Luke Graham columns


Luke Graham: Upstaged by the prime minister

The interviewing process at the Olympics is always challenging. It’s interesting, it’s tight spaced, and often, it’s downright frustrating.

Luke Graham: Hiester wraps 40-year lacrosse career

Past one end zone, just outside the track and just under the Legacy Stadium scoreboard sat Bob Hiester somewhere in the confines of the Cracker Jack box locker room, giving one final post-game speech.

Luke Graham: Steamboat Springs' Johnny Spillane leaves lasting mark

Johnny Spillane's career is marked with shining moments. But it's the moments outside those that should be remembered most.

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Luke Graham: University of Colorado has a decision to make

The problems that plagued football coaches Jon Embree, Dan Hawkins and Gary Barnett are still present at the University of Colorado.

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Luke Graham: Battle Mountain's run to state title a win for Western Slope

Steamboat's longtime rival on the soccer pitch is on the cusp of something rare in the state of Colorado. Soccer on the Western Slope has been defined by the two mountain schools. Steamboat and Battle Mountain have waged classic battles for years.

Duking it Out: Steamboat Today's sports guys predict outcome of Hayden vs. Soroco 8-man showdown

Hayden and Soroco high schools will meet on the gridiron Friday for the first time since 2007, now as 8-man teams. Steamboat Today's Joel Reichenberger and Luke Graham predict how the revived rivalry will shake out.

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Luke Graham: How 'Appetite For Destruction' changed my life

The year 1994 changed my life. One sweet summer day, I heard Guns N’ Roses' "Appetite For Destruction" for the first time. That moment changed the musical landscape for me.

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Luke Graham: It could be worse

There is good news and bad news.  The good is that swimming has become a regular exercise for me, and it become easier every time I hit the pool.

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Luke Graham: The open water series is coming

What started as a late night conversation now is a reality. And at first I wasn’t sure what I had got myself into. But now, I believe I’m ready. The Bald Eagle Lake Open Water Series begins July 2. It continues every Monday after in July. I will be doing each one.

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Luke Graham: Here’s to you, Seattle

I’m not exactly sure why my friend grew up a Seattle fan. But he loved the Supersonics. He had an obsession with Gary Payton and wore that god awful green and yellow No. 20 jersey. But when the Thunder made the finals, he was inconsolable.

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Luke Graham: Memories of Class of 2012

This time of year reminds me most about playing sports in high school. There will be a lot of advice this week and in the coming weeks about being leaders, changing the world and making the Class of 2012 a special one.

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Luke Graham: Can baseball be viable in Colorado?

The old Generation-R slogan the Colorado Rockies had prior to the 2005 season was always good for the bank account but never for the soul. 

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Luke Graham: Skiing makes you smart

Mid-day Friday, sitting down with Emily Hannah and Mary O’Connell, I felt like I should have brought my résumé. They eventually could be my boss. It’s not as far-fetched as people might think.

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Luke Graham: A new goal is set for Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse

It’s almost unbelievable to talk about next year’s high school lacrosse season when the best one Steamboat Springs High School has seen just ended.

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Luke Graham: Good to you have you back, baseball

By the time I looked down at my cellphone on Saturday and saw Dave Roy’s number, it confirmed things. Baseball in Steamboat still matters.