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Day in the life of a city mechanic

Meet the men who help keep the city ticking by maintaining more than 170 pieces of equipment.

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Barry Fischer is the city's bombardier specialist. Anyone who skis Howelsen Hill has Fischer to thank for making sure the snowcats that groom the trails are operational. Photo by Scott Franz

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Sam Wisecup, a mechanic for the city of Steamboat Springs, works to repair the augers on a large snowblower. Wisecup says he was "born to turn wrenches." Photo by Scott Franz

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Levi Wisecup does some welding on a trough that goes into the city's pot hole patching truck. Wisecup says he was "born to turn wrenches." Photo by Scott Franz

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Mechanics at the city of Steamboat Springs own their own tools. WIth 174 pieces of equipment to maintain, the large variety comes in handy. Photo by Scott Franz

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Jason Weber, the city's fleet supervisor, oversees the team of mechanics that help keep the city ticking. In addition to fixing things, Weber also serves as a volunteer for Routt County Search and Rescue Photo by Scott Franz

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