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Nicole Inglis

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Steamboat forecast calls for snow, then springlike temperatures by the weekend

Area forecasters are expecting 2 to 6 inches for the ski area by Saturday morning, and then it’s time to break out the sunscreen.

Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball to benefit Yampa Valley Autism Program

Last year, the Autism Program’s largest annual fundraiser brought in $26,000 through the event's ticket sales as well as silent and live auctions.

Steamboat bike company nabs 5th straight win at hand-built bike trade show

Kent Eriksen Cycles won an award for the fifth year in a row for Best Titanium Construction at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show on Saturday in Denver.

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Steamboat Institute announces Dick and Liz Cheney as keynote speakers at Freedom Conference

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his oldest daughter, Liz Cheney, were announced Saturday as the keynote speakers for the fifth annual Freedom Conference in August.

Sustainability up for community discussion at Talking Green event

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Executive Director Sarah Jones thinks Steamboat already is well on its way to a sustainable Steamboat, but there’s still a long way to go.

Presidents Day weekend sees highest Steamboat lodging numbers in 4 years

On Feb. 16, 98 percent of Steamboat lodging properties were full, according to the lodging barometer’s sample of local properties.

Steamboat youth outdoors programs benefit from Moonshine Ski & Dine

Laura Karch, executive assistant for Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, said the seventh annual Moonshine Ski & Dine embodies the values of the nonprofit organization.

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Steamboat bicycles represented at North American Handmade Bicycle Show

Of the more than 170 expected exhibitors from countries as far away as Japan and Ghana, the ninth annual event will host repeat appearances from Steamboat bike manufacturers Kent Eriksen Cycles and Moots Cycles.

Summer flower baskets to return with community and city support

Last year, Mainstreet Steamboat Springs raised about $13,000 from donors for downtown flower baskets. This year, the group is working to raise only $2,200 because Interim City Manager Deb Hinsvark found a way to partially support the summer program.

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Steamboat restaurants featured in 'Ski Town Soups' book

There are no minestrone or split pea soups here: You’re more likely to run across a Vermont curried apple soup or a Cajun corn chowder.

Conflict in Mauritania

Through a history filled with political turmoil, the black Afro-Mauritanians, like the men who moved to Steamboat Springs, have weathered decades of oppression.

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A walk in another man’s shoes

Profiles of West African immigrants living and working in Steamboat Springs.

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West African immigrants build a new life in Steamboat Springs

When Adama Dia looks out over the landscape of Northwest Colorado, he’s reminded of a past that’s distant in memory and geography. The cattle and sheep that dot ranch land in the Yampa Valley recall a home almost 6,000 miles away in a village in the West African country of Mauritania, where his job for many years was to watch the village’s wealth of livestock and, in turn, protect his people’s livelihood.

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Steamboat Ski Area surpasses 2011-12 winter snowfall

The ski area reported 5 inches of new snow Friday morning, bringing the season total to 228.5 inches, which is one-half inch more than the ski area closed the previous season with April 15, 2012.

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Bluegrass gets dark with Grandpa's Cough Medicine

Outlaw bluegrass, as Grandpa’s Cough Medicine calls its band's style, means songs about crooked cops, jealous lovers, heists and other sinful subjects.

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'The Vagina Monologues' to mark revival of historic Steamboat theater

On Saturday night, a V-Day Steamboat Springs performance of “The Vagina Monologues” will take place in the first finished room of the Chief Plaza Theater's renovation process.

Local aerial videographer captures dazzling, dizzying view of Mount Werner from the air

Local aerial videographer Cedar Beauregard, of Steamboat Aerials, captured this video using a remote-controlled device.

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Anders Osborne performs free Steamboat show Saturday for Ski Mardi Gras

While revelers are celebrating on Bourbon Street, Steamboat residents and visitors will be celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend as well during the third year of the annual Ski Mardi Gras celebration.

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California minimalist artist displays Oehme Graphics prints at Steamboat's Depot Art Center

Typically a painter working in watercolor and acrylic, California–based minimal abstract artist Patsy Krebs has collaborated twice with Steamboat-based printmaker Sue Oehme.

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Winter Carnival 2013: A royal tradition

Former Winter Carnival queens return to Steamboat for centennial celebration

The Winter Carnival queen is a tradition that began at the third Winter Carnival, but it was a different affair nearly a century ago.

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Snow art sprawls across Lake Catamount

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council and Bud Werner Memorial Library brought snow drawings back to Steamboat after a similar and successful project last year on Rabbit Ears Pass.

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Late January snowstorm in Steamboat Springs boosts totals, snowpack

When January came to a close Thursday night, the month ended with a respectable — but still below average — 56.5 inches of snow on the slopes of Mount Werner.

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Steamboat tattoo artist Milo Alfring finds freedom in his work

Milo Alfring will be showing his artwork — along with collaborative pieces he created with Garrett Brown and the work of Jonathan McHugh — at Urbane during February. The show opens during First Friday Artwalk on Friday.

Flash mob planned to celebrate 100th Winter Carnival in Steamboat

Local residents Millie Flanigan and Marnie Smith, mothers of Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes, wanted to organize an activity that involved the entire community to celebrate the 100th Winter Carnival.

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Snow drawings to decorate Yampa Valley's white canvas again

Sonja Hinrichsen will make her snow drawings in Routt County for the third year this weekend, and for the second time she is enlisting the help of as many community volunteers as possible.

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Producer and DJ MartyParty to play in Steamboat on Wednesday

No stranger to Colorado, MartyParty has played venues like the 4,500-person Fillmore Auditorium in Denver as half of the production duo PANTyRAID.

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Tragedy will become comedy when Heritage Christian School debuts play Friday

The theater program is part of the new J-Term instituted this year at Heritage Christian School west of Steamboat.

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The Broken Spoke returns to Steamboat with folk and indie rock

The band, which just released its second studio album, will be returning to Steamboat Springs for the second time Saturday with a show at The Tugboat Grill & Pub. The concert costs $5 and starts at about 10 p.m.

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Steamboat students produce, choreograph and direct diverse Dance Showcase

The program runs the gamut of dance genres, importing belly dance, hip-hop, contemporary, country and jazz styles set to music touching on everything from 1990s rap to indie rock to dubstep.

Average January temperature in Steamboat Springs on track to be coldest on record

The 100 inches of snow that fell at Steamboat Ski Area during December made for a powdery holiday season, but it’s also partially to blame for the two weeks of frigid cold air that settled over the Yampa Valley.

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CU Buffoons bring a cappella to Steamboat on Saturday

The CU Buffoons, a men’s a cappella group from the University of Colorado Boulder, will be performing in Steamboat Springs on Saturday at Colorado Mountain College.

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Steamboat's new local reggae band Acutonic aims to heal with sound

As they rehearsed Wednesday night in a yellow-lit, crowded basement lined with egg crates and tapestries, the seven young men talked between songs about what drew them to Steamboat Springs.

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Steamboat photographer leads audience on Adventures in Africa

Africa is the kind of place that gets under your skin, and it’s tough to stay away from it once back on U.S. soil.

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Strings School Days returns to Steamboat, Moffat County schools

During Heritage Christian School’s hourlong choir workshop with the New York-based composer and violinist, a 5-year-old played a duet with an 11-year-old on instruments they’d never touched.

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Lights, fireworks, music highlight Steamboat's 50th birthday this weekend

It was Jan. 12, 1963, when the Storm Mountain Express double chairlift opened for business. The ski area made $13.75 that day, and the temperature was 25 degrees below zero.

Hayden school play cast overcomes adversity through comedy

As the cast of 10 students took deep breaths to prepare for their first performance, one of two seniors in the annual play, Ashley Otto, pumped her first and said, “Our motto for this play is, ‘keep going.’”

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More than 100 compete in washers tournament as Steamboat's MusicFest comes to a close

Although a giant washers tournament might seem a bit out of place at the base of a ski area, it’s a bit of Texas culture infused into Steamboat right along with the music.

Steamboat Dance Theatre, Perry-Mansfield and Bud Werner Memorial Library team up for dance film series

The new dance film series kicks off Thursday with a screening of the documentary "First Position."

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Steamboat's 2nd annual Dancing with the Stars event to benefit CASA

The first Steamboat Dancing with the Stars event last year sold out and raised $25,000 for Northwest Rocky Mountain Court-Appointed Special Advocates.

Skier collision, lift accident send 2 to hospital

Two incidents this week at Steamboat Ski Area sent an 8- and an 87-year-old to the hospital.

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Steez brings the 'creepfunk' to Steamboat Springs on Sunday

Steez plays its first show in Steamboat on Sunday at Old Town Pub. The free show starts at 10 p.m.

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Steamboat Springs High School graduate returns to hometown to hang 1st art show

Adam Strong, a 2000 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, will be hanging his first show in Routt County this month at Creekside Cafe & Grill, featuring his classical work in landscapes, portraits and still life.

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MusicFest 2013 set to hit Steamboat on Jan. 5

As Jan. 5 approaches, a huge tent will be erected in Knoll Parking Lot, hotels and condos will fill up and Southern accents will be as common as powder days in December as about 6,000 people arrive for the event.

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New Year's Eve events in Steamboat Springs

Isn’t getting away from Ryan Seacrest enough to get you out of the house on New Year’s Eve?

Nicole Inglis: Finding ways to play in 2012

There was no shortage of entertainment in the past year because in Steamboat, we always find a way to play.

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Steamboat Springs landscapes featured in best-selling photo book

A wrong turn on a sunny day last April led New York City photographer Jordan Matter to a Yampa Valley ranch and, more importantly, a mailbox.

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Country star on the rise with support from Steamboat locals

Although Tyler Johnson has worked for acts like Fun. and Pink, the country genre was a natural bend in the road.

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Rare birds sighted Saturday in Steamboat Springs

“We have the chance of seeing some really rare birds that come down from the Arctic Circle,” said Tom Litteral, a member of the Yampa Valley Birding Club and organizer of the fifth annual local bird count.

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Steamboat filmmaker's documentary to air on national television

The documentary follows the story of Rick Finkelstein, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident in 2004 in Aspen and overcame the limitations of his disability by conquering the same mountain once again.

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Steamboat celebrates 50th anniversary with special beer, cocktail

A specially designed cocktail, called the Golden Antler, features Barenjager Honey Bourbon, peach schnapps, orange juice and ginger ale.