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After 4 years of state track experience, Steamboat’s Jon Ruehle isn’t finished running

May 20, 2018 — LAKEWOOD — Running at the state track meet is still a thrill for Jon Ruehle, a senior at Steamboat Springs High School who participated in the Paralympic races each of the last years and for the last time on Friday. It's no longer a groundbreaking experience

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Steamboat cyclist Amy Jenkins completes bike ride across America, with a few surprises along the way

May 20, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – A crowd gathered in the Champagne Room of Rex's American Grill in Steamboat Springs on Saturday night. The excitement was palpable as they waited for Amy Jenkins to walk through the door. Jenkins was under the impression she was at Rex's to

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Focus on fitness: Barre brings benefits — Less weight, get more results

May 20, 2018 — When many think of group fitness classes, they often have visions of heart-pounding cardio sweat sessions with explosive movements and heavy weights. The image is enough to intimidate many gym goers from participating in group exercise, which multiple studies have shown provides benefits beyond solo

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Hayden Tigers pick up 2 medals Saturday at state track

May 20, 2018 — LAKEWOOD — It wasn't like they had to cancel any vacations, but the Hayden High School girls 1,600-meter relay team readily admitted they hadn’t planned on running Saturday, at least not together. The team, with sophomore Hannah Wilkie and a trio of freshmen, Leah Carrouth,

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Steamboat’s Congdon doubles up with another state title

May 20, 2018 — LAKEWOOD — Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Maggi Congdon, again, questioned her chances. She had let other runners take the lead in the Class 3A girls 1,600-meter run, a different strategy than she'd employed the day before to win a state championship in the 800.

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Soroco High School doesn’t have a real track, but with 3 state titles, it showed, Saturday, it has one of the state’s best track teams

May 19, 2018 — LAKEWOOD — It was late April and Soroco High School senior Mattie Rossi helped carry the hurdles out of the gymnasium at Soroco High School, then partnered with teammate Charlee Veilleux to set them up in the parking lot behind the building. Veilleux stood at one

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2018 Spirit Challenge: 5K, 10K race results

May 19, 2018 — 2018 Spirit challenge Steamboat Springs running Series 5K Race Place Name Finish Time 1 Sumner Cotton 0:18:55 2 Sven Tate 0:19:40 3 Wally Magill 0:20:14 4 Eddie Rogers 0:20:30 5 Arthur Rinker 0:20:46 6 John Foster 0:21:09 7 Wyatt Gebhardt 0:21:19 8 Kieran Hahn 0:21:43

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Soroco, Hayden girls both qualify in 1,600 relay

May 18, 2018 — LAKEWOOD — Successful races in the prelims have several Routt County athletes set up for big opportunities Saturday on the final day of the state track meet. At the top of the list, both the Soroco and Hayden girls 1,600-meter relay teams qualified for Saturday's

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2 laps, 2 championships and 5 medals for Steamboat, Soroco, Hayden 800-meter stars

May 18, 2018 — LAKEWOOD — It’s not something in the water, Soroco High School track coach David Bruner insisted. It's something in the air. "I've been doing this for 25 years now, and I tell ya, when kids come down from high elevation to run the 800 meter,

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16 minutes to remember: Sailors score state title, third-place finish in furious span at state track

May 17, 2018 — LAKEWOOD — Track's not a seasonal thing for the Steamboat Springs stars of Thursday's state track and field meet. It's a year-round thing, with conditioning and cross country and workouts and nutrition and indoor meets. It's countless hours, infinite minutes, and still, for those five

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Colorado Classic’s new 2018 route will combine some of the Front Range’s most popular bike rides

May 17, 2018 — Much like its musical counterpart Velorama, the Colorado Classic has shaken things up for its second ride. The pro bike race born last year today announced details of a four-stage lineup that will unfold Aug.16-19. The Vail-to-downtown-Denver race has added a stage that local cyclists will recognize when two of

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Spoke Talk: Mud season? What’s that?

May 17, 2018 — It is spring in the Rockies, and the weather is sweet. One morning you can wake up and skin to the top of a snowy covered mountain for a track free descent, although it may take a bit more hunting this week. The next day,

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Top places to find spring wildflowers in Routt County

May 17, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Secrets are often hard to keep, but the wildflowers uncovered from the recent snowmelt are anything but quiet. "You have to get out now while you can," said Gayle Noonan, park director of the Yampa River Botanic Park. The wildflower season has

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Cedar Mountain Trail project breaks ground with help from Routt County groups

May 17, 2018 — CRAIG — Before the tread hits the trail, the tools hit the dirt, as work began this week on additional trails on Cedar Mountain. Seven miles of new, non-motorized trail have been proposed on the Bureau of Land Management’s Cedar Mountain, about seven miles northwest of

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Prime rib on the menu at youth baseball fundraiser

May 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Yampa Valley Youth Baseball is putting on an annual fundraiser offering prime rib and a silent auction starting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Old Town Pub in Steamboat Springs. Tickets for the event are on sale at Sears and Bucking Rainbow

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Skill, hard work, Twitter? Road to competing in college was long for 7 Steamboat high school athletes

May 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Seven seniors at Steamboat Springs High School gathered Wednesday in Kelly Meek Gymnasium at the school for one of the first in a series of ceremonies that will define much of the next month of their lives. Some were actually signing the official

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Hayden-Soroco 800-meter duel to highlight state track as 2 dozen local athletes, 10 relay teams set to compete

May 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County high school athletes could have a huge weekend at the state track and field championships, which are set to begin Thursday morning at JeffCo Stadium in Lakewood. Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Soroco high schools will send 23 athletes in individual events

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Inaugural Steamboat Gravel Festival blazes new trail for bike community

May 14, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Cyclists are often drawn to the roads or trails less travelled. But what about the road that's only sort of a road, sort of a trail? "I still remember the moment," said J.R. Thompson, about riding up Routt County Road 52E, a

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Routt County state track and field contenders come into focus

May 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A huge contingent of local high school track and field athletes are poised to be included in this week's state championships, which begin Thursday in Lakewood and run through Saturday. After the conclusion of the regular season Saturday, the Hayden, Soroco and

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Steamboat outdoor enthusiasts can get geared up for a cause

May 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — As many avid outdoor enthusiasts know, gear is a necessity. But sometimes, the abundance of gear collects dust — one pair of skis leads to next year's touring skis or maybe an upgraded powder ski, one climbing harness leads to three, then

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