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Locals 2011: Von Wilson

Von Wilson is a coffee connoisseur, chiropractor, bluegrass banjo picker and closet rodeo rider. Wilson is featured in this year's Locals special section. Find all of this year's Locals profiles in At Home in Steamboat Springs magazine, which is on newsstands now.

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Von Wilson also counts unicycling among his unorthodox pursuits. He can make the wobbly ride up Buffalo Pass and down the Spring Creek Trail in two and a half hours from his house on Seventh Street. Photo by John F. Russell

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Arguably one of the best banjo players in the state, Von Wilson has played in about every bluegrass outfit in town, including local bands Quarter Moon, Ragweed and Old Town Pickers, as well as Northwest favorite Jackstraw. Photo by John F. Russell

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Von Wilson, 47, moved to Steamboat in 1990 and co-founded coffee hot spot Mocha Molly’s with his wife, Molly, which since has closed. The two have three grown children: Matt, 28; Carly, 26; and Wyatt, 19. Photo by John F. Russell

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Von Wilson, 47, used to raise work horses growing up in Craig in a third-generation ranching family. He worked part time at Marabou Ranch this winter leading sleigh rides. Matthew Beaudin/courtesy


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