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Thinking Outside the Classroom: The transit of Mercury

November 10, 2019

The Earth’s orbit around the sun is what gives us our four seasons, some longer than others. It’s also what gives us an ever-changing night- and daytime sky. At Keystone Science School, we often use...


Biff America: Elegant violence and buffed dudes

November 10, 2019

My father once said seeing his youngest son grow up to be a liberal made him wish birth control was retroactive. My dad’s and my political arguments began long before I reached voting age. We argued...




Letter to the editor: Keep input on minimum wage issue coming

November 10, 2019

Summit County government deserves credit for actively seeking and including the perspectives of local workers in the minimum wage work group’s discussions, thereby allowing a larger and more fully representative set of individuals to influence...


Summit County adoptable pets: week of November 10, 2019

November 9, 2019

The following animals are available for adoption at the Summit County Animal Shelter. Call the shelter at 970-668-3230 with questions. CATS CATALONIA, 8 years, domestic shorthair mix, white and gray, spayed female DRACO, 10 weeks, domestic...



Walking our Faith: God and Brussels sprouts

November 8, 2019

A few weeks ago, I met a friend at Aurum restaurant on Ridge Street in Breckenridge in time to enjoy their well-known happy hour. During happy hour, everything on the snacks menu is half-price, and...



Wine Ink: The Napa Valley Vintners turns 75

November 7, 2019

Name certain places and that for which they are best known instantly comes to mind. Mention “Malibu” and people immediately think surfing. Utter “Green Bay” and images of the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field are...




Steamboat’s earliest opening day in history

November 7, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Resort will open on the earliest date in its history. The 2019-20 season will begin next Friday, Nov. 15, according to a news release from the ski area issued Thursday morning....



Obituary: Gale Susan Nelson Ingalls

November 7, 2019

May 8, 1939 –  November 2, 2019 Gale Susan Nelson Ingalls, 80, passed away November 2, 2019, with her family by her side in Fruita, CO. She was born May 8, 1939 in Sioux Falls,...


High Country Baking: Maple walnut tart

November 7, 2019

The holidays are coming, and this tart is a great way to celebrate the season. It’ll make any meal more festive. Walnuts, brown sugar, coffee and maple syrup combine to make each bite heady with...