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Parks and Recreation Commission sends Emerald plans to City Council

It was a "go" and a "go slow" Wednesday night meeting for the Parks and Recreation Commission. The group voted unanimously to endorse a master plan for Emerald Mountain Park while also hearing arguments for and against allowing fat bikes on Howelsen Hill.

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International Mountain Biking Association World Summit headed to Steamboat in 2014

The International Mountain Biking Association announced this week that Steamboat Springs will play host in August to the 2014 IMBA World Summit, an event that is expected to bring more than 400 mountain bike riders to town from around the world.

Yampatika's 1st full moon snowshoe tour of season planned Sunday on Steamboat's Skyline Trail

With a forecast of fresh snow on Saturday night, snowshoe conditions on Skyline Trail could be ideal.

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Work nearing completion on Yampa River trout habitat improvements

The Yampa Valley Stream Improvement charitable trust is nearing the end of a major project that will see the Yampa River near Steamboat turned into a trout hot spot.

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Early-season snow sweet for local skiers and snowboarders

Memories that involve “the earliest,” “the deepest” or “the best” tend to be foggy, but by all accounts, this season of skiing has been great, so far.

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Weather is best and worst this hunting season

As usual, the weather has dictated the success of this fall's hunting seasons. This early and heavy snow has provided unique challenges and opportunities for elk and deer hunters in the area.

Joel Reichenberger: Stories everywhere in high school offseason

The job may be easier when high school sports teams are in action, but there's always something refreshing about digging into the sporting personalities that define Steamboat Springs away from prep sports.

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Steamboat Springs City Council wants to take 2nd look at plan allowing snow bikes at Howelsen Hill

The council voted unanimously to have its Parks and Recreation Commission discuss the proposal Nov. 13 before it is brought back to council.

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With a little help from some friends, athletes hope to realize dreams

Athletes are turning to Internet crowdfunding sites to help keep their dreams afloat

There's nothing easy about trying to make an Olympic team. There's nothing cheap, either, and that's led some local athletes to set up websites asking for donations to help fund their careers.

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Emerald Mountain trails closed until winter hits

Emerald Mountain is closed to users until the ground freezes and the snow piles up enough to allow use without damage.

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Steamboat named Ride Center by mountain biking group

Cycling leaders in Steamboat Springs said the designation as a Ride Center is a key piece of a grass-roots marketing effort and a great sign for a city still building toward Bike Town USA.

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Steamboat cycling team finishes 3rd at state

The Steamboat Springs composite high school mountain bike team wrapped up its season in fast fashion on Sunday, grabbing a third-place finish in the state championship race in the team’s first year of competing.

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Howelsen Hill, Catamount to allow snow bikes on cross-country trails this winter

Dave McAtee, the director of lake operations at Catamount Ranch & Club, rode one of his coworker's fat bikes in the winter and had enough fun on it to conclude that they should be allowed on some of the 25 kilometers of groomed trails at Lake Catamount.

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Former-Steamboat teacher returning to tell life-changing story

For Lori Schneider, Steamboat Springs represents a completed circle. The 56-year old former Steamboat teacher — then Lori Whitehead — isn’t nearly finished, however.

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Steamboat high school cycling team ready for championships

There’s no grand strategy the Steamboat Springs high school-level mountain bike team plans to take into its final performance Sunday at the state championship in Eagle.