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Scott Franz: Steamboat should be proud of latest innovative business ideas coming out of Yampa Valley

February 24, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — From the “Fitbit for cows” to bamboo ski poles, I have always been impressed by the ideas and businesses that grow out of the Yampa Valley. I walked into the manufacturing headquarters of Grass Sticks, the ski pole maker, a few years

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Steamboat woodworking shop builds custom tiny home on wheels

February 19, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Safe from the weather, in a light industrial bay on the west side of Steamboat Springs, the three partners of Yampa Valley Woodworking were efficiently building a new "tiny" 300-square-foot home while a whiteout snowstorm blustered just on the other side of the

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Routt County real estate transactions total $7.3M from Feb. 9 to 15, 2018

February 17, 2018 — 1563 Conestoga Seller: Lorelei Ernst Buyer: Matthew and Danika Jost Date: Feb. 9 Price: $395,000 Property description: 1,308-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bath lot 37 Pioneer Village. Last sold for $350,000 in 2007. 2545 Cattle Kate Seller: Karen St. Louis Buyer: Catherine Maloney-Mazaud Date: Feb. 9 Price: $211,000

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From mushrooms to pack rafts, entrepreneurs pitch ideas to group of investors in Steamboat

February 15, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Five Colorado entrepreneurs took the stage at the Chief Theater on Thursday to try to secure funding for their unique business ideas that ranged from mushroom growing to a new hotel concept in Silverthorne. The entrepreneurs pitched to a crowd that was

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Bésame replaces Cantina, bringing new look, new taste to downtown

February 15, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The surroundings will look familiar to those who have walked through the doors of the Cantina in the past, but that is where the similarities end. "The ultimate goal is to bring something new and fresh to Steamboat," said Joseph Campbell, executive

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Steamboat business hit hard by problems with work visa program

February 12, 2018 — The staff at Moving Mountains in Steamboat, which specializes in renting luxury homes to a clientele willing to spend as much as four figures a night, is working extra hard this winter.

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Low snow? No problem. Steamboat stands at the top of the pack of resorts in snow-starved Colorado

February 11, 2018 — David Van Winkle knows exactly how stingy Mother Nature has been with the snow this season. The leader of Steamboat Springs' fleet of snowplows keeps meticulous records of the city's fleet, and he even keeps track of how much volcanic rock is put down for

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Steamboat Sotheby’s agents recognized with year-end honors

February 10, 2018 — Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty recently hosted its 2017 Excellence Awards Gala at the Chief Theater, where over 40 brokers were recognized for outstanding professional achievements and contributions to the Steamboat community. The evening's top honors went to Cheryl Foote, as Top Producer with a Team,

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Peabody cites Twentymile Coal’s role in boosting its 2017 domestic production

February 9, 2018 — 2017 production up at Twentymile Coal

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Father and son start new automotive business in Steamboat

February 6, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The love of cars runs as thick as oil in Nick Yaw's family. "My dad opened his first shop in 1969 in California," said Yaw, an ASE-certified master technician. "I started working for him in 1978 when I was 15 years old."

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Routt County real estate transactions Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2018

February 3, 2018 — 3001 Mountaineer Circle Seller: Cynthia Brown Stiever Trust Buyer: Bradley and Sonya Geuke Date: Jan. 26 Price: $990,000 Property description: 2,589-square-foot, four-bedroom, four bath, two-fireplace townhome 9A Mountaineer at Steamboat. Sold for $688,000 in 2004. 27225 Cowboy Up Road Seller: Elk Run LLC Buyer: MB2

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Revived subdivision includes 140 home lots in Steamboat city limits

January 31, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The revival of a fully approved, 140-lot, 70-acre residential subdivision on the west side of Steamboat Springs has the potential to take some of the pressure off of the city's super tight housing market. Developer Bob Zibell acquired the Overlook Park Subdivision

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Will Steamboat’s pot shops be treated more like liquor stores? A pending relocation proposal could provide an answer

January 29, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A marijuana dispensary's quest to move to a more accessible location between downtown and Steamboat Ski Area could soon reveal whether the city's elected officials are open to relaxing their marijuana codes to regulate pot shops more like liquor stores. The Steamboat

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Outdoor gear sales slip as millennials drive shift in habits

January 27, 2018 — DENVER — Sales of outdoor equipment are slipping as millennials drive changes in U.S. consumer habits by favoring clothes and sporting goods that are less specialized and more versatile, analysts say. Industry retail sales totaled $18.9 billion from December 2016 through November 2017, down 6

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Sending Steamboat kids to Denver to develop business chops

January 22, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Business makes the world go around, and thanks to a relatively new Junior Achievement program on the Western Slope called Destination Success, middle and high school students in Steamboat Springs and nearby communities are being exposed to what it takes to succeed in business.

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Doubling up on summer flights to and from Denver

January 21, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There's tentatively, good news this coming spring for travelers who rely on Yampa Valley Regional Airport to get them to Denver International Airport and connecting flights. Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Director of Airline Programs Janet Fischer told members of the  committee

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Routt County real estate transactions: Jan. 12 to 18, 2018

January 21, 2018 — 1625 Shadow Run Frontage Seller: Mark and Kathy Ross Buyer: Daniel and Evelyn Villarreal Date: Jan. 15 Price: $247,000 Property description: 841-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bath Shadow Run condo 109 428 Emerald Ct. Seller: Joshua and Lindsey Jamison Buyer: Jennifer and John Greco Date: Jan. 15 Price:

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Classic cars, trucks get new life at restoration business in west Steamboat Springs

January 13, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Two former law enforcement officers in Routt County have started new dream jobs in a garage in west Steamboat Springs. And it’s a true family business. Steve and Melissa Baumgartner, along with their children and grandchildren, run a business that specializes in

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Routt County real estate transactions: Jan. 5 to 11, 2018

January 13, 2018 — Real Estate Transactions Jan. 5 to 11, 2018 945 Twilight Lane Seller: Barn Village JV LLC Buyer: Mark and Amy Satkiewicz Date: Jan. 5 Price: $1,495,000 Property description: four-bedroom, five-bath, 3,789-square-foot home at lot 22 Barn Village 2420 Ski Trail Lane Seller: Larson Family Trust

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LiftUp adds chic boutique to Steamboat thrift shop

January 9, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The LiftUp Community Thrift Store has added a little "chic boutique" to the corner of its popular store as a means to help fund the nonprofit’s community assistance programs. Apparently, the community has been so generous with donations that the number of

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