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Children turn out for annual Pumpkin Float

Dozens of youngsters turned out Sunday afternoon for the Old Town Hot Springs' annual Pumpkin Float.

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Local wins hot dog eating contest for 3rd year in a row

To give back to the customers who support The Hungry Dog, the annual hot dog eating competition took place this Saturday afternoon and brought a number of locals and visitors to watch and participate.

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Book Review: 2 picture books for all ages

Perhaps the most enchanting thing about being a bookstore owner and a grandmother is that occasionally the two roles meet in perfect harmony. When I was first introduced — at last year’s book show — to author Aaron Becker and his picture book, "Journey," I was mesmerized.

Historic Routt County celebrates work of veteran journalist

Preserving history through the written word, Tom Ross was recognized for his work by the Historic Routt County with the 2014 Historic Preservation Leadership Award.

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High school play presents life lessons in the form of dramatic comedy

Steamboat Springs High School students have found new depth within themselves and their characters for this weekend's featured play, "The Foreigner."

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The Bock’s Office: ‘The Judge’ can be a bit of a trial to watch

The last thing legal counsel wants is to handle the case of someone who shares their surname. The only thing worse is someone who insists on backseat lawyering, something that happens, but isn’t as funny as it sounds, in “The Judge.”

Dog's Eye View: Pets, passion and purpose

We all (and that includes you) lost a shining star in the world of animal behavior on Sept. 29. Dr. Sophia Yin's star fell way too soon from the galaxy made up of so many other dedicated and knowledgeable veterinarians, animal behaviorists, consultants and trainers.

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John Denver tribute in Steamboat celebrates music of legend

In remembrance and celebration of John Denver, this weekend at the Chief Theater there will be two tribute concerts featuring Cowboy Brad and his nephew Eamonn Morris.

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Oak Creek will be celebrated in more ways than 1 this weekend

On Sunday, Oak Creek will host a myriad of events to celebrate the fall season and the history of the area at what is known as "Oaktoberfest."

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Beauty through an artist's eyes

With vastly different art each year, the 13th annual Bust of Steamboat event will showcase a number of pieces depicting the artists' interpretation or connections to breast cancer.

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Eugene Buchanan: An 'adventure' walk in the desert

The storms hurtle by, missing us by mere miles. Rain streaks come between us and Porcupine Rim to the south, while another burst blows by to the north. Had we been in Moab mountain biking as usual, we’d fear mud, a douching and perhaps a case of squeaky brakes.

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Singer-songwriter brings roots music from New Orleans to Steamboat Springs

Performing a variety of music, singer songwriter, Spencer Bohren will be featured at the Chief Theater this Thursday for the kick off of the Singer Songwriter Series at the theater.

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Behind the Lens: Finding moose before sunrise on Buff Pass

Local photographer Mark Ruckman explains how he got the shot of a moose on a cold morning up on Buff Pass.

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Kelly Bastone: Ski fitness for preschoolers

One of the thrills of being a parent, Kelly Bastone shares the love of skiing with her daughter as they get ready for the upcoming ski season.

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Kelsey Martin: Over-the-knee boots

A timeless look with a flair of effortless chic, over-the-knee boots are something fashion blogger, Kelsey Martin recommends investing in.

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Jimmy Westlake: New comet to buzz Mars on Sunday

Mars and Comet Siding Spring will be about 1.6 astronomical units from the Earth (about 150 million miles) at the time of closest approach, around midday Sunday. Amateur astronomers with telescopes 8 inches in diameter or larger might be able to view the very faint comet and Mars together, side by side, in their telescope that night and the night before closest approach.

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Soup Bowl Supper fundraiser offers unique experience year after year

Every fall, members of Steamboat Clay Artisans make 300 new handmade soup bowls for their Soup Bowl Supper fundraiser at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. This year, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and Community Agriculture Alliance were chosen as recipients of the funds.

Thoughtful Parenting: 1-stop shopping can make your life easier

Parents always are looking for ways to help guarantee their children are set up for success. But if you’re like countless other parents, you may not always have the time, especially when it comes to knowing and understanding all the programs and services that exist in our communities.

Book review: 'Ramona' is curator's treasure

It’s rare when a book crosses my path that feels like a precious historical discovery. Helen Hunt Jackson’s "Ramona," first published in 1884, is just such a book.

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Creating cherished memories at the Hayden Harvest Festival

Envisioning an event for all to enjoy, Monica Case started the Hayden Harvest Festival five years ago, and this Saturday, she expects the annual event to be even bigger and better than before.