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Best of the Boat: Best Architect — Brandt Vanderbosch/Vertical Arts

November 20, 2017 — It's a special architectural firm that is willing to take on such details as designing custom dining tables and logos for entry gates. Those are just a few examples of how far architect Brandt Vanderbosch, principal, and his team at Vertical Arts is willing to

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Best of the Boat: Best BBQ — Moe’s Original Bar B Que

November 20, 2017 — Credit the meat and a great staff. Those are the reasons, says Moe’s Original Bar B Que co-owner Chris Gander, behind the barbeque franchise in west Steamboat Springs winning this year's Best BBQ category. "We have the greatest staff in the world," says Gander. "They're

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Cover shoot outtakes with Cristen Malia from Steamboat Living’s winter edition

November 20, 2017 — For the winter edition of Steamboat Living, we decided to showcase a few bests from the 2017 Best of the Boat contest. Best Yoga Instructor Cristen Malia was dressed in apparel from Best Women’s Clothing Store, Chrysalis, for a photo shoot at the Best Guest

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To the rescue — An inside look at Steamboat’s Classic Air Medical

November 18, 2017 — This story originally ran in Steamboat Living magazine.  When it comes to rescues in the Rockies, the cavalry doesn't get any better than Classic Air Medical, which has grown from one base in Woods Cross, Utah, 29 years ago to 11 bases throughout the West,

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5 Minutes With … New Smartwool President Travis Campbell

November 18, 2017 — New Smartwool president Travis Campbell, 45, who took the reins of the Steamboat-based merino apparel company last spring, is fresh to town with his wife, Jenny, and children Samantha, 13, and Cole, 11. While he comes from the fly-fishing industry (don't be surprised to see him

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The Jenkins Home: Merging the past with the present

November 18, 2017 — Some Steamboat's most prominent past residents — including town founder James Crawford, F.M. Light and Charlotte Perry, co-director of Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp — are likely sleeping well knowing their former home is in good hands. One step through the antique oak and

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Mush! High school senior Greta Thurston is dog sled race champ

November 17, 2017 — Forget the dog days of summer. Local high school senior Greta Thurston will take the dog days of winter. That's because Thurston's passion is pooches, in particular, racing them. And she's doggone good at it. "She did three dog sled races around the country last

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A look inside Steamboat Whiskey Company

November 17, 2017 — This story originally ran in Steamboat Living magazine.  Ski Town Vodka, Sleeping Giant Gin, Sly Eye Rye, Steamboat Moonshine…yep, Steamboat finally has a craft distillery, and naming rights, like runs at the ski area, come with the territory. Steamboat Whiskey Company, a distilling dream come

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Best of the Boat: Best Bakery — Smell That Bread Bakery

November 16, 2017 — If you catch a warm, steamy whiff of something baking downtown, follow your nose up 11th Street and over Soda Creek to this year's Best Bakery. Husband-and-wife team Juli and Sam Gordon opened Smell That Bread Bakery in 2014. Juli had been baking at home

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Best of the Boat: Best Cowboy — Ray Heid

November 16, 2017 — It's hard to tell whether longtime local Ray Heid is more cowboy or skier. Judging by his tales combining the two, he's equal parts each. There are his annual spring horsebacking trips to ski Sand Mountain, many during freak lightning storms. "My theory is you're

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Helluva haul: Catching a 34-inch, 12 pound pike with a spearfish

November 16, 2017 — While an August Yampa River pike fishing derby by Colorado Parks & Wildlife and Straightline Sports brought fishermen out in droves, no one pursued it deeper than Cedar Beauregard and his kids, Luke and Adrian, who spearfished for the invasive, trout-eating species. "We went from

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Best of the Boat: Best Farm-to-Table Cuisine — Cloverdale Restaurant

November 14, 2017 — Life while running a farm can hinge on any number of weather-related factors, and life running a restaurant supplied by a farm can be even more complicated. That's among the lessons Patrick Ayres has learned in the first few months of Cloverdale Restaurant, the downtown

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Best of the Boat: Best Interior Design Firm — Rumor Designs

November 14, 2017 — Next year, the team at Rumor Designs will celebrate 10 years of business in Steamboat Springs. Valerie Stafford and Bruce Caplowe teamed up in 2008 to form the design firm that specializes in mountain modern interiors. "We've just grown over the years," Stafford says. "We

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Best of the Boat: Best Vet — Steamboat Veterinary Hospital

November 14, 2017 — It was the early '90s and snow was feet deep when veterinarian Mike Gotchey got the call from legendary local Mel Hitchens that his horse was paralyzed on Snake Island between town and the mountain. "We were supposed to put him on a car hauler,

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Best of the Boat: Best Yoga Instructor — Cristen Malia

November 11, 2017 — Cristen Malia took her first-ever yoga class during high school physical education. "It was on the periphery," she says. "It wasn't normal to have yoga in P.E." She enjoyed the practice, but wouldn't return to it for several years; she moved from her childhood home

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Best of the Boat: Best Hairstylist — Kaitlyn Reed

November 11, 2017 — Finding the right “look” is a knack that comes effortlessly to this year’s Best Hairstylist Kaitlyn Reed. "The gratification of watching someone's face light up from getting the cut and color they’ve always wanted while keeping the integrity of their hair is a great feeling,"

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Best of the Boat: Best Bar — Sunpie’s Bistro

November 11, 2017 — Maybe it's the Hurricanes. Maybe it's the riverside tables. Maybe it's even that confounded Ring Toss game where you try to swing and hook a metal circle on the far wall. Whatever it is, people like it, which is why Sunpie’s Bistro, at 735 Yampa

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Complete list of 2017 Best of the Boat winners

November 9, 2017 — SHOPPING Best Art Gallery 1. Steamboat Art Museum 2. Artisans Market of Steamboat 3. Images of Nature, Pine Moon Fine Art Best Bike Shop 1. Steamboat Ski & Bike Kare 2. Orange Peel Bicycle Service 3. Ski Haus Best Candy/Sweets Store 1. Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory

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Best of the Boat: Best Community Service Organization/Thrift Store — LiftUp of Routt County

November 9, 2017 — Turning community donations into food, shelter, warmth and support for Routt County's low-income residents, LiftUp of Routt County ran away with top honors in this year's Best Community Service Organization category. "Our community is incredibly supportive and generous," says Executive Director Sue Fegelein. "The in-kind

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Best of the Boat: Best General Contractor/Home Builder — Fox Construction

November 9, 2017 — This year's Best of the Boat award winner for general contracting has done everything from removing a cumbersome, view-obstructing post in the Chief Theater to building an impressive addition onto the Holy Name Catholic Church. It also worked with the city to remodel the historic

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