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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Shared office concept opens in West Steamboat Springs

Julie Niemi has taken the leap and opened co-working space Drop-In Desk in Curve Plaza in West Steamboat.

Business briefs: New auto shop slated for West Steamboat

A new auto repair shop is planned for West Steamboat along U.S. Highway 40.

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Smell That Bread Bakery opens in downtown Steamboat Springs

What started as an interest turned into a hobby and now has risen to the level of a full fledged bakery in downtown Steamboat Springs: Smell That Bread Bakery.

YVEA Caring Consumers program gives out $16,000 in grants

As part of its Caring Consumers program, Yampa Valley Electric Association recently awarded $16,000 to 17 community projects.

4 vie for lone Steamboat School Board vacancy

Four women have submitted letters of interest for the Steamboat Springs School Board’s lone vacancy since Rebecca Williams resigned June 16.

City of Steamboat Springs pays $1,000 deductible related to skier death lawsuit

To settle the wrongful death lawsuit of Ryan v. Steamboat Springs, the city only had to pay an insurance deductible of $1,000.

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Ranch Organics soap company opens downtown Steamboat location

Ranch Organics soaps and lotions are in 180 places across the country, but for Debbie Dygert, opening a storefront on Fifth Street in downtown Steamboat Springs felt like bringing her company back home.

Business briefs: Butcherknife Brewing Co. tap room is open; new beers released

Butcherknife Brewing Co. has launched four wholesale beer varieties and opened its tap room, according to a news release.

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Report examines commercial real estate trends in Western states

According to the study, demographic and consumer preference trends point toward more walkable neighborhoods and developments, making mixed-use key.

City of Steamboat Springs settles Howelsen Hill skier death lawsuit

The city of Steamboat Springs has agreed to settle in Howelsen Hill skier death lawsuit Ryan v. City of Steamboat Springs, according to a news release.

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