Kristin Bjornsen

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Competition heats up at chili cook-off

Three chefs sat Saturday at a long table with small bowls of rival chili stretching before them. Carefully, they inhaled the aroma of each chili, took a bite, chewed thoughtfully and scored it for texture, color, spice, aroma and taste.

Dems' convention shores up support

Steamboat residents reflect on politics

Three days after the Democratic National Convention ended in Boston, response to the event by Steamboat Springs' residents appears evenly divided. Many of those predisposed toward John Kerry remained so, and many leaning toward President Bush stayed with Bush. The convention did seem to further strengthen the feelings of Kerry supporters, however, and several Republicans tipped their hats at the energy and effectiveness of the Democrats' speeches.

Free ride to self-expression

Skateboarding becoming increasingly popular in Steamboat

"Genius is 1 percent inspiration, 99 percent perspiration," Thomas Edison said.

Stain likely caused fire

Rags soaked in house stain likely caused the fire that destroyed two homes and heavily damaged two others Monday night, Fire Inspector Doug Shaffer said.

Tourneys filling ballfields, businesses

More Triple Crown baseball teams will visit Steamboat Springs this weekend than at any other time this summer, and the city's sold-out lodges reflect that. Steamboat's hotels, motels, condos and inns expect to be 88 percent full Saturday, which is 14 percent more than the same weekend last year. That equates to 13,400 visitors, compared with 11,300 a year ago.

Fire's aftermath draws unwanted crowds

The morning after a large fire destroyed two homes on Spring Valley Drive, hundreds of people flocked to see the aftermath. Some even walked into the burned building, prompting authorities to restrict access for safety and to protect the integrity of the scene.

Colorado Days offers fun for all

It was like Halloween in July, but without the costumes. Candy showered down from parade floats Saturday in Hayden, and children eagerly scoured Jefferson Avenue for the tasty treats. One little girl in a bright pink swimsuit filled a grocery bag with the Tootsie Rolls, lollipops and caramel she collected. She was not the only spectator with a sweet tooth.

Barrels of fun

Horse riders compete in barrel, pole and stake races through the Gymkhana Club

Astride a horse three times her height, 4-year-old Bailey Singer trotted her horse Bambi into the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena on Thursday night.

Man escapes plane crash with minor injuries

Homemade craft flips on runway

A half-size replica of a World War II fighter jet veered off a runway and somersaulted onto its cockpit Friday at Steamboat Springs Airport.

Democratic volunteers canvass in Steamboat

If you're interested in the Democratic platform, look for the people wearing red shirts outside Bamboo Market.

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