November 2011

There are 6 blog entries for November 2011.

Opening a commercial kitchen is no small challenge, but now that Fixins Kitchen is open at 135 11th St., local cooking instructors, caterers and food wholesalers don’t have to go through the brain damage.

Sandi Nelson’s and Heather Philmon’s bright and roomy kitchen in a historic building across Soda Creek from Creekside Cafe is available to rent for $15 an hour.

Fixins Kitchen is home to the wholesale cider mulling spices business Nelson and Philmon brought with them to Steamboat from Katy, Texas.

“We operated our business in Katy (outside Houston) for 20 years, and we have accounts with 700 stores nationwide,” Philmon said. “We came to Steamboat to ski, hang out and read books. But we sold more than 5,000 (units) last winter just at Artisans

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(MIAMI, FL) -- "Don't bet against real estate" was one of the themes at a recent Realtors Commercial Alliance (RCA) conference this past week at the Biltmore Resort in Miami, a day-long event sponsored by the Miami Association of Realtors that focused on the current conditions of the U.S. commercial real estate investment and development marketplace.

According to the keynote speaker, Dr. Randy Anderson, the Howard Phillips Eminent Scholar Chair and Professor of Real Estate at the University of Central Florida, "many real estate market segments have started to strengthen; meaning that someone has already caught the 'Falling Knife' and investors should now be taking a hard look at making real estate allocations."

Anderson showed long-term relative strength of

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The Steamboat Ski Touring Center’s Nordic trails based at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course are open for the season with 4 kilometers (about 2 1/4 miles) of terrain.  They opened on Wednesday, November 16th.

Available trails include the teaching area and the hilly out-and-back route on the Fish Creek Trail all the way to the tunnel beneath Steamboat Boulevard. For the time being, daily trail passes are a discounted $5. The trail has been groomed for both skate and classic style skiing.

“We had about 75 people out here (Tuesday) afternoon, and skiing was pretty good,” Birgitta Lindgren said. “There are some weeds showing through. We’ll begin teaching lessons on Saturday, and we’re looking forward to having the University of Wyoming (cross-country ski team)

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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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Three of Colorado’s most historic and celebrated ski towns have joined forces to unveil the new Colorado Triple Play featuring an unprecedented two days of skiing and riding at Aspen/Snowmass, Steamboat and Winter Park Resort during the 2011/2012 winter season.

The new Colorado Triple Play, which features two days at Aspen/Snowmass, two days at Steamboat and two days at Winter Park Resort, purchase online at; and, at participating Colorado Front Range Christy Sports stores. The Colorado Triple Play will available for $299 for adults (13 & over) and $249 for children (12 & under) while supplies last.

Colorado Triple Play pass holders will discover majestic peaks, fresh powder and uncrowded terrain across nearly 10,000 acres, more…
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The committee that succeeded in persuading 61 percent of Steamboat Springs voters to impose a 0.25 percent sales tax on themselves to bolster the community’s ski season jet program got it done with a mix of old-school campaigning, savvy use of social media and a good dose of unabashed shtick.

The tax will generate up to $1.3 million annually to regain air service into Yampa Valley Airport. 

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