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Routt County real estate transactions for Dec. 1 to 7, 2017

December 9, 2017 — 26000 Vista Valley Ct. Seller: Kenneth and Kim Catanzarite Buyer: Robert and Charla Valusek Date: Dec. 1 Price: $995,000 Property description: 4,382-square-foot, four-bedroom, 4.5-bath home with detached three-car garage/finished second story on  35.6-acre lot 5 Sleeping Giant Estates in the Elk Mtn. area. Sold for

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Steamboat Chamber leaders focus on themes of off-season tourism, economic diversity at annual meeting

December 8, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat's Chamber of Commerce held its 108th annual meeting Thursday to go over this year's efforts to help keep the Yampa Valley's economy vibrant. Despite a recent public debate about whether or not Steamboat Springs is losing its small-town charm to too

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Steamboat’s Winter Expo is a ‘Grand’ place to schmooze

December 7, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The ballroom of The Steamboat Grand was packed with local schmoozers Wednesday night as Steamboat Springs retailers, service providers, restauranteurs and manufacturers gathered to promote their businesses during the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's annual Winter Expo. The  business people were generous

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Small business owner in Steamboat getting retirement for Christmas

December 6, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A small business owner in Steamboat Springs who has kept chainsaws, lawnmowers and snowblowers purring over the years has turned over the keys to a man who plans to carry on the tradition. Jim Pavlic, who moved to Steamboat from the East

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Steamboat’s Shark Tank: Steamboat entrepreneurs get a grip on video games

December 4, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — When the owners of one of Steamboat's newest start-ups brought their business plan to the local college's version of "Shark Tank," a few statistics really stood out for the judges — a $109 billion industry worldwide, with 100 million potential customers in

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Steamboat’s own Shark Tank: Contest helps fund new merino wool sleepwear line start-up

December 3, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In August of 2014, Betsy Seabert had just buried her 30-year-old son and was starting chemo treatments in an ongoing battle with cancer. When the treatments finally ended, and she thought she couldn't be any more miserable after surviving cancer and the

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New auto repair shop opens in west Steamboat

December 2, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Christopher "Bear" Cotton's quest to start up his own automotive shop in Steamboat Springs started several years ago with a 1965 Ford Mustang. "I had to have one as my first car," he said. So when his parents found him a $2,500

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Steamboat start-up U Grok It sells to German company

December 1, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — One of Steamboat's home-grown start-ups has been sold to an international industrial automation company based out of Germany. U Grok It, started by husband-wife duo Carrie and Tony Requist, sealed the deal in April with Turck, a family-owned company specializing in factory

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Former Steamboat telemark racer slides into innovative business opportunity

November 30, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Former telemark ski racer Loren Paley has seen the clutter that has a tendency to accumulate in the entryways and garages of mountain homes. "What we are trying to do at Real Adventure Design is to make aesthetically pleasing solutions so that when you are coming

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Kara Stoller: Grateful for Steamboat community

November 21, 2017 — Mother Nature was good to us this year with a beautiful and long fall, my favorite time of year. I was not left pining for more weekends of hiking and mountain biking as I so often do. The extended season had me excited and grateful

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Steamboat ski shop’s customers can now get tuned up while they get a tune up

November 21, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Facing a challenging retail environment, a local ski shop has expanded its offerings to include a bar and state-of-the-art tuning machine. This is the ninth season former Olympic ski racer Chad Fleischer has been operating the Fleischer Sport store at the base

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New Steamboat company selling locally-made alpaca fleece hats just in time for winter

November 20, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Your next favorite winter hat could be made with fleece from of a fluffy, cuddly alpaca living on a farm off Routt County Road 35A between Steamboat Springs and Oak Creek. Yampaca, a brand new local clothing company, launched an online store

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Steamboat base area condo project re-enters city planning process with new design

November 18, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A base-area condominium project that would overlook Ski Time Square is back in the city planning process with its third design iteration in less than two years. The Crawford at Burgess Creek, a five-unit development across the street from the Storm Watch

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New program aims to inspire next generation of tech entrepreneurs

November 13, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Drew Stachnik is hoping to inspire a few good ideas with a new high school startup program, called NXT, aimed at the next generation of technologically savvy entrepreneurs in Routt County. "The program itself is labeled as a pre-accelerator,” Stachnik said. “The hope

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Wax on, never wax off: This Utah company thinks it’s changed ski tuning forever

November 4, 2017 — SALT LAKE CITY — From tree sap and whale blubber to chemically enhanced concoctions of silicon and fluorinated carbon, skiers have long tinkered with treatments to make sticks glide on snow. Stephan Drake thinks it's time to end the dabbling and the centuries-old history of

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New marijuana retailer Billo bringing a sophisticated vibe to Steamboat

November 3, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat’s newest marijuana retail business, Billo, is open in the Curve Plaza commercial center on Steamboat Springs' west side, and as soon as customers enter the store they're almost certain to notice a new vibe. The retail environment is meant to be

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Some business owners in west Steamboat report lower sales amid major roadwork

November 1, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The major construction project that has had drivers slowing down and seeing orange for several weeks in west Steamboat Springs is nearing the finish line. But there will still be some temporary lane closures to navigate, and several business owners in the

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What’s in a name? New ski resort partnership that includes Steamboat and Winter Park mulls new name

October 15, 2017 — Vail Resorts. American Skiing Co. Aspen Skiing Co. Boyne USA. Triple Peaks. Intrawest. Peak Resorts. North America's largest ski resort operators have historically directed more creative effort into marketing and business plans than picking a company name —  with the exception, arguably, of Utah's Powdr Corp.

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Steamboat Ski Resort places takeout order for Vail restaurant exec

October 15, 2017 — High elevation dining mogul tabbed

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Love Colorado? State hopes Amazon will notice that you’re counting the ways

October 7, 2017 — A grassroots public campaign is asking Coloradans to share what they love about their state in hopes a collection of those anecdotes and details will persuade a tech giant looking for a second home to love it, too. Colorado Loves is the name of the

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