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Steamboat briefs: CDOT schedules work on US 40 bridge on Elk River

The Colorado Department of Transportation is scheduled to replace the U.S. Highway 40 bridge over the East Fork of the Elk River beginning in late February, according to a news release. The start date has not been determined, but work is scheduled from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays once the project gets under way, and drivers should expect delays.

For more information, call 970-846-2446 or go to

The $3.1 million project is scheduled for completion in November.

President of Black Tie Ski Rentals on 'Markets Now'

Steamboat-based Black Tie Ski Rentals co-founder and President Ian Prichard was featured Friday on Fox Business' "Markets Now" program.

During the interview, Prichard said the company is on track to show 20 percent growth this year. Black Tie has 13 locations in North America and is the largest provider of delivery skis rentals in the industry, according to Prichard.

Watch the video at

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