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You Heart What You Eat: Spaghetti & Sweet Sauce

Offering healthy alternatives and recipes, Tera Johnson-Swartz is the newest Explore contributor and will be featured in the weekly blog series, “You Heart What You Eat.” This week, she features a savory-sweet spaghetti dish.

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Five minutes with...Strings Music Festival Director Michael Sachs

Last fall, the music director baton for the Strings Music Festival was passed to Michael Sachs, a 26-year principal trumpet for the Cleveland Orchestra. Educated at Julliard and recognized internationally as a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, teacher and author, Sachs’ line-up kicks off with some of his favorite players. Here’s his take on Steamboat and his new role.

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Brand Stand: Routt County ranchers leave the last marks of Western range days

It’s May and local cattle rancher Larry Monger is sitting on the ground with his boot planted behind the hind leg of a calf at his cattle ranch along the lower Elk River. Hands wrapped around other the forefoot, he pulls back to keep the calf still. His partner, son-in-law Justin Warren, kneels on the animal’s neck, bending the elbow of its front leg. An audible hiss and the smell of sizzling hair and hide permeates the air. The calf has officially entered the world of the marked, a T overlapping an H for all to see. Welcome to branding season in Steamboat Springs...

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Cabin turned Craftsman: Novel home arises from abode of famous novelist

The iconic, two-story Craftsman-style home that Susan Handloff and Bert Halberstadt built at 173 Maple Avenue downtown rose from humble beginnings. At its heart is a simple log cabin, one of three constructed by Steamboat’s most famous author, John Rolfe Burroughs, upon his return to Steamboat in 1945 after spending four years in a Japanese prisoner of war camp during World War II.

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Meet Steamboat’s Master Gardeners: Mary Kaye Schoeneman

Sure, a lot of us have gardens. But few among us have sprouted with the pastime like Jack’s proverbial beanstalk, taking the activity to new levels. These are our local Colorado Master Gardeners, a registered service mark of Colorado State University Extension office.

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Meet Steamboat’s Master Gardeners: Britni Johnson

Sure, a lot of us have gardens. But few among us have sprouted with the pastime like Jack’s proverbial beanstalk, taking the activity to new levels. These are our local Colorado Master Gardeners, a registered service mark of Colorado State University Extension office.

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10 tips for selling your home

Getting your house or condo ready to put on the market can be daunting, but not if you put together a game plan and stick to a checklist. In today’s competitive market, you can never replace someone’s first impression so set your property above the others with these tips.

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Veggie Primer: Growing Tips

Want to grow your own vegetables? Here are some pointers from the CSU Extension Office’s Todd Hagenbuch.

Lawn hints

Want a lawn worthy of croquet? Heed this advice from Gecko Landscaping’s Dave Ince.

Painting tips

Peter Sloop of Sloop Painting has been putting brush to board since 1998. Here’s his take on maintaining everything from siding to decks.

Home maintenance tips 101

Steamboat’s long, snow-filled winters can take their toll on your home. Here are a few mud season tips to maintain your home’s value and catch issues before they become expensive repairs.

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Steamboat Scuttlebutt

A Steamboat Living round-up of noteworthy newsbites...

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Dino Celebrates Hundo: National Monument rolls out new logo, app for centennial

While 100 years might not seem like much to the dinosaurs buried beneath its sandstone hogbacks, it is to Dinosaur National Monument, which celebrates its centennial in 2015.

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Catching up with Cogma Bikewear

In a community defined by its passion for adventure but perhaps not its style, Karen Tremaine and Clint Ball of Cogma Bikewear are redefining the standards of biking.

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A man and his board: Inside a local carpenter’s surfboard hobby

You’d think local carpenter Paul Hobson might be tired of plying his trade by the end of each day. Not so. You can find him inside his garage building wooden surfboards under the brand name Estrus.

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