Ski resorts adapt to weak economy

Colorado Ski Country provides the following updates of the economic status of nearby ski resorts:

The Jackson Hole Ski Resort is 30 percent off from last year as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, as reported in the Casper Star Tribune.

Copper Mountain Resorts announced a one-year wage freeze for all salaried employees last week amid concerns the weak economy will cause a decline in skier visits and revenues.

Vail Resorts announced Wednesday it has had its most successful fiscal year in history with profits up 20 percent. The resort’s CEO, Adam Aron, was granted stock and options worth nearly $5 million Sept. 26 as part of his compensation package.

O’Brien receives Realtor honor

Peggy O’Brien, a Colorado Realtor, was recently awarded the Graduate Realtor Institute designation. She is a member of the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors and is a Broker Associate with Coldwell Banker Silver Oak. She has completed the curriculum required to achieve the highly acclaimed designation. She joins other top producers in the residential real estate industry who hold the designation across the nation. The designation was earned by attending more than 112 hours of classroom instruction, covering subjects on contract law, professional standards, current legal issues, sales and marketing and other areas of real estate specialization.

Cattlemen to hold meeting Friday

The Routt County Cattlemen’s Association will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the Routt County Courthouse.

The meeting will include updates on the state Legislature by Sen. Jack Taylor and Rep. Al White. Also on the agenda are the county commission, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Terry Frankhauser, the county extension and Moffat County Commissioner T. Wright Dickerson.

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