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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.

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Flat Tops Ranch Supply is catering to the agricultural community in a Steamboat alley

Flat Tops Ranch Supply in Steamboat is behind Circle 7 Gallery at 1009 LIncoln Avenue, and just a few steps away from Steamboat Meat and Seafood.

Jim Clark: Steamboat Chamber CEO starts column with newspaper

During the next several months, I will be writing to you through this column about a variety of topics — some will be issues that are important in our community. This space also will be used to give you some information about the things we work on here at the Chamber.

School Board hires pre-bond engineer for facility upgrades, new school

The Steamboat Springs School Board Monday approved the hiring of RLH Engineering to move forward with the district’s need for more facility space.

Real estate transactions for January 1 to 8, 2015

Real estate transactions for January 1 to 8, 2015

Business briefs: CGR realtor earns new designation

Joy Rasmussen, Broker/Owner of Colorado Group Realty in Steamboat Springs, has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists.

Business briefs: Asbury joins RE/MAX Partners Steamboat

Steve Asbury has joined RE/MAX Partners Steamboat as a real estate broker.