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.

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Continental Divide Trail through-hiker stops to give speech at sponsor Smartwool

It’s nice to have friends — and sponsors — in the right places. Especially if it means a non-dehydrated meal and new socks. So it was last Friday for Continental Divide Trail through-hiker Ken Dawson, of Michigan, who, midway through his 3,100-mile traipse from Mexico to Canada along the spine of the Rockies, stopped over in Steamboat Springs for a welcome lunch, reception and sock swap at the Smartwool world headquarters.

Eugene Buchanan: Why I like the Free Summer Concert Series.

OK, we’re heading into week three of this year’s Free Summer Concert Series — this time with Jonny Lang and his five pianos taking the stage — which got me to thinking about how good we have it whenever the shows come around and why I like these concerts.

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Hospital timeline: YVMC celebrates 100

My, what a difference 100 years makes. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, the award-winning Yampa Valley Medical Center started its humble beginnings as the Steamboat Springs Sanitarium at the former Albany Hotel and current-day Old Town Pub building on Sixth Street and Lincoln Avenue. Three years later, it was purchased by Dr. Frederick E. Willett, who ran it for 56 years.

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Locals bag first Elk SUP descent

While the Elk River has been kayaked and rafted for decades, this spring a group of local adventurers etched themselves into the history books (fame, fortune!) by stand-up paddleboarding it for the first time ever.

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Historical marker roundup

OK, we know road trips can get a tad boring. So spice yours up by stopping at historical markers surrounding Steamboat. One of the oldest such programs in the nation, Colorado’s commemorations date back to the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1907. Produced by the Colorado Historical Society and government transportation departments, these signs herald Colorado’s people, events and issues, helping you journey through the past while providing an excuse to stretch your legs. Following are a handful to to look for within a few hours of town.

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Hunting Hemingway: Local author Nancy Sindelar on her new book “Influencing Hemingway”

For the last 20 years, part-time local Nancy Sindelar has spent her winters guiding skiing in Steamboat Springs. But she’s had good reason to leave, as evidenced by her new book, “Influencing Hemingway: The People and Places That Shaped His Life and Work,” released by Roman & Littlefield Publishers last June.

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Medical Matrimony: James and Sarah Hopfenbeck

While doctors James and Sarah Hopfenbeck have only lived in Steamboat Springs since August 2013, when Jim, 57, took over as pathologist and lab director at Yampa Valley Medical Center, they’ve quickly settled into their new home.

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Letter from the Editor: It Takes a Village

I got the news checking in with my wife when flying back from a backcountry skiing trip in British Columbia. “You hear about Chris?” she asked. “Broke his neck skiing. Got flight-for-lifed to Denver.” It hit me like a bombshell...

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Eugene Buchanan: Riding the Moots Ranch Rally

Magazine editor Eugene Buchanan joined local bike manufacturer Moots on its second annual, 50-mile Moots Ranch Rally, a communal dirt-road ride showcasing area ranches while benefitting the Community Agriculture Alliance.

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Eugene Buchanan: Mini bareback riding comes to Steamboat

Debuting at the Steamboat rodeo last year, 2015 marks the second time the mini bareback riding event, fully endorsed by the PCRA, will take place at Romick Arena, with the contests slated for July 25 and 26 and July 31 and Aug. 1, as young riders prepare for a berth in the National Finals in Las Vegas.

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Len Zanni, Nate Bird and Chris Daniels, of Big Agnes, hang out at the Snowsports Industries America Snow Show in Denver this weekend.

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.

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