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As trail building activities heat up around Steamboat, council asks ‘what about the Core Trail?’

October 12, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As U.S. Forest Service officials start using city lodging tax dollars to study the feasibility of adding several more new trails in the mountains around Steamboat Springs, some of the city's elected officials want to see some more trail-building attention closer to

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Hayden Kennedy, renowned climber and Carbondale native, takes his life after girlfriend dies in avalanche

October 11, 2017 — Hayden Kennedy, renowned climber and Carbondale native, committed suicide after his girlfriend died Saturday in an avalanche while the pair were skiing in rugged Montana backcountry, his family said. Kennedy is the only son of Julie and Michael Kennedy. Michael Kennedy is a well-recognized alpinist

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3 men and their llamas in the Rocky Mountains

October 9, 2017 — SUMMIT COUNTY — Cosmo, Uncle Leo and Newman are the newest additions to my older brother Toby Stensland’s family in Lakewood, and for a couple days, these three llamas were my hiking companions. Before taking the llamas by myself, Toby, who has plans to put

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Freaky weather at heart of “Rogue Elements,” new TGR film showing in Steamboat Friday

October 5, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Time is of the essence when it comes to tumultuous ski season conditions. "One day can be blowing powder, then the next it’s 70 and sunny," said Michael Martin, local powder hound. "Just look at this week, Monday you have 20 inches

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After paddling up the Mississippi, Steamboat’s Luke Kimmes heads off on another canoe adventure across America

October 2, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — First it was canoeing 5,230 miles up – yes, up – the Mississippi River to the Arctic Ocean. Now, Steamboat Springs’ Luke Kimmes is embarking on another callous-causing canoe expedition. This spring, Kimmes — and Canadian, French-speaking comrades Martin Trahan, Yan Kaczynski

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More than 18 miles of new Buff Pass trails come into focus

September 23, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Rain fell, and a small crowd shivered in jackets and hid under hoods. It wasn't the best of moments to show off a summer's worth of work. "Wait a few minutes," Kent Foster said, "and it'll be snowing." They passed on the

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4-H shooters shine, headed to nationals

September 22, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After a strong team-wide performance at the state championships, five local shooters are bound for the national 4-H shooting competition. Kendra Halder qualified in three events, .22 rifle, air rifle and air pistol. Richard Hallenbeck and Michael Henry qualified in shotgun, Taylor

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Saturday run to benefit Emerald Mountain School

September 21, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Runners will stretch out for the penultimate Steamboat Springs Running Series event of the season Saturday, tackling the Emerald Mountain Trail Run. The race starts at 8 a.m. Saturday outside Olympian Hall at the base of Howelsen Hill. There will be four

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No pedaling required for Saturday’s downhill mountain bike race in Steamboat Springs

September 21, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Bike Park course for the Quick and Chainless downhill mountain bike race is, appropriately, downhill, so a strategy of simply letting the wheels roll will be sufficient to get from the top of the course during Saturday's race to the

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Spoke Talk: What’s in a trail

September 21, 2017 — Somewhere, up there, a scratch in the dirt on the side of a mountain departs its trailhead. This, like many other trails, can tell a story. Just like the rest of them, its story is unique.  Maybe its rough trodden, primitive nature speaks to origins of

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Steamboat Springs ultra marathon pumps up prize money

September 19, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The tents and coolers and generators and tables and all the rest of the vast array of equipment it takes to put on a 100-mile trail running race are only just put away. The Steamboat Springs-based Run, Rabbit Run 100-mile trail ultramarathon

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California Park still recovering from early cattle drives

September 18, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — California Park represents the most biologically diverse region for native animals in the Routt National Forest, which virtually rings Steamboat Springs. And this month, the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District is seeking public comment about its newest five-year project to restore First Creek. Fisheries

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Colorado High School Mountain Bike League roars through Steamboat

September 17, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Birds chirped. Wind rustled yellowing leaves, a few dropping away from nearby trees, and, far off in the distance, the traffic of U.S. Highway 40 and Steamboat Springs offered only the slightest buzz. Peace enveloped the southwest flank of Emerald Mountain, momentarily

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High school mountain bikers set to flood Steamboat Springs

September 14, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs plays host to plenty of sports events, and plenty of those events are mountain bike races. Organizers for the Colorado High School Cycling League warn, however, the town doesn't often see anything like what's about to descend upon it this

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Justin Reiter retires from snowboarding

September 13, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs snowboarder Justin Reiter, a 2014 Winter Olympian, never really understood when other athletes described waking up one day to discover their competitive fire extinguished. Reiter's own fire has defined his career and his life. He tried to step away from

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Enduro riders slash through Steamboat

September 10, 2017 — Dozens of mountain bikers hit the trails gravity-fed around Steamboat Springs on Saturday and Sunday for the Enduro-X mountain bike race. Friday sent riders into the backcountry in North Routt County while they honed in on Steamboat Ski Area on Sunday, riding a total of

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Run Rabbit Run runners persist through dark and pain

September 9, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Running to the top of the gondola was hard, and running what amounted to a full marathon at Emerald Mountain was hard, and running all alone on a high-altitude backcountry trail that felt so remote it may as well have been on

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Captain of the Boat Gravity Series – 2017 – Race 4 results

September 7, 2017 — Junior Name Race 4 Time Total Points Landen Porteaus 3.37.60 1800 Lantz Harrington 3.49.36 1600 Gage Adman 940 Marty Boyel 780 Zebadian Miellke 4.45.00 420 Ryan Hoffman 420 Bobby Schramke 360 Austin Johnson 300 Ma Lou 300 Brodie Scott 240 Jackie Clemente 220 Master Men’s

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Local runners rising to Run, Rabbit Run challenge

September 7, 2017 — There certainly was a running community in Steamboat Springs in 2006, the year before the first Run, Rabbit Run trail marathon. In its 10 full years of competition, the event has helped usher some major changes into that community, however, and when hundreds of runners head

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Cycling pursuits took Charity from desk jockey to author

September 6, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It was being a professional cyclist that spurred Steamboat Springs' Amy Charity to write a book, and the product of that effort, "The Wrong Side of Comfortable," is filled with anecdotes from her stint on the professional cycling circuit. Still, she said,

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