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Looking south on the border from North Korea

February 18, 2018 — KOREAN DEMILITARIZED ZONE — Even on the South Korean side of the border — the sane side, right? — actual facts can sometimes be difficult to come by. On a tour of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the facts tend to differ from tour guide to tour guide, dates

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Steamboat Mountain Film Festival showcases adventure ski films

February 16, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — What is it that fuels a desire to wake up before dawn in pursuit of a pristine snow oasis? Is it the untracked powder? The solitude? Or curiosity to see just how far limits can be tested? Nuances of the outdoors await

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Love at the Olympics no easy trick to land for Nordic combined’s Fletcher and freestyle skiing’s McKinnon

February 16, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Nordic combined is difficult, Taylor Fletcher insists. The mental battles of timing a jump just right and of squeezing every last drop of energy out of the body during a cross-country ski race are intense. He wasn't working out at all

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Classmates at Steamboat Springs High School, now pack of Sailors are U.S. Olympic teammates

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It used to be a joke among the class. "What if they all make the Olympics some day?" "Some day" in an official sense became Feb. 9 and while they didn't gather for a mini reunion, they didn't sit down and

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Airing tonight: Woman with Steamboat ties competing in snowboard cross at Winter Olympics

February 15, 2018 — Belle Brockhoff Feb. 15: Qualifications and finals, 6 to 9:15 p.m. Getting to know her: Brockhoff, another Aussie snowboarder, is rushing to return from a serious injury. She blew her anterior cruciate ligament midway through last month during training. That's bad enough, but it wasn't

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Dierdorff charges to gold-medal final but just short of podium at 2018 Winter Olympics

February 15, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Mick Dierdorff took his dream of an Olympic gold medal from the base of Howelsen Hill, where he began learning to ski and snowboard before he was 2 years old, to the snowboard cross World Cup where he endured years of tough results

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Will it come together for Mick Dierdorff at Winter Olympics snowboard cross?

February 14, 2018 — Wednesday, Feb. 14: Qualifications and finals, 7 to 11 p.m. Get to know him: Mick Dierdorff, 26 years old, had plenty of Steamboat hobbies outside snowboarding. Even as his career was starting to take off in high school, he joined the football team. He hunts elk

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Disappointment for U.S. as Nordic combined begins at 2018 Olympics

February 14, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — The opportunity was there, Bryan Fletcher said. The race wasn't. After jumping to 18th position in Wednesday's Nordic combined normal hill competition — the first Nordic combined event of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea — Fletcher probably wasn't

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Steamboat Nordic skier makes big impression on college field on his way to Junior Nationals

February 13, 2018 — Steamboat sends 11 to X-C Jr. Nationals

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Era ends with smiles for U.S. women ski jumpers at Olympic Games

February 13, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Sarah Hendrickson isn't a "happy just to be here" kind if person. You can't be and still build the kind of sports resume she has in her career ski jumping — winning a World Championship and competing in two Winter Olympics

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Bronze for Gold! Steamboat’s Arielle Gold goes big to score Olympic medal in women’s halfpipe

February 12, 2018 — PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — It takes courage to go big on a snowboard in the halfpipe, a willingness to commit to the point it can scare even those who've spent their lives riding the pipe. "It's about having that confidence to really know I can

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Steamboat’s Arielle Gold wins Olympic bronze in the halfpipe

February 12, 2018 — BOKWANG PHOENIX PARK, South Korea — Steamboat Springs snowboarder Arielle Gold won bronze in the halfpipe minutes ago on her third and final run of the competition. Gold scored an 85.75, which moved her from fourth place to third, and she found redemption after bowing out

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Big moment awaits as Arielle Gold qualifies for finals in Olympic halfpipe

February 12, 2018 — BOKWANG PHOENIX PARK, South Korea — It took two trips to the far side of the world over a span of four years, dozens of key competition runs and countless hours of training, but Monday it finally happened for Steamboat Springs halfpipe snowboarder Arielle Gold. Officially

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Inside the Olympics: An Olympic medal may be just three rotations away for Arielle Gold

February 12, 2018 — This story was a part of the "What makes them great" feature in the Steamboat Today's Inside the Olympics: 2018 Winter Olympics preview special section. One of the final women’s snowboard halfpipe competitions before the 2018 Winter Olympics offered two lessons that anyone watching the

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Jamie Anderson claims repeat gold as wind whips slopestyle

February 12, 2018 — BOKWANG PHOENIX PARK, South Korea — As her competition raised hell, Jamie Anderson raised her arms. Anderson's been atop the women's snowboard slopestyle world for much of the last decade, so long, she said, it at times got frustrating the sport didn't progress around her. That's

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Silverthorne’s Gerard spins to Olympic gold in slopestyle

February 11, 2018 — BOKWANG PHOENIX PARK, South Korea — Snowboarding is not about the Olympics for Red Gerard. It's about barbecues with friends while they grind the rails in his backyard, about days in the backcountry filming big drops and powdery turns. He likes the competitions too, he

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Jaelin Kauf bumped out of medals in Olympic moguls

February 11, 2018 — BOKWANG PHOENIX PARK, South Korea — Jaelin Kauf has made her success in freestyle moguls skiing with her speed, and she leaned on that trait Sunday evening at Bokwang Phoenix Park, South Korea, site of the 2018 Winter Olympics women's moguls event. Her speed and

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101 pins: Raiding the media center

February 10, 2018 — Here at the Olympics you really get a chance to see how other media outlets operate, certainly a lot more of a chance than you do just checking in online from afar. Frequently, even a reporter from a small chain of papers in the Rocky

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101 pins: Getting to the games, pins 4 to 5

February 9, 2018 — BOKWANG PHOENIX PARK — Stay on the prescribed track while covering an Olympics and seemingly nothing can go wrong. Volunteers are waiting to help as soon as you step off the plane at the airport, ready to point you where to go. There are desks

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Gallery: North Korea figures in as 2018 Winter Olympic Opening Ceremonies light up Korea

February 9, 2018 —

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