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Routt County in photos: Oct. 3, 2013

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After working as a wildlife officer for 33 years, Mike Middleton has retired and now is working full time as a firefighter in Steamboat.

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Steamboat Springs wildlife officer ends storied career

Those who deal with wildlife for a living have some great stories to tell. Mike Middleton is no exception. He retired in August after 33 years of chasing bears, working with ranchers and helping manage the largest elk herd in North America.


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