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Luciano named top ski area mechanic

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Steamboat Ski Area master mechanic Sean Luciano took top honors at the 18th annual Ski Area Vehicle Maintenance Institute (SAVMI) Conference and Trade Show awards luncheon on May 13 in Grand Junction.

Luciano was honored and recognized by his industry peers, and received the 2003 Tim Crouse Memorial Award. The award is given each year to a deserving mechanic or technician who exemplifies outstanding qualities in the field of vehicle maintenance. SAVMI, in conjunction with the National Ski Areas Association annually recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to their industry.

"We are very proud of Sean," said David Crisler, Steamboat's director of slope and vehicle maintenance. "His energy, enthusiasm and professionalism have helped keep Steamboat at the forefront of our industry."

More than 300 people attended the awards luncheon, including many of Luciano's colleagues.

Luciano has been employed at Steamboat's slope and vehicle maintenance shop since 1993. His responsibilities include overseeing maintenance of the ski resort passenger shuttles as well as the resort's snowcats.

McIntyre retires after 26 years

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Longtime Craig resident Dan McIntyre, who started working for the U.S. Forest Service 37 years ago, spent his last day on the job May 30 in Steamboat Springs.

McIntyre was a forestry technician for most of his career, and most recently a civil engineering technician. He worked for the Forest Service for 26 years over a span of 37 years, and spent all but three of those years in the Routt National Forest. During his career, he worked on recreation issues and outfitter permits. He was involved in many construction projects.

McIntyre said this week he will move to Virginia to start a construction and development business with his children.

Friends and former co-workers are invited to McIntyre's retirement party 2 p.m., June 14, at The Other Place Bar & Grill in Craig. Call Patty Luby at 870-2180 by Friday to confirm.

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