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Joel Reichenberger

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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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Zirkle honored as school's top athlete

Hayden runner Chris Zirkle was selected as the top athlete at his school, Northwest Christian University.

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Sweet six: Local athletes capture six more state medals

Local athletes capture six more state medals

Routt County athletes closed out a successful stint at the state track meet with six medals on the final day.

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Rossi, Rams rolls to four medals

Rossi third, fourth in final day of prep competition

Soroco came up big Friday at the state track meet in Lakewood, winning four medals. The Rams were led by senior Jessica Rossi, who wrapped up her career on a high note.

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Redmond, Kerbs fly to state medals

Hayden senior Jack Redmond has been to state, but never been comfortable on the big stage. That changed in a huge way Thursday as he flew to second place in the triple jump.

Plenty of contenders in Routt County contingent

The state track meet starts bright and early Thursday morning in Lakewood. Plenty of local athletes have good chances to bring home medals.

Changes coming for Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club

A shuffling of administrators atop the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club will make for a stronger club that produces better young people, director Jim Boyne said Tuesday.

Local athletes qualify for state track

A pair of Soroco freshmen and two Hayden seniors will help lead the way this week for local athletes at the state track meet in Lakewood.

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Sailors set for state, finally

The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team made the most of an opportunity it didn’t expect, or even really want. Now, after a four day delay, it is set to begin play in the state tournament.

Steamboat set for big Battle match up

The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team plays in the second-round of the Class 4A state playoffs against rival Battle Mountain.

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DeWolfe steps down as boys hoops coach

Coach won 99 games in seven years atop program

Luke DeWolfe said Friday he's stepping down after seven years as the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team's head coach.

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Bits of wisdom await as Cog Run returns

The 37th annual Hayden Cog Run returns with a 10 a.m. start Saturday in Hayden.

Huge win pushes Steamboat girls soccer on

Sailors get huge 2-0 playoff win at Montrose

They got a goal early and a goal late, and it added up to one of the biggest wins in a decade for the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team.

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Wild rally falls just short for Sailors

The Steamboat boys lacrosse team found some satisfaction despite its utter disappointment at a 16-15 loss Wednesday on the road at Windsor in the first round of the Class 4A boys lacrosse playoffs.

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Sailors draw rematch with Windsor

The Steamboat boys lacrosse team is the No. 9 seed in the 16-team state tournament and begins play at 4 p.m. Wednesday with a game at No. 8 Windsor.

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Girls lax team positive despite losses

The Steamboat girls lacrosse team fell in its final game of the season, 24-4, Saturday against Aspen.

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Sailors dig deep for 13th title

Winning the regional tournament is nothing new to the Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team, but doing it like it did Friday was something else.

Trek home begins for Everest climbers

A pair of Steamboat Springs climbers are making their way home a week after an earthquake devastated Nepal, where they were attempting to climb Mount Everest.