Audrey Dwyer

Arts and entertainment reporter

Email: adwyer@steamboattoday.com Call: 970-871-4229

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Driving out to Steamboat is always a different experience for me. Sometimes it’s a vacation, a visit to see friends, a ski trip, or a retreat to get away from Iowa for a few weeks. But when I drove out here in May 2014, it was for a new beginning.

Originally, I am from Muscatine, Iowa, a small rural town with a population of 22,000. I went to Muscatine High School but graduated from a high school in Varberg, Sweden, after a year as an exchange student through Muscatine’s Rotary chapter. After that, I started my freshman year of college at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. My sophomore year (2012) I decided to transfer back to the University of Iowa and became heavily involved with the local newspaper, the Daily Iowan. I started out as a metro reporter then became an arts and entertainment reporter. Something just clicked. I loved every minute of it and got a job as a reporter for Hoopla, the arts and entertainment section of the Cedar Rapids Gazette newspaper in May 2013. I was also a freelance reporter for the Muscatine Magazine. In December 2013, I got a job as the marketing and special events intern for the Iowa City Downtown District, a nonprofit organization that implements marketing campaigns, events and projects to benefit local businesses in Iowa City. I graduated in May 2014 from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication studies.

When people ask me why I decided to pursue journalism, I always tell them a somewhat cliche answer, but it’s the truth. People I meet throughout my career continue to fascinate me. I love to learn about their stories, their passions and motivations. My curiosity leads me to venture out of my comfort zone and connect with someone about his or her life.

I’ve been traveling to Steamboat Springs in the summer and winter with my family since I was 15. I’ve loved everything about Steamboat. Not only does it offer the fresh, crisp air — something that is almost unheard of during Iowa’s humid summers — there is always something to do.

When I’m not working, I love to get out and go for a hike. If I had to choose my favorite place to go, it would have to be Devil’s Causeway. I also enjoy running, biking, skiing, yoga and reading anything from mystery novels to cookbooks.

Recent Stories

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Steamboat Springs community pays tribute on Memorial Day to those who have fallen

Monday morning's Memorial Day ceremony included a number of community members who came together to honor those who served their country in time of war.

Give it a Tri triathlon shifts to new venue

Introducing kids and first-timers to triathlons, the third annual Give it a Tri event will take place May 31 at Catamount Ranch & Club for the first time.

Emerald City Opera 2015 line-up announced

In August, the 2015 Emerald City Opera lineup will introduce new singers and performances in addition to events that encourage the community to get involved with the local opera organization.

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Girl Scout Fundraiser to take place next Thursday

Next Thursday, seven chefs will share their unique savory dishes inspired by a wide variety of Girl Scout cookies.

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Historic schoolhouse to host dances this summer

This weekend will be the first event to kickoff the historic Moonhill Schoolhouse's newly added events that will take place throughout the summer.

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Cardboard Classic Boat Race hits Old Town Hot Springs Friday

For the past month, local fifth graders have been preparing handcrafted cardboard boats to race across the Old Town Hot Springs pool Friday morning.

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Local farm uses unique practices in growing

This week arts and entertainment reporter Audrey Dwyer tours Elkstone Farm to learn about their unique methods of producing agriculture.

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Three-day festival to feature local Steamboat band

The Old Town Pickers will be one of the headliners for the three-day roots music and lifestyle festival that will take place May 22 through May 24.

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Local musicians come together for featured performance Saturday night

Brad Rasmussen, singer songwriter from Chamberlin Birch, talks about the duo's longtime friendship and musical inspiration in light of their performance this Saturday at Schmiggity's with Pat Waters and Tim Cunningham.

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Cabaret 2015 theme features "The Rudderless Boat"

Thursday will be the opening night for this year's annual "Cabaret" performance by local cast and crew members.

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Steamboat Springs Boy Scouts Troop 194 watches the Color Guard closing Monday's Memorial Day celebration.

Dan Ragan leads the Steamboat Springs Boy Scouts Troop 194 during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.

All branches of the military were represented during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at Steamboat Springs Cemetery, sponsored by veterans of VFW Post 4254 and American Legion Post 44. From left, are Robert Nelson, Loretta Kuhlman, Sandy Herbert, Buck Buckland, Bob Printy and Gaylon Kent. Rick Reinhard is facing the camera.

Community members gather for a moment of silence Monday morning at the Memorial Day celebration at Steamboat Springs Cemetery hosted by VFW Post 4264 and American Legion Post 44.

Fred Sandelin and Wayne Weber lead the procession at the beginning of Monday's Memorial Day service in Steamboat Springs.

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