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2,745 miles of dreaming: Tour Divide proves an ultimate mountain bike challenge

It takes a dreamer to tackle the 2,745 Tour Divide, and two years ago Mike Schlichtman moved to Steamboat Springs with little idea he had that particular dream in him.

Town Challenge returns to Emerald

The Town Challenge Mountain Bike series returns Wednesday with the second race of the summer, the Emerald Envy XC on Emerald Mountain.

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Denver man dies after rafting accident in Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado

The body of a 34-year-old man from Denver who died in a rafting accident near Triplet Falls on the Green River has been recovered.

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STARS rolling down the river

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, STARS, has been expanding its programming for military veterans for years, and now it's helping another organization send soldiers on a thrilling ride down the Colorado River in Utah.

Wilderness Wanderings: Follow the elk to the high country

Spring trail hikes are a challenging, yet rewarding, pastime.

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Swimmers off to strong summer start

It's been a quick start to the summer for Steamboat Springs Swim Team racers.

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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.