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Book Review: 'Narrow Road' destined to be a classic war novel

Gracefully told and with fluidity more akin to a symphony than a piece of historical fiction, the 2014 Man Booker Prize winner "Narrow Road to the Deep North" is the story of a group of Australian POWs forced to work on the notorious Burma Railway. The summary could end there, but that would be an affront to everything that Flanagan has so delicately poured into this novel.

Best of the Boat goes big

The votes poured in like the near record-setting rain this August in our 2014 Best of the Boat contest. By the time they were all tallied, nearly 83,000 votes were tallied from 4,500 voters, answering 112 questions in six different categories, representing the biggest opinion-canvassing campaign our town has ever seen.

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Best of the Boat: Saddleback Ranch wins best guest ranch

It doesn’t take long to figure what makes Saddleback Ranch such a special place and worthy of being named Best Guest Ranch.

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Best of the Boat: KBCR Big Country Radio wins best radio station

At KBCR Big Country Radio, the concept is simple. Give the people what they want.

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Staying Fit: Ski training tips from personal trainer Brady Worster

Brady Worster’s personal story serves as an inspiration to many.

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Best of the Boat: Best Local Band — Loose Change

Performing in local venues and numerous parties or events all over town, this local tightly knit rockin' group shows no sign of slowing down.

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Best of the Boat: Best Local Artist — Lance Whitner 

Feeling most at home outdoors, this local artist depicts her own interpretations and appreciation for the beautiful landscape of the Yampa Valley.

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Best of the Boat: Boys & Girls Club wins best kids program

Whether it’s for an hour after school or a full day during summer vacation, youngsters are welcome at the Boys and Girls Club at remarkably low rates.

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Best of the Boat: MountainBrew wins best coffee shop

The sign in front of Mountain Brew signals that it’s a coffee shop, but really it’s a restaurant that feels like home.

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Best of the Boat: Cafe Diva wins best dessert

Chef Kate Rench, of Cafe Diva, reels in her customers with a dessert menu studded with confections that evoke country home cooking. Then she dazzles them with an exotic twist on those old favorites like, for instance, a summery fresh peach cake.

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Best of the Boat: Del’s Triangle 3 Ranch wins best horseback riding

If Steamboat Springs is America’s authentic cowboy ski town, Ray Heid, with one foot in a cowboy boot and the other buckled into his Telemark ski boot, personifies that spirit. And visitors tap into it.

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Best of the Boat: Ore House at the Pine Grove wins best steak

It helps to have experience when serving up steaks. Operating out of the same location since its founding in 1971, Ore House at the Pine Grove has more than perhaps any other restaurant in town, which is what helped it win this year’s Best Steak category.

Best of the Boat: Ciao Gelato wins best ice cream/frozen yogurt category

Go ahead, take a spoonful. Or even two. Lynne and Massimo Romeo, as well as their sons Mirko and Gabri, won’t mind one bit as you sample their delicious gelato. They know you’ll be coming back for more.

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Best of the Boat: ROOTZ gets best vegetarian menu

Foods to balance the body

Best Vegetarian Menu: ROOTZ

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Best of the Boat: Freshies wins best lunch spot

There’s something about a great lunch that helps you get through the day.

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Best of the Boat: Best Happy Hour — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill

There is something for everybody at this establishment featuring an inviting atmosphere for families and even the late night happy hour crowd.

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Best of the Boat: Fuzziwig's is #1 candy/sweets store

For kids of all ages, a trip downtown or a family vacation to Steamboat Springs just isn’t complete without a stop (or two or three) at Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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Best of the Boat: Rocket Fizz places second in best candy shop category

If you want to go retro, Rocket Fizz on Lincoln Avenue is the bee’s knees. Open since May, the candy and soda pop shop has vintage appeal that attracts old-timers and youngsters in droves.

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Best New Restaurant: E3 Chophouse

A riverside location, great ambiance and focus on fresh was all it took for E3 Chophouse to win Best New Restaurant in this year’s tally.

Best Place to Watch the Game (and Best Bar): Carl’s Tavern

Want to watch people happily watching the game? Just peer through the windows of Carl’s Tavern downtown, which won not only Best Bar this year but also Best Place to Watch the Game.