The spotlight was nothing new for Nic Paxton as he prepared for his senior year. Paxton jumped onto the Soroco stage as a sophomore, assuming playmaker roles on the Rams football and basketball teams.
Senior Josie Rossi may have been farther down the offensive stat sheet, but she was one of the key cogs for the Rams girls basketball team just the same.
Ryan Domson’s return from a devastating offseason knee injury wasn’t the stuff of movies or sporting legend. The Hayden High School senior’s journey might not have been made for Hollywood, but it still dropped plenty of jaws across the Yampa Valley.
The challenge in front of Betsy Frick was daunting. The task was to restart a youth program from scratch with little to no help. But Frick said she had no reservations about the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team.
The Moffat County girls basketball team had work ethic and a been-here-before attitude for the 2012-13 season. With seven seniors who had contributed varsity minutes the year before, expectations were high for the Bulldogs.
Playing in the state quarterfinals, the Steamboat and Cheyenne Mountain boys lacrosse teams went back and forth with Steamboat narrowly holding on. The win put the Sailors in the Final Four for the first time in school history.
Soroco High School MVPs by team
Hayden High School MVPs by team
The season started with a high ranking and all the optimism possible, but there were plenty of times during the regular season when it appeared this Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team might not be all that special.
A list of the other top Yampa Valley athletes this past year.
Steamboat Springs High School MVPs by team
Moffat County High School MVPs by team
The weather has taken a turn for summer in the past week, and outdoor recreation is on the rise. The biggest local outdoors attraction for summer activities is the Yampa River, where residents can boat, float and fish for much of the year.
For the aspiring filmmakers of Steamboat Springs High School, the greatest reward was seeing their hard work come to life Saturday night at the first Steamboat Springs Student Film Festival.
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites, located along the Jones Hole Trail, are a popular destination for anglers and hikers, and although Dinosaur doesn’t seem like the most ideal habitat for bears, several black bear sightings have been reported to monument officials during the past several weeks.
The Paddle Battle returns for its third year in Steamboat.
Taking the stage Sunday will be three Routt County musical acts: guitarist and singer Guerin Lewis, ’80s tribute band All About Me and folk rock group House with a Yard.
The many scenes that come to Vero Khan’s mind find their way to a formerly blank surface via her paintbrush. This weekend will be the first time the local artist will get the chance to bring her work to a wider audience.
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler will visit Steamboat Springs on Friday for a duo of events, including a noon meet and greet as well as the Routt County Republican's Lincoln Day Dinner.
The competitive mountain bike season has started for some of Steamboat’s most avid cyclists.