Eugene Buchanan

Magazine editor

Email: ebuchanan@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-870-1376

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A resident of Steamboat since moving the offices for Paddler magazine to town in 1992, Eugene Buchanan has written about the outdoors for more than 20 years, from working the Beijing Olympics for NBC to writing for ESPN.com. A business/economics graduate of Colorado College, where he captained his NCAA lacrosse team, the former ski patrol, kayak instructor and sea kayak and raft guide is also a former business reporter for the Denver Business Journal and media director of the World Pro Mogul Tour. He also enjoys a successful freelance career, with articles published in The New York Times, Men's Journal, Sports Afield, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, 5280, Forbes Life, Skiing, Powder and other publications. A member of New York's Explorer's Club, his passion for traveling, writing and paddling has taken him to more than 30 countries on six continents. His first book, "Brothers on the Bashkaus," was released by Fulcrum Publishing in 2007; his second book, "Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids," was released by Heliconia Press in 2010, winning the gold medal from the Living Now Book Awards. He lives with his wife, Denise, and two daughters, Brooke, 12, and Casey, 8, just a block away from the Yampa River.

Recent Stories

Best Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt: Ciao Gelato

Go ahead, take a spoonful. Or even two. Lynne and Massimo Romeo, as well as their sons Mirko and Gabri, won’t mind one bit as you sample their delicious gelato. They know you’ll be coming back for more.

Best Place to Watch the Game (and Best Bar): Carl’s Tavern

Want to watch people happily watching the game? Just peer through the windows of Carl’s Tavern downtown, which won not only Best Bar this year but also Best Place to Watch the Game.

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Best New Restaurant: E3 Chophouse

A riverside location, great ambiance and focus on fresh was all it took for E3 Chophouse to win Best New Restaurant in this year’s tally.

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Best of the Boat: Ore House at the Pine Grove wins best steak

It helps to have experience when serving up steaks. Operating out of the same location since its founding in 1971, Ore House at the Pine Grove has more than perhaps any other restaurant in town, which is what helped it win this year’s Best Steak category.

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Best of the Boat: Freshies wins best lunch spot

There’s something about a great lunch that helps you get through the day.

Best of the Boat: Ciao Gelato wins best ice cream/frozen yogurt category

Go ahead, take a spoonful. Or even two. Lynne and Massimo Romeo, as well as their sons Mirko and Gabri, won’t mind one bit as you sample their delicious gelato. They know you’ll be coming back for more.

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Best of the Boat: Slopeside Grill wins best après scene

What’s not to like about skiing up to a 21,000-pound ice bar and live music straight off the slopes (besides it possibly leading to a night of dancing in your ski boots)?

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Best of the Boat: ROOTZ gets best vegetarian menu

Foods to balance the body

Best Vegetarian Menu: ROOTZ

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Best of the Boat: Chris Johns, of Wheels Bike Shop, best bike mechanic

“Quick turnaround, friendliness and depth of experience,” Chris Johns, owner of Wheels Bike Shop at 841 Yampa St., says about what caused him and his store to lead the pack in this year’s bike mechanic category.

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Best Breakfast: Creekside Cafe & Grill

Now entering their 15th year serving the type of breakfast that keeps customers returning for more, Creekside owners Kelly and Jason Landers pin the secret to their success on the same thing as always: fresh, homemade ingredients, bottomless Italian coffee and uber-friendly service.

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Recent photos

Steamboat Springs resident Cam Boyd taking in the vista of Castle Valley.

Cam Boyd and Lance Waring preparing for the first rappel on Elephant Buttress in Arches National Park.

Lars Carlson, from left, Drake Taylor, Lance Waring and Tristan Newbon peering over the edge of Parriott Mesa.

Your dinner is served. Saving stranded jelly fish with the help of a paddle blade.

Eugene shows off sockeye spoils from a day of fly fishing to put straight on the barbecue.

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