Jack Weinstein's column appears periodically in the Steamboat Today. Contact him at 970-871-4203 or jweinstein@SteamboatToday.com
Steamboat Springs A couple of new stores have opened in downtown Steamboat Springs, and Sweet Pea Market and Cafe now is serving dinner, according to Mainstreet Steamboat Springs’ Tracy Barnett. Om Gallery, owned by Oak Creek native Max Halterman, sells home decor and accessories from Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Located at 821 Lincoln Ave., it’s in the space formerly occupied by Urban Laundry. Calamity Pass Trading Co. opened at 908 Lincoln Ave. next to Steamboat Smokehouse. It sells vintage clothing, antiques and Western memorabilia.
■ Speaking of Barnett, she’s still looking for letters of support for Mainstreet Steamboat’s quest to be one of five towns named a 2012 Great American Main Street Award winner. Mainstreet is one of 10 semifinalists and needs 30 letters of support. Send them to Mainstreet Steamboat Springs, P.O. Box 774611, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.
■ Steamboat Lake Outfitters in North Routt County has new owners and a new name.
Steamboat residents Carroll and Darren Zamzow are hosting a grand opening for their Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse at 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be free sleigh rides, Snowcat rides, visits with Santa, food and drinks. Carroll Zamzow has operated Lawn Lady, a lawn care and landscape business in Steamboat, for 22 years. For more about Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse, check out an upcoming Tom Ross feature in Sunday’s Steamboat Pilot & Today.
■ The city of Steamboat Springs has been experiencing email issues since Monday afternoon. Anne Small, Steamboat’s acting director of general services, said the city’s email server crashed at the beginning of the week. She said the city’s IT staff is working to fix the problem and hoped to have email back up and running by the end of the day Tuesday.
■ The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs will take over the city’s free Community Holiday Party beginning next year. The party, which took place for the 34th time Tuesday at Howelsen Hill, was cut from the city’s 2012 budget.
Alice Klauzer, president of the Rotary Club, said the service organization decided Monday to partner with the Steamboat Springs Young Professionals Network to organize the party, which is anticipated to cost less than $2,000. She said it was a way for the club to continue to give back to the community.
“One of the reasons we decided to do it is so many of us have gone as children,” Klauzer said.
City Manager Jon Roberts, a Rotary Club member, said he thought it was a good example of public-private partnerships. The city has suggested identifying such partnerships to save money in future years.
“I think it’s wonderful, and it’s very generous of Rotary,” Roberts said. “I’m proud to be a member of Rotary because Rotary is involved in many philanthropic opportunities.”