Ben Ingersoll is the sports and education reporter for the Steamboat Pilot & Today where he began work in September 2013.
Ben has his Bachelor of Arts in mass communication and journalism from Fresno State. Before starting at the Pilot & Today, he served as a sports reporter for the Fowler Ensign as well as sports editor and editor in chief of Fresno State's student newspaper, The Collegian.
Ben is originally from Shasta Lake, Calif., and is new to Steamboat Springs. In his downtime, he enjoys traveling, hiking, college football and any fitness-related activity.
The Steamboat Springs School District has battled for months to withdraw from the Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services. The district is now within two weeks of finding out if CDE granted its wish.
Extremely cold temperatures have arrived in Routt County, making it harder to start and warm up vehicles. But one local program is pushing a no-idling campaign in hopes of saving folks money and releasing fewer toxins into the air.
The Steamboat Springs High School varsity girls basketball team didn't exactly play the toughest teams on its schedule over the weekend, but after a pair of big wins, the Sailors are ready to line up against some better competition on Thursday.
Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball opened up a huge halftime lead and cruised to a big win Saturday against Basalt. The Sailors are now 3-0 on the season heading into their home tournament this weekend.
Steamboat Springs School District was recognized for the fourth straight year as one of the top districts in the state. Three of the districts' schools also received high honors at last week's Colorado Department of Education awards ceremony.
Routt County Search and Rescue was able to pull two lost snowmobilers to safety near Buffalo Pass on Sunday morning.
Steamboat Springs High School hockey pulled out a thrilling win Friday night. On Saturday night, the Sailors easily handled Kent Denver with a six-goal victory.
Hayden High School boys basketball coach Mike Luppes has injuries and inexperienced players lining up on his bench. The Tigers went 0-2 during Saturday's doubleheader, but Luppes is confident in the direction his squad is traveling.
Playing four quarters is troubling Hayden High School girls basketball, the Tigers' coach said. On Saturday, Hayden played eight quarters but dropped both contests to Saratoga and Encampment.
Saturday's first Nordic combined event of the season at Howelsen Hill didn't necessarily feature household names, but it did serve as a critical start and qualifier for upcoming world events.