A bigger Four Points restaurant isn't the only new attraction in the works at Steamboat Ski Area. The resort also is looking into the possibility of illuminating some of its lower-mountain terrain to offer night skiing.
Nine students from Moffat County High School will look to showcase their business skills starting Sunday.
Colorado You Got Talent will be holding auditions in Craig this weekend. The statewide talent competition will be at Victory Motors, 193 Commerce St., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Everyone has those days when items on a to-do list take a backseat to more pressing matters. For the Craig Chamber of Commerce, such a day stretched into a year. Despite a flurry of unforeseen opportunities in 2012, Jeff Smith, chairman of the Craig Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors, said the organization is poised to accomplish amazing things in 2013.
If a society is to thrive it must have a couple of key ingredients. Strong leadership, successful businesses and businesspeople, and a dedicated community are fundamental pieces of a broader pie that all great cities and towns share.
The number of new foreclosure filings in Routt County in the fourth quarter of 2012 fell to less than half of what they were during the same period in 2011.
A sudden burst Tuesday of seven real estate contracts on homes in Steamboat Springs with list prices from $875,000 to $1.3 million gave the local market a healthy jolt.
Moffat County real estate transactions for November 2012
Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco counties applied for SET grant together
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development office announced Monday three counties in northwest Colorado were chosen to participate in a rural economic development program in 2013. The program, known as Stronger Economies Together, helps regional teams develop new approaches to strengthen and enhance regional economic development activities, according to a USDA RD news release.
For many people, giving back to their home community is a way to show appreciation for what the people and organizations that got them to where they are. Resident Mardi Anson takes it to another level. Anson, 40, is a third-generation Craig native who will be seen active in many of Craig’s organizations and groups. The mother of two has been doing it for years and has a list of activities outside of her job that doesn’t seem to end.
InsideOut Sports opened for business Saturday and started out strong. Offering half-price deals for use of the batting cages and shooting on the archery range to go along with food from the grill, it was a productive first day of business for owner Brad King. “It started real slow; I opened at nine,” King said Saturday. “I really didn’t get anybody in here till about 11, but we’ve been steady since then.”
If you make holiday shopping convenient, Americans will come in droves. It's estimated that U.S. shoppers hit stores and websites at record numbers over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to a survey released by the National Retail Federation on Sunday. They were attracted by retailers' efforts to make shopping easier, including opening stores on Thanksgiving evening, updating mobile shopping applications for smartphones and tablets, and expanding shipping and layaway options. All told, a record 247 million shoppers visited stores and websites over the four-day weekend starting on Thanksgiving, up 9.2 percent of last year, according to a survey of 4,000 shoppers that was conducted by research firm BIGinsight for the trade group. Americans spent more too: The average holiday shopper spent $423 over the entire weekend, up from $398. Total spending over the four-day weekend totaled $59.1 billion, up 12.8 percent from 2011. Caitlyn Maguire, 21, was one of the shoppers that took advantage of all the new conveniences of shopping this year. Maguire, who lives in New York, began buying on Thanksgiving night at Target's East Harlem store. During the two-hour wait in line, she also bought items on her iPhone on Amazon.com. On Friday, she picked up a few toys at Toys R Us. And on Saturday she was out at the stores again.
A new business in Craig hopes to fill a need for residents looking to keep themselves sharp during the winter. Archers and baseball players from Craig can find themselves at a disadvantage when competing against competitors who can practice year-round. Beginning Dec. 1 InsideOut Sports, 561 Russel St., is looking to even the playing field. That’s one reason Brad King is opening the business, which offers Craig residents an indoor archery range and batting cages. But he also thinks it is something many people in Craig will enjoy.
There’s a new auto body and paint shop in Craig. After a lifetime of working on cars, James Hand and his wife, Brenda, decided to open their own shop, Custom Auto and Paint, 324 School St. in Craig. Open since Nov. 1, Hand said business has been good.
Buyer: Stewart, Wade C & Ripkoski, Aubrey N Seller: Schmedeke, Larry G & Elise Address: 933 Lincoln St. Sale Price: $185,000.00