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Suzi Mitchell: Hey Kids Milk or Beer with Supper?

When she first came to the U.S. at 19 years old Suzi Mitchell was appalled to find she couldn't legally buy or drink alcohol. This week in her blog she discusses the drinking age here in the U.S.

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Winter makes appearance above 10,000 feet on Steamboat Ski Area

Snow was falling, but not sticking, in downtown Steamboat midday Wednesday, and the National Weather Service in Grand Junction was calling for 3 to 5 inches of snow to accumulate Wednesday afternoon.

Gardening with Deb Babcock: Happiness is … getting dirty

Gardeners always have known a certain joy when getting their hands and feet in the soil. But now scientists have made it official that getting dirty is good for your soul.

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Kelly Bastone: Time to go fishing

Fishing offers a new outdoor activity for kids to get involved with. Not only can they fish, kids can skip stones, build boats, chase frogs, and even pet the fish.

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Spoke Talk: It’s a wrap!

This week wraps up a summer of Spoke Talk columns — yet another sign that cycling days are dwindling and snow soon will be flying.

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The BARley offers a taste of Colorado

Focusing on the richness of the craft beer movement that is expanding throughout the state, The BARley: Colorado Craft & Draft is dedicated to bringing the taste of Colorado to Steamboat and also offers a new kind of bar experience.

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Jimmy Westlake: Total lunar eclipse coming next week

The second total eclipse of the moon this year happens during the wee morning hours of Oct. 8 when the full Harvest Moon once again slips into the shadow of the Earth.

Thoughtful Parenting: 2-year-olds live here

For parents of children in the 2-year-old age range, daily life has an unpredictable factor. The child has a sense of being an independent individual. Parents are trying to interpret the child’s behaviors and trying to keep the child safe.

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Book Review: 'A Sudden Light'

Garth Stein wowed us with "The Art of Racing in the Rain," a story about family told from the perspective of the family dog. Now he’s back with "A Sudden Light," a new narrative about family, and a new and wonderful narrator.

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Steamboat Symphony Orchestra kicks off season with Darkness to Light Concert

Steamboat Symphony Orchestra’s Darkness to Light Concert, presented by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, will be conducted by Ernest Richardson, the event at 7 p.m. Saturday will feature soloist Teresa Steffen Greenlee and about 50 other musicians.

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Steamboat's Plein Air Festival comes to a close this weekend

Throughout the week, 20 local and visiting artists have set up easels across Steamboat Springs for an art event that is meant for the outdoors.

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Top magic act comes to Steamboat Springs

You may have seen duo, David and Leeman, on this past season of "America's Got Talent." This weekend, the magicians will be in Steamboat for an unforgettable show.

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Band coming to Steamboat will relive the '80s

This four-piece cover band from Boulder brings back the '80s, equipped with shredding guitar solos and lots of neon.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Runner’ isn’t quite a-maze-ing

Kids, whenever you think your parents are being unreasonable, consider the fact that they probably never forced you to live in the wilderness and question if your next day would be your last. Compared to the teens of “The Maze Runner,” adolescents who have their cell phone taken away have it pretty easy.

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Stephanie Grey: Band of Heathens

Capturing the essence of Northwest Colorado, Band of Heathens will bring their whiskey smoked, 'no man is an island,' rock infused music to Schmiggity's tonight.

Dog's Eye View: I once was lost, but now I’m found

In a previous article (“Identity theft”), I wrote about different types of identification that would be helpful if your dog was lost. One summer, about 35 years ago, I lost my Irish terrier, Finn. My husband and I were out of town. Throughout a period of three days, Finn was spotted by friends whom he knew, but he kept running.

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Suzi Mitchell: Preserving the sweet taste of nostalgia

Keeping family traditions going through the simple art of making jam.

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Spoke Talk: Bell-built Bear River Bike Park story continues

Steamboat Springs' Bear River Bike Park is not just news to us residents here in Steamboat. Thanks to the Bell Built grant, the park has received and continues to garner national and even international attention.

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Jimmy Westlake: Spot Aquila the Eagle this week

Stroll outside on any early fall evening, look straight up, and there, three very bright stars will catch your eye, forming a giant triangle. The three stars are named Vega, Deneb and Altair and their familiar pattern is nicknamed the Summer Triangle.

Thoughtful Parenting: What does courage mean to you?

Dr. Michael Popkin, author of "Active Parenting of Teens," defines courage as “the confidence to take a known risk for a known purpose.” We often encourage youths to take risks, be brave and give it their best shot. What we don’t encourage is accepting that failure may be the outcome.

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