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Joel Reichenberger

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Rodeo rides back into Steamboat Springs this weekend

The Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo returns Friday and Saturday night for its first performances of the summer.

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Racers ride back to Marabou

In some ways, it didn’t seem like much had changed Wednesday night when the Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series returned to Marabou. The course was green and beautiful, and Peter Kalmes finished at the front of the race.

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Steamboat Bike Park opens with new trails

There will be several new options for downhill mountain bikers when Steamboat Ski Area's bike park opens for the summer Thursday with a scholarship day benefiting Routt County Riders.

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Town Challenge returns with Marabou race

The first Town Challenge Mountain Bike race of the season will give rank-and-file riders an opportunity they haven’t enjoyed since 2012.

Steamboat quarterback Zachary Holm earns camp honor

Zachary Holm was named the Quarterback MVP of the National Underclassman Combine Camp earlier this month.

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A story for every mile in Ride the Rockies

Ride the Rockies brought nearly 2,000 riders to Steamboat Springs on Monday. They'll be here today before departing Wednesday. The riders have no shortage of stories to share, about their lives and their experiences this week.

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New trail machine leaves builders giddy

Routt County Riders had its newest and most expensive tool delivered Monday, and members could not contain their excitement.

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Motocross taking off in Hayden

The Stokes Gulch Motocross Track is hidden from Hayden on a quiet road, but it's quickly become a popular after-work or after-school hotspot.

Steamboat U14 squad slowed only by weather

Steamboat Springs’ U14 baseball team got started on a big weekend, playing at home Saturday in a tournament in Steamboat. Rain kept the team from finishing it.

Locals show well at Utah triathlon

Heather Gollnick led the way for a group of Steamboat Springs racers on Saturday in the Dino Tri triathlon in Vernal, Utah.

Hayden beats Steamboat in open baseball

Hayden beat Steamboat Springs in an open baseball game in Steamboat on Sunday, making the two teams 2-1 now past the midway point of a summer spanning five-game series.

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ReTree tries to get its forest to take root

ReTree Steamboat is planting about 1,700 trees this year, and about 600 went into the ground Sunday.

Pond rules ride up Rabbit Ears

Bicycle racing season in Steamboat Springs kicked off on Wednesday with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Road Training Series, starting with the Rabbit Ears Time Trial.

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Armstrong stepping down as Winter Sports Club Alpine director

After five years directing the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club alpine program, Deb Armstrong is stepping down.

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Ski Town Classic golf tourney returns soon

Preparing for the Ski Town USA Golf Classic is no small task, and the goal organizers set out annually for the event aren’t small either.

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Steamboat cyclists shine in early season test

A group of five young Steamboat Springs mountain bikers came home with great results from an early season race on the Front Range.

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Swim team makes a splash on Front Range

The Steamboat Springs Swim Team thrived last weekend at a swim meet in Thorton, logging plenty of high finishes and qualifying to swimmers to advance.

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Rally rolls through Steamboat Springs

It’s not a car. It’s a lifestyle. And the goldRush Rally that rolled through Steamboat Springs Monday wasn’t just a drive, explained Bryan Salamone, a long-term participant in the event. It’s an experience.

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Memories made: Steamboat Marathon draws streams of runners, each with a story

Sunday's Steamboat Marathon drew a big crowd and proved that there are nearly 1,500 ways to finish a race.

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Hayden female athlete of the year: Jordan Temple goes beyond her best sport

Jordan Temple has been one of the best, if not the best, players for Hayden on the volleyball court since she entered high school. That certainly didn’t change during her junior season, but she stood out as the Hayden High School female athlete of the year not just because of what she did on the volleyball court but also because she was willing to expand her horizons beyond her best sport.

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Steamboat boys lacrosse named Yampa Valley boys team of the year

There were questions about this year’s Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team, real questions about whether or not it would be able to replicate the success of the 2013 season, when the team made the state semifinals.

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Yampa Valley coach of the year: David Bruner exhibits a passion for all seasons

All-seasons Soroco coach David Bruner wasn’t at the helm of any state championship runs this year. None of his teams even won their league. Still, it’s hard to discount the job Bruner did this season, guiding the football, girls basketball and track teams to some of their best seasons.

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Soroco female athlete of the year: Jessica Rossi a powerhouse for Rams athletics

It’s not exactly easy choosing the best female athlete from Soroco for the 2013-14 season, not because there are so few options but because there are so many. Junior Jessica Rossi still stands out from the crowd, however, and delivered dominating performances and served as a team leader in every season.

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Soroco male athlete of the year: Ryan Jeep shows he's versatile on field, court and track

Ryan Jeep didn’t need to prove anything in his senior year. He was already a critical part of the core of the basketball and football teams in Soroco and the baseball team in Steamboat, and none of that changed in his last go-around with high school sports.

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Bigger and better: Steamboat Marathon returns Sunday

The Steamboat Marathon is back Sunday, and thanks to some savvy marketing, it's bigger than it's been in recent years.

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Revelers set to celebrate the Yampa

The Yampa River Festival returns again on Saturday, and those closest to the river say it's a great time to celebrate.

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New season ushers in changes for Steamboat youth baseball

Young Steamboat Springs ball players are no longer a part of the Little League system, a change organizers say is a big step.

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Worsley plenty comfortable as swim team coach

Patti Worsley stepped in as coach of the Steamboat Springs Swim Team in March, and she feels right at home.

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Fletcher named to USSA Board of Directors

Steamboat Springs-born Nordic combined skier Bryan Fletcher was elected to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Board of Directors as an athlete representative.

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2nd race for summer Steamboat Running Series set for this weekend

Whether the motivation is to get a test run ahead of the looming Steamboat Marathon, to benefit the Yampa Valley Autism Program or to simply enjoy a trot on a trail on Memorial Day weekend, runners in Steamboat have an outlet this weekend.

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Bike Town USA's newest director excited for the job

Tyler Goodman is stepping in as the newest Bike Town USA executive director.

Routt County collegiate athlete update, May 18

The college sports season are wrapping up for Routt County high school athletes competing in college.

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Soroco's Carlson leaps to a state medal at state track

Soroco senior Bjorn Carlson upped the school record by two inches and won a state medal, finishing seventh in the high jump.

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Rossi rises to the occasion at state track

Soroco junior places second in pole vault

Soroco's Jessica Rossi made it two medals in two days for the Rams as she tied for second in the pole vault.

Soroco's Constine flies high at state track

Soroco sophomore Kali Constine leapt into the record books Thursday, setting the school's high jump record and placing third at the state track meet.

Steamboat baseball players set for summer play

The high school baseball season may be over but a pair of Steamboat Springs players has plenty left on their plate. Billy Clark and Jesse Pugh were selected to play at Under Armour Baseball Factory events.

Gantick, Spartans rolling in NCAA lacrosse playoffs

The ride of a lifetime keeps getting longer for Steamboat Springs High School alumni Jasper Gantick, playing lacrosse at the University of Tampa.

Joel Reichenberger: Sailors' loss hurts, so good

Wednesday night's game hurt for the Steamboat Springs High School lacrosse team, but that's not such a bad thing.

Old Town Hot Springs launches summer triathlon clubs

It’s set to be the “Summer of the Triathlon” in Steamboat Springs and adult and youth clubs at Old Town Hot Springs are hoping to help athletes prepare.

Soroco, Hayden to send 13 to state track

Soroco is leading the way for local teams, sending 11 athletes to this week's state track meet.

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Blake Worsley looking on to life after swimming

At 26 years old, Blake Worsley doesn’t know where he’s going, and that’s hardly a sin.

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On the edge: Nordic combined could go either way after last month’s US Ski Team funding cut

The sport of Nordic combined changed April 14, in a meeting that had to be bad news from the moment it was announced. Budget cuts have been a way of life for the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team during the past decade. The team does with a little less every year, cutting corners in training, making do with the equipment it can afford and, when it comes to it, making tough decisions. Last season, the squad left members at home for the season’s final World Cup competitions.

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Lighting the fire: Steamboat track team eager to build to success

The track program at Steamboat Springs High School has seen better days, but there's no shortage of coaches or athletes trying to rebuild the sport.

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Cog draws more than 100 for annual race

The day was a success as the Hayden Cog Run drew more than 100 athletes on Saturday.

Steamboat girls tennis falls from state tournament

Ellie Bender lost Friday in the No. 1 singles consolation bracket, eliminating the Steamboat tennis team from the state tennis tournament.

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Steamboat Springs' Anna Marno moves up on U.S. Ski Team

Steamboat Springs skier Anna Marno was named to the U.S. Ski Team's "B team" this week, a step forward for the skier.

Spillane selected to be inducted into Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame

Steamboat Springs Nordic combined skier Johnny Spillane will be inducted into the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Steamboat girls tennis team down and out at state

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team didn't fare well on the first day of the state tennis tournament. All of the team's entries are out, though some have hope of getting back into the consolation bracket.

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Hayden Cog Run set to return Saturday

The Hayden Cog Run returns at 10 a.m. Saturday, offering both a 5-kilometer race and an 8.4-mile race.

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Routt County track athletes shine in 1 of season's final weekends

Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Soroco high school track teams competed Saturday in Kremmling at West Grand High School.