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NBC’s Today Show visits Steamboat; segments aired this morning

— Steamboat Springs got a little national exposure Thursday morning when NBC’s “Today Show” morning program aired a segment shot in Northwest Colorado and featuring several local residents.

The 3 1/2-minute segment, reported by NBC News’ Tom Cos­­t­­ello, a former Colorado resident, explored winter survival tips. Among those featured in the segment were Dr. David Wilkin­­son, of Yampa Valley Medical Center, John Hernandez, of Steam­­boat Snowmobile Tours, and Riley Polumbus and Russ San­­ford, of Routt County Search and Rescue.

Polumbus, Sanford and other Search and Rescue volunteers built a snow cave to demonstrate how quickly folks stranded in the backcountry can create a structure capable of maintaining an interior temperature of 40 degrees.

Costello also filmed a segment about winter driving tips with the Bridgestone Winter Driving School in Steamboat. That segment aired a couple of weeks ago.

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