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Winter airline program projected to be $1 million under cap

With information available for about half of ski season, the program that attracts flights to Yampa Valley Regional Airport is projected to be about $1 million under its cap of $4.78 million for revenue guarantees.

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Seasonal Steamboat Ski Area employees will no longer receive health insurance from Intrawest

In an email to employees, ski area officials wrote that an analysis from Intrawest showed coverage on the new health exchange would be cheaper for most of its seasonal employees.

Business improvement district board works to create survey

The newly revived board of the business improvement district in downtown Steamboat Springs continues to work toward getting a funding question on November’s ballot.

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Sweetwater Grill is sold; new concept to open in May

The lineup of restaurants on Yampa Street is undergoing another major shift, with Sweetwater Grill being sold and a new concept set to open in the riverside space in May.

Alpen Glow building gets facelift, new tenant

The alterations to the front of the Alpen Glow building on Lincoln Avenue are being done to make it easier to see into the commercial space, but they also coincide with a new tenant for the building.

Atmos looks to raise rates to compensate for increased gas costs

Atmos Energy has filed an application with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to raise its natural gas rates for Northwest Colorado effective April 1.

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Intrawest looks to use liquidity for acquisitions, real estate development

Intrawest, which owns Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp., released its earnings report Monday for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.

Success Steps business seminar to focus on growth

On Thursday, Colorado Mountain College’s Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center and Yampa Valley SCORE will host a talk by Steve Muntean, of Muntean Leadership Group, as part of the Success Steps Seminar Series.

Business briefs: Downtown Steamboat condos see spate of activity

The Olympian in downtown Steamboat Springs has seen three sales within the past 30 days, with an average price of more than $1 million.

The Bakery restaurant in downtown Steamboat closing because of back taxes

The Bakery restaurant in downtown Steamboat Springs was seized by the Colorado Department of Revenue for back sales taxes.

Saketumi sushi restaurant moving to location on Yampa River

Saketumi will open in the space The Boathouse Pub now occupies on Yampa Street by mid-May.

Steamboat Chamber to pursue revolving loan fund for area businesses

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is starting initial discussions about starting a revolving loan fund for area businesses.

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Steamboat Ski Area announces 2014-15 pass prices, additional night skiing

Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. on Tuesday announced pass prices for the 2014-15 season, which will include expanded night skiing from three to five nights each week.

Fate of Steamboat Staples location uncertain after corporate announcement

In just less than two years, Staples will close 225 stores in North America, according to a news release from the company last week.

Business briefs: Sue Birch receives national health care award for government service

Steamboat’s Sue Birch was given the American Medical Association’s Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service for her work as the executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.