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Joel Reichenberger

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Rating Steamboat

Local businesses adapt to world in which everyone is a reviewer

A few words and a handful of low ratings from dissatisfied customers can mean big problems.

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Tigers aiming higher after lopsided win

The Hayden High School girls basketball team won a game it should have Friday. The Tigers left the court hoping they'd shown a little something extra, however.

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Steamboat's Radway flips to 2 firsts in Aspen

It's not easy adding a trick to your run if you're a competitive moguls skier. It takes lots of work in the summer and a test on the snow before you're allowed to use it in an event. That work paid off last weekend for Steamboat skier Kenzie Radway.

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U.S. Nordic combined skiers jump to high finishes

The story for at least four years now with U.S. Nordic combined athletes has been that when their jumping is there, the potential for high finishes is, as well. Competitions last weekend proved that again, with U.S. skiers on both the Continental Cup and World Cup levels.

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Injuries slow Sailor grapplers

The most frustrating part of wrestling meets these days for Steamboat Springs High School coach Travis Bryant is the fact that they’re only about half what he thinks they should be for his team.

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Winters storms to 2nd in Race to the Cup snowboarding

Steamboat teen earns World Juniors chance with best-ever finish

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Cody Winters couldn't stay disappointed long after losing his last race Sunday at the Race to the Cup event at Steamboat Ski Area.

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2nd-period surge lifts Sailors Saturday

Things didn’t start great, but they certainly ended that way Saturday for the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team.

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Skiing Steamboat siblings share dreams, thus a rivalry

Elijah Vargas didn’t decline the chance to answer. He simply paused for a second and let his older brother go first in a moment perhaps showing wisdom beyond his years.

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Tigers proud despite close loss

The Hayden High School girls basketball team couldn’t quite pull off the upset Friday against Vail Christian, but coach Michelle Wilkie said the team’s near miss was one its best performances in years.

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Soroco girls edged in Paonia

The Rams led at half and were tied heading into the fourth quarter but couldn’t slip by Paonia, the No. 1 ranked Class 2A team in the state.

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Riding on: After tumult, Reiter still chasing Olympic dreams

A big part of winning is feeling good, Steamboat Springs Alpine snowboarder Justin Reiter said, and Friday afternoon, Reiter may have looked good and mostly sounded good, but he still didn’t quite feel good.

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Steamboat, Glenwood swap basketball game times

The days, times and locations for the Steamboat Springs High School basketball teams' games against Glenwood Springs have been flipped to accommodate both finals testing in Glenwood and the Snowcoming activities and dance in Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat Springs riders rack up results in Copper

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders rode to high finishes Sunday at a United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association slopestyle event at Copper Mountain.

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Steamboat swimmers fast in Grand Junction

A swarm of seven Steamboat Springs swimmers made a splash last weekend at the Mavalanche Invitational Swim Meet in Grand Junction, teaming up to earn top-10 finishes in more than a dozen races.

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Steamboat skiers beat the clock for big Copper result

Time isn’t always necessarily a factor in freestyle skiing sports. Sure, it matters in moguls, but slopestyle? Not so much. It was over the weekend at Copper Mountain, however.

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Soroco girls eyeing Friday shot at No. 1 — High school roundup Jan. 12 to 14

The clash between the Rams and the Eagles makes for the most interesting matchup of the weekend. Soroco has been in the midst of perhaps the school’s best ever girls basketball run for the last two years, but both seasons have ended in the regional championship with losses against Paonia.

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Sailors survive at home against Huskies

The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team didn’t exactly slam the door on Battle Mountain Tuesday night. The Sailors kept missing important free throws in the game’s waning seconds, and the Huskies kept missing woulda-coulda-shoulda essential shots.

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Steamboat girls stumble in home opener

Midway through the second quarter the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team Battle Mountain seemed to be on track for a tough game.

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County wrestlers haul home medals

The Soroco High School wrestling team came away from an Eagle Valley tournament with a pair of championships and plenty of proof their team is improving, coach Jay Whaley said.

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Shimko soars on home snow

Steamboat skier twice a champ in moguls comp

Avital Shimko led the way for a big weekend of moguls skiing for Steamboat's women, winning at Steamboat Ski Area both Saturday and Sunday.

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Fletcher shines at World Champs venue

Bryan Fletcher pieced together his most complete weekend of skiing this season, placing 15th one day and 16th the next in Lahti, Finland, on Saturday and Sunday on the Nordic combined World Cup.

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Tigers fall twice in weekend action

The Hayden High School girls basketball team hung tough Friday and Saturday with both its opponents, but couldn’t manage a win in either game.

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Sailors stumble in Front Range action

It wasn't the best of weekends for the Steamboat Springs High School boys and girls basketball teams.

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Patience pays for Sailors in mountain rivalry clash

The Steamboat Springs High school hockey team was at its best when it mattered most, allowing the Sailors to squeeze by Aspen.

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Soroco girls grab league win

The Soroco High School girls basketball team ran away from Rangely on Saturday.

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2nd half plenty for Soroco girls

The Soroco girls won easily Friday, but they may need a better performance if they hope to win several looming games.

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Furious rally earns Rams first win

It seemed fair to count the 0-5 Soroco boys basketball out of Friday night's game when it trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter. That, however, would have been a mistake.

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Seymour scores huge win on NorAm circuit

Steamboat Springs skier Jett Seymour, 18, said he knew things were going well, that his skiing was on point as he entered a pair of NorAm slalom races at Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont. Even he didn't know quite how well.

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Steamboat Soccer Club puts down roots in charter school gym

After years of playing on hardwood basketball courts and searching for an indoor answer, Steamboat Soccer Club has found a winter home at the Mountain Village Montessori Charter School.

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Tigers hope to roar at home

Hayden High School wrestling coach Chad Jones admitted his team’s Thursday evening clash with Moffat County High School may not make for much of a dual. The Bulldogs program is much larger than Hayden's at the moment, filling every weight class and almost guaranteeing a win. He's hoping the matchup can still result in some excellent wrestling, however.

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High school sports preview, Jan. 5 to Jan. 7: Routt County teams charge back on the scene

High school sports will charge back on to the scene this weekend. Soroco and Hayden both will play host to home basketball games on Friday night while the Steamboat Springs High School hockey team has a pair of home games on tap.

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Steamboat skiers step toward Junior Worlds

The teams the United States plans to send to the World Juniors Nordic Championships in Park City, Utah, won’t be official until later this week, but the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers wrapped up the qualifying competitions for that event on a high note last weekend and the club is poised to send several of its strongest skiers to Utah.

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Wranglers vying for second with wins

A pair of wins during the weekend helped catapult the Steamboat Wranglers back into the battle for second place in their first year playing in the Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League.

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Alpine racers to team up, raise funds

The local ski and snowboard race series is adding a team element to its races this season.

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Gibbs strikes it big with Big Blue

Steamboat gymnast makes cut with Michigan program

Steamboat's Cole Gibbs thought he was ready to retire from gymnastics when he left to attend college at University of Michigan. Instead, he was just getting started with a new era in the sport.

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A Kidd at Christmas

After 46 years, Billy Kidd still loves skiing every day in Steamboat

Billy Kidd has been guiding his 1 p.m. daily ski clinics at Steamboat Ski Area for 46 years. Even after all that, the busiest time of the year — between Christmas and New Years — only invigorates him.

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Steamboat skiers land high in Winter Park

Steamboat skiers came away with top results from the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team Selections events in Winter Park.

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Crowd management: Ski like a local on a busy day at Steamboat Ski Area

Navigating the ski mountain on a busy weekend is an art. With a bit of planning, a skier or snowboarder can find ways to avoid (most of) the lift lines, find a spot to eat lunch in a timely manner and, with a bit of luck, even end up all alone in a bit of untouched powder.

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Carrigan 3 times a winner at Buck Hill

There was no debating last week at a Race to the Cup Alpine snowboarding event in Buck Hill, Minnesota, that Steamboat Springs rider Maggie Rose Carrigan was the fastest woman there.

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Steamboat men wrap up fast week

University of New Mexico skier Vegard Busengdal wrapped up a sweep of the week's slalom competitions on the men's side, winning both Tuesday night and again Wednesday afternoon. It was a strong weekend for Steamboat skiers, however, as numerous current and former local athletes posted strong results.

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Looking for Murphy: Roberts family finds more than a race in Holiday Classic

Roberts family finds more than a race in Holiday Classic

Murphy Roberts died in August. It hasn't been easy on his family since, but they're still finding his spirit on Emerald Mountain and racing down Howelsen Hill.

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Wrestling teams wrap up '16

Hayden, Soroco roll at West Grand while Steamboat fights in Grand Junction

They didn’t come home with a heap of medals, but coach Travis Bryant said his Steamboat Springs High School wrestlers did bring home plenty of lessons from one of the toughest events on their schedule, Saturday’s Warrior Classic tournament in Grand Junction.

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Berend eighth on Continental Cup

Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skier Ben Berend was eighth Friday in a Continental Cup event in Klingenthal, Germany, one of the best results of his career.

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Steamboat boys knock off Moffat

The pieces are there, Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball coach Michael Vandahl said, and that has him excited for his team’s prospects after the looming winter break.

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Hayden girls grab big home win

The Tigers fell short of the goals in one quarter Friday night, playing at home against North Park, but hit goals in the other three quarters, allowing the team to roll to a big win.

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Riding for recovery: Burn camp helps injured children

Some with burn injuries live their lives avoiding swimming pools and wearing long sleeves. The goal at the Children’s Hospital Colorado winter burn camp in Steamboat Springs is to ensure that never happens.

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U.S. riders race in Italy

A pack of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Alpine snowboarders kicked off their World Cup season with a parallel giant slalom event in Carezza, Italy, though it wasn’t the start they were looking for.

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Kauf 11th at moguls World Cup

Jaelin Kauf charged onto the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team last spring with a string of sparkling World Cup performances. She kept that streak up last weekend, qualifying for finals at the moguls World Cup season opener in Ruka, Finland.

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Steamboat's Nik Baden flies to World Cup big air finals

Nik Baden thought his first try Thursday at a snowboarding big air World Cup event in Copper Mountain was his best. The judges disagreed, but Baden wasn’t about to complain as that second jump score got him into the top five in his heat and gave him a spot in Saturday’s finals.

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Steamboat teams second at Adele tourney

The final result wasn’t what she had in mind, but Harriet Leeson was plenty pleased with her team’s performance in this weekend’s annual Adele Dombrowski girls hockey tournament.

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