Business & Real Estate briefs: Golf magazine praise Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club |

Business & Real Estate briefs: Golf magazine praise Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club

The Sheraton Steamboat Resort's Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club has been recognized Colorado Avid Golfer as one of the state's "Best Mountain Courses."

The course is featured as one of two "staff picks" in the magazine's coveted 2013 CAGGY Awards, featured in the Spring issue out now.

Rollingstone Ranch, scheduled to reopen for the 2013 season on June 1, was designed by Robert Trent Jones II. A "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary" by Audubon International, the 18-hole course consists of bentgrass/poa annual greens and bluegrass/ryegrass fairways. It has roughs and sixty-six sand bunkers, and fairways cross Fish Creek, which tumbles off the Continental Divide.

The Sheraton is offering lodging/golf packages with 18 holes at Rollingstone and 18 more at nearby Haymaker.

Vail rebounds from its early December blues

The Vail Daily reported this week that Vail Resorts had beaten analysts early expectations for the second quarter of its fiscal year.

"Everything from lift revenue to lodging revenue to real estate revenue was up over the second quarter last year. The company's total net revenue for the second quarter was $422.5 million, a 13.2 percent increase over the second quarter last year," the newspaper reported.

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Lift ticket revenue increased 14.3 percent to $175.7 million over the same quarter last year, excluding season pass holders. Vail's ski school brought in $41.7 million compared to $37.3 million last year, according to Ski Area Management magazine.

New mobile veterinary business opens in town

A new mobile veterinary business, High Country Veterinary Services, has opened in Steamboat Springs. Owner Louise Batt focuses mainly on large animals, including horses, cattle and other livestock, according to a news release.

Batt holds bachelor degrees in veterinary science and veterinary immunology from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. She has worked as an intern at Colorado State University in Food Animal Medicine and Surgery and at an animal practice in Canon City that focused on horses and livestock, according to the release.

For more information, call 970-749-1013 or visit

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