August 2011

There are 4 blog entries for August 2011.

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

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If Colorado has a hunting hotspot, it’s likely Northwest Colorado.

Open up any map and set your sights over the upper left corner. Your scope lines cross on one of the truly great regions in the country for outdoorsmen, and the ideal destination for your next hunting adventure.

Home to some of the largest elk herds in the country and extensive public lands managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife, and Bureau of Land Management, Northwest Colorado provides terrain as varied as the animals that inhabit it. It’s a jumping-off point for world-class hunting, gold-medal fishing, renowned off-highway vehicle trails and plain, old Rocky Mountain adventure of every flavor.

Start in the far northwest, where the

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The week that just ended was a jittery one for prospective real estate buyers in Steamboat as the stock market did its best to imitate a Duncan Imperial yo-yo.

Tom Ross of the Steamboat Pilot and Today wrote this article on Friday, August 12th

Nevertheless, Joy Rasmussen, of Colorado Group Realty, said clients still are arriving for their combined August vacations and property searches.

“I had a busy month in July with people coming out of the woodwork,” Rasmussen said. “I find that people typically come to Steamboat at least three times before they buy. When they come in winter, the clock is always ticking on an expensive ski vacation. You can see them check their watches. It’s when they come back in summer that they really invest time in

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City voters will be asked Nov. 1 to consider adding a 0.25 percent sales tax to their shopping bills in order to bolster the ski season airline flight program that delivers some of Steamboat Springs highest-spending tourists and second-home owners to the resort.

The Steamboat Springs City Council voted to put the question of the tax on the fall ballot. It would increase the tax collected on purchases here from 8.4 percent to 8.65 percent. Of the 8.4 percent, 2.9 percent is state sales tax, 1 percent is county tax and 4.5 percent is collected by the city. Of the 4.5 percent for the city, 0.5 percent goes to the Steamboat Springs Education Fund.

The additional sales tax would amount to 10 cents on every $40 spent for consumer goods ranging from bread to

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