Recent Stories in Sports

Red light, green light: Learning to read your body’s pain signals (1)

August 3, 2015 — 

Summit County is filled with bodies in motion. Whether you’re into running the corners of the baseball diamond, hiking a 14er or descending downhill terrain on a mountain bike, there …

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Historic hiking on Old Kiln Trail and Riggs Hill Hike in Grand Junction (2)

August 3, 2015 — 

Riggs Hill hikeNestled in the middle of Grand Junction’s Redlands community is Riggs Hill — a historical hike, featuring dinosaur bones and vast views.This hike is perfect for all abilities …

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Expert tips for exercising in the heat (3)

August 3, 2015 — 

Summer is my favorite time of year to bike, hike and run. I participate on Vail Valley Medical Center’s running team and enjoy competing in races around the county. While …

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Clear Creek moves forward with Greenway trails project (4)

August 3, 2015 — 

A multi-million dollar project to improve recreational paths along the Clear Creek corridor got the final go-ahead from the Clear Creek County board of commissioners.On July 7, the board approved …

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August arrived in the High Country with grass skiing, sailing and a hike for ‘bleeders’ (5)

August 2, 2015 — 

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Sailing Lake Dillon and the appeal of an unfakeable sport (6)

August 1, 2015 — 

So I haven’t stopped talking and thinking and even fantasizing about sailing in a few weeks.Actually, it started more like a few months ago, when I transplanted to Summit County …

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The best fishing and flies for Eagle County rivers in August (7)

August 1, 2015 — 

EAGLE COUNTY — Floating or wading, big rivers or small creeks, the fly-fishing in and around the Vail Valley is off the charts right now. The Eagle River has benefited …

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Webster Pass Road traces the Snake River to its headwaters at Teller Mountain (8)

August 1, 2015 — 

Webster Pass Road ascends to the sources of the Snake River, streams from the slopes of Sullivan Mountain (13,134 feet), Landslide Peak (13,238 feet), Red Cone (12,801 feet), Handcart Peak …

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Mountain Wheels: Take your pick: Subaru Crosstrek vs. Impreza Sport (9)

August 1, 2015 — 

Friends shopping for an upgrade to an amazingly long-lasting 1990s Impreza recently asked what the difference was, exactly, between the very popular and occasionally eye-searing Subaru Crosstrek and the all-new …

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Life One Two Wheels: ‘Two Wheels is a Win’ with Sam Parker (10)

August 1, 2015 — 

No matter how he looks at it, a bicycle is a good thing for Sam Parker, one of the founders of Podium Sports in Frisco. He first learned to ride …

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Summit County Bike Guide: Blue River Trail (video) (11)

July 31, 2015 — 

SUMMIT COUNTY — Few rides in Silverthorne are more relaxing than the Blue River Trail. The fully paved rec path winds along the banks of the Blue River, the county’s …

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Downhill longboarding: An underground realm of motorcycle leathers and freeway speeds on Vail Pass (12)

July 31, 2015 — 

Rule No. 1 of downhill longboarding: Don’t become a human crayon.On a calm Saturday morning, a cyclist is slowly grinding up the western side of the 8.5-mile Vail Pass bike …

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An introduction to the best longboarding in Summit County (13)

July 31, 2015 — 

In the wide world of board sports, longboarding is sometimes considered a joke.Maybe it gets a bad rap from a recent surge in popularity. About seven or eight years ago, …

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Copper Triangle road cycling event celebrates 10 years on Aug. 1 (14)

July 31, 2015 — 

For the 10th anniversary of the Copper Triangle road ride, organizers decided to change absolutely nothing.And why should they? After all, the 78-mile loop from Copper to Leadville to Vail …

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Summit County Bike Guide: V3 (video) (15)

July 31, 2015 — 

SUMMIT COUNTY — V3 is easily one of the wildest trails in the French Gulch area. Found on the south side of the dredge-rock field, this advanced slice of singletrack …

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A day of sailing the unpredictable Lake Dillon waters (16)

July 30, 2015 — 

It’s an eerily calm day at the Dillon Marina, and Bob Evans is praying for something Summit sailors rarely need: a good, strong wind.Evans and I are suspended over chilly …

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Mountain’s Revenge 24-hour race revives the spirit of Montezuma’s Revenge (17)

July 30, 2015 — 

Sometimes, cash and trademarks can ruin a good, old-fashioned bike ride.For old-school mountain bikers, the Montezuma’s Revenge ultra-endurance race was the epitome of their beloved underground sport. It was launched …

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Annual 24-hour Ragnar Relay takes teams of runners from Copper to Aspen on Aug. 6 (18)

July 30, 2015 — 

The Ragnar Relay, a two-day race between Copper Mountain and Aspen beginning Aug. 6, combines elements of endurance, teamwork and bravery for a running battle like no other. In regular …

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Short but sweet Summit summers (19)

July 30, 2015 — 

One of the knocks against Summit County as a world-class cycling in general and mountain biking in particular is that the season is short. It’s pretty hard to argue against …

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The joys of skiing and snowboarding in summer at Woodward Copper (20)

July 30, 2015 — 

Summer camp is an experience like no other. You meet new people, learn new things, travel to lands unknown and, for one of the first times in life, are completely …

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