Mike Lawrence is the business and features reporter for the Pilot & Today. He began working at the paper on Oct. 31, 2005, as its city and county reporter. (His first story in Steamboat was about Halloween trick-or-treating on Lincoln Avenue.)
Mike has a master's degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from St. Mary's College of Maryland. He has worked as a reporting intern at the Rocky Mountain News, Boulder Daily Camera, Longmont Times-Call, Gunnison Country Times and the Colorado Statesman, a weekly political newspaper based in Denver.
Mike's hometown is Dover, N.H. He enjoys hiking, reading, soccer, spending time with friends, listening to music, cheering for the 2004 World Champion Boston Red Sox and the three-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
World traveler ready for next trip
Michael Savory knows a thing or two about packing up and leaving town. His father is in the oil business and worked on projects that would take about two years each, at locations around the world.
Downtown Japanese/Thai restaurant spicing up The Victoria
Ceron Scott, the energetic, 24-year-old head chef at Sambi Cafe in downtown Steamboat Springs, says the idea for the Asian restaurant’s Sambi Roll came from a simple culinary desire. “I wanted to combine spicy with crunchy,” Scott says.
The Rusted Porch aims for late-summer opening in Wildhorse
Malcolm Scott used three nouns Wednesday to describe the kind of food he’s planning for The Rusted Porch, a restaurant coming in late summer to Wildhorse Marketplace. “Bacon, burgers and beer."
Katherine Zambrana planning to open cafe June 15
Katherine Zambrana said she’s planning to open Sweet Pea’s cafe June 15, serving lunch and dinner with seating for 28 indoors and 49 more outdoors on the cafe’s newly renovated deck along the Yampa River.
Memorial Day ceremony to focus on local females who served
Many female military veterans with local ties will be remembered and honored Monday during Steamboat’s annual Memorial Day ceremony, which starts at 11 a.m. at Steamboat Springs Cemetery. “This year, we’re going to do something that’s long overdue. We’re going to honor the women from the Steamboat Springs area who have served,” said local veteran and ceremony organizer Jim Stanko.
Routt County resident buried in Steamboat Springs Cemetery
Century-old census records and federal Civil War soldier lists indicate that William E. Harvey, who is buried at Steamboat Springs Cemetery at a grave where local veterans planned to place a Confederate flag on Thursday, likely fought for the Union.
Social technologies, increased connectivity having global and local impact
Economist Carl Steidtmann said Wednesday that the rapid global spread of social media technologies and faster Internet connectivity ultimately could be very good news for Steamboat Springs and Northwest Colorado.
Tuesday meeting intended as strategic session for local action
A Tuesday meeting could be the first step toward formalized public support for a ban on medical marijuana businesses.
The Memorial Day plan, intended to honor a veteran, draws rebuke
Local veterans plan to place a Confederate flag this week, for the first time, on the grave of a veteran buried at Steamboat Springs Cemetery. William Harvey was a rancher near Pleasant Valley and Sidney and a pioneer of Bear River Valley. Little else is known about the man, but a new history indicates he was also a Confederate soldier.
Planner reports increased interest from oil companies in lease process
Routt County officials are expecting local oil speculation to increase in coming months. Routt County planner Chris Brookshire said there have been inquiries about the county's lease process in the past months from three oil companies.