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Steamboat area Nordic centers await more snow to open

November 14, 2018 — The Steamboat Ski Touring Center as well as the Nordic trails at Haymaker Golf Course and Lake Catamount are waiting for more snow to fall.

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Yampa Valley Fly Fishers group to meet Wednesday at Rex’s

November 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Yampa Valley Fly Fishers will host its first meeting of the season at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, at Rex’s American Bar & Grill. This month’s speaker is Xander Elliott from St. Peters Fly Shop in Fort Collins. Elliott will be speaking

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Powderhounds share advice as countdown to Steamboat ski season begins

November 8, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A flurry of snowflakes leave a dusting in their wake. The familiar chill returns as the days get darker earlier. We welcome the muffled stillness as we linger at the window, watching the snow fall, coffee brewing. In the quiet, there's a whisper

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Parks and Wildlife offers veterans, military free park admission Nov. 11

November 6, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife will honor all veterans and active-duty members of the U.S. military, military reserve and National Guard on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with free admission to any of Colorado's 41 state parks. "CPW is proud to offer free admission to

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Steamboat’s Meg O’Connell helps CU cycling club win national championship

November 6, 2018 — Steamboat Springs native Meg O'Connell did what she could with an injury. She took fifth place at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships in Missoula, Montana, helping the University of Colorado-Boulder's club cycling team win a national championship.

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Four lost hunters located in Hahns Peak area

November 5, 2018 — Routt County Search and Rescue is actively searching for three lost hunters in the Hahns Peak area. One hunter who was separated from the group was located at about 3 p.m. today, said Search and Rescue volunteer Kristia Check-Hill. 

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Steamboat to host 1st national gravel cycling race

October 30, 2018 — While Steamboat Springs welcomes a variety of cycling races over the summer, local cyclist and former professional road racer Amy Charity found there was still a void to fill.

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Routt National Forest to expand Dry Lake Campground, improve parking

October 28, 2018 — The number of campsites in the Dry Lake Campground on Buffalo Pass is set to triple.Routt National Forest plans to expand and improve Dry Lake Campground and enhance traffic flow in the Dry Lake Parking Lot in the next two years.As Buffalo Pass becomes a more popular recreation destination year-round, the U.S. Forest Service hopes more developed campsites will protect natural resources being harmed by the concentration of people using dispersed campsites.

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Steamboat local plans to hike the Pacific Crest Trail

October 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. That’s how Steamboat Springs local Hannah Melius felt when she moved to Tampa, Florida, away from the mountains she called home. “I wasn't sick of the mountains but wanted something completely different,” Melius

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Newly formed group advocates to slow trail building in Routt National Forest to protect wildlife

October 21, 2018 — Editor’s notes: This story discusses trail building initiatives funded by revenue from Steamboat's accommodations tax, which is frequently called the 2A tax after the 2013 ballot initiative that designated the funds to be used to build trails in the Steamboat Springs area. The accommodations tax

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City readies Howelsen Hill for 2018-19 ski season

October 19, 2018 — With the pesky Burrows Chairlift at Howelsen Hill repaired, the oldest ski area in the country is gearing up for the 2018-19 season.

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Steamboat tradition transitions as resort moves into new era

October 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — American skiing legend Jim “Moose” Barrows still recalls the humble beginnings of “Scholarship Day” from when he was working as director of recreation for the fledgling resort back in the 1970s.

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Colorado ski resort projected opening dates

October 18, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Ready to shred? Here’s a list of Colorado ski resort opening days. Arapahoe Basin Ski Area: Oct. 19 Loveland Ski Area: Oct. 20 Keystone Resort: Nov. 9 Breckenridge Ski Resort: Nov. 9 * Winter Park Resort: Nov. 14 Vail Ski Resort: Nov.

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Steamboat mountain bikers head to state competition

October 16, 2018 — The Steamboat Colorado Cycling League will send 17 athletes to the state championship in Durango on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21.

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Fall bucket list: What to explore around Steamboat Springs before winter sets in

October 11, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The first few flakes have fallen, and powder hounds are ready for winter's powder bliss. Skis and boards are dusted with care. Boots, mismatched socks, gloves and goggles are gathered together — ready and waiting for the first outing. Alas, fall is still

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Steamboat joins list of CDT gateway communities

October 5, 2018 — This week Steamboat Springs was added to a list of five gateway communities in Colorado that have committed to providing an inviting environment for hikers that will challenge themselves on the 3,100-mile Continental Divide National Scenic Trail that runs between Mexico and Canada.

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Wilderness Wanderings: Hike smart during hunting season

October 3, 2018 — It’s hunting season. So is it time to give up hiking until next year? Not necessarily, if we hike smart.

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Community challenged to raise $2.5K for trail fund

October 3, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Genereux Investment Management has challenged the Steamboat Springs community to raise $2,500 for the Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund. This is an all-or-nothing matching challenge that runs through midnight Oct. 31. Funds from the challenge will push the trail fundraising campaign closer to its

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Portion of Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area to be closed for Yampa riverbank improvement project

October 1, 2018 — A portion of the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area will be closed to the public as Colorado Parks and Wildlife completes an enhancement project on the banks of the Yampa River.

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Steamboat Springs Running Series – Emerald Mountain Trail Run results: Sept. 22, 2018

September 23, 2018 — 5K Place Name Time 1. Sumner Cotton 0:27:06 2. Wally Magill 0:28:23 3. David High 0:29:12 4. Waverly Gebhardt 0:29:56 5. Courtney Nicoletti 0:30:10 6. Ellory Kearns 0:34:16 7. Annika Belshaw 0:34:30 8. Bridger Carlton 0:44:39 9. Sal Malone 0:44:39 10. Pam Wooster 0:44:57 11.

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