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Double-double duo takes Strawberry Shortcut titles in Glenwood Springs

June 17, 2018 — Much-needed precipitation and cool temperatures Sunday morning were kind to a pair of runners who have made a name for themselves at the 41st Annual Strawberry Shortcut 10K and 5K race in Glenwood Springs. Adam Rich, 37, of Colorado Springs, and Tara Richardson, 26, who

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Michael Barlow, Maggie Callahan take Food & Wine 5K titles on Friday

June 15, 2018 — Aspen's Michael Barlow won Friday morning's Food & Wine Celebrity Chef 5K Charity Run at Rio Grande Park in Aspen. Barlow finished the race in 18 minutes, 44 seconds. Maggie Callahan of Portland, Oregon, was the top female finisher. She was second overall with a

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‘Fantastic’ rafting on Blue River near Silverthorne after early open

June 14, 2018 — SUMMIT COUNTY — The commercial rafting season on the Blue River north of Silverthorne may be nearing the end of its short annual window, but it remains to be seen just how long that window will last for outfitters like Performance Tours Rafting. Speaking Wednesday

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Aspen rugby to host Steamboat on Saturday to open summer season

June 14, 2018 — They may have called it a "friendly," but that's rarely the case when the Gentlemen of Aspen Rugby Club meets on the pitch against Vail. The two clubs met last weekend at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Denver in a tune-up for the upcoming Rocky

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Colbert: Trying, and failing, to snowboard on Independence Pass

June 14, 2018 — I would like to say that, after three winters in the Rockies, I'm up to speed on being a mountain man. In reality, I still feel like a clueless moron in many instances, like a few weeks ago when I attempted to go snowboarding on

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Aspen, Basalt High represented on all-state teams for spring sports

June 13, 2018 — After its historic run to the state semifinals this spring, the Aspen High School girls soccer team had a pair of players named first team all-state in Class 3A when the teams were released Tuesday by the Colorado High School Activities Association. Senior midfielder Chelsea

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Roaring Fork’s Thompson to play basketball at Metro State in Denver

June 13, 2018 — Following an impressive senior season on the hardwood for Roaring Fork High School, Justin Thompson will continue his basketball career at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Thompson, surrounded by his mother, Karen, and father, Brad, held a signing ceremony inside Roaring Fork's gymnasium Tuesday, officially

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American ski legend Bode Miller’s 19-month-old daughter drowns in pool

June 11, 2018 — LOS ANGELES — The 19-month-old daughter of U.S. Olympic skier Bode Miller drowned in a Southern California swimming pool, authorities said Monday. Emeline Miller died at an Orange County hospital Sunday, the day after paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive her after the drowning incident. "We

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Dew Tour returns to Breck Dec. 13-16

June 11, 2018 — Mountain Dew announced on Thursday that the annual Dew Tour ski and snowboard competition and festival will return to Breckenridge Ski Resort from Dec. 13-16. “It’s such a great feeling to be heading back to Breckenridge, knowing that athletes, fans and partners really enjoy coming

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Swirbul, Mickey win Vail Pass time trial in Colorado Classic preview

June 11, 2018 — VAIL — Keegan Swirbul found out about the Vail Pass time trial race a few days before it was set to begin. It proved to be a $2,000 discovery. Swirbul, a rider for the Jelly Belly Professional Cycling Team who is an Aspen High School

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Mountain Games: Alex Puccio wins her second climbing gold in Vail

June 9, 2018 — VAIL — Vail seems to agree with Alex Puccio, who climbed to her second International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup gold medal on Saturday at the GoPro Mountain Games. She also won her first and only other World Cup gold in Vail in 2009.

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Hunter Katich upsets Dane Jackson in GoPro Mountain Games freestyle kayak

June 9, 2018 — VAIL — The water level was low, but the air was high. With big amplitude, technical tricks and difficult combos, Georgia paddler Hunter Katich was able to sneak ahead of regular winner Dane Jackson in the men's freestyle kayak finals on Saturday. Katich, the fourth

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Mountain Games: Not your ordinary night of racing at Eagle County BMX

June 8, 2018 — EAGLE — GoPro Mountain Games organizers approached Eagle County BMX about an event crossover — the idea was to get some pros on the track. Track founder Jay Lucas loved the idea, but also had another thought. "We wanted to make sure we included the

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Mountain Games: Compton, McGuinnis top the enduro podium

June 8, 2018 — EAGLE — It was a hot, windy afternoon on Friday as racers rolled past the finish line at the GoPro Mountain Enduro at the Mountain Games, covered in sand and dust. True to the Mountain Games spirit, competitors ran the gamut from national champions to

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Aspen Cycling Club results: Seven Star Circuit from June 6, 2018

June 7, 2018 — ASPEN CYCLING CLUB — WEEKLY RACE RESULTS SEVEN STAR CIRCUIT FROM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6 Mens A (Open) 2 Laps 1 1:01:33 HILL, Dean Limelight Hotel 2 1:02:12 LARSON, Chance RFMBA Trail Agents 3 1:02:50 LEONARD, Scott Basalt Bike & Ski 4 1:04:56 GAVETTE, Levi 5

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Vail’s Mountain Games: Internationals victorious in Dowd Chute kayak race

June 7, 2018 — EAGLE-VAIL — Gerd Serrasolses was hoping for a win in Homestake Creek this year. The venue was moved downstream due to low water, so he paddled to victory in Dowd Chute instead. Nouria Newman was happy to avoid the sketchy creek near Red Cliff and

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Aspen High swimmer Emily Driscoll headed to Cali’s Occidental College

June 7, 2018 — Emily Driscoll wasn't much of a swimmer when she was younger. But, by training with the Aspen Swim Club and competing with the Aspen High School girls swim team, she developed into someone who had multiple options for swimming collegiately. "Went from being barely able

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Scott Mercier: Conquering the Ride for the Pass, with just a little help

June 7, 2018 — I'd heard about Ride for the Pass for ages but had not ridden it until this year. The thought of climbing up to 12,000 feet over 20 odd miles in the early season sounded about as appealing as getting a root canal. But this year,

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June 6 sports briefs: Aspen football to host annual golf tournament Sunday

June 6, 2018 — Aspen High football to host fundraising golf tournament on Sunday The 7th annual Gridiron Golf Classic is scheduled for Sunday at Aspen Golf Club. The fundraiser is in support of the Aspen High School football team and has helped purchase everything from safety equipment to

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Basalt football wraps up camp with Thursday scrimmage against Paonia

June 6, 2018 — The teams won't keep score and there will be no winners or losers, but Thursday’s scrimmage between the Basalt High School and Paonia football teams should be anything but light. "It's important to come out and not take it lightly, not mess around," Basalt senior-to-be

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