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Business File: Backcountry Provisions to open Denver location

The Steamboat Springs-based Backcountry Provisions sandwich shop plans to open a new location next month on the 16th Street Mall at Wazee Street in downtown Denver. The shop will be the fourth for Backcountry, which also has locations in Steamboat, Fort Collins and Jackson Hole, Wyo. Co-owner Dave Pepin said David Mischell, of the Denver area, will own and operate the new shop, which could open in the first week of April and will feature the same menu, ingredients and style that have made Backcountry Provisions continually successful. Pepin and co-owner Peter Boniface opened the Steamboat shop, specializing in sandwiches made for trips into the backcountry, in 2000. Pepin said the Denver expansion is the result of an opportunity that arose during the economic recession. For more information, visit

Kent Eriksen Cycles wins titanium award

Steamboat-based Kent Eriksen Cycles won the Best Titanium Bicycle Award at the Shimano North American Handmade Bicycle Show last month in Richmond, Va. Kent Eriksen Cycles won the award at the show for the second year in a row. A news release stated that the award is peer-selected by judges in the handmade bicycle industry, who select the winner from entrants including companies internationally involved in titanium bicycle production.

Access Anything owners collaborate with STARS

Steamboat Adaptive Recre­ational Sports and Access Any­­­­­thing owners Craig and An­drea Jehn Ken­nedy an­­nounced last week a new collaborative contract to increase recreational opportunities for people with disabilities. The contract will enable an expansion of adaptive programs, sports, camps and equipment in Steamboat Springs.

STARS will acquire the rights to the three camps that Access Anything has previously helped run, including the All Mountain Adaptive Ski Camp, the STARS of Tomorrow Youth Camp, and the Behind the Boat Water Ski Camp, according to a STARS news release. Craig Kennedy will become STARS development director, in charge of camps and fundraising for the organization. The Kennedys will continue to own and operate Access Anything.

STARS is looking to add programs during the year, including a potential fishing camp in June, according to the news release. To learn more about STARS recreational programs, or to donate, contact Tarsha Ebbern at, call STARS at 970-819-5371 or visit

2010 SkyWest magazine will feature Steamboat

The summer 2010 issue of SkyWest magazine will feature Steamboat Springs.

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A news release last week stated that the story in the in-flight magazine for SkyWest Airlines "includes an overview of one of Colorado's friendliest, fun-filled communities. Readers learn about places to go and things to do. The business environment will be explored, as well as all the economic and lifestyle incentives Steamboat presents, weather facts, historical tidbits and trivia about the community."

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