Architecture firm names Chancie Keenan as new part owner |

Architecture firm names Chancie Keenan as new part owner

Chancie Keenan has joined Mountain Architecture Design Group in Steamboat Springs as principal architect and part owner. She steps into the position previously held by Jan Kaminski, who has transitioned into a semi-retirement role. Keenan joins Ed Becker in leading Mountain Architecture forward.

Chancie Keenan

Keenan was hired by Mountain Architecture in 2006 and brings more than 15 years of design experience to her new position. She is a licensed architect, LEED accredited and a member of the Yampa Valley Trades Association.

Her portfolio reflects a balance between design of public buildings and residential dwellings. Recent public projects include Soda Creek Apartments for Horizons Specialized Services, additions to the United Methodist Church and Steamboat Mountain School. She is currently working with STARS on its new facility and several custom single-family residences.

Keenan has also worked with Kaminski on numerous historic preservation projects, including Crossan's Market in Yampa.

Pinnacol Assurance issues $483K in dividends to county employers

Pinnacol Assurance is distributing $483,000 in workers' compensation dividend checks this month to 644 Routt County policyholders.

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In total, nearly 53,000 employers throughout the state of Colorado — roughly 94 percent of the company's policyholders — will receive a portion of Pinnacol's $50 million dividend.

Check amounts are calculated based on the policyholder's premium size and performance. The average 2018 dividend check will be $944.

Pinnacol policyholders have earned a dividend 10 times since 2005, a result of their commitment to workplace safety and controlling claims costs. With the 2018 declaration, Pinnacol has now returned nearly $606 million in total general dividends to Colorado businesses.