Michael Schrantz

Online editor, business, real estate and South Routt reporter


Michael Schrantz is the online editor as well as the business, real estate and South Routt reporter for the Steamboat Pilot & Today. Before coming to Steamboat, he worked at the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Fairbanks, Alaska. Michael has degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri – Columbia.

Recent Stories

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Developer outlines plans for historic YVEA building

At an informal meeting of the city of Steamboat Springs’ Historic Preservation Commission, Steve Shelesky laid out some early plans for the future of Yampa Valley Electric Association’s downtown building.

City of Steamboat reviews LEED certification requirements

The city of Steamboat Springs is researching green energy standards in anticipation of a request from the local development community to reduce the costs associated with energy efficiency certifications such as LEED and Green Globes.

Business briefs: P. Elizabeth Wittemyer joins Feldmann-Nagel’s law offices

P. Elizabeth Wittemyer has joined Feldmann-Nagel’s offices in Steamboat Springs and Denver, according to a news release.

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Steamboat single-family home supply low under $450,000

In Steamboat Springs, prices for single family homes have faced upward pressure in the past year and increasingly are concentrated above the threshold for what’s considered affordable.

Chelsea's Chinese restaurant makes mountain comeback

Daryl Levin sold Chelsea’s in the late-1990s, but he’s now looking to resurrect the Chinese-food restaurant and its reputation of cuisine worth traveling for.

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Lost Steamboat exhibit opens in May at Tread of Pioneers

Lost Steamboat shows glimpses of the town as it once was through 12 photographs of buildings that are no longer standing.

Republican primary set for Colorado House District 26

Routt County residents Dave Moloney and Chuck McConnell made the ballot during Friday’s district assembly in Denver.

Business briefs: Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty participates in conference

Steamboat Sotheby’s International Realty co-owners Pam Vanatta and Cam Boyd participated in the 2014 Sotheby’s International Realty Leadership Forum, according to a news release.

Steamboat real estate market sees 1st quarter shift in single-family homes

The numbers are in for the Steamboat real estate market’s first quarter of 2014, and while there were the same number of transactions as in 2013, the composition is markedly different a year later.

Steamboat, Routt County planning commissions discuss urban growth boundary

The city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County planning commissions met Thursday night to continue discussions about how changes are made to the urban growth boundary.

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