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Free National Parks Pass for Families of 4th Graders

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Free Pass for Families of 4th Graders into National Park

Do you have a 4th grader this 2015/16 school year? If so, your family is eligible for a FREE pass to our nation’s outstanding National Parks!


My boy and an elk at Rocky Mountain National Park, #everykidinapark

My boy and an elk at Rocky Mountain National Park

The program is part of the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, an administrative-wide effort among the National Park Service, Forest Service, Dept. of Education, Fish & Wildlife Service, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration and others, to get all children to visit and enjoy the outdoors and inspire a new generation of Americans to experience their country’s unrivaled public lands and waters.

As of September 1st, every fourth-grader in the nation will receive an “Every Kid in a Park” pass that’s good for free admission — for them and their families — to all of America’s federal lands and waters for a full year. Students just need to sign up online and they will then get a voucher that grants entrance to the student and a carload of passengers to federal recreation areas for one year.

Catch the Drift With the Yampa River Festival

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Catch the Drift With the Yampa River Festival

Water. Water is vital to the existence of our people and planet.

The Yampa Valley is blessed with copious amounts of good, clean, cold water that comes from snow melt. It feeds our rivers and reservoirs providing miles and miles of recreational use, habitat for fish and animals, and drinking water for our neighbors downstream. In honor of this great resource, and to raise awareness and educate the public, Leadership Steamboat and the Friends of the Yampa have put together Water Week – a week of educational offerings, film screenings, and gatherings revolving around water and Yampa River stewardship.

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Thursday, May 28th marks the launch of the Catch the Drift campaign by Leadership Steamboat. The goal is to educate locals and visitors by emphasizing good stewardship of the Yampa River. The group will develop and install signage along key parts of the Yampa River, and sell Stewardship Kits containing a reusable water bottle, Catch the Drift stickers and handouts in a mesh bag, and is hosting a fundraising event at the Chief Theater featuring speakers, an auction and more.

Snow, Water, Rivers and our Environment – VIDEO

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The ski area just closed. And there’s still snow on the mountains- but less than there was last year.  Snow and water are big deal Colorado. Water brings life to the Yampa valley and without it, Steamboat would be a lot different.  The Yampa and Elk rivers flow through Steamboat Springs creating great recreation for everyone. But cold water is something we need to think more about and get involved in keeping it here.

Here’s a great video that touches on our climate, water, and trout.

COLD WATERS from Conservation Hawks on Vimeo.

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Steamboat Mud Season – What to Know

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Steamboat Mud Season – What to Know

Steamboat Springs locals and visitors enjoyed a fun closing weekend at Steamboat Resort as legendary reggae band, Steel Pulse, ​ brought our ski season to a close with their incredible music. It was awesome!


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Steel Pulse on stage for Steamboat Resort’s closing day


Now that the mountain is closed for skiing, our town enjoys a little “mud season” before the Resort opens again for mountain biking and festivities and our summer fun begins. Mud season, our unofficial 5th season, is when many of our businesses take a little time off before the busyness of the next tourist season. Locals enjoy this time because the town is quiet, parking is plentiful and businesses run outstanding specials.

Some years we really do have mud to contend with but not so much this year. Our trails have dried out quite a bit already, flowers are in bloom, and the sandhill cranes are back in the valley to raise their young.

BEFORE: A Short Video About a Short Time in Life

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

BEFORE: A Short Video About a Short Time in Life

Do you remember being 11 years old?

A good friend of mine at Slantyhouse Productions made this great video about life through the lens of one 5th grade class on the last day of elementary school. What it’s like to be 11; a tween.

This 37 minute documentary short is incredibly well done, charming and heartfelt. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


And if you are still looking for summer camps and activities for your tweens and elementary school aged children, here is a guide to summer camps in Steamboat Springs. Our town is a lot of fun anytime of year but summer in Steamboat Springs, CO is really special. Thankfully, there are many options for childcare in Steamboat Springs, whether you are a resident or not, which make it easier for parents to enjoy an afternoon to themselves.

Dream Builder Needed for Stagecoach Lake Land

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Dream Builder Needed for Stagecoach Lake Land

Located just 20 minutes from Steamboat Springs adjacent to the recreational offerings of Stagecoach Lake is an opportunity for someone to bring to life their NW Colorado mountain dreams.

Here, at 31045 Lynx Basin Way, sits a foundation and infrastructure…

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…for a wonderful home to take advantage of incredible views of Stagecoach Lake and…..

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….Woodchuck Mountain.

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Plans for a beautiful home with main level living and a walk-out lower level are included. This home was designed to capture the views and serenity.

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This 3.58 acre lot (#11) is flat and extremely private surrounded by Gambel oak trees. This is the best lot for views in Lynx Basin Estates.

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Bring your builder and start living your mountain dreams today at Lynx Basin Estates. Imagine wildlife out your window, fishing just yards away and world-class skiing within 20 minutes. If you would like more information, please contact me.

Billy Kidd Ranch Lake Views & Land For Sale

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Billy Kidd Ranch Land For Sale

I can not imagine a better place to build the home of your dreams than here in northwest Colorado, specifically on this 70-acre parcel offered at Billy Kidd Ranch.  Located next to Stagecoach Lake just 15 miles south of Steamboat Springs, aka Ski Town USA, this property offers the very best of our magnificent Yampa Valley.

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Well-maintained paved roads meander along the north shore of Stagecoach Lake to the driveway. Views of the lake, Flat Tops Wilderness Area, the Continental Divide and the Stagecoach Elk Preserve provide more wildlife than you can shake a stick at. This particular parcel has two designated home building sites and a well-producing well on the property. Your view of this American West will never be obstructed.

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Steamboat is One of the Best Mountain Towns for Retirees

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Steamboat is One of the Best Mountain Towns for Retirees

Now that you’ve said “goodbye” to the daily grind and the punching of time clocks, you can live anywhere you want. So where would you most like to spend your time now that you’re retired? If you are a lover of mountains and outdoor recreation, Steamboat Springs, CO is the perfect place for you.

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Steamboat in the summer


Recently named Steamboat among it’s top 10 Great Mountain Towns for Retirees. The article references our awesome snow, we call it “champagne powder”, opportunities for skiing, river sports, biking, hiking and ample sunshine. All of those things are true and certainly great draws for retirees but what it doesn’t mention are these 4 things, which I think would be important to most retirees:

Photo credit: Routt County Council on Aging

Photo credit: Routt County Council on Aging

Steamboat Lake Homes Provide Ultimate Relaxation

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Steamboat Lake Homes Provide Ultimate Relaxation

Sometimes the best thing for your body, mind and spirit is time in the mountains. The fresh mountain air, the sounds of birds singing and wind rustling the leaves on trees, stargazing without the interruption of city and street lights, and nature’s playground with its boundless opportunity for relaxing hikes and recreation are the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation. See all the real estate available in Steamboat here.

If you are looking for this kind of renewal, whether as a getaway a few times a year or full-time living, these two homes in north Routt county are perfect.

Located just 25 minutes from Steamboat Springs, the quiet mountain town of Clark and surroundings offer year-round outdoor recreational activities as well as solitude that you expect in the mountains.


26805 Placer Place, Clark, CO

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A Great Video of a Colorado Mountain Town

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Here’s a wonderful video shot around Telluride, Colorado. It’s not Steamboat Springs but it captures the mountains of Colorado which I’m so blessed to live in. Steamboat is not quite this amazing but it’s pretty special. Want to search Steamboat Real Estate?

[81435] from FELT SOUL MEDIA on Vimeo.