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Top stories of 2011 in Steamboat Springs

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A few inches of water didn’t stop Steamboat Springs resident Ben Ratliff from riding his bike along the flooded Yampa River Core Trail this summer. Record high-country snowpack resulted in flooding in parts of the county. An article about the Yampa River spilling its banks on the east side of the city cracked the list of most-read stories at No. 10.

Top 20 most-read stories of 2011 on SteamboatToday.com

1 Ride through Steamboat a nostalgic 1 for some; Dec. 12; 19,567 pageviews

2 Strong winds close ski area, cause havoc in Steamboat; Dec. 1; 10,058 pageviews

3 Woman killed in wreck in west Steamboat; Feb. 5; 9,965 pageviews

4 Teen stabbed after altercation at library; April 4; 8,037 pageviews

5 Steamboat man arrested in dog shooting; March 22; 7,299 pageviews

6 Another rockslide near Mount Harris raises safety questions; March 28; 6,019 pageviews

7 Ghost Ranch Saloon closes indefinitely; Oct. 30; 5,964 pageviews

8 Steamboat man dies in Yampa River; June 15; 5,940 pageviews

9 Walgreens project approved by City Council; Feb. 1; 5,492 pageviews

10 Yampa spills over its banks in eastern Steamboat; May 31; 5,404 pageviews

11 Oak Creek man killed in Colo. Highway 131 crash; April 29; 5,322 pageviews

12 Steamboat city manager flown to Denver hospital; Jan. 2; 4,790 pageviews

13 Steamboat school district cancels school; Feb. 2; 4,671 pageviews

14 Steamboat-raised Blake Julian competes on ‘The Bachelor’; May 25; 4,628 pageviews

15 Moose prowl streets of Steamboat; Dec. 22; 4,464 pageviews

16 2 teens arrested in connection to burglaries; May 17; 4,344 pageviews

17 Family, friends remember Jenna Erickson; Feb. 9; 4,209 pageviews

18 Man arrested in connection with church vandalism; Nov. 17; 4,205 pageviews

19 Steamboat man dies after falling from roof; March 18; 4,193 pageviews

20 Hot springs employee robbed at gunpoint; Jan. 23; 4,130 pageviews





A few inches of water didn't stop Steamboat Springs resident Ben Ratliff from riding his bike along the flooded Yampa River Core Trail this summer. Record high-country snowpack resulted in flooding in parts of the county. An article about the Yampa River spilling its banks on the east side of the city cracked the list of most-read stories at No. 10.
John F. Russell