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Be safe, use proper gear when playing in the Yampa River this spring

Proper gear a must for spring, summer water outings

With Memorial Day marking the unofficial start of summer, Steamboat Springs residents may be dragging out their warm-weather toys, including kayaks, rafts and paddleboards — if they haven’t already.

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Town Challenge nears season debut at Marabou Ranch

The first race in the 2016 Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series will take place Wednesday at Marabou Ranch. Bikers will have the chance to ride the private course this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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Steamboat woman honored by sporting goods industry

Honey Stinger's Jennifer Shea was tapped as one of SportsOneSource’s annual listing of 40 under 40 award winners.

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Kim Hess, Chhiring Dorje Sherpa reach Everest summit

Steamboat Springs mountain climber Kim Hess reached the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday morning. Chhiring Dorje Sherpa made it Thursday.

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Colbert: Celebrating one year in paradise

The past year of my life is difficult to describe. No doubt it’s been the most amazing 12 months of my existence, but it’s also come with a lot of challenges.

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Spirit of a French exchange

Ski patrol exchange program with Alps resort marks 20th year

During the 2015-16 ski season, Steamboat Ski Area celebrated the 20th anniversary of the ski patrol exchange between the resorts of the Belleville Valley and Steamboat.

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Steamboat nonprofit that empowers people with disabilities one step closer to new campus

The majority of county planning commissioners felt construction of STARS’ 32-guest room lodge is not the primary use of the site but would be an appropriate “accessory” to its adaptive recreation programs.

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After a day looking back, Kennedy moves forward

Twenty years after a serious skiing accident, Craig Kennedy occasionally looks back but keeps moving forward.

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Man involved in mountain lion maiming scheme admits guilt

Last defendant in Utah and Colorado poaching operation pleads guilty

The last of six defendants in a poaching scheme that involved maiming mountain lions and transporting them across state lines pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on April 6.

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The day the mountain moved: Four locals survived Nepal's devastating 2015 earthquake

Four Steamboat locals were on or near Mount Everest when the earth began to shake

Steamboat Springs mountain climber Kim Hess had envisioned her return to base camp at Mount Everest similarly to the way she envisioned reaching the summit. Those two moments live in her dreams, one just as important as the other, because, as she’d already learned through one excruciating accident, a climb isn’t over until you’ve gone all the way up, then come all the way back down.

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SSWSC duo competes at big mountain championships

Steamboat's Bryce Zetzman took 27th overall in the boys' 12-14 age group.

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National Park Service celebrates centennial by offering free admission

Looking for a quick getaway? Starting Saturday, the National Park Service will offer free admission to all national parks that normally charge admission fees.

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Mud season offers its own activities

It's mud season in Steamboat, but options still abound in the area. Here's Explore Steamboat's guide to getting through this year's mud season.

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Behind the Gold: Remembering a hero

Skiers remember Olympic champion Bill Johnson.

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Mud season in Moab

Reporter, friends head to Utah to visit parks, explore with wonderment

As we attempted to pitch our tents behind the few barriers we could find, the relentless assailant that was the wind continued to beat down on us, refusing to make our first memories of camping in Moab, Utah, nice ones.

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