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Work on Bike Park continues

The Steamboat Bike Park opens Thursday with sponsorship day, $15 for riders. The money will go to support Routt County Riders. There won't be any new trails available from the opening day, but work continues on the park and changes are coming.

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Marabou race kicks off summer cycling series

Town Challenge returns with race on private ranch

The Steamboat Springs Town Challenge mountain bike series is back for the season, starting Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

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Steamboat Mountain School teacher boards Alaska research ship

A Steamboat Mountain School science teacher takes off Thursday from the shore of Kodiak, Alaska, as a research assistant helping with a study of fish populations.

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Hayden grad eyes Ninja Warrior challenge

Mitch VeDepo, a 2009 graduate from Hayden High School, competed on the show American Ninja Warrior and is eager to see his episode air Monday night.

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Steamboat employees take part in Colorado's Bike Month by biking to work

A challenge is underway for local employees rolling into work on two wheels this month, as part of the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association’s annual Steamboat Bike Commute Challenge.

Third annual Sponsorship Day kicks off biking season at Steamboat ski resort

For the first time since the end of the 2014-2015 ski season, outdoor enthusiasts will line up Thursday to ride the gondola for the third annual Sponsorship Day with bikes rather than skis in hand.

Support for new Alpine training venue comes from community, and from outside the community

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Executive Director, Jim Boyne said effort to build the new SSWSC-Stevens' Family Alpine Venue comes from the community within, and outside the club.

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Summer events celebrate Colorado landscape

To celebrate the outdoors, this weekend kicks off the summer with National Trails Day and next week Yampatika's weekly outdoor programs will begin.

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Local cycling group takes to social media to find culprit behind tree carving

Routt County Riders recently posted to Facebook a picture of a large heart and "DV+BS" that were recently carved on a large tree along the Hot Springs Trail.

Sonja Macys selected for national environmental education panel

Yampatika leader Sonja Macys has been selected to join a national panel to advance the advocacy agenda for environmental education.

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Local paddleboarder shows off skills at Yampa River Fest

Cami Swan said there were many reasons she decided to move from Provo, Utah, to Steamboat Springs last June. She also said there are many reasons she has stayed, the sport of paddleboarding high on the list.

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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.