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Molen: Balloon Festival unites community in celebration of Steamboat scenery and more

Tim Taylor's Dee 3 hot air balloon gets warmed up for the main event at the 2018 Hot Air Balloon Rodeo at Bald Eagle Lake. Logan Molen Publisher, Steamboat Pilot & Today STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — What are you doing this weekend? I’ve talked with many locals who are still recovering from a busy July Fourth weekend, but I hope you’ll ...
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Balloon Meister: Welcome to the 2019 Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Festival

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — First, let me say that I have thoroughly enjoyed flying in the Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Festival for many years, and it is now my honor to serve as balloon meister. I am working closely with the Steamboat Pilot & Today to create a festival that is truly a community activity. Having said that, here are ...
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Meet the pilots: 2019 Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Festival

Staff report Steamboat Pilot & Today Mike Bertetto Albuquerque, New Mexico Adams A55S balloon — Nerfer Mike Bertetto's first balloon ride was in 1978. He crewed for seven years and then moved to auto racing. In 2009, he started crewing again, and in 2015, he flew as a passenger over the Sandia Mountains in Albuquerque. After the flight, Bertetto ...
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Top 8 tips for enjoying the Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Festival

Staff report Steamboat Pilot & Today Here are some tips to help maximize your enjoyment of this weekend's festival. 1. Getting around: Downtown Steamboat Springs will be busy this weekend so we suggest riding your bike, taking the free bus, carpooling or walking to the Balloon Glow at Howelsen Hill on Saturday evening. Bus schedules can be found at ...
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Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rodeo under new management

John F. Russell jrussell@SteamboatPilot.com STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs Hot Air Balloon Rodeo has a long history dating back to 1981, and now, Steamboat Pilot & Today has the opportunity to write the popular event’s next colorful chapter. The Steamboat Springs Chamber, which organized the event for years, has handed over the reins of the festival to the newspaper ...
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