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Steamboaters fly at Frog Hollow

Helen Beall was searching for the right way to describe the 25 Hours of Frog Hollow mountain bike race in Hurricane, Utah. She found it. “It’s the spirit of mountain bike racing,” she said.

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"Jupiter" Jones helped open Steamboat's backcountry

Local skiing legend, founder of Steamboat Powdercats, died late last month

Carroll Sherwood Jones — Jupiter Jones to his friends and to the wide world of skiing — founded Steamboat Powdercats and revolutionized backcountry skiing in Steamboat Springs.

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Fishing in Northwest Colorado is great fall fun

Big game hunting usually grabs the headlines in Northwest Colorado this time of year, however fall fishing is also fantastic. “Fishing in the fall tends to be overlooked, but it can be one of the best times to enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado,” said Northwest Region Senior Aquatic Biologist Lori Martin in an email.

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Venison meat offers protein-packed punch

Northwest Colorado is a carnivore’s paradise, with high-quality beef, lamb, pork and buffalo available directly from field to table, but this time of year, another type of meat is making its way into the freezer — venison.

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Spoke Talk: Take a kid mountain biking

On Oct. 1, the International Mountain Bicycling Association encourages communities throughout the U.S. and around the world to unite and ride mountain bikes with kids through its Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day.

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Adventure of the week: Searching for gold in the Flat Tops

I finally had my camera all dialed in to take the perfect photo of my tent glowing under the stars and golden aspens on Dunkley Pass last Saturday night when I heard something large moving in the bushes behind me around 9 p.m.

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Results for Quick and Chainless Mountain Bike Race for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

Results for Quick and Chainless Mountain Bike Race for Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016

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Fifth annual Quick and Chainless race to close bike season

The fifth annual Quick and Chainless bike race, which will officially close the Steamboat Bike Park’s 2016 season, will hit the trail at noon Sept. 24 at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Big Agnes, Honey Stinger secure new headquarters in Steamboat Springs

Big Agnes and Honey Stinger announced Tuesday their ownership recently closed on the $1.3 million purchase of a 20,500-square-foot building from Vectra Bank on Resort Drive.

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Wilderness Wanderings: Mining clues remain in Zirkel Wilderness

If you’ve hiked in Mount Zirkel Wilderness, have you seen a rusted water pipe running across a trail, cabins, mines or a hydropower plant?

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Chasing dreams; chasing excellence

For generations, top skiers have relocated to Steamboat Springs to chase their dreams of making it to the U.S. Ski Team and possibly competing in the Olympics. But these days, the changing culture of sports in our country has led more than a few local athletes to chase their dreams to other towns.

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Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series results for Sunshine Loop XC

Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race Series Sunshine Loop XC Mount Werner Wednesday Novice Men’s 19 to 34 Place, name, age , total time 1. Jeff Harper, 41, 53:07:00

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Trail maintenance endowment fund starting to catch on

A Facebook page has been launched, and the organizers of the Run Rabbit Run race are offering to donate to the fund if volunteers donate their time to help clean up trails after the event.

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Forest Service approves Buffalo Pass trails project

An objection to the trails project from two residents and a Front Range environmentalist delayed the work for several weeks, but U.S. Forest Service officials said the concerns the petitioners raised will ultimately make for a better project.

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Hunting season starts in Northwest Colorado

Expect to start seeing lots of blaze orange around town — hunting season is underway.