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Lindsay Binegar was 14 the first time she spent any winnings from years of showing hogs. She bought a purse. The second time, at 18, she splurged. She bought a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house with a two-car garage. And she paid in cash.

"I've never heard of a teenager buying a house," said Nikki Gasbarro, spokeswoman for the Ohio Association of Realtors. "Smart girl."

The Greenfield teenager has been saving money since she was 4 years old and won $100 showing a hog.

"I didn't get the money; it went to the bank," said Binegar, now a 19-year-old freshman at Ohio University's Chillicothe branch.

And so the pattern began. She'd raise a few hogs every year on the family farm in Highland County, show them at competitions and add any winnings or sales

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Redevelopment work at the base of Steamboat Ski Area has a green light to occur this summer. Last month, the city awarded a contract of about $4.5 million to Duckels Construction for work to ultimately build part of a public promenade at the immediate ski base, daylight a segment of Burgess Creek and install other public amenities such as seating areas, fire features and stonework. The Urban Redevelopment Area Advisory Committee voted last week to support a $2.2 million construction plan that includes earthwork and utility work but few public amenities. That plan allows for easy transition into further construction as opposed to a $2.4 million plan that would create a more finished product but would require some backtracking and additional costs to…
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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 Snowmass mountain bike race outside Aspen in 2008. Zanni and Armstrong have since

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(Money Magazine) -- The drama is nearly over. After a decade of extremes -- the ebullient highs of the real estate boom, then the devastating lows of the bust -- calmer forces are beginning to prevail in the housing market. The big fall-off in home values, which has taken the median price of a house down almost 30% since 2006, looks to be in its final stages in most places: Three-quarters of the nation's 384 metropolitan areas will see prices down less than 5% a year from now, according to projections from Fiserv and Moody's; 10% seem poised for modest increases. Meanwhile, Uncle Sam is lending a steadying hand with programs designed to prop up the market -- at least for a while yet.In this quieter environment lie new challenges and…
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Through the winter, as many as 12 passengers rode in one of two subsidized vans. The first made a morning run from Steamboat to Oak Creek, and the second came in the opposite direction.The fledgling commuter van is in the midst of its second month of existence and is funded with a $25,000 federal grant spread throughout two years. The program was pursued by Routt County Commissioner Diane Mitsch Bush. The county’s $25,000 grant match got a boost locally through a $13,000 grant from the Trappers Lake Chapter of the Sierra Club and will be further reduced by rider fares, Mitsch Bush said.“We’ve had some interest from Stage­coach, and we’ve said we would run the van initially for as few as three passengers, but we need some more,” Com­mission Chair­­wo­­man…
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The Colorado Group Realty Charitable Foundation and the Sheila M. Cook Community Arts Foundation and have created a youth scholarshipfor the Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School & Camp.

Routt County youth, entering grades 5 – 7 will be awarded full scholarships to attend Perry-Mansfield’s Junior Camp, June 25th – July 10th, 2010. Junior Camp is a twoweek program designed for the younger student who wants to explore the performing arts. The program offers a well-rounded curriculum that includes required classes in dance, theater and musical theater, with electives in art, creative writing and equestrian. All eligible youth must complete the Junior Camp Scholarship Auditions at Perry-Mansfield.

Sheila M. Cook was a childhood dancer and had a deep love of

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When gold medalist Billy Demong took the podium Friday at the Hometown Heroes Parade and Celebration in downtown Steamboat Springs, he joked that events like this seem to happen once a week in Steamboat.

Although there is a little hyperbole there, Demong’s notion of the event captures just what a special place, winter wonderland and breeding ground for Olympians — and Olympic champions — Steamboat has become.

Friday certainly served as another reminder of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team’s bustling success at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games — and rightfully so, with seven Olympic medals clanging together on the stage — but the overriding tone Friday was that it really does take a community to raise an Olympian.

“I consider this,” silver medalist Todd

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Yampa Valley Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Karl Gills is being recognized with the American Hospital Association (AHA) Grassroots Champion Award.

AHA, in partnership with the Colorado Hospital Association (CHA), announced the award today. As a 2010 Grassroots Champion, Gills is being honored for his “exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission.” Gills has been CEO of Yampa Valley Medical Center since January 2001, shortly after the hospital, Doak Walker Care Center, GrandKids Child Care Center and medical office building opened on the Central Park Drive campus.

The AHA Grassroots Champion Award recognizes hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major

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Steamboat Springs has been named a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry.  It is the 19th consecutive year Steamboat has received this national recognition, according to a news release.

Steamboat Springs has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community: a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance. 

The city will celebrate the 19th year of being a Tree City USA community at the annual Green Up/Clean Up day June 5.


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Burgess Creek, at least a small stretch of it, is likely to see the light of day again this summer.

Members of a committee working to make public improvements at the base of the ski area more appealing agreed Wednesday to recommend that the city go forward with $4.5 million in construction work.

The pragmatic part of the plan is building the first stretch of a snowmelted promenade that will someday rim the ski base in a horseshoe shape.  The creek will be relied upon to supply the aesthetic qualities of the project.

The $4.5 million dollars is enough to build this summer's project, including freeing the first 120 feet of the stream out of a culvert and putting it in a rebuilt streambed. 

Burgess Creek has its source in a field of natural springs high

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