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U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team member Taylor Fletcher speeds down the in-run on Howelsen Hill's plastic-covered ski jump Thursday morning. Fletcher, who was raised in Steamboat Springs, is back in town with other members of the U.S. Ski Team for the Fourth of July Ski Jumping Extravaganza, which will take place Sunday and Monday at Howelsen Hill.

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Ski jumping back for Fourth of July in Steamboat

Bryan and Taylor Fletcher grew up in Steamboat Springs, spending hours at the base of Howelsen Hill and on the sidewalks of Lincoln Avenue. Now, as the brothers spend a majority of their time in Park City, Utah, Fourth of July in Steamboat always symbolizes something special — the Ski Jumping Extravaganza.

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