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 will not be a Certified Creative District this year

Although Steamboat Springs will not be one of the Certified Colorado Creative Districts, the steering committee and Steamboat Springs Arts Council will continue to make strides toward the designation in the future.

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Bike Town USA introduces new CycleArt event Friday

Biking in every capacity is a source of inspiration for Bike Town USA's inaugural Steamboat CycleArt auction.

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Farmers Market includes more than 100 vendors

This summer's Mainstreet Steamboat Farmers Market will feature a number of new vendors.

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Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup gathers enthusiasts in family event

Explore Steamboat spoke with the 28th annual Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup organizers to find out what kinds of cars will be on display this weekend.

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Celebrating Father's Day in Steamboat Springs

Wondering how to celebrate Father's Day this weekend? Explore has a few tips for what to do and where to go.

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California band Orgone to bring funk and soul to Steamboat Springs on Friday

The California-based eight piece, Orgone will headline the Old Town Pub Friday featuring a variety of tunes off of the seven albums and most recent release, “Beyond the Sun."

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Steamboat's public art collection revived with new artistic energy

Steamboat's public art collection started in 1991 and has been

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What's new at the 2016 Farmers Market

The summer Farmers Market will kick off for the season Saturday, offering a variety of goods from local and regional retailers.

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Artists from across the country venture to Steamboat Springs for plein air art competition

Local and regional artists will choose various places around Steamboat Springs as their subject matter.

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Perry-Mansfield to present fresh ideas at its 19th annual New Works Festival

Creative artists visiting Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp this week will present new works to the Steamboat community Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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The southeast Minnesota native, Reall Colbenson never would have thought to call Steamboat Springs home but has lived here for 11 years and works as the listing and marketing manager for the Metzler team at Colorado Group Realty.

This is another piece in Steamboat's public art collection titled "Steamboat Legacy" or "Chamber Legacy" created by local sculptor Sandy Graves.

Local artist Dona Steele sits near her mural “Starry Night/ Cafe Terrace at Night” that was commissioned by the previous and current owner of Deja Vu Boutique.

This piece in Steamboat's public art collection, is titled “Y-II-K” and was made in 2007 by George Manus. It is found in West Lincoln Park.

Rocky Mountain National Park, seen here, is among the national parks that will offer free admission April 16 through 24 in commemoration of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary. Other Colorado parks include Dinosaur and Colorado national monuments, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Mesa Verde National Park, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Florissant Fossil Beds.

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