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The “Yampa is Wild,” a rallying cry, a source of inspiration for Steamboat’s new large-scale mural

April 26, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Jill Bergman remembers the first time she encountered the Yampa River before moving to Steamboat Springs in 2002. "It's both peaceful and exciting," said Bergman local printmaker, who grew up rafting the North Platte, the Middle Fork of the Salmon and the

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Remember when naked foxes roamed Steamboat?

April 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – One of the earliest signs of new wildlife babies in the upper Yampa Valley this spring appeared on the front page of the Steamboat Pilot & Today on April 19 with photographer John Russell's image of a red fox kit playing outside the den.

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Hayden Cog Run looms as running and biking race season approaches

April 22, 2018 — Skiing and snowboarding season has already given way to running and cycling season for many local athletes who started airing up their tires and lacing up their sneakers before the lifts stopped turning. The competitive season for those athletes is coming up quickly, as well.

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PHOTO GALLERY: Making a splash at the 2018 closing day pond skim competition

April 16, 2018 —

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Small avalanches observed in mountains near Steamboat

April 9, 2018 — The more-than 2 feet of wet, heavy snow that fell in the mountains around Steamboat Springs April 6 to 9 left a tender snowpack that was prone to sliding.

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1st Western Colorado Outdoor & Sportsman Expo planned for April 7 and 8 in Eagle

April 4, 2018 — EAGLE — Enjoying the outdoors is a quintessential part of the Colorado mountain lifestyle. So, it only stands to reason that the central mountains region is a prime location to celebrate everything that’s spectacular about the state’s outdoor opportunities. That’s what the Western Colorado Outdoor

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Osprey return to Steamboat nest on river trail after a tough 2017 nesting season

April 3, 2018 — You too, can spy an osprey

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AudVentures: Skiing with ski legend Kim Reichhelm and Steamboat Powdercats

March 28, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Dressed in a trendy lime green ski coat and pants, blonde and tall, and effortlessly loading skis into the vehicle, female skiing legend Kim Reichhelm is instantly recognizable. She greeted me with a welcoming grin that promised a day of adventure. I joined Reichhelm's Ski

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Calling all kayakers: Steamboat’s inaugural snow kayak race takes off Sunday

March 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — River runners dreaming of warm summer days and a flowing river may need to dust off those kayaks sooner rather than later to compete in the inaugural Snow Kayak Race from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Howelsen Hill. Snow kayaking is

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Adventure of the Week: Ice climbing

March 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — I'm clinging 20 feet from the ground to a rather large icicle. Heart pounding, hands numb, I'm suspended by fickle pieces of steel spikes that are pinned to the thick, vertical masse suspending me against the tug of gravity. It's in that

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Gallery: 27th annual Steamboat Pentathlon

March 4, 2018 — The 27th Steamboat Pentathlon took off Saturday morning at Howelsen Hill with sunny skies and enthusiastic racers competing in Alpine skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, mountain biking and running. The one-of-a-kind winter event featured five athletic disciplines in one race, hosted by the city

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Routt County Riders hires first executive director

March 2, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A Steamboat Springs cycling advocacy group that started to form in the early 1990s has ripped off the training wheels and graduated to a nonprofit organization with a full-time employee. Kelly Northcutt was raised in Steamboat Springs, and it is her goal

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Steamboat adventurer Kim Hess prepares to bag 7th summit in epic quest to climb each continent’s tallest peak

February 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There are no avalanches, strict payment deadlines, third jobs or rigorous training regimens for Kim Hess to worry about this spring as she prepares to embark on the final chapter of an epic seven-year-long adventure. There will be no danger in lingering

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Results from The Bear in North Routt County, Feb. 3, 2018

February 6, 2018 — Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 North Routt County   105 mile   Men Place, rider, time (Hr:Min) 1 Beltchenko, Neil 15:20 2 Plesko, Chris 18:45 3 Branham, Jefe 19:13 Broomall, Brian Christaman, Andrew Hindes, Eric Ishman, Jim Kan, Ruffin Lobeck, Erik Murphy, Dan Basse, Adam  

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Warren Miller, godfather of action-sports filmmaking, the original ‘ski bum’ – a legacy that lives on in Steamboat Springs

January 28, 2018 — “Always remember,” says Warren Miller narrating to his viewers, “if you don’t do it this year, you’ll be one year older when you do.” Stoking the fire that burns within snow-sport enthusiasts worldwide, Miller, the godfather of action-sports filmmaking, had a knack for capturing the

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Outdoor gear sales slip as millennials drive shift in habits

January 27, 2018 — DENVER — Sales of outdoor equipment are slipping as millennials drive changes in U.S. consumer habits by favoring clothes and sporting goods that are less specialized and more versatile, analysts say. Industry retail sales totaled $18.9 billion from December 2016 through November 2017, down 6

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Steamboat outdoor companies head to Denver for combined Outdoor Retailer/Snow Show

January 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Hopefully, another powder storm arrives Jan. 25 to 28. If so, the snow may stay untracked a little longer than usual. Those are the days an annual pilgrimage ensues from Steamboat Springs to Denver's Colorado Convention Center for the annual Outdoor Retailer

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Q&A with Natalie Segal, Australian skier behind ‘Finding the Line’ film screening in Steamboat

January 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Explore Steamboat caught up with Freeride World Tour skier Natalie Segal, whose new film "Finding the Line," created with her sister Anna Segal, explores their understanding of fear. The film — which will also premiere in Whistler this weekend — will be

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Eugene Buchanan: New affection for fat bikes

January 15, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — "Hold the pepperoni!" That's the thought going through my mind as I lay body-pizza'd in the snow next to the boardwalk bridge on Emerald Mountain's Blair Witch trail. I'm fat biking for the first time, and in a brief moment of spasticness

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A year of results to remember: Top 10 sports stories of 2017

January 7, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It's hard to imagine a year of sports that could be more juxtaposed than 2017 was in Routt County. Some of the teams from the county's three high schools fought through seasons as long and as frustrating as could be imagined. Two

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