New real estate office opens on Lincoln Ave.

Real estate veterans Martin Grosjean and Ted Varouxakis have opened Steamboat Springs' newest office, affiliating themselves with United Country's nationwide network of offices. United Country/Allied Realty is located at 1445 S. Lincoln Ave.

The two have 20 years of experience in the local market. Grosjean said United Country is particularly strong in its national advertising programs, giving widespread exposure to properties listed by individual brokers.

The two men are interested in representing farm, ranch and resort properties. They can be reached at 870-0444.

Routt Woolens heads to National Western

Routt County Woolens is making its first ever appearance at the National Western Stock Show in Denver this week. The company, in its sixth year, has developed a growing customer base for its blankets made of wool grown in Northwest Colorado. The design of the blankets changes annually. The company, which benefits ranchers by providing a higher price for raw wool, has developed a broader line of products, which it will show at the stock show. The company now markets a line of wool fashion, kitchen accessories and home furnishings.

College ski week boosts resort

Chris Smith of Powder Pursuits snowboard shop said college ski week produced one of his best weeks ever. Powder Pursuits rented 250 snowboards last week, Smith said.

Bob Milne of Steamboat Resorts said his condominium properties were full of college kids last week and they experienced few problems. He credited the tent in the gondola parking lot with giving the college skiers and riders a place to hang out. He also credited tour operator Dixon Productions, which packages many of the college break vacations, with being well organized.


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