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Yampa River Fest returns with new event

The only new event at this year’s Yampa River Festival, which takes place Friday and Saturday in Steamboat Springs, Tube Rodeo promises to bring a little extra havoc than previous years.

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Yampatika partnering with agencies to provide mini-grants for environmental education

Groups interested in providing environmental literacy curriculum in Northwest Colorado have until Monday to apply for mini-grants offered through the Environmental Protection Agency.

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Catch the Drift event Thursday at Chief Theater

An event at the Chief Theater Thursday evening formally kicks off the “Catch the Drift” river stewardship project of the 2015 Leadership Steamboat class.

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New antibiotic guidelines help children during tick season

As tick bite season takes hold in Northwest Colorado and across the country, medical professionals locally are heralding new guidelines that support the use of an antibiotic to help tick bite infections in children.

Campers brave conditions for Memorial Day weekend

Despite the damp weather, people were filling up propane tanks, and campers were rolling into Routt County for Memorial Day weekend.

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More than a race

Track helps Steamboat teen overcome life's hurdles

Jon Ruehle won much more than a race in his first year on the Steamboat Springs High School track team.

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Eugene Buchanan: Riding the spike

Every sport has its Holy Grail, that pinnacle of perfect conditions. For kayakers in Steamboat this past week, it’s catching the Yampa at peak flood. This is when the river is its most powerful.

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City of Steamboat Springs reminds trail users to abide by trail etiquette

As temperatures warm up, area trails are opening on Emerald Mountain, and the city is urging people to stay off muddy trails and follow trail etiquette.

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Weekend draws plenty of riders for early trail openings

Steamboat Springs riders and hikers are enjoying some early trail openings along the Emerald Mountain trail system and other trails in the valley.

Trek home begins for Everest climbers

A pair of Steamboat Springs climbers are making their way home a week after an earthquake devastated Nepal, where they were attempting to climb Mount Everest.

Thoughtful Parenting: Children and water safety

It is important to keep water safety in mind with the increased opportunities to recreate in and be around water.

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Branching out — Local craftsmen turn passions for artistry into practical creations

In a fast-paced world where people can buy anything they want with a credit card and a computer, and in a world where people are impressed by brand names instead of workmanship, there is a group of Steamboat Springs’ artists traveling their own path.

Steamboat climbers reported safe after Everest avalanche

A pair of Steamboat Springs-based climbers are safe after a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by a devastating earthquake in Nepal.

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A world away, Steamboaters ride

Craigen, Stewart racing in South African event

Steamboat mountain bikers Robin Craigen and Mel Stewart started Friday in a nine-day stage race on the other side of the world. They're competing in the Joberg2C event in South Africa.

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Club honors 34, celebrates the season

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club took time last week to reflect back on its recently finished season, handing out awards April 15 to recognize the best performances of what was a long and successful season for club skiers.

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