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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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6 scenic snowshoe destinations around Steamboat Springs

January 2, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — From open meadows to high vistas with panoramic views of mountains and frozen waterfalls, there are many scenic snowshoe hikes just minutes from downtown Steamboat Springs. You won’t encounter any lift lines out here or big crowds, but do keep in mind

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A road less traveled: Ski touring old Highway 40

December 29, 2017 — If Mother Nature's serving up lemons for snowpack, why not make lemonade? Especially somewhere lemons used to drive? That was my theory, anyway, behind rounding up a wingman before last weekend's onslaught of snow (my wife wanted no part) to ski tour down old Highway

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Lindsey Vonn: ‘Keep fighting, keep trying’ as she heads for 2018 Olympics

December 28, 2017 — COPPER MOUNTAIN — For most of her career, Lindsey Vonn was relatively injury free. After achieving her first World Cup win in December of 2004, she managed to go the next nine years without missing any major amount of time on the circuit, a rare

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Adventure of the Week: In hot pursuit of pow on Hahn’s Peak

December 26, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS –Fear, it's such a pesky thing. It can stop us dead in our tracks. Lingering. Stubborn to dismiss or detach from, it's there even at a subconscious, nearly undetectable level. Oddly enough, the juxtaposition of fear can motivate us beyond the confines of

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Results from Continental Cup in Steamboat Springs, December 16, 2017

December 16, 2017 — FIS Nordic combined CONTINENTAL CUP STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Howelsen Hill Saturday  Place Bib Name Nation Time Time back 1  8 Kokslien Mikko NOR   23:49.5 2  25 Hugo Buffard FRA   23:56.5  +7.0 3  20 Truls Soenstehagen Johansen NOR   24:04.5  +15.0 4  16 David Welde GER   24:06.1  +16.6

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Nordic combined skiers fly Saturday in Steamboat

December 3, 2017 — The winter season jumped off Friday and Saturday for many local Nordic combined skiers with the annual Winter Start event at Howelsen Hill, and this year the event drew a pack of U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team athletes back to Steamboat Springs ahead of the

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A bike ride to remember, Steamboat man rides from sea to shining sea

December 2, 2017 — The weather was going to be an issue, and that's why Mike Schlichtman was excited to get a one-week head start on his planned departure, leaving Aug. 22, in his attempt at the American Trail Race, an unsupported mountain bike race that stretches from one

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Hayden teen riding high, heading to Junior Nationals Final Rodeo in Vegas

December 1, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There are plenty of times 14-year-old Hayden High School freshman Keenan Hayes isn't riding bucking broncos. He plays on the Tigers football team. He's out for wrestling this winter. He attends classes (mostly) like any other student, and he spends at least

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SheJumps, “The Girafficorn” arrives in Steamboat Springs

November 26, 2017 — Adventure is calling, and women across the country, and in Routt County, are answering.

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Van Life: Who’s behind the wheel, what they’re up to and where local van life might be headed

November 19, 2017 — It was their first night living full-time in their van. That morning, Jes and Jason Striker had packed up the last few things in their 2000 VW Eurovan, waved Steamboat Springs "ta-ta" for now and headed northeast. Spirits were high and free; an itinerary for

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Helluva haul: Catching a 34-inch, 12 pound pike with a spearfish

November 16, 2017 — While an August Yampa River pike fishing derby by Colorado Parks & Wildlife and Straightline Sports brought fishermen out in droves, no one pursued it deeper than Cedar Beauregard and his kids, Luke and Adrian, who spearfished for the invasive, trout-eating species. "We went from

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Best of the Boat: Best Mountain Bike Trail — Flash of Gold

November 9, 2017 — Even though the Best of the Boat voting ended before autumn had a chance to turn Flash of Gold's ocean of aspen trees into a sea of gold, the newest addition to Steamboat's mountain biking scene rode away as town's Best Mountain Bike Trail. The

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Steamboat riders dominate 25 hours in Frog Hollow

November 8, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — You don't just wake up and decide to go ride your mountain bike in a 25-hour race by yourself if you've never contemplated such a feat before. Helen Beall certainly didn't come quickly upon that idea. "I would have said they were

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