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Routt County in photos: June 26, 2014

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Kristi Van Voorst hugs Getting Ahead co-facilitator Stephanie Martin on Thursday night at the class' graduation celebration at Olympian Hall. Van Voorst took on the intensive, finance-information course with her husband, Jerry. Photo by Ben Ingersoll

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Rain doesn't stop activity at the Great Sand Dunes. A woman walks on Medano Creek as rain storms pass through the area. Photo by Scott Franz

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Steamboat Pilot & Today Evening Editor Vicky Ho backpacks along the Sand Ramp Trail in Great Sand Dunes National Park. Photo by Scott Franz

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A group of backpackers start the trip on the Sand Ramp Trail. The trail traverses an area where the vast dune field meets the foothills of the mountains. Photo by Scott Franz

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Light is constantly changing the look of the sand dunes throughout the day. After a night of storms, the dunes shine as clouds start to break up. Photo by Scott Franz

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The Aspen backcountry campsite, one of several along the Sand Ramp Trail, is tucked in a quiet aspen grove that has panoramic views of the entire dune field. Photo by Scott Franz

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West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters work at a hay field fire Thursday about 2 miles from Hayden in the Breeze Basin area. Courtesy photo

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After 24 years in elder care in Steamboat Springs, beginning with the Extended Care Center, and moving on to the Doak Walker Care Center and finally Doak Walker House at Casey's Pond, Lee Dickey is moving to Florida and into semi-retirement, which will involve kayaking rivers that flow into the Gulf Coast. Photo by Tom Ross

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Casey Madsen and the Herbie Volkswagen Beetle she races will be at the Hayden Speedway throughout the summer. The next set of races begins at 6 p.m. Saturday. Scott McKinney/courtesy

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Robby McKinney stands alongside the Bulldog Bug, the Volkswagen Beetle he is racing in his rookie year at the Hayden Speedway this summer. Scott McKinney/courtesy

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Andres Cardenes leads a rehearsal for an upcoming classical concert in the Strings Musical Festival. Photo by Scott Franz

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Conductor Andres Cardenas plays the violin during a rehearsal for an upcoming classical show at Strings. Photo by Scott Franz

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Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighter Louis Gutschenritter drops one of the egg drop vessel made by children Thursday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue Capt. Michael Arce keeps a landing zone clear Thursday at the Bud Werner Memorial Library while children watch their egg drop vessels crash down from a ladder. The vessels were made from recycled materials during the Fizz, Boom, Read! summer science program at the library. Photo by Matt Stensland

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Award-winning author and speaker Lou Dean's book, “On My Ass: Riding The Midlife Crisis Trail,” is available at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore in Steamboat Springs, and she will have a book signing event from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Courtesy photo

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