...


Spoke Talk: Bike to Work month
Spoke Talk: Bike to Work month

June 5, 2019

June is Bike to Work month.  It’s officially designated by the Colorado legislature, and Bike to Work Day will be June 26.  In addition to all the health benefits of biking to work, you can...


Master Gardener: Junior Master Gardener news
Master Gardener: Junior Master Gardener news

June 4, 2019

The Junior Master Gardening program, under the direction of Routt County Master Gardeners, has taken on a new look this season. The program will be overseeing two gardens. Laura Stout has graciously donated her garden...


Tales from the Tread: ‘This Place Matters’
Tales from the Tread: ‘This Place Matters’

June 4, 2019

The Tread of Pioneers Museum, Steamboat Springs Historic Preservation Commission, Historic Routt County and Main Street Steamboat Springs celebrated Historic Preservation month throughout May by joining the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s national campaign, “This...



County Update: Residents should play a role in safety
County Update: Residents should play a role in safety

June 3, 2019

Routt County plays a critical role of ensuring the safety of residents and visitors. The most obvious and visible is law enforcement through the Routt County Sheriff’s Office. The county also is responsible for the...