On Friday night Mainstreet was crowded with all kinds of characters big and small. One family in particular will remember this Halloween for years to come.
Blue Sage Ventures recently closed on its $2.9 million purchase of Clock Tower Square and some adjacent property. Over the next few years, the developers have plans to spruce up the building and add new residences and commercial spaces around it.
Steamboat Springs volleyball junior Maddie Labor switched from a hitter to libero. Both she and the team have reaped the benefits and hope to capitalize today at the regional tournament.
Merrilee Ellis told the county commissioners this week the conservation easement factors into estate planning that will allow the ranch to stay in the family indefinitely. The ranch has been in the ownership of the Neelis/Ellis Family for more than 20 years.
11:23 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a people using drugs in Dream Island Plaza. Police started doing extra patrols in the area. After midnight, police found two people under the age of 21 smoking marijuana in a parking lot by West Lincoln Park. The people were issued tickets for underage possession and consumption of marijuana.
The Steamboat Christian Center is hosting a Community Pumpkin Patch, which is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday.
More night skiing, other improvements on tap
Building upon last winter’s resort improvements — including the new 13,000-square-foot Four Points Lodge and night skiing debut — Steamboat Ski Area continues the momentum, with upgrades to Thunderhead Lodge, snowmaking, grooming and night skiing operations.
Ski in North Routt County this winter and you might see locals schussing on a new ski underfoot, complete with gray-and-brown beetle-kill topsheets. Far from their Filthy Ski brand name, they’re works of art that are as fun to arc turns on as they are aesthetic.
Thanks to SmartWool, which is celebrating 20 years in the ’Boat, Steamboat Springs has become synonymous with socks. Since 1994, SmartWool has brought more than 80 million pairs of merino wool socks and apparel products to market around the globe, and it credits its success largely to its Steamboat roots.
Sure, the mountain has its new custom-built downhill trails. But Mother Nature isn’t going down without a fight. Case in point: the Fish Creek trail, which has been luring downhill aficionados all summer.
Don’t start the Beer Town USA talk yet, but Steamboat is getting in better standing when it comes to suds. Joining longtime brewer Mahogany Ridge Brewery & Grill are two new breweries — Butcherknife Brewing Co. and Storm Peak Brewing Co. — whose taps have come online in the past six months, complete with tasting rooms for everything from porters to ales.
Brady Worster’s personal story serves as an inspiration to many. “It was a harsh reality to gain 70 pounds during pregnancy, and then gain more after your child was born,” says Worster, who weighed in at 220 pounds in 2008. “I bought a belt that was an XXL, and I didn’t want to be an XXL mom.”
While Steamboat’s entrepreneurial spirit is exploding, one local company is setting its sights on products built for such combustion. TALON Grips, a company based in Copper Ridge Business Park, targets law enforcement officers and other gun users desiring enhanced grip for their firearms. And sales are quickly gaining the traction of its products.
Last April, an avalanche struck the Khumbu Icefall above base camp on Mount Everest, killing 16 Sherpas and marking the deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history. One of their own, Chhiring (pronounced “sear-ring,” meaning “long life”) Dorje Sherpa, 39, who has summited Everest 12 times and seven other 8,000-meter peaks, now calls Steamboat — where he bases his guide company, Rolwaling Excursion — home.
Rain, rain go away, come again some other day. Our farmers need to cut their hay, and we in Steamboat want to play.