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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.

Lodwick jumps again in Sochi

Five weeks to the day Todd Lodwick injured his shoulder, he was out jumping again and feeling much better Wednesday in Russia.

Steamboat snowboarder Arielle Gold injured, out of Olympic half-pipe event

Arielle Gold’s Olympics came to an end in devastating fashion Wednesday as the Steamboat Springs snowboarder was forced to withdraw from the afternoon’s women’s half-pipe competition after sustaining a shoulder injury in training before the qualification round.

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Americans behind after first morning jump

Billy Demong is 1:33 back after the jumping portion of the Individual Gundersen Normal Hill event on Wednesday.

Luke Graham: Nordic combined primer

Luke Graham: Nordic combined primer

Women's ski jumping takes flight

Women ski jumpers competed in the Olympics for the first time ever Tuesday night.

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Americans come up empty in half-pipe

The American halfpipe snowboarders couldn't handle the pipe on Tuesday, each coming up empty.

Randall can't advance

American medal favorite Kikkan Randall couldn't get through the quarterfinals in the cross country sprints, dashing her hopes of a medal.

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Gold misses half-pipe finals

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Taylor Gold fell on his last hit of his last run and didn't make the half-pipe finals Tuesday night.

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Nordic combined team eyes opening event

The U.S. Nordic combined team again struggled on the jumping hill in Tuesday's final practice before the first event on Wednesday.

Luke Graham: The chase

There are a lot of moving parts that go into covering an Olympic Games.

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Canadians dominate moguls again

The Canadians took the top two spots again in moguls on Monday in Russia.

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Russian half-pipe comes into question

After Monday's training session, snowboard riders questioned the viability of the half-pipe.

Mancuso clutch again

America's Julia Mancuso was clutch again Monday, winning bronze in the women's super combined.

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Bode Miller struggles in downhill, finishes 8th

Bode Miller came in as the favorite in the downhill, but a slow mid section landed him in eighth.

Luke Graham: Upstaged by the prime minister

The interviewing process at the Olympics is always challenging. It’s interesting, it’s tight spaced, and often, it’s downright frustrating.

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Billy Kidd's 1964 Olympic medal paved the way for American skiers

At just 20 years old, Billy Kidd won America's first men's Alpine medal. Fifty years later, his slalom silver still resonates.

Luke Graham: Hannah Kearney's best is yet to come

Despite a bronze on Saturday in Russia, Hannah Kearney's future will be bright no matter what she decides to do.

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Steamboat's Outtrim takes 6th in moguls at Olympics

Steamboat Springs skier Eliza Outtrim finished sixth on Saturday in women's moguls.

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America's Hannah Kearney can't repeat in moguls at Sochi

Hannah Kearney bobbled in a mogul after the first jump, falling to the bronze Saturday in the women's moguls.

Bode Miller eyes win in Sunday's downhill

Five-time Olympian Bode Miller is eyeing gold in Sunday's downhill in the only way he knows how.

Luke Graham: A jaunt through the mountain cluster

I woke up Saturday and felt like I could have slept for another 22 hours. But near our room is a gondola that takes Olympic viewers and regular skiers and boarders up the mountain for a day's fun.

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Opening ceremony kicks off 2014 Olympics

Steamboat's Todd Lodwick carried the American flag on Friday in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Olympic Games.

Luke Graham: Let's not call these the worst games ever

Let the games begin before passing judgment. Could this end up being the worst Olympics in history? Possibly, but we don’t know now. Watch the narrative shift. Things will get better, we just have to have patience.

Kearney, Outtrim make moguls finals

American skiers Hannah Kearney and Eliza Outtrim made the women's moguls finals on Saturday.

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Outtrim advances to moguls finals

In her first Olympic experience, Steamboat Springs skier Eliza Outtrim performed like an old pro, advancing to Saturday's women's moguls finals.

Vail's Kloser injures knee

Vail skier Heidi Kloser injured her knee Thursday before the first women's moguls qualifications.