Steamboat Springs morning roundup for Wednesday, Nov. 13
Good morning Steamboat Today readers.
• Returns from the initial public offering could provide working capital as well as potential investments in, and acquisitions of, ski and adventure travel businesses and assets, according to the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Steamboat owner Intrawest files for $100 million IPO with eye on acquisitions
• With only a few weeks to scramble together a commercial campaign for the summer tourism season, a group of videographers were told to head into the wilderness with no script. The crew was given carte blanche to do what it wanted to get its shots. Colorado Tourism Office’s John Ricks talks about emotional pull at Navigator Awards
• The council’s decision Tuesday night means the city will be able to increase the base wages of several city employees who have sustained years of furloughs and salary freezes. Steamboat Springs City Council approves $600K in salary, benefit increases for city employees
• Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Airline Director Janet Fischer told the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that the emphasis for the upcoming ski season flight program into Yampa Valley Regional Airport has been on building capacity Saturdays, the day of the week that most winter vacationers prefer to travel in and out of the Yampa Valley. Steamboat ski season flight program boosts inbound capacity by 21 percent on Saturdays
• The Routt County Board of Commissioners let the air out of 40 rural residents Tuesday afternoon when they tabled a proposal by Union Wireless to locate a new telecommunications tower in their neighborhood. Routt County sends contested cellphone tower back to Planning Commission
• To try and tell the story of the challenges in schools and the sudden emerging identity of a new America, the critically acclaimed documentary “I Learn America” will screen at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Documentary highlighting Brooklyn school coming to Steamboat
• Yampa Valley residents yearning for cheap DVD rentals, movie theatre candy, new-release Tuesdays and the pressure of some modest late fees have a new movie store to check out. New video store offers DVD rentals, plenty of nostalgia in Hayden
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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – After being presented with four budget scenarios, the Steamboat Springs City Council approved a $39.4 million general fund budget, an amount council members agreed was conservative but optimistic.