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S'No time to wait for snow

S'No Hurry

In Steamboat, the genesis of snowmaking and expectations of a Thanksgiving opening day, can be found in a couple of dreadful snow seasons that spanned the late 70s and early 80s.

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Moffat County woman bags a bull elk that scored over 350

After 15 years of trying for a special hunting license to hunt elk in one of Northwest Colorado’s trophy elk units, Moffat County woman Jamie Butler scored the tag and a six point trophy bull elk. Jamie Butler is an experienced hunter, but this hunt was the most intense hunt of her life.

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Fish Creek Falls trail is first beneficiary of new endowment fund

It hasn’t even turned one yet, but the new Trails Maintenance Endowment Fund in Steamboat Springs is already nearing six figures and paying for trail improvements.

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Behind the Gold: Her day to win

The Audi FIS World Cup returns to New England for the first time in over 25 years with races at Killington, Vermont. A quarter century ago, a 19-year-old Maine native made history winning the World Cup Finals giant slalom at Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. This week’s Behind the Gold explores Julie Parisien’s story.

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Work beginning for Toots Hole on Yampa River

Work begins Monday on a new whitewater feature in the Yampa River adjacent to Little Toots Park.

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On again, off again: Off the U.S. Ski Team, a pair of local moguls skiers are still in on their sport

Steamboat Springs skiers Lane Stoltzner and Sophia Schwartz were dropped from the U.S. Ski Team in the spring. They haven't let a little thing like that get in the way of their pursuit of their freestyle skiing dreams.

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Steamboat Ski Area on track for opening day despite warm November temperatures

Steamboat Ski Area officials ae still hoping for cool temperatures and snow, but they are confident next Wednesday's opening will happen.

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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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