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Lyle Koehler, center, celebrates her 90th birthday with fellow card sharks in the Mesa Club on Wednesday at the Rabbit Ears Motel. Her table included Jean Davidson, 96, at left. Koehler and her husband, Ron, purchased the motel in 1970 and her family continues to run it.

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Tom Ross: Mesa Club calls trump for 80 years

There’s a posse of card sharks that’s been operating in Steamboat for 80 years and I dare say very few people are aware of the activities of the Mesa Club. They play a friendly game of 500 every Wednesday afternoon in the breakfast room of the historic Rabbit Ears Motel


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