Michael Schrantz

Online editor, business, real estate and South Routt reporter

Email: mschrantz@SteamboatToday.com Call: 970-871-4206

Michael Schrantz is the online editor as well as the business, real estate and South Routt reporter for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Before coming to Steamboat, he worked at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Fairbanks, Alaska. Michael has degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Recent Stories

Steamboat Planning Commission OKs retail marijuana plan for Natural Choice

The Steamboat Springs Planning Commission meeting Thursday evening lasted only a few minutes.

What you need to make to rent in Routt County

The Washington Post’s Wonkblog published a map Tuesday that shows the hourly wage needed to afford a typical one-bedroom unit in each county across the nation.

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Steamboat Planning Department launches new website features

The city of Steamboat Springs Planning Department has launched new features on the city’s website after making changes to its public notice requirements.

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Hayden Station coal power plant to get emissions reduction upgrades

The Hayden Station coal-fired power plant is getting $160 million worth of emissions-reducing upgrades as part of a larger $1 billion push by Xcel Energy.

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Developer outlines plans for historic YVEA building

At an informal meeting of the city of Steamboat Springs’ Historic Preservation Commission, Steve Shelesky laid out some early plans for the future of Yampa Valley Electric Association’s downtown building.

City of Steamboat reviews LEED certification requirements

The city of Steamboat Springs is researching green energy standards in anticipation of a request from the local development community to reduce the costs associated with energy efficiency certifications such as LEED and Green Globes.

Business briefs: P. Elizabeth Wittemyer joins Feldmann-Nagel’s law offices

P. Elizabeth Wittemyer has joined Feldmann-Nagel’s offices in Steamboat Springs and Denver, according to a news release.

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Steamboat single-family home supply low under $450,000

In Steamboat Springs, prices for single family homes have faced upward pressure in the past year and increasingly are concentrated above the threshold for what’s considered affordable.

Chelsea's Chinese restaurant makes mountain comeback

Daryl Levin sold Chelsea’s in the late-1990s, but he’s now looking to resurrect the Chinese-food restaurant and its reputation of cuisine worth traveling for.

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Lost Steamboat exhibit opens in May at Tread of Pioneers

Lost Steamboat shows glimpses of the town as it once was through 12 photographs of buildings that are no longer standing.

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The trend for miscellaneous retail sales tax collections in downtown Steamboat Springs is positive.

The city of Steamboat Springs' increase in taxable sales from 2012 to 2013 is the sixth-highest among the Colorado mountain towns tracked by the city.

The first building at Emerald Heights still is under construction, but it saw its first unit go under contract recently, according to developer Jon Peddie, and there is more interest in the townhome project off Hilltop Parkway.

Real estate dollar volume for mountain counties, 2006 to 2013

Dollar valuation for all construction overseen by the Routt County Regional Building Department.

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