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Business briefs: New associate joins Colorado Group Realty

Lani Holmberg has joined the Colorado Group Realty team. She is the newest associate, which includes a group of over 60 owners and associates.

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Steamboat's See Me Lodge featured on Yahoo! home page

A unique Montana-style log cabin under the Steamboat Ski Area gondola garnered internet interest in a big way in the last two weeks as it was featured on a trio of websites.

Business briefs: Cook moves from Colorado Group to Ski Town Commercial

Ski Town Commercial Real Estate has announced that James A. Cook has joined the firm, according to a news release.

Lisa Popovich: Why I shop local

Since returning to live and work in Steamboat Springs, it has become my habit to shop Steamboat. I was skeptical at first. I thought no one would carry my size or the selection would not be what I was accustomed to or everything would be outside my budget. Boy, was I wrong.

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Annual drive collects more than 800 coats

Routt County should have no problem bundling up during cold weather this year, thanks to a coat drive that generated more than 800 jackets for local residents.

Business briefs: Food and beverage operations changes at Steamboat Grand

The Steamboat Grand Hotel has hired industry-veteran Scott King as the new food and beverage director. King will be responsible for the overall culinary direction and strategies for the hotel.

Jim Clark: Shopping local makes good sense

Why should we buy our goods and services locally? I think we all know that on some things, you can get better deals online or by making that trip down the road to Denver or Silverthorne. I’ll admit I’ve done it. But it isn’t always the best thing — or even the least expensive thing —in the long run.

Routt County real estate market up 4.2 percent to $441.5 million as of September

Real estate market reflects a shortage of homes priced in 'sweet spot' from $1 -$1.3 million prized by location neutral workers relocating to Steamboat.

Intrawest selling vacation club division for $85 million

A one-year trial membership in the vacation club costs $1,899 and allows members to stay at all nine properties.

Real estate transactions for Nov. 12 to 18, 2015

Transactions from Nov. 12 to 18, 2015 ■ 1915 Alpine Plaza Seller: Lisa N. Ciraldo-Freese Buyer: Marcia M. Wakeman Date: Nov. 12, 2015 Price: $242,000 Property description: 849-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath condo, Unit R-5 of One Alpine Plaza. Last sold for $196,000 in 2004.

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Real estate transactions hit levels not seen since 2007; vacant land sales up

Many buyers seeking vacant residential, commercial land

Real estate transactions during the third quarter of 2015 surpassed levels not seen since the third quarter of 2007, much to the surprise of some real estate brokers.

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Ski area reports smooth opening Saturday

The Steamboat Ski Area opened early for the first time since 2002 this weekend. The mountain will be open again Sunday before closing Monday and Tuesday in preparation for Scholarship Day on Wednesday.

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Bamboo ski pole company, agriculture tech entrepreneur take top prizes in business plan competition

A growing bamboo ski pole company and a local entrepreneur trying to create the equivalent of a Fitbit for cattle now have some more money to grow their businesses thanks to their victories in a local business plan competition.

Jim Clark: Transition to Steamboat offers much to be thankful for

Yes, it’s that time of year when many of us express thanks for the blessings in our lives. A little more than a year ago, my dream of living and working in Steamboat Springs came true.

Business Briefs: Free workshop to help community members launch businesses is Wednesday

A free workshop at Colorado Mountain College will help prospective business owners forecast their sales and gauge how much it will take to start the business.