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Stagecoach ice fishing tourney draws more than 80 competitors

More than 80 competitors took to Stagecoach Reservoir on Sunday for the third annual Steamboat Great Outdoors Ice Fishing Tournament.

Andy Wirth describes how music of Pearl Jam pulled him through near-fatal skydiving accident

The recounting of his brush with death is made more poignant by Andy Wirth’s description of how the lyrics to a song by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, “Just Breathe,” helped him while struggling to maintain his composure in the minutes after he was injured.

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Fly-fishing in Steamboat doesn't stop with frigid temperatures

Cold weather isn't stopping business on the ski slopes, so it shouldn't keep interested fly fishers from braving the waters, either, guides say.

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Skiers off to strong start at cross-country nationals

It was a strong start to the U.S. Cross-Country National Championships this weekend for Steamboat Springs skiers.

Stuck snowmobilers built a fire to weather a night in Diamond Park north of Steamboat Springs

Three men from Fort Collins and Longmont spent a long night in the backcountry of North Routt County after their snowmobiles bogged down repeatedly in deep snow on Sunday as the men attempted to return home over Farwell Mountain from Diamond Park

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Trapper Mine employees show disabled hunters a good time in Craig

Several local hunters participated in Outdoor Buddies, helping three mobility-impaired outdoorsmen harvest an elk this hunting season.

Abundant early snow in Yampa Valley contributes to storage in Lake Powell

Record September 2013 rainfall in Steamboat Springs and in other mountain valleys could help boost runoff in the rivers when the snow begins to melt in the spring of 2014.

Search and Rescue safely finds Buff Pass snowmobilers

Routt County Search and Rescue was able to pull two lost snowmobilers to safety near Buffalo Pass on Sunday morning.

STARS to put on ski and snowboard challenge in March

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports will be putting on a two-day event at Steamboat Ski Area in late March. A black-tie dinner and a series of ski and snowboard challenges will highlight the weekend.

First powder day at Steamboat Springs

Wednesday marked the first powder day of the year at Steamboat Ski Area. While opening day was last week, Wednesday is the true skiers rite of passage.

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Area hunting improves in 2013, still difficult west of Craig

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife information-gathering, the large migrations of elk in far Northwest Colorado didn't come early enough to make the big-game hunting easy on everyone.

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Steamboat Springs' Howelsen Hill opens for skiing and riding

Howelsen has been operating, first as a ski jumping facility, since January 1915. Today ski jumping takes place in both summer and winter, but most members of the public zip down the steep slalom hill in front of the lodge, while many youngsters enjoy their first day of skiing on one of the gentle Magic Carpet lifts.

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Yampatika celebrates 20 years on the moonlit trail

Under some sparse moonlight, eight trail tourists took to Skyline Trail as the conclusion of Yampatika's 20-year anniversary celebration. The tour provided history of the area and its surrounding plants and animals.

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Around the world in 80 adventures for Steamboat's Kerry Lofy

An around-the-world trip was everything Steamboat's Kerry Lofy dreamed, but make no mistake, it didn't scratch an itch that pushes the adventurer to some of the world's most extreme sports.

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New Warren Miller ski film to screen Friday, Saturday in Steamboat

The Chief Theater will host two nights of the new Warren Miller ski film, and proceeds will benefit the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.