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.

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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.

Republican primary set for Colorado House District 26

Routt County residents Dave Moloney and Chuck McConnell made the ballot during Friday’s district assembly in Denver.

Business briefs: Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty participates in conference

Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty co-owners Pam Vanatta and Cam Boyd participated in the 2014 Sotheby’s International Realty Leadership Forum, according to a news release.

Steamboat real estate market sees 1st quarter shift in single-family homes

The numbers are in for the Steamboat real estate market’s first quarter of 2014, and while there were the same number of transactions as in 2013, the composition is markedly different a year later.

Steamboat, Routt County planning commissions discuss urban growth boundary

The city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County planning commissions met Thursday night to continue discussions about how changes are made to the urban growth boundary.

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Karma Bar and Lounge hosts grand opening in downtown Steamboat

Karma Bar and Lounge will have its grand opening Friday in the basement space under Rootz on Lincoln Avenue.

Steamboat Institute looks to fill Tony Blankley fellowship

The Tony Blankley fellowship officially kicked off in August 2012, and the Steamboat Institute has been working from then till now to raise funds and put together a selection committee.

Staples location in Steamboat Springs to close

The Staples location in Steamboat Springs, which opened in late 2006, will close its doors May 17.

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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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