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.
Hundreds of metal thumbtacks were strewn across a half-mile bicycle route stretch before Sunday's Steamboat Triathlon, causing as many as 28 flats and stirring up a group of cyclists already angry about the ongoing problem.
The Steamboat Rugby Club completed a near-perfect season Saturday at Whistler Field, dominating the visitors from Vail, 37-14, for the Mountain League championship.
Gunnison's Jon Brown and Canada's Nicole Todosichuk are the 2014 Steamboat Stinger King Sting and Queen Bee. Brown was also the Stinger's full marathon winner.
One racer competing in Saturday's Steamboat Stinger men's duo class took the race slogan, "String or be stung," to a whole new meaning, fighting off a bee sting and swollen face in his first-ever time at the race.
The 2014 Transitional Colorado Assessment Program results are in, and the results for the Steamboat, Hayden and Soutt Routt school districts are varied. It's the final year of the state standardized test before the Colorado Department of Education moves to a new, multistate test.
The Steamboat Enduro-X mountain bike race series is back for its second segment of the summer season at the Steamboat Bike Park and its overlooking trails. Up for grabs are hundreds of dollars in cash prizes.
The Steamboat Stinger two-day race is back for its fourth running this Saturday and Sunday at Emerald Mountain. Racers will be challenged by either a 50-mile mountain bike race, a full or half trail marathon, or both, for those looking to claim the titles of Queen Bee and King Sting.
A host of items is on the business docket for the Steamboat Springs School Board in the coming weeks and months, including the 2015-16 school calendar issue, a demographic report on increased enrollment and a discussion about the Amendment 23 lawsuit.
Roughly 95 percent of beekeepers worldwide are hobbyists. As a sustainability-minded and eco-friendly community, some Yampa Valley residents are making beekeeping their passion — a hobby that goes well beyond a jar of honey.
A flight instructor and his student died in a plane crash on Rabbit Ears Pass on Saturday night. William Earl Allen, 62, of Broomfield, and his student Terry Lynn Stewart, 60, crashed near Harrison Creek drainage area Saturday mid-flight during a lesson. Stewart's driver's license said he was from Houston, Texas.