Joel Reichenberger

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Expanding triathlon club flies at Spring Creek

The best of it and the worst, the hardest part and the easiest, is the run, Thomas Lewer said. The Steamboat Springs 13-year-old said he likes to swim, he likes to bike and he likes to run. Competing in triathlon, then, is natural.

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Storm Peak Climb makes riders wonder

Many of the riders who take part in Steamboat Springs’ Town Challenge Mountain Bike race series buy season passes for the eight-race circuit. That may be a good thing for a race like Wednesday’s, a grinding climb to the top of Steamboat Ski Area.

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Rugby women grab big win at Boulder

Practice makes perfect, or, in the case of the Steamboat Springs women’s rugby team, practice at least makes significantly better.

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Hayden brothers hanging on to their dreams

Life as a rodeo cowboy comes with its up and downs, and a pair of Hayden-based brothers are trying to make the most of it this summer in the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo series.

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Steamboat squad advancing in Triple Crown

So far, so good for the Northwest Colorado Storm 14U team in the Triple Crown World Series this weekend in Steamboat Springs. The team has won twice and now has a big game Saturday.

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Spring Creek Memorial still gnarly after all these years

A change to the Spring Creek Memorial Run course went over well last year, and now organizers are hoping for another big crowd at one of the Steamboat Springs Running Series' most unique races.

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Williams, Bingham rank among best at mountain bike nationals

Hannah Williams placed 10th in the 2016 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals cross-country race, and this week, she did pause and marvel at her achievement. Then, one breath later, she began plotting how she could do even better.

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Men's club still teeing off after 50 years

The Steamboat Golf Club's men’s club has been teeing it up since the mid-1960s, and today’s members are intent on keeping the weekly golfing club rolling.

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Covering new terrain and expecting more riders, Tour de Steamboat returns Saturday

It won't be just another year as the ever-growing Tour de Steamboat cycling ride returns Saturday with some major changes.

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Racing and campfires fuel locals in national mountain bike series

Two local riders are at or near the top of the standings in the National Ultra Endurance mountain bike race series, but their participation in the event has proven to be about more than winning races.

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The athletes and coaches of the Old Town Hot Springs youth triathlon club pose at the Spring Creek ponds on Wednesday after completing their end-of-season triathlon. The group met for seven weeks this summer, working out twice a week preparing for the race.

Steamboat Springs firefighter Dane Visnick sprays down a charred tree along the banks of Spring Creek next to Memorial Park on Monday in downtown Steamboat Springs. Firefighters were called concerning smoke and fire rolling out of the trees along Second Street near Steamboat Springs High School. Several volunteers, with the help of a fire extinguisher, knocked the fire down by the time crews arrived, and there were no remaining visible flames. Crews remained on the scene to ensure there would be no re-ignition and to begin investigating the cause of the short-lived blaze.

Filming and floating: Jake Gitter, from New Orleans, pulled his phone from a protective plastic bag Sunday to take some video as he floated down the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat Springs. Dark clouds rolled in with a few strokes of lightning elsewhere in the valley on Sunday, but that didn't stop a slow but steady stream of people from taking a float down the river.

Wyatt Uptain tries to hang on to his bronc Friday at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo. Uptain and his brother, both Moffat County High School graduates living in Hayden, have big dreams in the rodeo world and are regulars at the weekly Steamboat series.

Levi Nicholson, from Severance, couldn't hang on to his hat but could hang on to First Catch, the horse he drew in Friday's bareback riding competition at the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series. The series returns at 7:30 p.m. today, then every Friday and Saturday into August.

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