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Joel Reichenberger

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Epic challenge awaits triathletes in Boulder

Fast or slow, a pack of Steamboat Springs triathletes are focused on finishing Sunday's Ironman Boulder triathlon, a 140.6-mile test that's in many ways taken over their lives this summer.

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Tennis Center changeover planned for 2016

It’s just time, said Jim Swiggart, 26 years the director at Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. Or, rather, it will be time, in about 14 months.

Youth the focus at weekend tennis tournament

The annual Steamboat Tennis Association tournament, which begins Friday at Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, is largely meant to raise money for young players and to keep the juniors program at the center going strong and filled with athletes.

Bald Eagle Lake Open Water Swim results, July 20, 2015

Results from the Bald Eagle Lake Open Water Swim, July 20, 2015

Summer ball in Steamboat "a great experience"

Storm expect to return to Steamboat next summer

The Steamboat Storm summer college baseball team expects to return to Steamboat Springs next summer.

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BMX track a summer addiction for many

It’s about the children, and the examples of that attitude zip everywhere on a Thursday night at the BMX bike track tucked near the base of Howelsen Hill in Steamboat Springs.

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Water logged and wobbly, swimmers tackle Bald Eagle Lake

Several dozen swimmers took to the waters of Bald Eagle Lake Monday evening. At least one young athlete was taking on the challenge of the weekly open-water swim race for the first time.

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200 miles and done: Ultra runner Avery Collins finds his limit

Local runner wins huge race

Steamboat Springs ultramarathon runner Avery Collins finally found in the Colorado 200 what he was looking for: a race that could break him.

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Steamboat squad set for World Series

Steamboat Springs U12 boys baseball team has played lots and lots of games over the past several years. Nothing stacks up next to the Triple Crown World Series, however, and when the 12 boys, their coaches and families trek next week to Park City, coach Jim Hansen said they’re in for an experience they won’t soon forget.

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Rodeo, theater collide in comedy routines

Great banter between a rodeo announcer and a good rodeo clown doesn't just happen. It takes work, and John Shipley said he and this weekend's high-flying, motorcycle riding clown Troy Lerwill have it down.

Thousands to play in soccer tourney

In a sense, Madison Slater’s world turns upside down at 4 p.m. Thursday, when check in begins and the action starts in the three day, 160-team Steamboat Mountain Soccer tournament.

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Up-keeping: Goalkeeper coaches hope to raise the bar

Goalkeeper coaches hope to raise the bar

Goalkeeper can be considered the most important position on the soccer pitch, but at least in the United States, it's not always a focus for coaches and players. A pair of keeper-centric coaches tried to change that this week during the Steamboat Soccer Academy camp.

Steamboat Storm down to final out

The Steamboat Storm, a local college summer league baseball team, lost its first postseason game on Monday, falling while playing on the road against Vail, 11-4.

Legion baseball team finishes season

The Steamboat Springs American Legion Post 44 baseball team wrapped up its summer season with a strong finish last weekend in a tournament.

Pair of races await mountain bikers this week

Town Challenge and Captain of the Boat mountain bike races are on tap this week for local cyclists.

Swim team racks up results

The Steamboat Springs Swim Team continues to rack up top finishes as it paddles towards a pack of big meets.

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Volleyball only part of tourney's draw

The Steamboat Doubles Volleyball Tournament is in its 34th year. It's been powered all that time by friends and fun as much as serves and spikes.

Adventure of the week: Touring Steamboat's taps

Thanks to two new local brewery tasting rooms that have opened in Steamboat Springs in the last year, Steamboat has a new challenge for its pedal-happy citizens: a biking brewery tour. It's 5.2 miles, barely a warm-up for many regular riders, but a perfect route for beer lovers.

Storm hope for late-season surge

The Steamboat Storm college baseball team is looking for a big finish to the season, and if it gets one, it can plan on a home playoff game when the postseason tournament begins next week.

Bike races rescheduled, Town Challenge to next week, Captain of the Boat to Thursday

Cyclists eager to tackle Wednesday’s unique Town Challenge race will have to wait a week. Persistent morning rain showers forced organizers into canceling the race and postponing it a week.

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Local riders fly on Fourth

Steamboat Springs mountain bikers tore it up at the annual Breckenridge Firecracker 50 on Saturday.

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Young sluggers hope to keep rolling in Triple Crown

Steamboat’s U12 youth baseball team came within a blink of winning the Mountain Magic Triple Crown baseball tournament in Steamboat Springs June 27 and now the squad is hoping to parlay that success into big runs in several looming tournaments.

Legion team eyes tourney success

It hasn’t been a strong summer for the American Legion Post 44 baseball team — a local squad composed of high school players — but the team is hoping its last regular season game can propel it to big things in this weekend’s season-ending tournament.

Town Challenge returns with circuit race

The Town Challenge Mountain Bike Race series returns Wednesday with its third race of the summer, the Churn & Burn Circuit Race on Mount Werner.

Joel Reichenberger: Finding an old face in a new place

Todd Lodwick hasn't worked out a day since he retired from Nordic combined after his sixth Winter Olympics. That took some adjustment.

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Adventure of the week: A screaming good time

The Nordic Screamer ride down the landing hills of the ski jumps at Howelsen Hill offers plenty of thrills.

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Unstoppable Kiwi slows in Steamboat

New Zealander Jup Brown just finished running across the United States. Now he's setting off out a bike ride that will take him across the continent again. He stopped in Steamboat Springs first.

Storm hope for safe harbor at home

The Steamboat Storm collegiate baseball team hopes to get back on the right track playing at home Thursday and Saturday for a pair of doubleheaders.

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Home, sweet home for ski jumpers on Fourth of July

There’s something different, something sweet and something thrilling about the annual summer ski jumping event in Steamboat Springs.

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Hayden baseball team dominates tourney

It simply all came together at just the right time for the Hayden 8-10 year olds baseball team last weekend as it competed in a season ending tournament in Rangely.

Steamboat Legion team picks up big win

Steamboat's American Legion team won big Saturday, knocking a Vernal squad, 28-14.

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Captain of the Boat returns Thursday

The Captain of the Boat downhill mountain bike series returns to Steamboat with a 6 p.m. Thursday race at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Gravity team rolling again

Steamboat Gravity Team flying high this summer

There isn’t anything about downhill mountain biking that lends itself particularly to requiring a group of friends to participate, but members of the newly reformed Steamboat Springs Gravity Team said riding is better with a team, and that’s what’s drawn them together.

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Howelsen proves magnetic for Fisher

Ski jumper returning to coach for Winter Sports Club

After learning to ski jump on Howelsen Hill, Steamboat Springs' son Corby Fisher is returning to coach with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

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2,745 miles of dreaming: Tour Divide proves an ultimate mountain bike challenge

It takes a dreamer to tackle the 2,745 Tour Divide, and two years ago Mike Schlichtman moved to Steamboat Springs with little idea he had that particular dream in him.

Stage set for Stagecoach triathons

Todd and Heather Gollnick’s Steamboat Springs-based triathlon is called “Tri the Boat.” 
People certainly seem to be taking that advice.

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VeDepo just short on American Ninja Warrior

He traveled so far and came oh-so-close, but Mitchell VeDepo said one late mistake didn’t ruin his experience on the NBC TV show American Ninja Warrior.

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Roaring to life: Mustangs invade Steamboat

Looks matter when it comes to the Ford Mustangs rolling around Steamboat Springs. Sometimes, still, that's only part of the story.

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STARS rolling down the river

Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports, STARS, has been expanding its programming for military veterans for years, and now it's helping another organization send soldiers on a thrilling ride down the Colorado River in Utah.

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Rodeo set for big digital leap

The Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo series is back starting Friday, and organizers are hoping a new social media push can boost attendance.

Storm rack up two more wins

The Steamboat Storm baseball team won a pair of games Tuesday. It plays again Thursday, then plans to host a baseball camp for local children on Monday.

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Busy weekend awaits for USA Pro Challenge

There will be bike rides for citizens and chances for autographs, cowboys on bikes and cyclists on horses, music and movies, a beer garden and, oh yeah, two massive days of bike racing when the USA Pro Challenge comes to town in August.

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Swimmers off to strong summer start

It's been a quick start to the summer for Steamboat Springs Swim Team racers.

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Work on Bike Park continues

The Steamboat Bike Park opens Thursday with sponsorship day, $15 for riders. The money will go to support Routt County Riders. There won't be any new trails available from the opening day, but work continues on the park and changes are coming.

Steamboat Storm start with wins

Steamboat Springs’ semi-pro baseball team started its life with a pair of wins Tuesday, and it hopes to add two more when it plays its first home doubleheader at noon Thursday at Emerald Park.

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Marabou race kicks off summer cycling series

Town Challenge returns with race on private ranch

The Steamboat Springs Town Challenge mountain bike series is back for the season, starting Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

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Hayden grad eyes Ninja Warrior challenge

Mitch VeDepo, a 2009 graduate from Hayden High School, competed on the show American Ninja Warrior and is eager to see his episode air Monday night.

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2015 Steamboat Marathon: By the numbers

Steamboat Marathon champion Richard Powell had the fastest winning time in the annual race since 2008 and cut 16 minutes of the winning time from 2014.

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Vandahl picked as head coach

Former Steamboat Springs High School basketball star Michael Vandahl was announced Friday as the new head coach of the boys team, seven years after he played his last game for it and two seasons since he returned to it as an assistant coach.

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More than a race

Track helps Steamboat teen overcome life's hurdles

Jon Ruehle won much more than a race in his first year on the Steamboat Springs High School track team.

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