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John F. Russell

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Homeless issues take center stage at town hall hosted by Housing Stability Task Force

The Housing Stability Task Force invites the public to Tuesday night town hall at Library Hall.

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Andrew Romanoff comes to Steamboat for conversation about mental health

A former member of the Colorado House of Representatives, Andrew Romanoff now serves as president and CEO of Colorado Mental Health and will be in Steamboat Springs Tuesday as part of “Conversation with Coloradans,” an effort to address the issues surrounding mental health.

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Spring storm blocks Broncos appearance in Steamboat

Thursday's mountain storm has forced the Denver Broncos to cancel an appearance scheduled for Friday afternoon in Steamboat Springs, and another scheduled for Saturday in Aspen.

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Steamboat Allstars gym wraps up season, puts 'Ice'ing on the cake in Florida

The cheerleaders from the Steamboat Allstars gym headed to Florida earlier this month and earned top places at The Summit All Star Cheerleading Championships

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Yampa Valley Medical Center joining pilot program to reduce opioid use in emergency rooms

A new program being rolled out at the Yampa Valley Medical Center is aimed at reducing the community's exposure to opioids.

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Schuyler Bailar, the first transgender NCAA D1 men's athlete, shares his story

Harvard swimmer recalls childhood struggles, attempt to fit in and internal battles as Steamboat Springs High School kicks off diversity week.

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Vaccinations aren't just for children

Vaccinations may be a part of growing up in the modern world, but the healthcare providers at Northwest Colorado Health stress vaccinations are important for adults, as well.

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Atmos customers to see slight increase in rates this summer

A cost adjustment means residential customers will be paying about 60 cents more on their bills this year.

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Mambo Italiano serves up hope to raise money to help find cure for Angelman Syndrome

Mambo Italiano owners will part with half of the restaurant's sales Friday evening hoping to boost a cause that is near and dear to the restaurant, staff and owners Jeremy MacGray and Hannah Hopkins.

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Broncos ask Steamboat fans if they are ready for some football

The Salute to the Fans Tour will roll through Steamboat Springs next week with players, cheerleaders and other team representatives offering thanks for years of support.

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Plan for Alzheimer's sooner rather than later

The Alzheimer’s Association has teamed up locally with Casey's Pond and Routt County Council on Aging to host a legal and financial planning workshop for families in Routt and Moffat counties dealing with the impacts of Alzheimer’s.

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It's a push: Steamboat High School girls soccer team plays to 0-0 tie in final game

The Steamboat Springs Sailors left it all on the field in season finale in Lafayette Friday night playing to a 0-0 tie against Centaurus.

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Storm prepared to blow into town, still in need of host families

As the Steamboat Storm baseball team prepares to open a new season, organizers are still scrambling to find housing.

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LiftUp hires longtime businesswoman Jenny Wall to manage community thrift store

Jenny Wall, former owner of the Moose Mountain Trading Company in downtown Steamboat Springs, joined the staff of LiftUp of Routt County bringing her knowledge and energy to the local thrift store that helps fund a number of area support programs.

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11 wins lead to sweet season for Steamboat girls lacrosse team

The Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team collected its 11th win of the season Wednesday capping off one of the Sailors' best seasons ever.

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Steamboat players say they'll forget the final score, but not the game

The Steamboat Springs Sailors fell to Eagle Valley in the final home game of the 2017 season, but the seniors say they will remember the game — just not the final score.

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Huskies come out shooting, roll past Sailors in first game back from Spring Break

Battle Mountain was waiting to welcome the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team back from Spring Break Monday afternoon, but it may not have been the welcome the Sailors were hoping for, as the Huskies rolled to a 13-7 win.

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Steamboat Springs native aims high, finds success with the Air Force

Steamboat Springs native Jordan Ediger's dream of being a pilot has taken him around the world and to new heights after he was recently promoted to major in the United States Air Force.

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Planned Parenthood ready to stay course, despite Washington opposition

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains is keeping a close eye on the political happenings in Washington D.C., but said fewer federal dollars will not stand in the way of providing reproductive healthcare in Colorado.

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Jarrett retires after historic run with U.S. Nordic combined team

Hometown hero Dave Jarrett announced Friday he is stepping down as the U.S. Nordic combined coach after 15 years at the helm. Jarrett, who was an athlete with the team prior to his coaching career, will be opening a speed and agility gym where he lives in Heber City, Utah.

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Silver proves priceless for longtime Hayden resident

Silver has brought a lot of love to the Bertram family in Hayden and will provide Donna Bertram with a new sense of independence, allowing her to live life to the fullest.

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Bike donations help children enjoy summer in style

Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas and Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare join forces to help local youth organizations roll through summer.

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Upset bid falls short, but Steamboat girls soccer team remains positive headed into Spring Break

Members of the Steamboat Springs High School girls high school tennis team traveled to Grand Junction Thursday, hoping to upset the league-leading Bulldogs, but left the field with a sense of progress they hope will lead to more success this season and next.

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Adaptive tennis program proves tennis is about more than points, games and matches

The adaptive tennis program is ready to serve up fun and continues to prove that tennis is about a lot more than points, games and matches.

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Peterson's last minute goal lifts Sailors past Tigers in league showdown

The Sailors jumped out to a huge lead Tuesday, then held on to defeat Summit in thriller. The victory avenges the Sailors' only loss in league play this season and positions the team well as Steamboat heads into the final stretch.

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Distance runners lead the way for Sailors track team in Glenwood

Sailors dominate distance events in Glenwood Springs track meet.

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Mud Season Survival Guide: Spring in Steamboat offers photographers scenic adventures

Spring in Steamboat Springs gives some photographers reason to hit the road, but others feel like the transition can provide opportunities for capturing special images.

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Flying further, skiing faster with hopes of clearing final Winter Olympic hurdle

Longtime Nordic combined supporter Kathi Meyer was looking to create an award that would encourage young skiers to fly further, ski faster and secure a spot in Olympic history,

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Haymaker opens range, fairways to follow next Thursday

range up and running

Haymaker Golf Course opens its driving range and practice facilities for the summer.

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Karate kids strike again at national championships

Three Steamboat Springs athletes made the most of a recent trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where they collected top finishes at the United States Karate Alliance’s national championships.

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Sailors lacrosse team gets back on winning track by blowing past Glenwood

After a tough loss to Summit a week ago, members of the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team got back on the winning track with a 12-3 victory against Glenwood Springs at home.

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Crews at Haymaker set stage for another successful golf season

Crews at the Haymaker golf course are busy preparing for 2017 opening.

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Open for business: Steamboat Springs golf club opens door for 2017 season

Golfers in the Yampa Valley are flocking to the Steamboat Golf Club as it enjoys one of its earliest openings.

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Steamboat Springs community celebrates Sue White's gold medal showing

Hundreds came out to celebrate longtime Steamboat Springs local Sue White and her accomplishments at the 2017 Special Olympic World Winter Games during a community celebration at Olympian Hall Monday night.

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Legend has it: Sleeping giants, mystic springs and the sound of a Steamboat

Local lore finds life in Steamboat Springs community

Several stories have stood the test of time in Steamboat Springs some bringing interest to local landmarks, and others that inspire the imagination of children with their lore.

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Special Olympics World Winter Games reward Steamboat Springs residents in different ways

Longtime Horizons employee affirms calling at Special Olympic World Winter Games, as hometown hero Sue White returns home after winning gold medal.

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Steamboat Springs native leaves home to chase hockey dreams

Steamboat native hoping to land a national title after leaving home to pursue hockey dreams.

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Snow, rain and schedule changes just part of the game in Steamboat Springs

Good days, bad days and scheduled changes are just part of the sports world in Steamboat Springs in the spring.

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Sailors keeper comes up big, helps lacrosse team top Huskies.

The Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team topped league-rival Battle Mountain in a game that turned out to be a little closer, at the end, than the Sailors had hoped.

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Cody's Challenge is more than just another adventure race

The annual Cody's Challenge mountaineering race is dedicated to snowboarder, ski patroller who left a lasting impression on the Steamboat Springs community.

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Adventure 2017: Hank Salyer, Casey O'Donnell and Josh Scott — Off-road racing the Baja 100

The draw of one of the world’s most notorious off-road adventures has been pulling local motorcycle racer Hank Salyer to the desert arroyos of Baja, California, for years.

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Steamboat Springs skier Hig Roberts a national champion

Inspired by brother's memory, Roberts wins Tuesday GS race in Maine

Steamboat Springs ski racer Hig Roberts had a big day Tuesday as he raced to a national title in the giant slalom.

Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse returns to winning ways

Lucy Shimek scored her first goal off the opening draw only 11 seconds into Monday's game against Eagle Valley in Vail, helping the Steamboat Springs High School girls lacrosse team get back in the win column with an 11-9 victory over the Devils.

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Steamboat Springs athletes reach new heights at Grand Traverse

Grand Traverse challenges athletes from across the country and allows Steamboat Springs athletes to shine.

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Not finishing Grand Traverse was never an option for women from Steamboat Springs

The Gore-Tex Grand Traverse pushed a Steamboat Springs woman to her limits last weekend but didn't stop her from finishing the trek from Crested Butte to Aspen.

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Lottery funds help Routt County Fairgrounds move forward with improvements

Visitors to the Routt County Fair will not have to endure a muddy midway on rainy days thanks to a $350,000 grant from Great Outdoors Colorado.

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Steamboat High School standouts get chance to showcase talents in Pittsburgh

Two Steamboat hockey players will take their talents to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and play in the 2017 America's Showcase.

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Help wanted as Steamboat Sailors' search for new football assistants begins

With a new head coach in place, the Steamboat Springs football program looks to take the next step by posting the remaining coaching positions.

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Sailors girls soccer team comes out on top of overtime thriller with Battle Mountain

Steamboat Springs sophomore Delaney Moon scored two goals Tuesday, including an overtime game winner, as the Sailors topped the Battle Mountain Huskies in the home opener.

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Steamboat's Sue White races to top spot in giant slalom race at Special Olympics World Winter Games

Steamboat Springs ski racer and longtime local Sue White raced to a gold medal at the 2017 Special Olympic World Winter Games in Austria.

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