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Joel Reichenberger

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Former local to tell of South Pacific adventures

Former Steamboat Springs dentist Eugene Dennis will speak Wednesday about the four years he spent exploring the South Pacific on a sailboat.

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Town Challenge rides back to Emerald

The Town Challenge Mountain Bike series returns Wednesday with a 5:30 p.m. start at Howelsen Hill.

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Fundraising golf tournament set to return for final round

The Rally in the Valley golf tournament will return for its 15th and perhaps final year July 15 after raising more than $300,000 for cancer research and support.

Legion team racks up victories

The Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team scooped up two more victories last weekend, sweeping a doubleheader in Summit County.

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Boniface flies to 2nd in epic Breck race

Kelly Boniface was second in the Firecracker 50, leading the way on a thrilling day of racing for local riders in Breckenridge.

Mountain Madness race set for Saturday

Steamboat Springs is expecting a swarm of visitors in town this weekend and the Steamboat Springs Running Series has a way to wear them all out on Saturday.

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Nordic combined flies back into Steamboat

Every Fourth of July parade doesn't include a ski race, but Steamboat Springs is a bit different in that regard. This weekend's Nordic combined competition got underway Thursday and wraps up after the parade.

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Ranch rodeo getting bumped to primetime

Steamboat hopes to keep the cowboy in Cowboy Roundup Days with its changes to the annual ranch rodeo event.

Downhill bike race series begins Wednesday

A new mountain bike race series is set to debut Wednesday: The Captain of the Boat downhill mountain bike series will start at 6 p.m. at Steamboat Ski Area.

Disc golf returns to Steamboat Ski Area

A new disc golf course is back in Steamboat Springs, opening near the base of the Thunderhead Express Chairlift at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Steamboat rider cruises through town in Tour Divide

The riddle of the Tour Divide mountain bike race was woven into the first words out of local rider John Fairbairn’s mouth on Monday afternoon as the crew at Wheels Bike Shop tidied up his rig.

Steamboat U14 team rolls to big results

It didn’t end the way they’d hoped but a 14-4 loss in the championship game of the Mountain Magic No. 2 Triple Crown baseball tournament Sunday did little to deflate a Steamboat Springs U14 squad that was sky high after its best weekend of the season.

Steamboat American Legion team adds 2 more wins

A strong summer season for the Steamboat Springs American Legion baseball team rolled on Saturday with the squad winning two more games to improve to 10-1 on the season.

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Another day, another dream for Steamboat cyclist Amy Charity

Steamboat Springs cyclist Amy Charity will race with the U.S. team in a pair of European races next month, the latest in what's been a thrilling road to the top.

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Bingham back, excited for healthy season of Town Challenge

Brad Bingham missed the last two years of summer mountain biking, but he's healthy again this season and hoping to tighten things up in the men's pro/open category when the Town Challenge race series returns today.

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Love of rugby pushes Baumann around the world

Chris Baumann is not playing professional rugby, but he's loving every second of his life in a sport that he's followed all around the globe.

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Joel Reichenberger: Inspiration is the goal with weekly adventures

Friday's Adventure of the Week feature is the start of something good.

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Adventure of the Week: Living the high life in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is obviously a hot spot in the summer. The park's west side offers some unique perks from its often-crowded eastern edge, however.

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Rugby rumbles back into Steamboat Saturday

The Steamboat Rugby team is back in action Saturday with plenty of new recruits and a schedule packed with home games.

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Howelsen Hill brings trail running back Saturday

The Howelsen Hill 8-miler, the first trail run of this summer's Steamboat Springs Running Series, returns Saturday.

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Steamboat braces for triathlon-heavy summer

Steamboat Springs had one triathlon as recently as 2010. This year, five triathlons are scheduled for the area. It may be a tight squeeze if all are going to fit into the area long term.

Hot Springs youth triathlon program gets price cut

There’s a price cut on the way for participants in the Old Town Hot Springs youth triathlon program.

Cattledogs return to Steamboat Springs

The National Cattledog Association National Finals return to Steamboat Springs this week, and organizers are hoping the event can be a hit with spectators.

Steamboat U14 baseball team slips in semis

It was another strong weekend of play for Steamboat’s U14 baseball team this weekend at a tournament in Eagle, but the squad came up just short of the championship game.

Give it a Tri triathlon kick-starts summer tri season

What is set to be a long summer of triathlon in Steamboat Springs kicks off Saturday — and with just the right tone. Designed to coax first-timers into the sport, the Give it a Tri event makes an ideal entry into the summer of racing.

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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.