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Nicole Inglis

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Steamboat author releases history book about local natural hot springs

Dagny McKinley’s latest book “The Springs of Steamboat” recently was released through publisher History Press and details the history of Steamboat Springs through its namesake natural wonders.

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Colorado Mountain College forest expo sheds light on sustainable wood products

Colorado Mountain College’s first forest expo brought in local and regional forestry experts and professionals to share their views on life after death for beetle-killed pine and other local trees.

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Steamboat businesses shuffle during mud season

As sure as an April snowstorm each year is closings, moves, swaps and openings in the Steamboat business landscape.

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Steamboat couple releases 30 years of coins from wedding piggy bank

Steamboat lawyer Kris Hammond dumped hundreds of pennies, nickels, quarters, dimes, Canadian change, Pesos, Malaysian coins, New Zealand coins, paperclips and dust onto the floor of Alpine Bank on Friday afternoon, emptying the contents of a piggy bank to which he and his wife, Becky, have been contributing since they were married 30 years ago.

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Steamboat Springs Middle School movie production program in 4th year

KPA Productions, a Steamboat-based company owned by Kelly Anzalone, has been making movie stars of middle schoolers for four years.

Voters win Steamboat nonprofits tens of thousands of dollars in grants through online contests

Steamboat-enthused social media users helped three local nonprofit organizations secured tens of thousands of dollars in grants through online voting contests this month.

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Steamboat resident Wendell Hicks a lumberyard icon for 50 years

It was 1963 when Wendell Hicks first lifted steel out of the back of a truck at Steamboat Lumber. It would be the first task of his job, which would become his life, his livelihood and now his retirement.

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Chicago jam band Old Shoe to play Thursday in Steamboat

On its first trip to Colorado, the jam rock quintet seems to be fitting right in, prepared with chains for the van's tires and a rollicking, mellow-yet-funky Americana rock sound.

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Snowfall continues in Steamboat after above-average ski season

Even with the lifts closed down for the season, snow in Northwest Colorado continues.

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North Western Colorado Bull Sale yields no bullish market

Uncertainty was the word that floated across the Routt County Fairgrounds at Saturday’s annual event, when less than half of the bulls went home with new owners.

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Steamboat Ski Area's 50th anniversary season to come to a snowy close

Local forecaster Mike Weissbluth anticipates as much as a foot of fresh powder by Sunday morning, the final day of lift-serviced skiing at Steamboat Ski Area.

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Steamboat welcomes body musician Keith Terry to perform, lead workshops

Keith Terry and his wife, musician and songwriter Evie Ladin, will travel to Steamboat early next week for a performance and series of workshops.

Nicole Inglis: Mud season a giant sigh of relief for Steamboat Springs

To me, the April offseason is one giant sigh of relief for Steamboat, a time to recharge after a thankfully busy and powder-filled season.

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Leftover Salmon returns to Steamboat Springs after 8-year hiatus

The reunited band will play a free show at the base of Steamboat Ski Area to close out the 50th anniversary season.

Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs bringing Crutches 4 Africa collections to Northwest Colorado

What kinds of towns have an abundance of crutches, braces and other mobility devices in early April? Ski towns, of course.

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Steamboat AP art students hang final show

The annual AP art class student show will be on display this month at the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts. The students hung their final art projects Tuesday and an opening will take place at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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Changes on the horizon for small community libraries in Routt County

With fewer resources and mostly part-time librarians, the smaller libraries in Hayden and South Routt serve their towns with a unique community experience.

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Steamboat library's book doctor keeps well-worn titles on the shelves

Karen Fitzgerald’s specialty doesn’t take much magic. In the case of a worn, red hardcover resting on the table, it just takes some glue, pencils and a brick wrapped in brown paper.

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Steamboat's Bud Werner Memorial Library adapts to its role in the digital age

The building isn't the only thing that has changed since Bud Werner Memorial Library officials broke ground on the 21,000-square-foot expansion in September 2008. A global shift was occurring at the same time, and looking back, the digital revolution came in many forms.

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Go Alpine team wins Community Spelling Bee in Steamboat

There were 13 three-person teams in the third annual Community Spelling Bee on Saturday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

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Steamboat architects celebrate art in their work during Colorado Architecture Month

It’s the art behind the architecture Bill Rangitsch hopes everyone can celebrate during the third year of Colorado Architecture Month.

Steamboat students share spotlight with original songs

This winter, the Jam Sesh group recorded new songs, each highlighting a member’s unique voice and talent, in the old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and will be celebrating the release of their third album, “The Songwriter Series,” with a free event Thursday.

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Steamboat Springs High School play combines interactivity, the 1980s and 'awesome'

The show opens at 7 p.m. Thursday with subsequent shows Friday and Saturday nights.

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Wildlife photographer Thomas Mangelsen to host art reception at his Steamboat gallery

The Jackson, Wyo. resident will make his way to Steamboat Springs this weekend for an annual reception at his local Images of Nature gallery in downtown Steamboat Springs.

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Pretty Lights Music's Eliot Lipp to perform in Steamboat on Saturday

No stranger to the Rocky Mountains as a member of Denver-based record label Pretty Lights Music, Lipp will appear in Steamboat Springs on Saturday.

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Strings Music Festival announces Steamboat summer schedule

The full lineup of musicians and events recently was announced, and tickets go on sale April 10.

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Steamboat Free Summer Concert Series announces Carolina Chocolate Drops, Vintage Trouble

The Carolina Chocolate Drops, an old-time folk and blues trio, hails from Greensboro, North Carolina while the soul rock ‘n’ rollers Vintage Trouble come from Los Angeles.

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Denver youths broaden perspective on annual Steamboat trip

It was the first gondola ride for the girls, who were part a group of about 15 students who traveled to Steamboat with the Colorado Uplift mentoring program in Denver.

Snow, single-digit lows in Steamboat forecast

It seems like mid-January has hit Steamboat once again, with single-digit lows, snow and more than 10,000 visitors in the forecast for spring break.

Colorado House speaker to speak at Saturday fundraiser in Steamboat

The annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, a potluck and fundraiser for the Routt Count Democrats, takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

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Nicole Inglis: Letter by letter, marquee tells a story

Marquees relay more than events and announcements; they’re a lighted symbol of love. The Chief Theater marquee reminds me daily that there are concerts and special events brewing at this fledgling downtown performing arts center, which held its first arts event in February with a performance of “The Vagina Monologues.”

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England's The Dunwells to play free show in Steamboat on Saturday

A radio station on the Front Range, Alice 105.9, was one of the first Colorado stations to play The Dunwells' driving but tender indie rock songs and invited the band to Colorado to play at a Film on the Rocks event at Red Rocks.

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Steamboat's Bear River Bike Park is finalist for Bell Built grant

The Bear River Bike Park in Steamboat Springs is one of four pump track project finalists and 12 overall finalists in the Bell Built grant, chosen from more than 100 applicants. Online voting is ongoing, with Steamboat's project in second place in its category.

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2013 Best of the Boat winners announced as Steamboat Living magazine hits newsstands

On Monday evening, winners in 116 survey categories gathered at The Steamboat Grand to find out if they were voted Best of the Boat by community members and visitors. Results from the survey are published in the new issue of Steamboat Living magazine.

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Steamboat artists inspired by preserved lands

For Susan Corser, a painter who long has been involved with land conservation projects in Routt County, the picturesque area is the product of more than Mother Nature.

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A survival guide for St. Paddy's in Steamboat

Here's a survival guide for how to navigate Steamboat Springs entertainment this weekend, hangover cures not included.

Bud Werner Memorial Library's Spring Author Series brings bestsellers to Steamboat

The Spring Author Series begins its second year at 6:30 p.m. Monday with climber and author of “The Ledge” Jim Davidson.

Yampa Valley community wellness forum to focus on mental illness, violence and safety

Ronna Autrey and a panel of local mental health leaders and nonprofit officials will be on hand Tuesday evening at a forum on mental illness, violence and community safety.

6 dancers earn scholarships at annual JUMP Dance Convention

Marty St. Pierre and Maggie McElhiney also earned dance scholarships at last weekend’s JUMP Dance Convention in Denver along with four of their classmates who traveled there with Steamboat’s Elevation Dance Studio.

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Greg Stump talks Steamboat and ski films

Greg Stump will appear in Steamboat to host a screening of both "Legend" and "Blizzard of Aahhh's" at 6:30 p.m. Friday as a fundraiser for the Chief Theater.

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Steamboat's Nissa Parker celebrates the next step with senior cello recital

Parker, a quiet, artistically minded senior, began with violin in elementary school, but when she laid hands on a cello for the first time, the sat there and played the low, resonant notes over and over.

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Young Dubliners return to Steamboat base area

This week, the band returns to Colorado and to Steamboat to perform at 3 p.m. Saturday in Gondola Square as a part of the Bud light Rocks the Boat free concert series.

Steamboat dancers earn scholarships, broaden horizons at Denver convention

Elevation Dance Studio’s second annual trip to the JUMP Dance Convention in Denver yielded a host of successes and broadening of horizons for the 18 dancers who traveled there last week.

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After 5 years, downtown Steamboat still abuzz during First Friday Artwalk

The first official First Friday Artwalk was Dec. 7, 2007. There were 14 venues on that first walk, and the number has held steady with about 15 to 20 venues and galleries participating every month.

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Instrumental jazz rockers Marbin play 1st Steamboat show

Playing in the Yampa Valley for the first time, Marbin performs a free show starting at 10 p.m. at Old Town Pub.

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Steamboat Ski Area snowfall above average in February

At the ski area, 77 inches fell last month, exceeding the 33-year average of 65 inches for the second month of the year.

Nicole Inglis: Why ski screen-free?

Smartphones provide skiers and boarders with an extension of the skiing experience and enhance the sport in many ways. But how much is too much?

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Steamboat grad Rashelle Stetman grows up through her art

The collection of graphite portraits, detailed pen and ink drawings and mixed-media pieces is on display for the month of March and opens during First Friday Artwalk from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Steamboat band String Board Theory releases first album

It was a completely new experience walking into a fully equipped recording studio last summer, armed with several songs they’d honed on stages around the west.

Steamboat Dance Theatre tickets on sale Friday

This year’s concert is slated for 7 p.m. March 14, 15 and 16 in the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium.