Indicators such as a favorable sell-through rate, increases in transactions and dollar volume and the falling number of foreclosures have been aligning behind an improving outlook.
When driving on a Houston highway last month, Chuck Porter spotted a billboard advertising daily flights to Eagle. “Houston was steaming hot,” said Porter, who serves on Steamboat’s Local Marketing District board. “It must have been 100 degrees and 90 percent humidity, and there was this picture of Vail. It was pretty enticing to be honest with you.”
Among Colorado’s mountain resorts, the competition is fierce to become year-round destinations rather than strictly ski towns.
Two years ago, the city of Steamboat Springs started focusing on marketing its own amenities, City Manager Deb Hinsvark said. Visitors who had been coming to Steamboat for years largely were unaware of the amenities owned or managed by the city.
With business growing, luxury vacation home rental company Moving Mountains took the need for some additional office space and paired it with a move to the now-bustling Wildhorse Marketplace.
When Old Town Pub’s 30th birthday rolls around in January, Melissa Baker will be at the helm of the ski town bar after purchasing the business from Lizzie and Matt Larock.
Proposition AA would “impose a 15 percent excise tax on the average wholesale price of retail marijuana when the product is first sold or transferred by a retail marijuana cultivation facility,” according to the Committee for Responsible Regulation, which is campaigning for the measure.
The Morrison Creek Metropolitan Water and Sanitation District, which serves the Stagecoach area, is coming to voters for the second consecutive year seeking additional revenue for its looming financial challenges.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved $330,000 to help purchase development rights for 237 acres of the Routt County valley floor.
For Big Agnes and Honey Stinger, becoming an overnight success was preceded by 10 years of hard work and struggling, according to Director of Operations Chris Tamucci.
The first project to go through the city of Steamboat Springs’ new planned unit development process is a 3.25-acre parcel at Wildhorse Meadows that still is owned by some of the original partners from the 2006 plan for the larger area.
As Neeli Bendapudi said to start her keynote speech, to make every single member of your company see the world Through the Lens of the Customer is harder than open-heart surgery or rocket science.
The Oak Creek Board will be presented with the town's 2014 draft budget during its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting.
Changes to the Community Development Code that were recommended by the Planning Commission Sept. 26 will have another public hearing Oct. 24.
The reason that so many broken tree branches are littering streets from Steamboat to Craig has more to do with leaves than snow.
The combined building department that serves Routt County, the city of Steamboat Springs, Oak Creek and Yampa is looking at its options to meet some needed technology upgrades.
Residents might not think about how the streets get plowed until 10 inches falls in their driveways, but city staff is planning far in advance of the season’s first snow.
As of Friday afternoon, Steamboat weather observer Art Judson had measured 12.8 inches of new snow for the storm at his site between downtown and the mountain.
The Ranch at Steamboat has seen an uptick in sales in recent months after a period of dormancy following the real estate crash.
On Tuesday, it was the Routt County Board of Commissioners' turn to hear Sam Jones “connect the dots" between energy efficiency and economic gains.
It wasn’t September 1961, when Steamboat Springs saw a saturating 8.5 inches of precipitation, but the past month’s total of 4.78 inches was enough to be one of the wettest on record in the city limits.
In a tough development climate for Steamboat Springs, a partnership including Routt County residents and nationally recognized developers and professionals is trying to create a neighborhood concept using high-efficiency logistics to deliver midlevel prices.
The outdoor and snowsports sock maker has declared October as National Sock Month and will launch a monthlong engagement campaign known as Socktober, a news release states.
The Sheraton Steamboat Resort will see $8.25 million in renovations this fall in addition to the $8.2 million redevelopment of 56 suites.
Steamboat Springs Planning Commission considers changes to variance criteria, notification requirements
The city of Steamboat Springs Planning Commission meeting Thursday had the intent of making the process for potential projects more predictable and assuring that the public is aware of those projects.
Responding to complaints from earlier in the year, the city of Steamboat Springs Planning Department is considering updates to the public notice process used to alert residents to when there’s a project proposed in their neighborhood.
In the first forum of the season, Steamboat Springs City Council and school board candidates were asked to address issues affecting education, young families and poverty during the event hosted by First Impressions of Routt County.
The Oak Creek Town Board will consider at its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting a request from Leonard Herzog, of Select Super, to waive all the costs associated with a voltage upgrade for the Main Street grocer.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted Tuesday to approve the grant for the design phase of Yampa Valley Regional Airport’s runway project.
Two representatives from Steamboat’s Zirkel Wireless headed to Washington, D.C., this week to give legislators a window into the state of broadband and telecommunications from the view of Northwest Colorado.
Employees of Steamboat Flood Suckers have been working long hours this week to help property owners in Boulder clean up after the flood.
Northwest Colorado's unemployment level for August 2013 was lower than the previous year, according to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment.
Susse Budde and Corey Larsen make up Dimension Fine Homes, a home design and building team that has been on a roll lately with extending its business beyond word of mouth to glossy pages and unexpected phone calls.
Steamboat’s Point 6, maker of merino wool socks, will sponsor the Pedal the Plains Bicycle Tour from Sept. 20 to 22, according to a news release.
More than 200 people Wednesday showed up to bid on the items in the iconic ski pub. Plenty more people showed up to spectate and reminisce about the pub and Larry Lamb and Hank Edwards’ tenure as its owners.
At its 7 p.m. Thursday meeting at town offices, the Oak Creek Town Board will consider a resolution establishing the fees for a retail marijuana business.
The city of Steamboat Springs is taking steps to make sure it gets some of the sales tax money it’s owed when the assets and fixtures of The Tugboat Grill & Pub potentially hit the auction stand Wednesday.
Bike Town USA gets an injection of power with the KTM Adventure Rider Rally this weekend.
Yampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Dave Ruppel held a conference call Monday with the airlines that fly in and out of Hayden to discuss the runway resurfacing project that will shut down air service in the spring.
The Yampa Valley Autism Program casts a wide net when supporting families with children who have developmental disorders. It serves more than just children with autism spectrum disorders, and when it added the Community Cultivation program in 2010, it expanded its support to young adults who are entering a transition point in life.
When Babette Dickson moved to Steamboat Springs in 1997, it was a much different place for families with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
Although Nevaeh Smith receives therapy through the Yampa Valley Autism Program, she has not been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder.
Quilt of services: Northwest Colorado offers a patchwork of programs to help individuals with autism
The national annual growth rate for autism spectrum disorders is 10 to 17 percent. It’s the fastest-growing developmental disability, and there is no known cause of autism.
Wildhorse Meadows soon could see some new residential development after spending years in dormancy.
First National Bank of the Rockies has completed the terms of a consent order and terminated the voluntary agreement. First National Bank of the Rockies entered into the consent order with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in November 2009.
The High Holy Days starts this week with Rosh Hashanah, which begins at the new moon Wednesday, and continues through Yom Kippur on Sept. 14.
While the crowds this weekend at Steamboat Springs Airport will be examining the planes of yesteryear excitedly and maybe even taking a ride in a vintage aircraft, another group will be disembarking from a sleek jet at Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden and immediately scanning the field for a large Anatolian shepherd.
The Tugboat Grill & Pub has been seized by the Colorado Department of Revenue.
Oak Creek’s Labor Day weekend activities span four days of family events, bands and games on Main Street and in Decker Park.
If purchased before Sept. 30, Steamboat Ski Area full season pass holders can enjoy night skiing this upcoming season for $39. The price for a one-night ticket purchased at the window is $29, or $20 purchased seven-plus days in advance.