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Explore’s Top 5 events for July 31 to Aug. 2

Not sure what to do this weekend? Explore brings you the top five picks for this weekend's round of events.

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Visiting Drepung Loseling monks begin their mandala sand painting in Steamboat Springs

This weekend the Drepung Loseling monks are back in town to create a Green Tara mandala sand painting for the Steamboat Springs community.

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The Bock’s Office: ‘Paper Towns’ a low-key, likeable teen flick

If you’re familiar with the author of “Paper Towns,” you may be expecting the new film adaptation to reach for the “Stars.” But, it doesn’t — it charts its own course, which upon watching the film, you’ll realize is just fine.

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Iconic Steamboat business embarks on Iconic ride

For nearly a decade, a group of cyclists have gathered at Smartwool headquarters in Steamboat Springs to begin a journey they call the “Ride to O.R.” This year’s trek starts Friday, and I will have the honor of traveling alongside these riders who are banded together by their love for adventure.

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Steamboat Lake to host annual sailing regatta this weekend

Sure, it’s competitive and racers want to win. But this weekend’s 14th annual Steamboat Scowboys Regatta at Steamboat Lake is mostly about having fun.

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Adventure of the week: Casting a line

Fly fishing an easy habit to catch

Steamboat Pilot and Today reporter Audrew Dwyer had never been fishing, but she got a major introduction to the sport on a recent trip with a local outfitter.

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The Voice (2012) finalist comes to Steamboat Springs

Touring the country to share is blues, rock, jazz and soul infused music, Nicholas David will make a stop in Steamboat Springs this weekend for a unique performance.

Community Ag Alliance: Routt County Fair is the best

We’ve come a long way since 1914, but the “feeling” of the fair remains the same, according to Sandy Boston, of Hayden, who says: “Because no matter where you’re from — a big city or a little town — the Routt County Fair makes you feel like you’ve come home.”

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Yacht Club to feature resident who sailed around the world for club's first fundraiser

In 1984, Steamboat Springs resident Bonnie McGee and her then-husband left their jobs as teachers for a sailing voyage around the world, a burning desire for adventure fueling their leap. Thirty-one years and a book later, the Steamboat Springs Yacht Club will feature McGee and her story at their first annual club fundraiser at 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Chief Theater.

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Justin Kaliszewsk: My time in the "Boat"

Founder and instructor of Outlaw Yoga, Justin Kaliszewsk, spent time in Steamboat Springs last weekend for the Steamboat Movement Fest and wrote about his experience exploring all the town has to offer and meeting the people.

Storm Peak Hill Climb

July 29, 2015 Novice Women 35+Place Name Age Time Bib No. 1 Lane Malone 51 36:13 718

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Bingham, Williams first to Storm Peak finish

The general consensus among local mountain bikers is Wednesday’s Storm Peak Hill Climb is the sort of beast you don’t pick a battle with unless everyone else is doing the same. Basically, it’s about peer pressure.

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Gardening with Deb: Daylilies: A good choice for Routt County gardens

Although they are not true lilies, daylilies are a wonderful garden plant for borders, patio containers and ground cover that crowds out weeds and offers long-lasting color. Many daylily varieties flourish in our mountain climate.

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Mandala sand painting by the visiting Drepung Loseling monks begins Wednesday

Today, six visiting monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will begin the five-day process to create an awe-inspiring mandala sand painting at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Spoke Talk: What's with Enduro?

If you are a mountain biker, you have most likely noticed a new and growing term in the industry, “Enduro.” What exactly is Enduro? Is it a bike? Is it a trail? Is it a new flavor of Stinger waffles? Enduro is one of the fastest-growing forms of mountain bike racing; it is very popular in Europe and is rapidly gaining steam in the U.S. Enduro is not cross country and it is not downhill racing; it is a mix of the two.

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