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Qwest says DSL access available in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs

Qwest Communications announced last week that the company now can offer high-speed DSL Internet in Steamboat Springs.

“We are excited to be able to provide residents in Steamboat Springs with a service that can simplify their personal lives and help their businesses run more effectively,” said Kevin R. Smith, Qwest president for Colorado.

Qwest DSL allows customers to surf the Internet at speeds ranging from approximately 256 Kilobits per second to seven Megabits per second, which at the highest DSL speed is approximately 125 times faster than a traditional dial-up connection, the company’s Edie Ortega said. She is Qwest’s district manager for Northern Colorado.

In addition to Steamboat Springs, Qwest has deployed DSL in Aspen, Avon, Clifton, Craig, Durango, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Montrose, Parachute, Snowmass and Vail. Customers who want to order Qwest DSLcan call 1-800-244-1111.

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The Oak Tree Inn received awards for most improved room sales, exceptional overall quality, incomparable safety management, complimentary cost containment, excellent revenue development and most improved food sales. Company President Bill Burgess praised team members in Yampa for demonstrating a spirit of hospitality while working to exceed guest expectations. Lodging Enterprises Inc. operates 30 motels and 20 diners.

Bill and Patricia Dulan

join Mason and Morse

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Bill and Patricia Dulan are the newest Realtors to join Mason and Morse Real Estate in Steamboat Springs. “The Dulans both have years of experience as sales agents as well as real estate company owners,” managing broker Tony Walton said. “It’s experience that will make them a valuable addition to our team.”