Joel Reichenberger

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With the right words ready, rodeo set to ride through Fourth

Few consider events like the Super Bowl or the World Series — or even the average NFL or MLB game, for that matter — to be lacking in patriotism. Rodeo, however, is a bit different, John Shipley explained, and he's always looking for the right words for the moment.

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Boyle's no-no lifts Steamboat Legion squad

A no-hitter from pitcher Jack Boyle set the stage for a big weekend of baseball for the Steamboat Springs American Legion team.

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With round and round instead of up and down, Town Challenge to mix it up

Steamboat's Town Challenge mountain bike series doesn't usually tinker with the formula. That changes this week as the Wednesday race will adopt a new format.

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Tri the Boat sweeps South Routt

For many racers, the most disheartening moment of Sunday’s Tri the Boat half-Ironman distance triathlon didn’t come sloshing through the cold water early in the morning or climbing toward the race’s highest point in the afternoon.

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LuvBoat tourney draws crowd

Points hard and fast whizzed by, and battles large and small raged on Saturday at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, midway through the 2016 LoveBoat Junior and MXD Tennis Championships.

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Puckett recognized as 1 of Colorado's best

Cole Puckett is well aware there are expectations hanging out there. With his family ski racing genes, how could there not be?

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Valicenti treasures final swings

Steamboat Springs High School grad Christi Valicenti didn't get a Disney-approved ending to her collegiate tennis career, but that did little to tarnish her four years as a college athlete.

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Storm to battle for 2nd place Thursday

Things continue to split for the Steamboat Storm collegiate summer baseball team. The squad went 1-1 in each of its last two doubleheaders and sits at 7-7 on the season.

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A picture's worth: Kim Hess climbed Mount Everest and came back with more than her photo

It can be surprisingly difficult to take a picture at the summit of Mount Everest, and it’s surprisingly important to do so. Steamboat climber Kim Hess had traveled a long way to get that photo, and she wasn't about to leave without it.

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Pipe problems: Despite changing habits, Steamboat's half-pipe will return in the fall

Rumors swirled in the spring that when Steamboat Ski Area closed, so would the life of Steamboat's large 18-foot half-pipe in Bashor Bowl. Turns out, the pipe will return, but questions about half-pipe role in an evolving snowsports world remain.

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Young parade-goers await the action in Steamboat Springs.

Roberto Frias commutes hands-full down Lincoln Avenue on Friday morning in Steamboat Springs.

The Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo series returns to action for its biggest weekend of the year. The action begins with regular rodeos at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. A ranch rodeo will take place Sunday and the Fourth of July rodeo is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday.

U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team athlete Bryan Fletcher flies from Howelsen Hill on Thursday during an early morning training session in Steamboat Springs. Fletcher and the rest of the team are in town through early next week to train, then will compete Sunday and Monday in the Jumpin' and Jammin' competition in Steamboat. Jumping will start at Howelsen Hill at 3 p.m. Sunday. That will lead to a Nordic combined rollerski race at 9:15 a.m. Monday before the Fourth of July parade. It will all conclude starting at noon Monday with more jumping at Howelsen.

Jeff Minotto catches some air racing during a Town Challenge mountain bike race at Howelsen Hill earlier this month. The race series returns Wednesday for a race at Steamboat Ski Area.

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