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Steamboat community copes with loss of Appels

Autopsy reveals Chris Appel was shot multiple times by husband Tuesday

Friends and family members might never know what triggered Larry Appel to shoot himself and his wife, who died after being shot multiple times, an autopsy performed Thursday morning shows.

Over-the-counter hunting licenses on sale in Colorado

Over-the-counter big game licenses are being sold as this week, Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced in a news release. The licenses, which are for elk and bear hunting in the state, went on sale at 9 a.m. Tuesday and will be available through the upcoming hunting seasons or until supplies run out, depending on the license type, the release stated. Over-the-counter licenses include the statewide bull elk tags for second and third rifle season, which are unlimited in number and available through the rifle seasons. Statewide archery either-sex or cow elk licenses are also available as unlimited over-the-counter licenses until the archery season ends on Sept. 23, according to the release. Archery, muzzleloader and rifle bear licenses are also available as over-the-counter license but bear licenses are capped and stop being sold when the set license quota for a specific unit is reached. Some bear units sell out quickly, the release stated.

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NFL star Jimmy Graham finds comfort in Steamboat

The third-year tight end for the New Orleans Saints says Steamboat's athletic mindset and outdoor opportunities provide ideal offseason training ground.

Janet Sheridan: Children and the games they play

As a grandparent, I’ve laughed, moaned, and cheered while watching soccer, T-ball, softball, basketball, volleyball, track events, and swim meets. I’ve been indignant, amused, ecstatic, nervous, resigned, and bored out of my mind. I’ve sweated sunscreen off my face, struggled to stay upright in unrelenting gales, huddled under blankets to ward off humid cold, and run away from lightning with a toddler under each arm, all so I could reassure my grandchildren that I saw their hit, score, or outstanding play at third. Along the way, I’ve stored up vivid memories: Lucy as a senior digging a volleyball off the court and returning it during championship play; Sophia with a baton and a determined look out-running older girls; Sally managing to stay in her own lane at a swim meet — most of the time; and Harrison kicking a soccer ball that, much like Old Faithful, regularly went straight up in the air and straight back down.

On the Record for July 12, 2012

On the Record for July 12, 2012

Recreational fishing rebounds on Miss. coast

D'IBERVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Recreational fishing is making a strong comeback on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. But small charter boats are getting more of the business. At the D'Iberville Marina, Captain Robert Brodie pours buckets of water on the dock and tosses out the morning catch. "Today we caught Florida pompano, that's sort of like an exotic species we catch at the barrier islands. Also, we caught southern kingfish, which are commonly called whiting. Today we also caught some really big flounder." Brodie's business, Team Brodie Charters, charges $375 for half a day and $475 for a full day. He can take up to four people.

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Magazine names Craig among country's best outdoor locales

Since Outdoor Life Magazine began compiling a list of the top 200 towns in America for sportsmen in 2008, Craig has made the top 100 each year. But, the city has never had a ranking as high as this year's. Craig vaulted 57 spots from 2011, earning 20th on the outdoor list. Outdoor Life made changes to the criteria for top towns in 2012. Instead of considering socioeconomic aspects of each town, the magazine chose its rankings based entirely on hunting and fishing opportunities available in each city. “We decided to forgo the socio-economic, objective data that has gone into our Top Towns formula in the past and come up with a list of 35 dream towns that our editors would love to live in based entirely on the hunting and fishing opportunities there,” said John Taranto, senior editor for Outdoor Life, in an e-mail.