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First Friday Artwalk listings for May 6, 2016

First Friday Artwalk events take place from 5 to 8 p.m. April 6, in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Tales from the Tread: "Two Friends Meet"

The new "Two Friends Meet" exhibit at Tread of Pioneers Museum features fine art prints depicting local rancher Vernon Summer by watercolor artist Gary Hawk.

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Jimmy Westlake: See rare transit of Mercury Monday

For seven and a half hours on May 9, Mercury will slowly transit all the way across the face of the sun, although, we in Colorado won’t see the entire event.

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Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery artists have left the building

Artists of the Circle 7 Fine Art Gallery no longer have their work at the 1009 Lincoln Ave. location.

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Yampa River Fine Art Stroll among five juried art shows this summer

The national festival promoter, Howard Alan Events, will return to Colorado this summer with five juried art shows, including the Yampa River Fine Art Stroll in August.

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Home & Garden Expo will offer expert tips and advice Saturday

This weekend, the third annual Home & Garden Expo will kickoff the spring planting season with advice from local garden experts and showcase local vendors.

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Recalling the '60s in Routt County with elegant prose

John Whittum’s new book is a collection of non-fiction essays about Strawberry Park and nearby landmarks, as well as poems and historical fiction rooted in the early 1960s.

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Events celebrate Hayden's heritage

Tickets are now on sale for the Hayden Heritage Center's summer events that aim to raise funds for the museum's expansion project.

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You Heart What You Eat: Chick-Pea-Casse-Cotta

This week, Explore's food contributor Tera Johnson-Swartz shares a recipe that is easy to make and loaded with protein and vitamins.

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Steamboat Springs competing for spot in Outside Magazine’s Best Towns 2016 contest

Outside Magazine has nominated Steamboat Springs in its Best Towns of 2016 contest, and it's up to readers to decide the winner.

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Steamboat Scuttlebutt

Short strokes from life in Ski Town USA

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Fossil find: New Pterosaur found near Dinosaur National Monument

There’s more reason to make the voyage toward Vernal, Utah — and to be glad you weren’t doing so 210 million years ago. At a cliffside, first unearthed in 2009 just outside Dinosaur National Monument, paleontologists recently discovered the remains of a new pterosaur, the largest flying reptile of its time.

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Kermit the Frog vs. Local David Jolly

People in Steamboat have many hidden talents. None more guttural than that of David Jolly, a former Disney performer who, in 2004 after Disney’s acquisition of The Muppets, was a lily pad’s hop away from becoming the new voice for the lovable Kermit the Frog. Here’s how the two stack up head to slimy head.

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The Lorenz home: A showcase of industrial mountain contemporary

Call it “steampunk.” That sums up the interior of Jim and Lisa Lorenz’s new 2,600-square-foot, three-bedroom, 2 1/2-bath house in upper Fairview, which blends an array of modern finishes with a more rustic, industrial-style feel.

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Straw bale gardens

With no shortage of straw in the Yampa Valley, add productive garden space and raise your planting bed with straw bale gardening.

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10 tips for creating a raised-bed garden

Want your garden to grow to new heights, while saving your knees for Steamboat’s ski slopes? Try a raised bed for easier access and greater productivity.

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Indoor gardens

With Steamboat’s short growing season, why not extend it to produce fresh produce year-round? From microgreens to tomatoes, it’s easier than you think with a small scale indoor garden. While it won’t yield the same results as a sunny outdoor garden, the flavor can’t be beat when outdoor growing isn’t an option.

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Hoop houses

One of the most straightforward ways for controlling a gardening environment is the hoop house, a semi-circular tunnel structure encapsulating a garden.

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Grow your own

Nothing beats homegrown veggies on the dinner plate. But with Steamboat’s relatively short growing season, it’s easy for the window to close before your plants produce. We went to an expert — the CSU Extension Office’s Todd Hagenbuch — for the following pointers on growing produce in the Yampa Valley.

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Take a look inside new brewpub under construction on Yampa Street

Soon, pieces of the large, wooden spools that used to store cable at Yampa Valley Electric Association will be used to craft Mountain Tap Brewery's new bar.

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