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Year in Review: Top 20 photos of 2018 from Steamboat Springs

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Here are our picks for top staff and reader photos from 2018.

Top 10 newspaper photos

Some of our favorite photos of the year taken by Steamboat Pilot & Today photographers.

A tanker drops retardant on the perimeter of the Silver Creek Fire in September. The fire burned 20,120 acres southeast of Steamboat Springs.
Photographer: Matt Stensland Read more: Silver Creek Fire remains fierce on Day 2 of flare-up
Samantha Lee stands in silence during a walkout at Steamboat Springs High School in March. The walkout was to protest gun violence.
Photographer: John F. Russell. Read more: Steamboat students walk out of class, join nationwide protest
Steamboat Springs’ Arielle Gold does the traditional pose after capturing a snowboard halfpipe bronze medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics in February in Pyeongchang, South Korea. 
Photographer: Joel Reichenberger. Read more: Steamboat's Arielle Gold goes big to score Olympic medal in women's halfpipe
Greensky Bluegrass played the main stage at the WinterWonderGrass festival in February at Steamboat Resort.
Photographer: Katie Berning. See more: Steamboat plays host to bluegrass music festival
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue’s Scott Erickson extinguishes flames at a barn fire just off Routt County Road 129. The blaze destroyed the iconic barn.
Photographer: John F. Russell. Read more: Historic North Routt barn burns
Marianne Capra, from right, and her daughters Lucy and Wren participate in the Stand for Our Land rally in August in downtown Steamboat Springs. 
Photographer: Katie Berning. Read more: 1,400 gather for Stand for Our Land rally 
Clouds of snow follow a young skier down the slopes of Howelsen Hill during a training in early January.
Photographer: John F. Russell.
A pair of fox kits stay alert while hanging out on a hillside in May in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Photographer: John F. Russell
A cat watched as its canine friend looked for a way to get outdoors and enjoy a fall afternoon in October.
Photographer: John F. Russell.
Four-year-old Traven Cox, of Phippsburg, gives his chicken, Nya, a hug during the 4-H/FFA Poultry Show in August at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden.
Photographer: John F. Russell. Read more: Prized poultry finds spotlight at Routt County Fair

Top 10 Instagram photos

These were the top 10 most engaging photos shared on the @SteamboatPilot Instagram page. Share your photos on Instagram using #SteamboatSnaps.

 

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Blue skies, low temps and fresh cord. 📷 Larry Pierce @SteamboatResort #SteamboatSnaps

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We could look at this all day. 📷 @matthewmc970 #SteamboatSnaps

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Nothing prettier. 📷 Larry Pierce #SnapSteamboat

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Fox standoff. 📷 Patrick Johnston #SteamboatSnaps

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Now, that’s a winter wonderland. 📷: @cyndimarlowe #SteamboatSnaps

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#PostcardReady 📷: @blacktieskirentals_steamboat #SteamboatSnaps

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Talk about some fresh powder. 📷: @lizwald #SteamboatSnaps

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Happy Thursday, Steamboat! 📷: @katiekoenigphotography #SteamboatSnaps

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