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Routt County in photos: Aug. 12, 2014

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Two bears had a wrestling match in my backyard on Ridge Road Saturday evening. Submitted by: Fred Hodder

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Moose and calves on Tuesday morning. Submitted by: Delle Jones

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The sun sets on another Monday in the 'Boat. Submitted by: Bill Dorr

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The Elk River shimmers. Submitted by: Bill Dorr

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Elk Mountain from the bridge, Elk River. Submitted by: Bill Dorr

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Hay season in North Routt. Submitted by: Bill Dorr

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Two bears had a wrestling match in my backyard on Ridge Road Saturday evening. Submitted by: Fred Hodder

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Two bears had a wrestling match in my backyard on Ridge Road Saturday evening. Submitted by: Fred Hodder

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Two bears had a wrestling match in my backyard on Ridge Road Saturday evening. Submitted by: Fred Hodder

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Two bears had a wrestling match in my backyard on Ridge Road Saturday evening. Submitted by: Fred Hodder

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Two bears had a wrestling match in my backyard on Ridge Road Saturday evening. Submitted by: Fred Hodder

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Two bears had a wrestling match in my backyard on Ridge Road Saturday evening. Submitted by: Fred Hodder

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Two bears had a wrestling match in my backyard on Ridge Road Saturday evening. Submitted by: Fred Hodder

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Two bears had a wrestling match in my backyard on Ridge Road Saturday evening. Submitted by: Fred Hodder

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A new trail at Steamboat Ski Area will serve as a venue for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine ski racers. Organizers hope the dedicated space and specialized snow surface can be a boost for the club's Alpine program. The club is hoping to raise a total of $2.35 million for the project. The new trail is shown in the rendering, all the way to the right side and lit by lights. Courtesy photo

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Sabrina James, the deputy city clerk for the city of Steamboat Springs, works on the city's website Monday afternoon in her office at City Hall. The city and other organizations in the Yampa Valley last week received unprecedented redundancy in their broadband connections. Photo by Scott Franz

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Veronika Vidlak, with Christmas Decor Steamboat, holds a string of lights that was hung Tuesday above Yampa Street. The company has been hired by the city of Steamboat Springs to string about 1,000 LED bulbs above the roadway where it runs from Sixth to Ninth streets. Installation should be completed by the end of the week. Photo by Matt Stensland

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People stop by to check out sketchbooks from The Sketchbook Project's Mobile Library. Courtesy photo

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Steamboat sketchbook Courtesy photo

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Steven Peterman stands in front of the Sketchbook Project's Mobile Library. Courtesy photo

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State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, reaches out to give U.S. Sen. Mark Udall a hug during a meet-and-greet Tuesday at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Steamboat. Udall was campaigning in Steamboat and attended a fundraiser leading up to the Nov. 4 election. Photo by Matt Stensland

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The wreckage of a plane that crashed Saturday on Rabbit Ears Pass is transported away from the crash site following an airlift. Photo by Scott Franz

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A helicopter carries the fuselage of a plane that crashed Aug. 9 on Rabbit Ears Pass. Photo by Scott Franz

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The wreckage of a single-engine Piper Arrow that crashed Saturday on Rabbit Ears Pass is transported away from the area on a trailer Tuesday afternoon. The wreckage was removed from the remote crash site by a helicopter. Photo by Scott Franz

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Investigators and rescuers work Tuesday at the site of a fatal car crash on Buffalo Pass. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers set up a rope system Tuesday to help investigators at the fatal car crash on Buffalo Pass. Photo by Matt Stensland

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These puppies, just 2 weeks old, were not quite ready for the Routt County Fair dog show Tuesday morning. But their mother, Carly, competed when she wasn't keeping her eye on her newborn pups. Photo by John F. Russell

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Elise Barbier gives her dog Olive a treat after the showmanship class at the Routt County Fair's dog show Tuesday afternoon. The members of the 4-H dog program have been working with their dogs all summer, and on Tuesday, they got the chance to compete for ribbons and titles. Or in Olive’s case, treats. Photo by John F. Russell

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Jewel Vreeman rewards Carly for a job well done during the obedience portion of the Routt County Fair dog show on Tuesday. Carly gave birth to pups just two weeks ago but still managed to show up for the 100th annual Routt County Fair. Photo by John F. Russell

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These puppies, just 2 weeks old, were not quite ready for the Routt County Fair dog show Tuesday morning, but their mother, Carly, competed along with owner Jewel Vreeman. Vreeman would only keep Mom away long enough to show, and then rushed Mom back to the kennel to be with the pups. Photo by John F. Russell

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Norah Pietras gets a kiss from Poncho during the Routt County Fair dog show Tuesday morning. The show is the highlight of the summer for members of the 4-H dog program. Photo by John F. Russell

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