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Routt County in photos: August 31, 2013

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Steamboat Springs cyclist Matthew Charity competes in the Aspire Time Trial on Saturday during the first stage of the three-day Steamboat Springs Stage Race. The Moots Road Race begins at 7:30 a.m. Sunday and will take the nearly 400 competitors out on Routt County Road 33 for a 35-, 62- or 80-mile ride. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Steamboat Springs senior Peter White takes a shot Saturday against Delta. The Sailors won, 4-2. Photo by Luke Graham

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Steamboat Springs senior Carter Kounovsky, left, battles for a ball in Saturday's game against Delta. Steamboat went on to win, 4-2. Photo by Luke Graham

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Sharon Lips helps George Boisjoli, 3, fly a trainer at the Kiddie Hawk Air Academy at the Wild West Air Fest on Saturday. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Durango resident Rob Flannery polishes his 1947 Luscombe on Saturday during the Wild West Air Fest at Steamboat Springs Airport. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Frank Alexander, 6, right, and his brother Ike, 5, salute as Dewey Larson takes their picture inside the cockpit of a A-7 Corsair II on Saturday during the Wild West Air Fest at Steamboat Springs Airport. Photo by Matt Stensland

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An experimental aircraft sits in front of the Steamboat Springs Airport fixed-base operator Saturday during the Wild West Air Fest. Photo by Matt Stensland

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The TBM Avenger torpedo bomber flies over the Steamboat Springs Airport on Saturday during the Wild West Air Fest. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Children use flight simulators in the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum exhibit Saturday during the Wild West Air Fest at Steamboat Springs Airport. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Children use flight simulators in the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum exhibit Saturday during the Wild West Air Fest at Steamboat Springs Airport. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Steamboat Springs cyclist Barkley Robinson competes in the Aspire Time Trial on Saturday during the first stage of the three-day Steamboat Springs Stage Race. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Boulder resident Brian Firle competes in the Aspire Time Trial on Saturday during the first stage of the three-day Steamboat Springs Stage Race. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Boulder resident Kenett Peterson competes in the Aspire Time Trial on Saturday during the first stage of the three-day Steamboat Springs Stage Race. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Lone Tree resident Nathan West competes in the Aspire Time Trial on Saturday during the first stage of the three-day Steamboat Springs Stage Race. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Hungry Hummingbird. Submitted by: Lauren Ehrlich

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Charlie Beurskens scores a goal in Saturday's Steamboat soccer game against Delta. Submitted by: Jan DePuy

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Look's Mountain starting to change. Submitted by Bill Dorr

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One field done, one to go. Submitted by: Bill Dorr

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Bar Lazy L Barn. Dean Look's haystack. The cattails are changing colors. Another day in paradise. Submitted by: Bill Dorr

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The Yampa river downtown Steamboat. Submitted by: Bruce Carlock

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Chinook salmon caught in the Columbia River last week. Submitted by: Bruce Carlock

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A bug at Yampa River Botanic Gardens. Submitted by: Heidi Boettcher

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The View from the Yampa River Botanic Gardens. Submitted by: Heidi Boettcher

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A flower at the Yampa River Botanic Gardens. Submitted by: Heidi Boettcher

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife aquatic biologist Bill Atkinson helped add a 400-yard, wheelchair-accessible fishing and walking path around a peninsula that sticks out into Hahn's Peak Lake. Kent Foster/courtesy

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Emily Potter strums on her guitar as the food is cooked last month at the STARS and Stripes Heroes Camp. Potter, who works with the Department of Veterans Affairs, attended the camp with several of her clients. She said a few days at such an event can be tremendously helpful for men and women returning from war. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Chris Chatwin, an Army and Marine Corps veteran who lives in Denver, kayaks on Hahn’s Peak Lake near Steamboat Springs during the STARS and Stripes Heroes Camp. Post-traumatic stress disorder set in early during his military career and still afflicts him today. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Josh Rynders casts into Hahn's Peak Lake. Rynders had hoped to make a career out of the Marine Corps, but that all changed when a mortar round landed near him and cut into his legs and body. He said that recovering from such an injury is a long, hard process but that being able to spend time with fellow veterans who have gone through the same process is helpful. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Craig Kennedy sits at the edge of Hahn’s Peak Lake last month during the STARS and Stripes Heroes Camp. Kennedy and his wife, Andy, have been leading such camps for years, but only recently have they started playing host to all-veteran camps. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Dan Acosta, a veteran from Chicago at his second Steamboat-area camp, waterskis last month during the STARS and Stripes Heroes Camp near Steamboat Springs. Andy Kennedy/courtesy

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Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports’ Craig Kennedy tapes up a flag at the camping site for a night at Hahn’s Peak Lake. STARS played host to its second veterans-only camp last month. The local organization has found success raising money for veterans camps, and those events have helped turn donations toward the group’s more general programming. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Chris Chatwin watches his line in Hahn's Peak Lake last month. Chatwin served six tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. He now struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder and an infectious disease that leaves him short of breath almost no matter how vigorous the activity. This was his second event with other veterans, and he said there will be many more. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Ward Mayfield zip lines at a ranch north of Steamboat Springs. Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports’ Craig Kennedy said Steamboat often is a giving town when it comes to supporting such camps, but people go above and beyond for veterans including, for instance, allowing them to use a private zip line. Andy Kennedy/courtesy

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Wade Sharbono, from left, Diana Sharbono, Kerry Conway and Aaron Bugg share stories while the fire warms up during the STARS and Stripes Heroes Camp at Hahn’s Peak Lake last month near Steamboat Springs. The camp drew about a dozen veterans to the area for camping, water skiing and simply relaxing. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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Chris Chatwin, from left, Dan Acosta, Aaron Bugg and Calder Young share a moment on the water of Hahn’s Peak Lake north of Steamboat Springs. Chatwin, Acosta and Bugg attended the camp as wounded veterans, and Young, who also falls into that category, was volunteering. The men said the experience goes far beyond enjoying a vacation — it offers them the chance to connect with others going through some of the same things they are. Photo by Joel Reichenberger

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