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Routt County in photos: March 24

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Yampa Valley Medical Center team members perform during the ninth annual Penguin Plunge on Saturday at Catamount Ranch & Club. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Young Professionals Network team members perform during the ninth annual Penguin Plunge on Saturday at Catamount Ranch & Club. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs team members perform during the ninth annual Penguin Plunge on Saturday at Catamount Ranch & Club. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Ski Town USA Rotary Club members perform during the ninth annual Penguin Plunge on Saturday at Catamount Ranch & Club. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Judges give their scores during the ninth annual Penguin Plunge on Saturday at Catamount Ranch & Club. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Yampa Valley Medical Center team members wade through the near-freezing waters during the ninth annual Penguin Plunge on Saturday at Catamount Ranch & Club. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Yampa Valley Bank team members perform during the ninth annual Penguin Plunge on Saturday at Catamount Ranch & Club. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Retiring Yampa Valley Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Karl Gills, right, and incoming CEO Frank May hold up signs to illustrate their futures during the ninth annual Penguin Plunge on Saturday at Catamount Ranch & Club. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Retiring Yampa Valley Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Karl Gills, right, and incoming CEO Frank May jump into the near-freezing waters at Catamount Ranch & Club during Saturday’s Penguin Plunge. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Blake Worsley swims at the World Championships last year. Worsley will compete at the Canadian Olympic Trials on Tuesday. He's currently ranked No. 1 in the 200-meter freestyle. Feng Li / Courtesy

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Steamboat Springs swimmer Blake Worsley won the 200-meter freestyle event in Tuesday's Canadian Olympic Trials. Worsley, a 2005 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, qualified for Canada's 2012 Olympic team by posting a time of 1 minute, 49.06 seconds. Courtesy photo

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Sam Bailey, from the governor's Office of Economic Development, presents Moots President Rob Mitchell with a plaque stating that the Steamboat Springs business ranks among Colorado’s Top 50 Companies to Watch. Photo by John F. Russell

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Moots' Matt Alford packs another bike for shipping at the Steamboat Springs-based company. Photo by John F. Russell

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Moots finish worker Tim Nylen puts the finishing touches on a bike frame inside the Steamboat Springs-based manufacturer's factory. Photo by John F. Russell

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Titanium frames line up inside the Moots bicycle factory in Steamboat Springs. Photo by John F. Russell

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Moots produces bicycles at its Steamboat Springs-based factory. The business ranks among Colorado’s Top 50 Companies to Watch, a program hosted by the Office of Economic Development. Photo by John F. Russell

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Welder Caleb Franklin works on a bicycle frame at the Moots bike factory in Steamboat Springs. The company ranks among Colorado’s Top 50 Companies to Watch. Photo by John F. Russell

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Welder Caleb Franklin works on a bicycle frame at the Moots bicycle factory in Steamboat Springs. The company ranks among Colorado’s Top 50 Companies to Watch. Photo by John F. Russell

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Titanium tubes inside the Moots factory in Steamboat Springs wait to be turned into bike frames and parts. Photo by John F. Russell

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Moots finish worker Tim Nylen puts the finishing touches on a Moots frame inside the Steamboat Springs bicycle manufacturer's factory. Photo by John F. Russell

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Moots finish worker Simon Demby-Myers checks the alignment of a bike produced at the Steamboat Springs-based bicycle manufacturer. Moots’ Psychlo X RSL was named the best hand-built bicycle in its class at the North American Handbuilt Bicycle Show, and the business ranks among Colorado’s Top 50 Companies to Watch, a program hosted by the Office of Economic Development. Photo by John F. Russell

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Ski coach Chris Puckett gets a new hairdo courtesy of Riley Smith. Puckett offered to let his athletes shave his head if they won a race at the J5 Rocky Mountain Division Finale on March 11 in Powderhorn. Riley won the slalom race and got her shot with the trimmers. Courtesy photo

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Coach Chris Puckett, sporting a new hairdo, poses for a photo with Riley Smith who won the girls slalom race at the J5 Rocky Mountain Division Finale on March 11 in Powderhorn. Riley got a medal for her performance and the chance to shave her coach’s head, as well. Courtesy photo

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Christina, right, and Spencer Newman ski down High Noon on Thursday morning at Steamboat Ski Area. The Florida skiers said the run was their best to that point in the day. On cool spring mornings, focus on runs with good exposure to the sun. That will soften them up more quickly and make for smoother skiing or snowboarding. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Warm spring weather can bring about “hero” conditions: the soft, slushy snow that can make regular look like pros and inspire others to try new things in the terrain park or on moguls runs. Hayden Entress / For the Steamboat Pilot & Today

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Even a free-heeling Telemark skier like Hayden Entress couldn’t help but toss some slush around Thursday as another warm day left skiers and snowboarders dumping layers at lunch. Whether out early on ice or late on slush, there are plenty of ways to have fun skiing the season’s final weeks in Steamboat. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Rhi Gifford, second from left, participates in a Zumba class at the Steamboat Springs Community Center on Friday morning. Horizons clients are regulars in many community activities helping clients blend in and become an important part of the community where they live. Photo by John F. Russell

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Jamiee Sexton participates in a Zumba class at the Steamboat Springs Community Center on Friday morning. Horizons clients are regulars in many community activities helping clients blend in and become an important part of the community where they live. Photo by John F. Russell

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Jamie Kaminski participates in a Zumba class at the Steamboat Springs Community Center on Friday morning. Horizons clients are regulars in many community activities helping clients blend in and become an important part of the community where they live. Photo by John F. Russell

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Rhi Gifford takes part in a Zumba class at the Steamboat Springs Community Center on Friday morning. Horizons clients are regulars in many community activities helping clients blend in and become an important part of the community where they live. Photo by John F. Russell

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Krysdal Weiland takes part in a Zumba class at the Steamboat Springs Community Center on Friday morning. Horizons clients are regulars in many community activities helping clients blend in and become an important part of the community where they live. Photo by John F. Russell

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Horizons Specialized Services client Rhi Gifford high-fives a member of the opposing team during a Wednesday night bowling league at Snow Bowl. Photo by Nicole Inglis

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Misty Garcia, right, aims down the lane at Snow Bowl as Bruce Rule celebrates his roll. Both are clients of Horizons Specialized Services. Photo by Nicole Inglis

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Kelly Chambers, left, and Jamie Kaminski bowl in a Wednesday night city league that brings together community members and Horizons Specialized Services clients with developmental disabilities. Photo by Nicole Inglis

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Warm weather Friday and Saturday in Steamboat made for a busy downtown as local businesses held sidewalk sales like this one Saturday at Straightline Sports at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Steamboat’s third baseman Thomas Kelly looks to make a double play during Saturday’s double header in Glenwood Springs. Kelley Cox / Glenwood Springs Post Independent

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Eagle Valley's Blanca Mendez holds off Steamboat's Sydney Bauknecht on Saturday during a game in Steamboat. The Sailors won the matchup, 6-0. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Steamboat Springs’ Kate Verploeg flies toward the ball Saturday during a 6-0 victory against Eagle Valley. The Sailors smashed home five goals in the first half to set up the big win. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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The Old Town Pickers at Denton's. Submitted by: Matthew Grasse

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Modeling magical tutus that they made themselves, Kaiya and Keely McCombs enjoyed spring skiing Saturday. Submitted by: Margo McCombs

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Laura Kalmes, of Chix With Stix, scored a clutch goal against the Denver Synergy on Friday night with nine seconds remaining in the game to win, 1-0. The game was the Steamboat team’s first of the WACH A2 women’s divisional hockey tournament at Howelsen Ice Arena. The tournament wraps up with playoff games today. Bill Stewart / Courtesy

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Laura Kalmes, of Chix With Stix, scored a clutch goal against the Denver Synergy on Friday night with nine seconds remaining in the game to win, 1-0. Bill Stewart / Courtesy

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Laura Kalmes, of Chix With Stix, scored a clutch goal against the Denver Synergy on Friday night with nine seconds remaining in the game to win, 1-0. Bill Stewart / Courtesy

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