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Broncos' 1984 Snow Bowl win made the phones ring at Steamboat Central Reservations

Snowy gridirons — ski resorts' delight

The 1984 Snow Bowl called for snowshoes instead of football cleats but made such an impression on the national television audience that it boosted numbers for the 1984-85 ski season at resorts across the Colorado Rockies.

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Steamboat runner heading to XTERRA World Championship

It is the food — in particular, the fresh sushi — that excites Steamboat Springs resident Penelope Freedman the most. The remainder of her upcoming trip to Hawaii is better characterized as nervous energy.

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Colbert: Learning to (love) snowboard(ing)

Friday, sitting on that run just up from Christie Peak Express, I was pretty sure I was the worst snowboarder in the history of Steamboat Springs.

John F. Russell: It's a time to give thanks for the traditions of living in Ski Town USA

Some skiers have made a tradition of celebrating the Thanksgiving Holiday a bit early in Steamboat Springs as part of Scholarship Day.

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Turkey Trot sees big turnout despite snow

A layer of fresh snow wasn’t going to slow Bruce Darcy Thursday morning, nor was the warmth and comfort of his own bed. A 2015 Steamboat Springs High School graduate, Darcy was bursting at the seams to be reunited with his hometown buddies.

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Smith second in age division for Steamboat swimmers at CUDA Pentathlon

The Steamboat Springs swim team sent four athletes to Thornton on Saturday and Sunday, its second competition of the winter season.

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Season to start with daunting jump for U.S. Nordic combined team

The U.S. Nordic combined Team will compete in Finland this weekend, starting the winter's World Cup competition.

Drop to 2A possible for Steamboat football

Big changes could be in store for all three local high school football teams, and local coaches from Steamboat, Hayden and Soroco aren't complaining.

Behind the Gold: Ligety gives back

Ted Ligety, a world and Olympic champion ski racer, spent a day helping a wide-eyed 8-year old learn to shave time off his runs.

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Trot, then turkey on Thursday

The annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day running race returns at 9 a.m. on Thursday with a slightly shorter course of 5 kilometers.

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Ski area reports smooth opening Saturday

The Steamboat Ski Area opened early for the first time since 2002 this weekend. The mountain will be open again Sunday before closing Monday and Tuesday in preparation for Scholarship Day on Wednesday.

John F. Russell: Ski jumping perfect fit for summer fun

Imagine Bermuda shorts, loud, flowered shirts and a World Cup ski-jumping event taking place on an island with a tropical backdrop. It might sound like a crazy idea, but it's not out of the question with today's modern jumping complexes.

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Grand Unified Theory: The merging of snowboard and ski cultures

Amid a tumultuous history, the two sports are more similar now than ever

Almost everything about Brian Erhart screams snowboarder. From the grunge clothing to the general company he keeps, there is little reason to doubt he hits the powder on anything but a single piece of wood and fiberglass

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Backcountry safety important as ski season gets into gear

Maybe it’s the isolation getting to him, but Alex Pashley’s fondness for playing with avalanche transceivers is both odd and incredibly smart.

Hayden names athletes of the month

Cassidy Crawford and Christian Carson were named November’s athletes of the month at Hayden High School.