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Luke Graham

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Serving Steamboat: Female bartenders of the 'Boat

Bartenders serve patrons. Patrons have fun, sometimes too much fun. It’s a unique relationship. It’s part friendship and part therapy.

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Steamboat to host Amnesty International fundraiser

Jamnesty, a benefit for Amnesty International, returns to Old Town Pub on Friday.

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A guide to get through mud season

Mud season produces different emotions. But just because town is dead doesn't mean there aren't things to do.

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USSA cuts funding for Nordic combined

The USSA announced on Monday that it would cut its funding for the U.S. Nordic combined team.

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Strings Music Festival tickets to go on sale Wednesday

Tickets for the 27th annual Strings Music Festival go on sale to the public Wednesday.

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Yampa Valley Singers perform Friday and Saturday

The Yampa Valley Singers will perform its annual spring concert on Friday and Saturday.

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Groovetrotters to play another 2 shows in Steamboat

The Groovetrotters, back by popular demand, play Carl's on Friday and open the Bud Light Concert Series on Sunday.

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Steamboat Ski Area wraps up season with Closing Day celebrations

The Steamboat Ski Area will wrap up another season this weekend, full of events and live music.

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North Routt Chili Cookoff returns

The North Routt Chili Cookoff returns on Sunday.

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Steamboat's Chief Theater to host Duel of the Strings

Cello player John Sant'Ambrogio and guitar player Mak Grgic will put on a Duel of the Strings on Friday and Saturday at the Chief Theater.

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Depot to host art from Routt County students

The Routt County Youth Art Show at the Depot Art Center features more than 350 pieces of art from students in all Routt County schools.

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New Steamboat Winter Sports Club director to be featured on HGTV

New Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Executive Director Jim Boyne and his family will be featured on an upcoming HGTV show.

Yampa Valley Autism Program hosting Wednesday event

The Yampa Valley Autism Program will host an event Wednesday at the Bud Werner Memorial Library.

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Fundraiser for Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series on Friday

A fundraiser for the Steamboat Springs Free Summer Concert Series is at 6 p.m. Friday at the Chief Theater.

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Steamboat Springs Arts Council moving forward

Mical Hutson and Kim Keith have been named co-directors of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council.

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Steamboat's Finch off to Cambridge

Steamboat Springs native Christopher Finch was named a Churchill Scholar. He'll study ways to bring industrial agriculture and locally and organic grown food closer together.

Community Agriculture Week returns to Yampa Valley

Community Agriculture Week returns with a focus on connecting people.

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Steamboat Ski Area putting on GoPro contest

The Steamboat Ski Area is hosting a contest, “Share Your Steamboat Story” that will ask people to take stills or a two-minute video on Steamboat’s appeal.

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Steamboat's Perry-Mansfield to host renowned choreographer

Alex Ketley set out to find what dance means outside the big cities.

Local author publishes second book

Former Steamboat Springs resident Tony Crawford has written his second book titled "Pieces."

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New Orleans Suspects set to play Steamboat

The New Orleans Suspects return to Steamboat on Saturday for a show at the Ski Area.

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NYT best-selling author coming to Steamboat

Best-selling author Alan Weisman will give a talk Monday at the Bud Werner Memorial Library about his two books, "The World Without Us" and "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?"

Partied app to be tested in Steamboat

Resident Drew Stachnik has launched the app Partied, which allows users to upload pictures of currently hopping bar scenes.

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'The Summit' documentary coming to Steamboat

The Chief Theater will show "The Summit," a documentary about the 2008 disaster on K2.

Civil Air Patrol team prepares for cybersecurity competition

The Steamboat Springs Composite Squadron prepares for the Regional Recognition Round of Cyberpatriot on Saturday.

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Bringing the Grand Canyon to Steamboat

Artist Sheri Johnson Worth will show her art, inspired by the Grand Canyon, at the First Friday Artwalk.

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Father-daughter bring art show to Steamboat

"Side-by-Side: A Father’s Legacy” will showcase the artwork of Hal Rice and his daughter Rebecca Hilley.

Steamboat brings in inflatable theater

The Fred Garbo Inflatable Theater Co. will play in Steamboat on Friday and Saturday.

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Former Steamboat rider wins gold again

Vic Wild, once a SSWSC member, took his newfound country by storm by winning his second Alpine snowboarding gold medal.

Luke Graham: An emotional day

Thursday's Nordic combined event took an emotional toll.

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Canadians too much for Americans again

The Canadian hockey team again wastoo much for the Americans, skating away with a 1-0 win in the semifinals.

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Americans struggle, finish sixth in team event

Struggles on the jump hill continued to plague the American Nordic combined team, as six-time Olympian Todd Lodwick said goodbye to the sport.

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Demong, Lodwick close Olympic careers

Billy Demong and Todd Lodwick left the Olympics for the final time on Thursday.

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Americans to start 1:52 back in team event

The U.S. Nordic combined team will start the team event 1:52 back.

Steamboat's Reiter struggles in Alpine snowboarding event

Steamboat Springs Alpine snowboarder Justin Reiter struggled with the hard snow Wednesday and couldn't make it out of the prelims.

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From Steamboat to Russia: Vic Wild wins gold for host nation

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Vic Wild earned his Russian citizenship two years ago. Wednesday he earned a gold medal for the host nation.

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Americans struggle in large hill event

Taylor Fletcher paced the Americans on Tuesday in the Individual Large Hill Gundersen event, finishing 20th.

Hughes can't get out of quarterfinals in snowboard cross

Jarryd Hughes was 17th in Tuesday's snowboard cross event.

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US Nordic combined athletes again struggle on jump

The Americans again struggled on the jumping hill Tuesday, making a medal unlikely in the Individual Gundersen Large Hill event.

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Americans look to large hill event

The United States looks to get back on track Tuesday with the individual Gundersen large hill event.

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Demong readies to defend gold medal

Billy Demong's life has changed a lot in four years. One thing that hasn't, though, is his iron will to win.

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Brockhoff addresses sexuality after event

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Belle Brockhoff is one of the few openly gay athletes at the Sochi Olympics.

Snowboard cross athlete Hughes eyeing 1st Olympic event

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Jarryd Hughes is eyeing a medal in men's snowboard cross.

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Brockhoff crashes in snowboard cross semifinals

Former Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club member Belle Brockhoff crashed in the semifinals of the women's snowboard cross event, eventually finishing eighth.

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Gone in a flash: 1 day, 6 Olympic events

The Olympics are built for the weird, the fun, the unique and the inspiring. In search of all that, reporter Joel Reichenberger and I set out to attend as many events as we possibly could Thursday. We wanted to find the people and sports that make the Olympics what they are.

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Americans stand tall against Russia

T.J. Oshie scored on four of his six shootout attempts Saturday in helping the United States beat Russia 3-2 in men's hockey.

Mancuso misses in super G

A slushy and windy course on Saturday in the women's super G, claimed skier after skier.

Ski jumping team still looking to make up ground

The U.S. Ski Jumping team faces an uphill battle in trying to become relevant against the rest of the world.

American Alpine team continues struggles

The American men's Alpine team continued its struggles on Friday, finishing off the podium in the super combined event.

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Americans off pace in 1st Nordic combined event

Billy Demong was the United States' top finisher Wednesday in the Individual Normal Hill Gundersen event.