Colorado Ski Country early ski season visitation up 22 percent

A scarcity of snow in the Sierra’s of California may be boosting Colorado’s skier numbers. Vail Resorts reports Northstar California, Heavenly and Kirkwood are down 23.4 percent collectively

Contract positions cut at Twentymile Mine in Routt County

Twentymile Mine in Routt County recently cut 47 contract positions, according to Peabody Energy communications manager Charlene Murdock.

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Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association begins efforts to attract more group conferences to town

Last week, a majority of the Steamboat Springs City Council signed off on the city spending $21,000 to help get the program up and running.

Storm Mountain Ranch property tax issue declared matter of statewide interest

The Colorado Board of Assessment Appeals determined late Friday the property tax question at issue in its recent Storm Mountain Ranch decision is a matter of statewide interest.

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New music venue with catchy name planned for downtown Steamboat

It isn’t slated to open until at least March — demolition hasn’t even started yet — but Kim Haggarty and Pat Waters have plans to make Schmiggity’s into a true late-night, live music destination for downtown Steamboat Springs.

Mortgage market could see few changes as new regulations take effect

New federal mortgage rules that seek to vet borrowers more thoroughly went into effect Friday, but banks and loan originators have been phasing in more stringent requirements on their own ahead of the effective date.

Business briefs: Black Tie Ski Rentals partners with sustainable ski company

Black Tie Ski Rentals has launched a partnership with Glenwood Springs-based ski manufacturer Meier Skis, according to a news release.

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Steamboat Springs Film Committee looks to draw more production in 2014

On Jan. 29, Cookie Lockhart will have her day on the History Channel’s “American Pickers,” and members of the Steamboat Springs Film Committee will celebrate her appearance with a watch party at the Chief Theater along with another victory in getting exposure for the Yampa Valley.

Sheraton Steamboat Resort upgrades still under construction

The main entry drive to the Sheraton Steamboat Resort still is under construction, but guests now can access the front of the hotel.

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Former Steamboat chairman of the board Martin Hart dead at 77

As chairman of the Northwest Colorado Ski Corp. Martin Hart helped Steamboat Ski Area add its first snowmaking system and acquired today's high-speed eight-passenger gondola..

Business briefs: Mike Brown named regional president of Alpine Bank

Mike Brown has been named as the regional president of Alpine Bank for the Vail Valley/Steamboat Springs region, according to a news release.

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Katina's Wee Care Center day care to cater to young children

Starting Katina’s Wee Care Center out of her home in downtown Steamboat allows Katina Kline to resume caring for young children as well as remain a home health care provider.

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E3 Chophouse opens in downtown Steamboat Springs

Steamboat Springs’ newest and most heralded steakhouse had a soft opening Sunday night at its heavily renovated Yampa Street location.

The Mac Ranch name is resurrected in downtown Steamboat

Jae Seifert, a former employee, has resurrected The Mac Ranch name as his own business with the blessing of David Sessions, former owner of the Steamboat location who still owns the Durango store.

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Steamboat retailers transition from Christmas shopping to visitor surge

The shopping sprint toward Christmas is over, but Steamboat retailers have the gift of incoming visitors to open this weekend.