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Spine center opens in the Yampa Valley

Spine surgeons are few and far between on the Western Slope -- but that's not a problem for residents of the Yampa Valley any more.

Outfitters can improve chances for trophy

Hunters new to Northwest Colorado often opt to use a guide to familiarize themselves with the area's mountainous terrain. But many times that's the beginning of a long-term relationship that brings visitors back to hunt with the same outfitter year after year, said Tom Bowers, owner of Colorado High Lonesome Outfitter and Guides in Yampa, who sees repeat clients as the bulk of his hunting business outfitters these days.

What to do when the hunt is over

Just because you're not out hunting this fall doesn't mean you have to miss out on Northwest Colorado's plethora of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. With cooler weather, smaller crowds and the vibrant turning of the leaves, spectacular chances to hike, bike and visit local attractions in the fall is one of the region's best kept secrets.

Big herds make Colorado ideal for big-game hunting

Hunters flock to Colorado from all over the world during hunting season. They come to harvest pronghorn antelope, bears, mountain lions, deer and turkeys. They take in the legendary Rocky Mountain scenery and the ample stock of outfitting opportunities.

A balancing act

Trials rider Gina Grether fits family, work, training into winning formula

Gina Grether is packing her bicycle and heading to France in a couple of weeks. She's flying across the Atlantic to compete in the world championships in "observed trials," a bicycle competition of precise, technical maneuvers over and around obstacles such as piles of logs and stacks of jagged rocks.

Coal Queen to reign again

Labor Day tradition being revived in Oak Creek

Roll out the tiaras, the royal parade floats and the huge chunks of coal. Oak Creek is reinstating the town's traditional Coal Queen and Coal Princess contest for Labor Day this year.

Llamas make showing at Routt County Fair

Llamas are making a comeback at the Routt County Fair. For the first time in several years, two 4-H members showed the long-haired, South American relatives of the camel.

Big weekend at the Routt County Fair

Routt County's 4-Hers' animals are at the fairgrounds, the home arts exhibits are judged and displayed, and the carnival is up and running. With three days to go, the Routt County Fair is in full swing this weekend.

'Music on the Green' features local bluegrass

Bluegrass band County Road 41 used to live and play in Steamboat Springs.

Asleep at the Wheel swings into Strings

Asleep at the Wheel is no stranger to the Grammy Awards ceremony, the recording studio or Steamboat Springs.

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