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

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Eugene Buchanan: Riding the spike

Every sport has its Holy Grail, that pinnacle of perfect conditions. For kayakers in Steamboat this past week, it’s catching the Yampa at peak flood. This is when the river is its most powerful.

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The Sage Grouse strut: a lesson in love

Magazines editor and columnist Eugene Buchanan writes about his experience at one of Conservation Colorado's sage grouse viewing trips.

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Five minutes with...Strings Music Festival Director Michael Sachs

Last fall, the music director baton for the Strings Music Festival was passed to Michael Sachs, a 26-year principal trumpet for the Cleveland Orchestra. Educated at Julliard and recognized internationally as a leading soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, teacher and author, Sachs’ line-up kicks off with some of his favorite players. Here’s his take on Steamboat and his new role.

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Meet Steamboat’s Master Gardeners: Adele Carlson

Sure, a lot of us have gardens. But few among us have sprouted with the pastime like Jack’s proverbial beanstalk, taking the activity to new levels. These are our local Colorado Master Gardeners, a registered service mark of Colorado State University Extension office.

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A man and his board: Inside a local carpenter’s surfboard hobby

You’d think local carpenter Paul Hobson might be tired of plying his trade by the end of each day. Not so. You can find him inside his garage building wooden surfboards under the brand name Estrus.

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Letter from the Editor: Loosegrip

I haven’t always been a writer. One of my first conscious efforts to scribe so came in college when our Western authors professor gave us a choice between taking a final exam or writing a short western-themed story.

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2015 NHL Alumni Classic raises $30K for local youth hockey

The second annual Steamboat NHL Alumni Classic raised more than $30,000 for Steamboat Springs youth hockey during a weekend packed full of events.

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Eugene Buchanan: Skiing with STARS

Forget dancing with the stars ... I’ll take skiing for STARS.

Benefit planned Friday for longtime local recovering from ski injury

Event to be held at 7 p.m. at The Base Club

Longtime local, city of Steamboat Springs employee and ski coach Chris Arnis was injured while skiing at Steamboat Ski Area Sunday afternoon and is recovering after undergoing surgery at Denver Health Hospital. A benefit will be held in his honor at 7 p.m. Friday at The Base Club.

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Playing a hut trip hunch

Family hut trip to Nokhu yields fun skiing and ... skating

It was our annual family hut trip, one of the best things you can do with your kids. Pick an easy-to-get-to abode like we did – the Nohku and Agnes Creek huts off Cameron Pass – and fill it with like-minded families, and you have a winter get-away they’ll remember for life.

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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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