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Oregon gear company makes a stop in Steamboat Springs for first time

For the first time, three national outdoor gear suppliers will get together for a celebration at Butcherknife Brewing Co. Friday.

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Steamboat City Council keeps commercial vendors out of Stock Bridge Transit Center parking lot

Steamboat Paddleboard Adventures owner Danny Tebbenkamp thought the parking lot right next to the Yampa River would be an ideal place to rent paddleboards from.

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Steamboat's Nancy Kramer becomes 27th woman chosen for Hazie Werner Award of Excellence

The Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program will be awarded the 2015 Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s $20,000 Snowball Community Grant Feb. 23 to continue the organization's work of providing a coordinated marketing arm for cultural and historic venues in 17 communities in the region.

Former Steamboat Springs City Council President Joe Brennan dies at 68 in Florida

Former Steamboat Springs City Council President Joe Brennan loved to entertain friends and strangers, and although he could be gruff at times, Brennan also told jokes for hours on end.

Adventure filmmaker highlights 16th annual Airline Partners' Summit

When Canadian ice climber Will Gadd climbed up a frozen section of Niagara Falls last month, Bryan Smith’s video production company was there to watch, film and ultimately share the experience with the world.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosts passive house talk

While initially more expensive to build than a conventional home, a passive house utilizes passive solar design, super insulation and mechanical ventilation to ultimately create a space that most homeowners say is worth the extra initial cost.

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Backcountry Bonanza: Freeride gear from the ski show trenches

Pro skier Cody Barnhill leads us to a precipitous, rocky drop into a couloir at Utah’s Alta ski resort. I’m here with the star of ski flick “Valhalla” and representatives from Dynafit, BOA Technologies and Gore-tex to test the companies’ wares and kick off a whirlwind industry week that includes the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market tradeshow in Salt Lake City and the Ski Industries America tradeshow in Denver.

Business briefs: Colorado Group Realty gives awards

Colorado Group Realty has presented eight individuals with awards that show leadership and strength within the firm.

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High-end residences drive $600 million in sales for 2014

High-end residential and large commercial sales drove the recovering real estate market in 2014, resulting in the highest gross volume in transactions for the year since 2008.

School district seeks volunteers for facilities master planning

The Steamboat Springs School District is seeking volunteers to serve on a least four committees to help formulate a district master plan.

Steamboat Springs Chamber will conduct comprehensive survey of Routt County businesses

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is working to design a survey to get the pulse of how businesses are faring in Routt County.

Young Professionals Network hosts housing forum

Steamboat’s Young Professionals Network will host a forum Thursday to discuss housing options for young professionals in the area.

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Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival grand marshals announced

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club has named Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. President and COO Chris Diamond and his wife, Eileen, as grand marshals of the 2015 Winter Carnival.

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Old Town Square sale shows promise for commercial market

Some real estate professionals believe the recent “landmark” sale of Old Town Square plaza and other pending sales suggest Steamboat’s commercial real estate market is once again strong and healthy.

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Mainstreet Steamboat Springs plans for big changes in 2015

The downtown advocacy organization charted out its plans for the year ahead during a well-attended annual meeting on Thursday at Aurum Food & Wine.