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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.

Steamboat Summer Camps

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Steamboat Summer Camps

Rock Climbing in Steamboat

Youth Rock Climbing in Steamboat Springs

The end of Spring Break typically marks the time where we parents turn our attention to planning the kids’ summer camps and activities. To help in preventing the dreaded words, “I’m bored” from escaping your child’s mouth this summer, I have created a a list of day camps, sport and other activity camps taking place in Steamboat Springs. I hope these ideas contribute to the entire family’s summer happiness.

Summer Day Camps

Kids’ Adventure Club at the Steamboat Ski Resort. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3-12 year olds.

Adventure Bound in Steamboat Springs. Age appropriate activities and adventures for 3 year olds – 6th grade.

Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado Summer Camp. Drop-in program for children aged 6-18 years old.

Yampatika Environmental Camp Summer Program. Age-specific programs led by experienced Naturalists. No two weeks are the same.

summer camp

Adventures abound in Steamboat Springs

Steamboat School’s Recognized as Best in the State

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Steamboat School’s Recognized as Best in the State

Once again the Steamboat Springs School District was honored by the Colorado Department of Education as one of the best school district’s in the state. The district was one of 16 awarded the “Accredited with Distinction” honor for overall performance.

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I’ve blogged about it before but Steamboat has been recognized with this award since the Colorado Department of Education began labeling schools with it four years ago. To reach the “Accredited with Distinction” award, a school must earn 80% or more of available points based on academic achievement, academic growth, reducing academic growth gaps, and postsecondary and workforce readiness.

Three of Steamboat’s schools – the middle school, high school and Strawberry Park Elementary School – were given the John Irwin Award. This honor is bestowed upon schools that show sustained academic excellence.

In Need of an Easy Mountain Escape?

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

In Need of an Easy Mountain Escape?

Has it been another busy, stressful week with the hustle-bustle of city life, work obligations and family commitments? Doesn’t an easy mountain retreat to your affordable condo in Steamboat Springs, aka Ski Town USA, sound like just the escape you and your family need?

2700 Village Drive, Unit B109 at The Lodge is the affordable, easy maintenance, close to the Steamboat Ski Resort, family condo that is perfect for that easy mountain get-away. Easy for many reasons, like it’s easy to get here if you live on the front range and easy to get here if you live out-of-state with our direct flights.

Downtown Steamboat

Mt. Werner from downtown Steamboat Springs

You will feel your worries melt away as Mt. Werner, in its snowy splendor, appears before you as you head to your mountain condo retreat.

Relaxing family condo in Steamboat Springs, CO

Bang for your Buck – $5,400 Income Per Month

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Bang for your Buck – $5,400 Income Per Month

How would you like to bring in an average of $5,400 net per month and enjoy the comfort and beauty of an incredible vacation home? That’s over $64,000 a year! At 2660 Alpenglow Way this is no joke. Compare this to other townhomes in Steamboat.

This stunning 5,277 square foot luxury townhome boasts 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 3-car garage, a Wii loft, game room, heated floors and fireplaces through out.

Great room with mountain views

A large great room with floor to ceiling rock fireplace, professional grade kitchen with ample seating around the raised bar and a grand dining table seating 16 are perfectly spacious gathering spaces for extended family and guests.

Custom dining table with space for the kids too!

A 93% efficient boiler and Warmboard radiant floor system aid in the efficiency of the home thus generating lower utility bills than your typical large home. The heated driveway means no shoveling or plowing to worry about.  From an owner’s perspective, this quality built home means low overhead and minimal maintenance, key features when considering income property.

Luxurious Mountain Home in Steamboat Springs

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Luxurious Mountain Home in Steamboat Springs

mountain area home for sale,

River rock fireplace and tongue and groove vaulted ceiling in living room.

695 Meadowbrook Circle is perched high above the Yampa Valley between the world-class Steamboat Ski Resort and downtown Steamboat Springs. This gracious home is five minutes from the ski area and offers spectacular south valley and Emerald Mountain views. Search all luxury steamboat homes here.

Mountain area, Steamboat Springs

South valley views from wrap around deck off living room.

At 5,330 square feet and an inviting open floor plan, this home is perfect as a primary family dwelling or a mountain home retreat for extended family and friends. Each of the 5 bedrooms has its own private bath. In fact, 2 of the bedrooms are master suites; 1 on the main level with deck access, a fireplace, walk-in closet, steam shower and soaker tub.

Main level master with fireplace

Main level master with fireplace.

Steamboat Springs Plans for the Future

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Steamboat Springs Plans for the Future

I am continually impressed with how the Steamboat Springs community plans for the future and  thinks long-term. I was reading the Steamboat Today this morning and saw that the City of Steamboat was evaluating what to do with the 1% lodging tax they collect.  Annually, this tax generates between $650,000 and $800,000. What was interesting to me was how progressive and well, just neat, that my neighbors have voted in this tax and attempt to use it wisely. The projects that are up for consideration are all projects that will greatly benefit our town. And these aren’t just infrastructure or boring things like that. These projects will directly benefit the locals and visitors alike for the long-term.


Four applicants made their presentations and four more are scheduled. The four that have already made their presentations were:

- Old Town Hot Springs

- Haymaker Golf Course

- Public Open Space Acquisition

Endless Activities for Children in Steamboat Springs, Colorado

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Endless Activities for Children in Steamboat Springs

It’s pretty amazing here in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. We moved here from Seattle 5 years ago. And the proximity to everything and what there is, is almost endless. There are so many activities for children here that one could never be bored.

Biking Spring Creek with kids

Biking Spring Creek with kids

Not in any order:

  • Amazing winter sports club with many programs for kids all winter – skiing, snowboarding, x-country, jumping etc.
  • Olympic sized, year-round ice skating rink with all levels of figure skating and hockey for all ages.
  • Huge gymnastics center with instruction for all or just play-time free-for-all. Big foam pit, trampolines etc.
  • Brand new amazing library. Very modern with books, video, etc. Meeting rooms, kids rooms, great coffee and all. It really awesome.
  • Newly remodeled public pool and health club. Water slides, climbing all, lap pool, diving, kids pool, toddler pool, 3 hot tub pools, and one large warm pool.