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Thank you, UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center

September 12, 2019

To all of the nurses, doctors, X-ray technicians, support staff and anyone else involved in my care at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center — you have all been absolutely wonderful! My soul has been eased...


Celebrate National Assisted Living Week at The Haven

September 12, 2019

When you first walk into The Haven, you cannot help but be struck by its charm: the smiling and personable staff, residents playing cards in the dining area, home-cooked meals three times a day, the...


Wedel: School bond projects not supported by demographics

September 12, 2019

The school bond projects are not supported by the demographic projections. Steamboat school district K-5 enrollment peaked at 1165 students in 2015 and has declined by 95 to 1070 students for fall 2019. K-5 enrollment...





Grand Futures: Should you drug test your child?

September 9, 2019

Growing up is never easy, and being a parent these days presents a whole host of challenges. Peer pressure to experiment with drugs can be difficult to resist for youth. As a parent, you may...




Margaret Huron: Past, present and future enrollment numbers

September 5, 2019

The Steamboat Springs School District has employed three different professional demographers over the past five years to assist with its master plan for schools. Similar to meteorologists for weather forecasting, these professionals use various methods and...


Spoke Talk: The challenges of commuting

September 4, 2019

So, put down your coffee and take a seat. I think mountain biking is ridiculous. Biking uphill is unmitigated torture, and downhill seems like a fast, awkward way to get myself killed in nature. Still...




Monday Medical: Understanding your blood

September 2, 2019

Coursing just below the surface of your skin is your body’s very own transportation highway: your blood. Its brings oxygen and nutrients to cells, allows the brain and organs to communicate and helps the immune...



Morgan Liddick: The truth about assault weapons bans

August 29, 2019

It started as the sort of inside-baseball thing that Politifact and other “fact-checking” websites try to avoid: a complicated question based on the definition of what “is” is. It ended as an exposure of the...



Spoke Talk: An eighth-grade look at the Colorado Classic

August 28, 2019

This past week, I had the opportunity to meet some of the professional female racers that came to town for the Colorado Classic stage race. This women-only race was inspiring, motivational and encouraging for me...