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Routt County in photos: Sept. 23

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Routt County rancher Jim Stanko uses a brush hog on a field Sunday as he prepares his ranch for winter. A climate expert with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction is predicting an El Nino winter will bring less snowfall than normal to Steamboat Springs.

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