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Old snow out, new season in at Steamboat Bike Park

New season set to begin at Steamboat Bike Park

New trails are on tap this summer in Steamboat Bike Park at Steamboat Ski Area, which is set to open Thursday with Routt County Riders Sponsorship Day.

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Colorado mountaineer in town to talk recent adventure and skiing 20 volcano peaks

Colorado author, speaker, geographer and mountaineer Dr. Jon Kedrowski, in town to talk about climbing and skiing the 20 highest Cascade volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest in 30 days.

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Englishman again steals show at Saturday's Yampa River Festival

Friday's kayak race winner tops two more events

There is one final event scheduled in this weekend’s Yampa River Festival — Sunday’s 11 a.m. kayak slalom race at Dr. Rich Weiss Park.

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English duo finishes 1-2 in kayak race

Friday's event was part of this weekend's Yampa River Festival activities

Undoubtedly, Steamboat Springs locals have a bit of an advantage over visitors when it comes to knowing the ins and outs of navigating Fish Creek in a kayak. But, when you're a world champion kayak racer, skill can certainly overcome a lack of familiarity.

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36th annual Yampa River Festival to celebrate river, friendly competition

Celebrating a river's culture and recreation, the 36th annual Yampa River Festival will commence this weekend with a variety of events and competitions.

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Marabou welcomes summer's arrival with first Town Challenge race

Town Challenge gets underway at Marabou

Wednesday certainly felt like summer when the 2016 Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series kicked off with the Marabou XC, held on the private Marabou Ranch west of Steamboat Springs. It was the first of eight scheduled events this summer and the only race not held at either Mount Werner or Emerald Mountain.

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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.