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Real estate: Look for value in 2014

Friday, December 13th, 2013 at 5:18pm. 521 Views, 0 Comments.

The good news for housing is that price gains next year are expected to be only about half as strong as in 2013, when sellers stayed on the sidelines. Yes, that's good news. "For a sustainable recovery you want to see more balance between buyers and sellers," says David Stiff, chief economist at CoreLogic Case-Shiller, which is forecasting a 6.8% rise in the median home value for 2014.

Inventory is already improving. Nationwide, the number of homes for sale in September rose 1.8% vs. a year earlier, according to the National Association of Realtors. That's the first increase since late 2011. In Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Orlando, inventory was 10% or higher than a year earlier.

"It will still be a sellers' market in 2014, given…

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Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 3:03pm. 644 Views, 0 Comments.

A new website, designed and funded by the Steamboat Springs Bike Town USA Initiative, is an online bike guide filled with interactive trail maps, event calendars and image galleries and is the most comprehensive website dedicated to cycling in Steamboat.


Built by riders and for the riders, the online bike guide is organized into geographic riding zones within Routt County and is further segmented by riding type. Whether you're a family looking for a leisurely cruise, a full-face helmet downhiller, or a roadie looking to tackle a century - the bike guide has it all. Click the image below to access the website. 


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Steamboat Ski Area Turns 50

Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at 10:40am. 584 Views, 0 Comments.


After a brief start, Storm Mountain officially reopened on January 12, 1963 with a double chairlift and an A-frame warming house. The day's cash receipts were $13.75 and the temperature hovered around -25 degrees. Since that January day in 1963, the Steamboat Ski Area has been continiously treating powder hounds to heaps of Champagne Powder snow and an experience unlike any other.

Steamboat's 50th Anniversary Celebration will take place January 11-21, 2013, showcasing the following events:

January 11th 50th Opening Ceremonies & Caldron Lighting : Hazie's 50th Anniversary Dinner; Golden Gala in the Champagne Powder Room atop Steamboat Gondola

January 12th 50th Birthday Cake; Time Capsule; Free Concert & Fireworks Extravaganza


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Urban Land Institute to Study Yampa Street

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 11:17am. 687 Views, 0 Comments.

When the nonprofit Urban Land Institute brings a team of development experts to Steamboat Springs this summer to assess how best to unleash the potential of Yampa Street, the people who have the biggest stake in the outcome will be in for an intense brainstorming session.

City of Steamboat Springs Planning Director Tyler Gibbs told a small gathering of business and property owners at Sweetwater Grill in March his experience with the Urban Land Institute, the panel members who come to Steamboat will be carefully selected for the appropriate background and their ability to build consensus.

“They are dedicated to creating great places,” Gibbs said. “I’ve found them to be a great catalyst for bringing people together and getting things done.”


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CMC Alpine Campus new building is going vertical

Friday, November 25th, 2011 at 12:35pm. 690 Views, 0 Comments.

Standing on a top story deck of Bristol Hall on Wednesday afternoon, it was easy for Brian Hoza to point to the concrete outline of the stairways, elevator shafts, hallways and auditorium that will be part of the Colorado Mountain College Alpine Campus’ new 60,000-square-foot academic building.

Hoza, dean of student affairs for the Alpine Campus, also was able to point to a line of vertical steel beams that will reach up to the roof of the three-story building being constructed below him.

Construction crews on Tuesday started to erect the steel frame of what will be the front of the $18 million facility and are expected to finish pouring its foundation this week. Hoza, who attends weekly meetings about the building’s construction, said that after…

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Friends of the Chief are under contract

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 4:43pm. 868 Views, 0 Comments.

The mission of the Friends of the Chief group to acquire and renovate the downtown Chief Theater as a performing arts center for the community:The Chief is currently under contract with the Friends of the Chief, with the stipulation that the group put down earnest money of $50,000 within the next three weeks. The group has raised $15,000 and is looking to donors to come up with the rest.Once the earnest money is secured, the group will be able to apply to the USDA for a grant to purchase and renovate the old theater as a small performing arts venue for the community.The Chief, along with the Steamboat Art Museum, can become a focal point for the arts in the center of downtown Steamboat.

They are in need of raising the earnest money to finalize this…

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Steamboat to host USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Friday, June 10th, 2011 at 11:24am. 742 Views, 0 Comments.

Steamboat Springs to Host USA Pro Cycling Challenge August 22-28, 2011 7 Days. 11 Cities. 600 Miles. 12,000 Feet of Altitude.The world’s best cyclists from teams such as Radioshack, HTC, Garmin, and Liquigas will be put to the test like never before. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be a high-speed endurance test on terrain unmatched anywhere else in the world. Lance Armstrong – the most famous cyclist ever, and the most influential athlete in America – is the visionary behind the USA Pro Cycling Challenge and his partnership and passion are a driving force behind America’s Race. Denver. Colorado Springs. Salida. Gunnison. Aspen. Avon. Steamboat Springs. Golden. Vail. Crested Butte. Breckenridge. The host cities of the USA Pro Cycling…

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Population increases 3 percent

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 at 12:22pm. 783 Views, 0 Comments.

The county population increased 3 percent from 2007 to 2008.  Routt County was home to about 22,980 people as of July 1, 2008, compared with 22,302 in 2007.The area median income for Routt households was about $75,700 in 2008, according to the indicators.The Community Indicators report showed that in 2006, people leaving Routt County had an average household income of $47,462. People moving to Routt had an average household income of $63,376.The city of Steamboat Springs publishes its own population estimate each July.Routt County's 2008 population increase is larger than those of previous years. The population increased nearly 3 percent from 2006 to 2007, 2 percent from 2005 to 2006 and 1 percent from 2004 to 2005.

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Ski Area passes November record for snowfall

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 at 7:43pm. 757 Views, 0 Comments.

With 9 inches of new snow Monday, November 29th, Steamboat Ski Area broke the record for snowiest November in resort history.The previous record was set in 2005, when 83 inches fell on the mountain.As of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the resort had received 90 inches of November snow with one more day to go in the month.The mountain reported a midmountain base of 47 inches and a 62-inch base at the summit, which Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. reported is the deepest base in the state. “Obviously, whenever we get snow, it’s a great message, but to be able to say it’s a record-breaking November, it really gets our guests near and far excited for the upcoming ski season,” Ski Corp. spokeswoman Loryn Kasten said. Joe Ramey, climate special­­ist and forecaster with…

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Lance Armstrong signs onto Steamboat's Honey Stinger Team

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 at 1:29pm. 1039 Views, 0 Comments.

Posted by Colorado Group Realty on Wednesday, April 28th, 2010 at 3:52pm.

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has signed on as a part owner of Steamboat Springs-based energy food company Honey Stinger. The world renowned professional cyclist also will play a role in future product development and endorsement.

“I first tried Honey Stinger products during a mountain bike race in Colorado,” Armstrong said in a news release. “I was impressed with the great taste and energy they provided. Honey Stinger works for me in training and racing because you want to eat them and they work.”

The partnership with Honey Stinger began when Armstrong teamed up with Len Zanni, Honey Stinger’s marketing director, to compete in the 12 Hours of…

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