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Nancy R. Harris: Disadvantages of annexation outweigh advantages

I am a concerned citizen who has been a Steamboat resident for 49 years, I must ask why the City Council did not follow the Community Development Code when it voted to annex land west of town?

A Community Development Code standard to approve a potential annexation is: “The advantages of the proposed annexation substantially outweigh the disadvantages to the community or neighborhood.” Based on my research, the West of Steamboat annexation proposal does not meet this standard. 

The annexation will not provide entry level homes for local families who want to move out of rentals and into their own house. The Steamboat Pilot & Today May 2 article states, “The Housing Authority also ‘could’ develop about 50 units targeted to four-person households earning less than $69,360.” Great news, but does the Yampa Valley Housing Authority have the money to build a condo complex on 2 acres? Will they? Where is the guarantee?

Annexation supporters say that West Steamboat Neighborhoods will provide homes for young professionals, retirees and down-sizers. This annexation includes 400 units, plus the 50 units mentioned above, 100 of which are supposed to be deed restricted units, according to the May 2 article. The same article states, “While these income targets are written into the annexation agreement, income limits are not included in the deed restrictions.” 

To me, this means there are no real guidelines, requirements for the developer to provide entry level housing. Deed-restricted homes may only increase 3% in value a year, but the same article states, “If area median income grows at a rate greater than 3% this maximum sale price also will be greater.” This means the prices can very quickly increase and become out of the reach of future Steamboat working class families. 

The 300 homes sold at market-rate will not meet our community’s actual housing needs. In my opinion, these homes do not justify the cost of annexing 190 acres. This annexation does not follow the community vision set forth in the West of Steamboat Springs Area Plan — to provide a substantial number sof entry-level homes for our working families.

This annexation’s disadvantages outweigh its advantages. Will the city’s annexation costs justify the very small number of attainable, affordable houses that will really available for retirees, down-sizers and young professionals, not to mention the families of police, teachers or service workers earning less than $69,360? I don’t think it will. 

Nancy R. Harris

Steamboat Springs

Monday Medical: Summer adventure safety

Moab, Utah, is a popular destination for early summer adventures.
Scott Franz

When you’re planning your outdoor adventures this summer, don’t forget to account for safety.

For Dr. Nathan Anderson, an emergency medicine physician at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, the principles are similar to those used in the emergency department.

“Our approach in the ED is always an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” Anderson said. “These basic principles can help you avoid trouble and get out of trouble.”

Know where you’re going

Be ready to face the challenges posed by the environment you’ll be exploring.

“If you’re going for a bike ride out in the backcountry of Moab, (Utah,) you better know how to change a bike tire,” Anderson said. “And if you’re going to do the Zirkle Circle early in the season, you should prepare for some water crossings that are wet, fast and cold.”

Similarly, prepare for weather. To combat the desert’s sun and heat, bring a hat, sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen, all of which can help you avoid issues such as sunstroke and sunburn. And to deal with the cold, wet weather of higher elevations, bring raingear and insulating layers to stay warm and dry as temperatures dip and storms blow in.

And don’t forget your headlamps. “Realize that camping is a 24-hour activity, and the dark is part of that,” Anderson said. “Be prepared to handle the dark with lights and batteries.”

And keep basic safety gear on hand: extra water and food, matches and fire starter, a first-aid kit and emergency shelter.

Know what you need

Be prepared to meet your needs for food, water and shelter.

“For that Moab trip, you’re going to need a lot more water than you’d need for a 4-mile hike to Fish Creek Falls,” Anderson said. “Or if you’re doing two days of strenuous hiking, be prepared to feed your body.”

Don’t forget that critter encounters are common.

“From moose to mosquitoes to microbes, avoidance is the best policy,” Anderson said.

Always filter water to avoid parasites such as Giardia, which can cause diarrhea, nausea and fatigue. Wear bug repellant to ward off mosquitoes and ticks, which can pass along various diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and West Nile virus.

Know how to react to those larger animals. For moose, that means slowly walking away and avoiding the temptation to take a selfie.

Also, be ready to help others with you.

“Not only are you responsible for taking care of yourself and your needs, but you might be asked to do that for your companions,” Anderson said. “This is especially important for people who are hiking with kids. They’re strong aerobically, but they’re also very fragile and vulnerable.”

Anticipate trouble

Always leave an itinerary with a friend or coworker. “If you don’t show up, they’ll know where to look,” Anderson said. “Whether that’s at Devil’s Causeway in the Flat Tops or down in Denver watching a show.”

Have a fully charged cellphone and a backup source of power. And don’t go it alone. Bring a buddy, so you can help each other through any injuries or issues.

Never underestimate the expertise your particular trip entails. A two-hour tube float down the Yampa River is not the same as a five-day rafting trip through the Gates of Lodore.

“The longer or more remote or more technical your trip, the more preparation, more equipment and more knowledge it takes,” Anderson said. “If any one of those three facets is shortchanged, you’re setting yourself up for disaster.”

Don’t forget that time spent preparing and anticipating challenges pays off.

“There’s always a risk of a freak accident — it happens to the best Himalayan mountaineers,” Anderson said. “But you can reduce the likelihood of one happening by anticipating and preparing for issues, leaving a way out and being up to the task you’ve selected.”

Susan Cunningham writes for UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center. She can be reached at cunninghamsbc@gmail.com.

City Council FYI: Won’t you be my neighbor?

Heather Sloop
Courtesy Photo

I’ve been reflecting a lot these past few months. I guess a long winter does that. What I’ve come back to time and time again is that we live in a community — one that melds the fabric of family, colleagues, friends, strangers, visitors and, most importantly, people who are not all alike.  

Whether we’ve been here one year or 100 years, you’re young or old, just getting by or comfortable, speak one language or many, working or retired, all these differences mix to make our community. One that has, since the early beginnings of our town, been built stronger with our understanding of each other.  

Mr. (Fred) Rogers said it so well when he stared into the television camera and asked, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” I ask as your neighbor, “Where did this openness and community spirit go?”

So often, we, as members of the Steamboat Springs City Council, are faced with tough conversations and ultimately difficult decisions. We listen to our neighbors, our community and those on both sides telling us why they would like a decision to go one way or another. Often those comments are aligned with the majority, but sometimes, they are not. 

It’s these decisions, which don’t go the way of some, that are the hardest for City Council. Pleasing everyone is impossible. Following the rules, staying within the lines of governance and looking at our community as a whole is tough, but it’s our job. Some choices are easier than others, but no one enjoys it when personal attacks are made.

Council is not isolated in this newfound attack or negative approach to decision making. I have seen criticism far and wide these past few months, and it is distressing. Whether there is disagreement over school locations, land use, recreation or even housing, the attacks unleashed upon each other are not neighborly and are becoming more malicious.  

Being in public office, one understands there may be attacks from time to time. Unfortunately, it has become part of the measured acceptance of public service. Now, neighbors are personally attacking neighbors, and we have left a vital part of our community behind.

Differing viewpoints and opinions make us all unique and often leads to greater dialogue which shapes better decisions for all of us. Sharing and even trying to convince one another is healthy. But now, we are witnessing an ugliness that is not what I have known from our community. We are a highly intelligent community and should be able to rise above attacks and communicate with greater depth.

I ask you all Steamboat, what direction would you like to take the conversation? The neighborly one is my choice. Mr. Rogers stressed, “There are three ways to ultimate success: the first way is to be kind, the second way is to be kind, and the third way is to be kind.”  

Can we be successful in our neighborhood through kindness? I truly believe so and ask again, “Won’t you be my neighbor?”

Heather Sloop is the District III representative on the Steamboat Springs City Council.

Best of the Boat guest ranch: The Home Ranch

The Home Ranch wins Best Guest Ranch. (courtesy photo)

Voted this year’s Best Guest Ranch, the Home Ranch Relais & Chateaux in Clark sits on nearly 5,000 acres of the upper Elk River Valley, surrounded by golden-tipped mountains in the fall, magical snow in the winter and lush green in the summer.

A staff of 60 caters to guests who either come for a working ranch vacation or to enjoy the mountain air, hiking and fishing on private river frontage.

Guests can ride horses all week, take sleigh rides and even learn how to round up and drive cattle with well-trained horses.

For accommodations, guests can stay at the original lodge or in one of eight rustic cabins while enjoying fresh, farm-to-table cuisine in its dining room or chuckwagon dinners outside.

Best Guest Ranch

• Winner: The Home Ranch

• Runners-up: Saddleback Ranch and Vista Verde Guest Ranch

Bill Martin: The greatest benefit for the most people

Forty years ago in 1979, Steamboat Springs voted to eliminate all city property tax and institute an all-sales tax revenue source for the city. The thinking was our visitors would pay most of our bills. It sounded like a great concept.

No one at the time foresaw any downside. With the wisdom of hindsight, one of numerous drawbacks of a sales tax-based economy is there is no incentive to annex residential land to the city; it won’t pay for the city services it benefits from. On the contrary, with a property tax base, each individual residential or commercial property contributes property taxes toward the services it receives.

Ten years later in 1989, the last major annexation to the city occurred when Fairview and areas west of the current city boundary were included in the city. There were prolonged and detailed negotiations between the city council president, selected council members and representatives from the Fairview neighborhood and West Steamboat Springs businesses. In the end, an agreement was reached where all benefited.

It was understood that extending new city services to the Fairview neighborhood would cost money. However, inclusive in the annexation were many retail businesses and Bob Adams Field, which at the time provided commercial air service. These businesses would generate the new sales tax revenue needed to offset the cost of providing city utilities and services. Thus the annexation would pay for itself and create a compact thoughtfully planned, future growth area with efficient utility infrastructure.

Conversely, the proposed Brynn Grey annexation agreement provides none of those qualities. There is no guarantee when or if the retail commercial business suggested in the annexation agreement will become reality. Therefore, until that happens, there will be no new revenue source to pay for the extension of city utilities and services.

The development will create suburban sprawl, resulting in greater congestion on our roadways and costly, expansive infrastructure. While the annexation agreement discusses affordable lots and housing units, the language is vague and ambiguous. There are no performance or construction bonds required and no timetable for any construction.

The annexation agreement allows a minuscule financial contribution from the Brynn Grey developers towards city water and utility services. The only guarantee from this Brynn Grey annexation agreement is profits for the developers and expense to our city. Please vote against the Brynn Grey annexation agreement.

Bill Martin

Steamboat Springs

Study shows that hikers, mountain bikers use Steamboat trails in near equal numbers

Isaac Weinberg cruises towards the finish of the kids fun as part of the Spring Creek Memorial Trail Run on the Spring Creek Trail July 28, 2018.
Leah Vann

Editor’s note: This story is the first of a two-part series about trail use and the economic value of trails in the community based on a recently completed study. Check SteamboatPilot.com tomorrow for the second part, addressing the economic impact of trails in the Steamboat area. 

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — You’re just as likely to run into a hiker as a mountain biker on Steamboat Springs area trails, but no matter who you meet on the trail, there’s a 75% chance they’ll have a dog with them.

RPI Consulting recently completed a study based on a survey of 730 trail users at seven trailheads on Emerald Mountain, Buffalo Pass and Spring Creek, which was presented to the Steamboat Springs City Council Tuesday and the 2A Trails Committee on Wednesday. The study was compiled into an in-depth analysis of how people use trails in the Steamboat area and how trails impact the local economy.

Survey results show that use on area trails is nearly split evenly between foot traffic — trail running or hiking — and mountain biking.

Data gathered from these surveys reveals that most trail users (66%) live in Steamboat year-round, followed by visitors (24%) and part-time residents (10%). Most locals (82%) hit a trail daily or multiple times a week, while 14% use a trail weekly and only 3% use a trail once or twice a month.

While locals are most likely to choose a trail because of its convenient location, scenery or because it’s the right distance for them, visitors and part-time residents prioritize scenery, the level of difficulty and exertion it takes to complete the trail.

Trends among local users

There are slightly more mountain bikers among local users, with 36% of full-time residents using the trails on two wheels, 34% hiking, running and mountain biking on them and 24% mostly hiking.

Part-time residents and visitors tend to spend more time on the trails than most locals. While most full-time residents head out for an hour or two, part-time residents were more likely to hit the trail for two to three hours. Visitors fell into both categories, with about a third of visitors saying they spent one to two hours and another third saying they spent two to three hours on the trail.

“Local trail users tend to do shorter outings on the trails,” Preston said. “It’s part of their busy, day-to-day lives. The visitors tend to go longer and that’s true both in terms of mileage and in terms of time out on the trail. Visitors and part-time residents tend to be going longer distances, going for a bigger ride.”

 Most full-time residents — 54% — had no concerns about other trail users. Those that did have concerns ranked bikes going too fast, off-leash dogs and dog and horse waste on the trails among their greatest concerns.

“Over half of people had no concerns, which is kind of amazing, actually for outdoor recreation and trail use,” Preston said.

Emerald Mountain saw the most use by full-time residents; while part-time residents and visitors were most likely use trails on Buffalo Pass.

Which trails are used the most?

The consultants used trail counters placed on trails in each of the three areas to track how many people used the trails. According to this data, the front side of Emerald Mountain and Spring Creek are the busiest trail systems, though Preston pointed out that the trail system on Buffalo Pass is relatively new. On both Emerald and Buffalo Pass, most users took advantage of loops, connecting trail to trail into longer distances.

On Emerald Mountain, 76% of hikers and runners used the road — Blackmer Drive — while fewer than 15% of mountain bikers used the road, most opting to spend their time on single-track.  

They also found that more users hit the easier lower section of the Flash of Gold Trail on Buffalo Pass. Use tapered off on the moderate middle section of the trail and the harder upper segment of Flash of Gold.

To read the study, “City of Steamboat Springs Trail Use and Economic Impact Study, visit steamboatsprings.net/trails.

This graph reflects how many trail users hiked, ran or biked.
Courtesy city of Steamboat Springs
This graph reflects why users said they chose the trail they hiked, ran or mountain biked.
Courtesy city of Steamboat Springs
This graph reflects how far trail users hiked, ran or biked.
Courtesy city of Steamboat Springs
Visitors and part-time residents tend to spend more time on the trail per outing.
Courtesy city of Steamboat Springs
Most full-time residents spend most of their time on the trail on a bike or a combination of hiking, running and mountain biking.
Courtesy city of Steamboat Springs
Trail users greatest concerns were speeding bikes, off-leash dogs and other. Preston said most responses to other included dog or horse poop on the trail.
Courtesy city of Steamboat Springs
Emerald Mountain and the Spring Creek trail systems were the most used trails.
Courtesy city of Steamboat Springs
This heat map shows the most popular trails on Buffalo Pass. Flash of Gold and BTR to Grouse, in red, were the most used trails. Trails in yellow saw moderate use and trails in green saw the lightest use.
Courtesy city of Steamboat Springs

To reach Eleanor Hasenbeck, call 970-871-4210, email ehasenbeck@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @elHasenbeck.

Soak it in but stay protected

To prevent frequent sunburn and the risk of skin cancer, Dr. Jennifer Kempers of UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center suggests applying about a teaspoon of sunscreen on the face and neck and two tablespoons for the entire body.
File photo

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There’s nothing like the warmth of spring sun on bare arms and legs that have been hidden under layers of clothing for six months.

But along with the snowmelt, longer days and welcomed warm weather comes the danger of too much UV exposure.

And it’s important to remember that UV exposure increases with altitude, said Dr. Jennifer Kempers, a physician at UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center.

There are a number of ways to mitigate exposure, Kempers said, and avoiding the sun is best.

But that’s not realistic for those who spend their winter looking forward to free time spent hiking, biking and rafting — or for those who spend summers working outside.

To minimize harm, try to stay out of the sun during peak hours, Kempers said, from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There’s the shadow test to see just how strong the sun’s rays are: If your shadow is shorter than you are, then the sun’s rays are at their strongest.

And don’t forget that snow, sand and water reflect sunlight, thus increasing the amount of UV radiation to which your skin may be exposed. 

When you are in the sun, wear sunscreen or protective clothing. Kempers recommends a daily facial sunscreen that is 15 to 30 SPF. It makes it easy if it can be part of your daily routine — included in makeup or also used as moisturizer.

If you are out in the sun for extended periods of time or have light skin, it’s best to use sunscreen with at least 30 SPF, Kempers said. But anything over 50 isn’t neccessarily going to give added protection.

Look for sunscreen that says “broad spectrum,” she said, covering both UVA and UVB rays — both are damaging.

“UVB rays are shorter than UVA rays and are the main culprit behind sunburn. But it is the UVA rays, with their longer wavelength, that are responsible for much of the damage we associate with photoaging,” according to the Skin Cancer Foundation.

“Both cause sun burn and can lead to skin cancer,” Kempers said, as well as photoaging.

But much worse than looking old, the worst case scenario — skin cancer — is prevalent. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. And one person dies of melanoma every hour.

The good news is the daily use of sunscreen SPF 15 or higher reduces the risk of melanoma by 50%.

You don’t have to burn to do damage, Kempers noted. But preventing sun burn goes a long way — your risk of developing melanoma doubles if you have had more than five sunburns.

Skin cancer signs and symptoms

Basal cell carcinoma 

Basal cell carcinoma usually occurs in sun-exposed areas of your body, such as your neck or face.

Basal cell carcinoma may appear as:

  • A pearly or waxy bump
  • A flat, flesh-colored or brown scar-like lesion
  • A bleeding or scabbing sore that heals and returns

Squamous cell carcinoma 

Most often, squamous cell carcinoma occurs on sun-exposed areas of your body, such as your face, ears and hands. People with darker skin are more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma on areas that aren’t often exposed to the sun.

Squamous cell carcinoma may appear as:

  • A firm, red nodule
  • A flat lesion with a scaly, crusted surface


Melanoma can develop anywhere on your body, in otherwise normal skin or in an existing mole that becomes cancerous. In both men and women, melanoma can occur on skin that hasn’t been exposed to the sun. Melanoma can affect people of any skin tone. 

Melanoma signs include:

  • A large brownish spot with darker speckles
  • A mole that changes in color, size or feel or that bleeds
  • A small lesion with an irregular border and portions that appear red, pink, white, blue or blue-black
  • A painful lesion that itches or burns
  • Dark lesions on your palms, soles, fingertips or toes, or on mucous membranes lining your mouth, nose, vagina or anus

Source: Mayo Clinic

And don’t forget that you can still burn and get dangerous UV exposure on a cloudy day, Kempers said. “Eighty-seven percent of UV rays penetrate through the clouds.”

In terms of protective clothing, it “depends on how thin the material is and how tight of a weave,” she said. Weave is particularly key, and darker clothes give more protection than light-colored.

Wear a hat — that way you don’t have to worry about forgetting to put sunscreen on the part in your hair or those parts of the ears that often get missed — and use enough sunscreen — about a teaspoon on the face and neck and two tablespoons for the entire body.

While skin cancer is the most common of cancers, it is also the easiest to cure. Early detection is key, so it’s good to get into the practice of a monthly head to toe exam of your skin — spending about 10 minutes looking for anything new or changing.

Get a doctor to do an initial full-body screening, in order to determine whether existing spots, freckles or moles are normal.

To reach Kari Dequine Harden, call 970-871-4205, email kharden@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @kariharden.

Steamboat exploring registration process for Airbnbs, VRBOs and other vacation rentals

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There are about 3,000 short term vacation rentals in the Steamboat Springs area, according to airdna.com, a website that collects market data about vacation rentals.

But because websites such as Airbnb.com and VRBO.com don’t list the exact address of these homes until they’re booked, city staff aren’t sure how many of those vacation rentals are within city limits. About 170 of these rentals are required to have a permit under city zoning code, but in many zoned areas, vacation rentals are allowed as a use by right, accounting for the additional 2,800 or so rentals on the market.

The city is exploring a registration system for these vacation rentals, which city staff believes could help them track complaints, reach on-call property managers and observe trends in Steamboat’s vacation rental market.

On Tuesday, the Steamboat Springs City Council heard — and accepted —recommendations developed by a citizen’s committee that has met from December 2018 to April.

The committee identified four areas to explore actions: creating an annual registration for these rentals, improved public information, improved enforcement policies and procedures and revising current standards to create rules regarding how many people can be in a unit and require safety equipment such as a smoke detector.

Annual registration  

The committee recommended implementing an annual registration for vacation rentals.

This registration would require a representative of the rental unit provide some information to the city:

  • Require a signed statement that the unit has working smoke and carbon dioxide detectors and fire extinguishers
  • Require verification of a city sales tax license
  • Require a local contact that can be reached at any time
  • Require information on available parking spaces
  • Information regarding personal use of the unit to determine if it’s used as a second or seasonal home or if it is a full-time vacation unit.

Planning and Community Development Director Rebecca Bessey said these registrations could allow the city to collect data to better understand how many units are on the short term rental market and if Steamboat is seeing an increase or decrease in the number of these homes over time.

The committee felt that it needed more data to understand whether Airbnbs and other short-term rentals are impacting how many long-term rentals are on the market, though Bessey said they acknowledged the community perceives this as a problem.

“The committee feels this might be a good means by which to identify whether we’re losing some long-term housing units to the short-term market, and how many of those short-term or vacation units are occurring in second homes that would probably be unlikely to be in our long-term rental stock,” she said.

A certificate of registration would be required to be posted in the vacation unit. Registered units would be provided a number to be included on an online listing, which would enable the city to cross-reference registered units with rentals listed on the web.

Those registering homes would be required to pay a fee that would be used to cover the cost of administering the program.

Registered units would be inspected every three to five years or so to be sure units have basic safety measures in place.

Enforcement and safety

“The committee felt pretty strongly that we need to find ways to develop procedures that our code enforcement officer can cross-reference with police calls and complaints, so we can do a better job of assessing what the impacts are of these uses and working with the managers — the property managers and the operators of these uses — to make sure that they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing and managing their guests and their impacts on the neighborhood,” Bessey said.

Along with a system to track complaints and incidents police respond to, the city will explore ways to make its complaint system easier for the public to navigate within the Planning and Community Development Department. This includes developing policy within the department in how it responds to complaints and repeat offenses.

Another recommendation suggests amending current city code to establish occupancy limits, prohibit outdoor sleeping in all vacation units and require rules about parking and trash removal are posted within these units.  

For the permitted units, the committee suggested reconsidering parking requirements and place limits on how many people can attend indoor events at a property.

What’s next?

With direction from City Council to explore registration and changes intended to increase safety and enforcement of vacation rentals, city staff will now analyze options to implement them. Then, staff will get input from the Steamboat Springs Planning Commission before bringing it to City Council for additional input.

To reach Eleanor Hasenbeck, call 970-871-4210, email ehasenbeck@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @elHasenbeck.

PHOTOS: Hayden High School graduates 23 in class of 2019

The Hayden High School class of 2019 celebrated with confetti poppers and silly string after their graduation ceremony Sunday at the high school gym.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Salutatorian Allison Ingols addresses the class. Ingols will attend the University of Wyoming, where she plans to study wildlife biology.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Thalia Carbajal laughs as Tine Benish-Holmes makes a joke about each of Hayden’s 23 graduating high school seniors. Carbajal plans to study nursing at Colorado Northwest Community College.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Valedictorian Cassidy Crawford stands to be recognized, as she earned not only a high school diploma but an associates degree from Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs. Crawford plans to attend Montana State Univerity, where she plans to study nutrition.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Daylon Frentrees smiles with silly string dripping from his mortarboard. Frentrees plans to attend Northwest Lineman College.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Graduate Taylor Powell exchanges an intricate handshake with Kevin Kleckler before accepting his welding certificate. Powell will head to Northwest Kansas Techincal College after graduation.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Justin Fry hugs Principal Gina Zabel. Fry will attend Colorado Northwest Community College.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck
Patrick Hunter reaches to give a family member a rose at Hayden High School’s graduation Sunday afternoon. Hunter will attend Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs.
Eleanor C. Hasenbeck

To reach Eleanor Hasenbeck, call 970-871-4210, email ehasenbeck@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @elHasenbeck.

RESULTS: 2019 Spirit Challenge

Steamboat Springs Running Series: 2019 Spirit Challenge

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Steamboat Springs Middle School, Steamboat Springs


Place, Name, Time

1. Sumner Cotton, 18 minutes, 45 seconds

2. Josh Smullin, 0:19:18

3. Jeremiah Kelley, 0:19:49

4. Eddie Rogers, 0:19:59

5. Kieran Hahn, 0:20:37

6. Cooper Jones, 0:20:46

7. Wyatt Gebhardt, 0:21:52

8. Thomas Cooper, 0:22:52

9. Griff Rillos, 0:22:59

10. Alexa Brabec, 0:23:06

11. Elloty Kearns, 0:23:48

12. Ellery Hodges, 0:24:02

13. Alejandro Miranda, 0:24:03

14. James Lahrman, 0:24:05

15. Sierra Zoe Bennett-Mank, 0:25:00

15. Sidney Barbier, 0:25:00

17. Baayin Tranfo, 0:27:11

18. Emily Hines, 0:28:53

19. Mary Grace Hahn, 0:28:58

20. Jeanne Mackowski, 0:29:13

21. Rocke Weinberg, 0:29:44

22. Paulina M. Johnson, 0:30:17

23. Liam Hahn, 0:30:23

24. Stephany Traylor, 0:30:37

25. Kyle Barczak, 0:30:42

26. A.J. Pierson, 0:31:42

27. Isaac Weinberg, 0:32:18

28. Glen Weinberg, 0:32:20

29. Erin Havel, 0:33:02

30. Lauren Davies, 0:33:14

31. Marisa Scott, 0:33:16

32. Ginger Scott, 0:33:34

33. Eileen Kara, 0:34:37

34. Cole Hewitt, 0:35:05

35. Posy Skov, 0:35:24

36. Melinda Dudley, 0:36:21

37. Megan Jennings, 0:37:21

38. Ella Seevers, 0:37:23

38. Joelle Wageman, 0:37:23

40. Morgan Bruce, 0:37:39

41. Jon Ruehle, 0:37:49

42. Stacey Welch, 0:37:50

43. Mary Campbell, 0:39:00

44. Sheryl Kelley, 0:40:48

45. Mae Greene, 0:51:30

46. Danielle Skov, 0:51:32


1. Bennett Gamber, 0:42:45

2. Kevin Fonger, 0:42:46

3. Allen Belshaw, 0:43:52

4. Arthur Rinker, 0:44:47

5. Ginger Johnston, 0:45:48

6. Blair Shattuck, 0:53:36

7. Jacquelyn Denker, 0:53:57

8. Onofre Lopez, 0:55:33

9. Sandy Buckner, 0:55:51

10. Zack Johnson, 0:57:34

11. Lizzy Pendleton, 0:58:32

12. Don Platt, 0:58:39

13. Hallie Brown, 1:00:16

14. James Morton, 1:01:33

15. John Skubiz, 1:01:40

16. Lynaia South, 1:06:23

17. Alicia Mangold, 1:10:44

18. Aspen Bennett-Manke, 1:18:35