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2014 Breck Crest has runners fighting elements (1)

August 31, 2014 — 

Around 250 runners braved challenging conditions Sunday for the 19th annual Breck Crest trail marathon, half-marathon and 10K. “The weather was the story today,” race organizer Jeff Westcott said. “It …

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Frisco’s Mount Royal Hill Climb returns for third year (2)

August 30, 2014 — 

The third annual Mount Royal Hill Climb will return to Frisco Saturday, Sept. 6, with an 8:30 a.m. start. The event will present runners with a challenging 5K that includes …

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2014 Breck Crest marathon and 10K returns to Tenmile Range Sunday (3)

August 29, 2014 — 

For most of us, a marathon is hard enough, but throw in 4,700 feet of elevation gain on highly technical, rocky singletrack — with around 10 miles at or above …

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Summit County Bike Trails: Colorado Trail (4)

August 29, 2014 — 

Following a beautiful section of the Colorado Trail, this loop explores forested hillsides and open meadows above the Swan River Valley. The West Ridge section of the Colorado Trail includes …

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2014 USA Pro Challenge comes to Breckenridge for key Stage 5 finish (5)

August 21, 2014 — 

With just three stages remaining in the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, the race returns to Breckenridge for a key Stage 5 finish Friday. Only the Vail Time Trial and Boulder-to-Denver …

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Fishing Report: find good fishing at Eagle River (6)

August 19, 2014 — 

The rivers are offering some excellent fishing at this time. The Blue River below Dillon Reservoir is low, flowing at 100-130 cfs and crystal clear. Small midges and fine tippets …

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USA pro: A bike racer’s fond memories (7)

August 18, 2014 — 

Flash back to August 2011 in downtown Denver. Professional cycling teams had just completed the inaugural USA Pro Challenge, the first major Colorado stage race in more than 20 years. …

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Aspen’s Keegan Swirbul pedals in USA Pro Challenge (8)

August 17, 2014 — 

Keegan Swirbul wakes up every morning and lives his dream. The 18-year-old graduate of Aspen High School, who counts on his cycling resume a victory over none other than Lance …

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First Frisco Run the Rockies Trail Half Marathon sees big turnout (9)

August 17, 2014 — 

The first annual Run the Rockies Trail Half Marathon saw a large turnout Saturday on the Frisco Peninsula. Organizers said 146 runners participated in the close to 13-mile race, while …

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Arkansas River’s Gold Medal designation has anglers worried about regulations (10)

August 15, 2014 — 

Earlier this year, the Upper Arkansas River became the newest addition to the state’s list of Gold Medal trout waters, but the title has many anglers asking whether fishing regulations …

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Breck Epic enters final day; Grant and Aardal extend lead in Stage 5 (11)

August 14, 2014 — 

For Japanese national champion mountain biker Kyosuke Takei, the 2014 Breck Epic officially came to an end Tuesday during Stage 2, when he dislocated his shoulder close to the finish …

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Breck Epic mountain bike race heads to Stage 5 (12)

August 14, 2014 — 

Utah’s Alex Grant maintained his overall lead through Stage 4 of the Breck Epic Wednesday, finishing the 44-mile stage from Breckenridge to Keystone and back in 3 hours, 19 minutes, …

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Summit County Fishing Report: Fishing opportunities abound (13)

August 12, 2014 — 

Thanks in part to plenty of water in most of our reservoirs, we’re not yet experiencing the “dog days of summer” this season, and we may not. Nearby Montgomery Reservoir …

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Grant and Aardal lead Breck Epic through Stage 3, Takei battles injury (14)

August 12, 2014 — 

From hospital bed to stage win, Japanese rider Kyosuke Takei threw down an impressive performance in Stage 3 of the six-stage Breck Epic mountain bike race Tuesday, if only for …

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Golf pro tip: Aim smart, shoot within your ability to avoid hazards (15)

August 9, 2014 — 

To go or not to go? That is the question. Given the scenario shown in the picture above, the question is not whether to try to go over the water; …

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Specialized pro Todd Wells gets come from behind win at Leadville 100 (16)

August 9, 2014 — 

A flat tire, a mechanical failure, an injury or just plain pushing too hard too early — in the world of professional mountain biking any one of those can be …

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2014 Breck Epic bike race features some of Summit County’s finest singletrack (17)

August 8, 2014 — 

In a county where outdoor adventure is the norm, calling anything “epic” might come across as a little cliché. But for a six-day, 240-mile mountain bike race with 40,000 feet …

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Summit County Fishing Report: Muddy waters challenge anglers (18)

August 6, 2014 — 

Summer thunderstorms can quickly muddy sections of a stream or river, something that we frequently see on the Eagle, Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers this time of year. When the …

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Frisco Bay Marina children’s sandcastle competition returns Saturday (19)

August 6, 2014 — 

The Frisco Bay Marina will host its fourth annual children’s sandcastle competition on Saturday, Aug. 9. The competition starts at 10 a.m. on the sandy beach near the marina docks. …

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Frisco’s Run the Rockies peninsula trail race adds half marathon (20)

August 5, 2014 — 

The town of Frisco’s Run the Rockies trail races return to the Frisco peninsula for a second year Saturday, Aug. 16. This year’s event will offer 10K and half-marathon options …

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