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Joel Reichenberger

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Sailors get a sweep in tennis season opener

The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team had no problems in its season opener.

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Continental Divide Trail Run returns Saturday

The Continental Divide Trail Run, set to return to the mountains above Steamboat Springs on Saturday, has acted as a mirror to the running world in its nearly 15 years of existence.

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Thrilling finishes define gritty Town Challenge finale

In the end, the top two men’s racers in the Town Challenge mountain bike series couldn’t have asked for anything more, dashing together for the finish with everything on the line.

Firestone lights up Steamboat golfers Wednesday

Will Firestone led the Steamboat Springs High School golf team to first place in a Wednesday tournament.

IMBA Summit set for week in Steamboat

The IMBA World Summit will settle down Wednesday for a long weekend of riding and talking about bikes in Steamboat Springs.

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Boniface takes naturally to Breck stage race, finishes 4th

Kelly Boniface was new to mountain bike stage racing, but that didn't keep her from a fourth-place finish last week at the Breck Epic.

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Morning Gloria trail ready to be rolled

The newest trail on Emerald Mountain, the $160,000, 4.25-mile Morning Gloria trail, is ready for riders.

Final rides to decide rodeo championships

The Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo series will ride to a close this weekend, but even with 90 percent of the season in the books, the season-ending results are far from decided.

Steamboat Triathlon returns, with several new tricks

Lance Panigutti said the decision to add a sprint distance option to this weekend’s Steamboat Triathlon, in recent years an Olympic distance course, was made almost exactly a year ago, based on feedback absorbed immediately after the 2013 race.

Golf fundraiser surpasses expectations

In its 10th year in Steamboat Springs, the Arnie’s Army Battled Prostate Cancer golfing fundraiser had its best year.

Sailors golf finishes 2nd yet again

Technically, the result was the same, but the same result for the third day in a row left the Steamboat Springs High School boys golf team ready for a break on Wednesday.

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Keller steps in as Soroco football coach

Josef Keller, Soroco’s athletic director since 2012, was hired in July to coach the Rams’ varsity football team after David Bruner decided to resign from the position in May.

Sailors 2nd again in Grand Junction golf tourney

The Steamboat Springs High School golf team wasn’t quite as hot as it was Monday at the start of a three-day swing of competitions. It was still good enough for the same place, however.

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Steamboat Ski Area, Winter Sports Club to build race venue

Steamboat Ski Area and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club entered into an agreement for a new dedicated Alpine ski racing venue on Mount Werner.

Steamboat golf soars in Grand Junction

Sure, it’s early, but the Steamboat Springs High School boys golf team embarked on a critical stretch of its season Monday, playing in Grand Junction in the first of back-to-back-to-back competitions.

Burger shines during busy weekend of tennis in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs’ Keegan Burger emerged atop the Steamboat NTRP Championships on Sunday after being tested about as thoroughly as a player can be.

High school fall sports season begins Monday

The Steamboat Springs High School football season won’t start Monday with a wind sprint. There won’t be any whistles, or even a trip to the field.

Gollnick leads trio at triathlon nationals

Steamboat Springs triathlete Heather Gollnick was third in her age group at the U.S. National Triathlon Championships on Saturday, earning her a ticket to next year's World Championships.

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Race snafu leaves Bingham on top at Town Challenge

A mix-up on the course allowed for a swap in the standings of Wednesday's Town Challenge mountain bike race on Emerald Mountain.

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Inspiration intact as STARS Biking the Boat returns

There are 86 miles of riding between the three bicycle riders offered as a part of Sunday’s STARS Biking the Boat charity ride in Steamboat Springs. It’s the last mile that's the most interesting.

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Locals 2014: Debbie Aragon

Working at the State Farm office in Steamboat Springs is more than a 9-to-5 daily commitment, and those employees say that’s thanks to the woman at the top, Debbie Aragon, who stands out as a Steamboat local in part because of the vibrant office she leads.

Old Town Hot Springs submits plan for major expansion

It’s a long way off, Pat Carney, executive director for the Old Town Hot Springs in Steamboat Springs, warns, but planning has started for a 10,000 square foot addition to the facility, that would include a climbing wall, a new classroom and lots of new breathing room for current programs.

Steamboat riders dominate in Canada

Karen Tremaine and Mindy Mulliken dominated their category at the Singlespeed 6 mountain bike race last week in Canada.

Park City event kick starts new era for Nordic combined

A new era of ski jumping cooperation kicked off Sunday with the large hill U.S. Ski Jumping Championships at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City.

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Adventure of the Week: Taking a leap of faith, from a perfectly good plane

Skydiving long has been on my bucket list, but always as a “someday” sort of thing. It looks a little different when “someday” becomes “Saturday.”

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Numbers up for city adult sport leagues

Numbers are up considerably this summer in the Parks, Open Spaces and Recreational Services softball and volleyball leagues, and now organizers are hoping that momentum can be sustained into its fall soccer leagues.

Alex Pond leads locals to big results in Wyoming race

Alex Pond, Becky Edmiston, Kent Erikson and Katie Lindquist all found spots on the podium at the Laramie Enduro on Saturday.

Steamboat 14U baseball struggles in World Series

The squad couldn’t keep its winning ways going when it got to the World Series tournament, however, and went 0-5 through the weekend.

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It's a family affair at Steamboat Tennis Association tournament

The Steamboat Tennis Association’s Summer Championships offered local players some unique opportunities.

Ukraine crisis makes for complicated topic for Seminars at Steamboat

It won't be easy to fit into one speech, but Matthew Rojansky will try to sum up the Ukraine-Russia crises today as the Seminars at Steamboat lecture series rolls on at the Strings Music Pavilion.

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Joel Reichenberger: Getting started in the art world

My first stint at Art in the Park got off to a rocky start. The event runs two days, during the second weekend in July in Steamboat Springs, but vendors can set up Friday.

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Inside the booths: Following a dream in the art show world

The two-day show in July marked Bruggink’s second step into the world of art shows, and after the hectic days leading up to the event and the grinding process of setting up her booth, the great thing happened.

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Nothing easy about Mount Werner Classic 50K

The Mount Werner Classic drew about 90 finishers on Saturday, and each finished with a flourish.

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Riders overcome grueling Town Challenge climb

There was no break for riders Wednesday as they assaulted the entirety of Mount Werner is one of the toughest Town Challenge races of the season.

Burgers place high at tennis tournaments

It was another big weekend of tennis last weekend for the Burger family.

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Mount Werner Classic returns to ultra running 'sweet spot'

The Mount Werner Classic returns to Steamboat Ski Area on Saturday for another 50-kilometer adventure over Mount Werner and into the backcountry.

Olympian Aldighieri picked to lead freestyle department

Olympian Bobby Aldighieri is stepping in to take over the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's freestyle skiing department.

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Hard days at the Hardrock: Pair of locals recount epic 100-mile race

A pair of Steamboat Springs locals took on the Hardrock 100 Endurance Run earlier this month, and the experience was something to remember.

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Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon pushes competitors to the limit

More than 230 athletes dove in Steamboat Lake on Sunday morning as the Steamboat Lake Sprint Triathlon returned to Routt County.

Enduro-X series returns Saturday

The label “one of the longest-running gravity mountain bike races in Steamboat Springs” isn’t overwhelmingly meaningful. But, that’s what the Enduro-X series is, after debuting last year and returning this weekend to start Year No. 2.

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Nine years in, Tour de Steamboat still growing

The Tour de Steamboat returns Saturday, and it’s grown yet again.

Legion baseball team closes strong summer

It was another strong weekend of play for the Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team, but not quite strong enough for the team’s liking.

Adaptive water sports camp still a hit, nine years in

With gold medalists and first timers, the Behind the 'Boat water sports camp is still a hit.

Hot-hitting Steamboat squad wins championship

Steamboat's U14 baseball team was red hot, hitting at the plate on Sunday and paving the way to a big tournament win.

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Adventure of the Week: Tubing the Yampa River

There's nothing simple about tubing the Yampa River.

Enduro race registration deadlines approach

The early registration deadline for the Enduro-X Race Series and Summit-X Enduro race are approaching, meaning riders who want to avoid a $20 price hike need to get into gear.

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Gnarly trail awaits Spring Creek runners

Runners in Steamboat Springs will get back at it Saturday morning, and this time they’ll have the chance to raise money for more of what they love.

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Town Challenge's Emerald Envy race sweet, even for beginners

The Town Challenge Mountain Bike series draws the best, like Peter Kalmes, who won for the 18th consecutive time Wednesday, and it draws those jsut dipping their toes into the sport.

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Lalive Carmichael taking over Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Alpine program

Decorated Steamboat alpine ski racer Caroline Lalive Carmichael is stepping in to take over the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's alpine program.

Big BMX race set for Saturday in Steamboat

BMX racing is going to get kicked up a notch this weekend in Steamboat Springs.

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