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Steamboat briefs: Alpenglow building gets facelift, new candy shop

Perri Meeks

The alterations to the front of the Alpenglow building on Lincoln Avenue are being done to make it easier to see into the commercial space, but they also coincide with a new tenant for the building.

The Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shop hopefully will open by Memorial Day or sooner, according to Mark Scully, managing director for Green Courte.

The candy and soda pop shop has locations across the nation with five others in Colorado, including Pearl Street in Boulder and Larimer Street in Denver.

"It's great to bring new concepts to Steamboat," Scully said about Rocket Fizz.

Scully said he's also working on another lease for the building with a Denver photographer.

Reservation required for Hayden airport tour Wednesday

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Yampa Valley Regional Airport has scheduled airport tours for the first part of 2014. Tours will be held Wednesday, April 16 and May 14. Part of the airport's 20-year master plan process, the tours provide participants with a firsthand look at airport operations. Space is limited, and reservations can be made by calling 970-276-5001.

Meeks is Rotary student of the month for February

Perri Meeks, a junior at The Lowell Whiteman School, was named the Rotary's February Student of the Month.

Meeks is characterized by an enterprising spirit, love of activity, optimism and a determined work ethic.

Meeks is on the honors list while taking English, Spanish, calculus, honors physics and anatomy and physiology.

Meeks also is a dedicated ski racer with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

This year, Meeks was elected to the National Honor Society, and she actively is involved in a fundraiser for the Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter. Meeks also volunteers at LIFT-UP of Routt County.

Last year, Meeks started her own business, "Re-Perri," with an online website, She originally learned to sew making quilts with her mother, and then she started buying clothing from thrift and secondhand stores to recycle and create headbands, scarves and neck gaiters. Her logo features a spiral that starts with the word "recycle," goes to "reproduce" and then to "Re-Perri." Doing all of the sewing herself, Meeks makes her products using material such as recycled corduroy lined with recycled fleece. Her scarves and headbands and "neckies" have a vintage patch on the front so no two are alike. At this point, her company is so successful that demand is beginning to exceed supply.

Last week, Meek's adviser at school asked her for her goals 10 years from now. She responded: To be almost finished with medical school; to have her company still be successful; to have spent time in five countries; and to know what kind of surgeon she will be and where.

Meeks is not only successful at a young age and ambitious for her future, but she is a joy to all who are lucky enough to spend time with her.

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