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2014 Best of the Boat winners

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Best of the Boat goes big

Votes in the 2014 contest poured in like the summer’s near-record-setting rain. By the time they were tallied, more than 83,000 votes came in from nearly 4,500 voters, ranking 112 questions in six categories. The effort represented the biggest opinion-canvasing campaign our town has ever seen.

Best of the Boat goes big

The votes poured in like the near record-setting rain this August in our 2014 Best of the Boat contest. By the time they were all tallied, nearly 83,000 votes were tallied from 4,500 voters, answering 112 questions in six different categories, representing the biggest opinion-canvassing campaign our town has ever seen.

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Best of the Boat: Best Happy Hour — Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill

There is something for everybody at this establishment featuring an inviting atmosphere for families and even the late night happy hour crowd.

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Best of the Boat: Best Local Artist — Lance Whitner 

Feeling most at home outdoors, this local artist depicts her own interpretations and appreciation for the beautiful landscape of the Yampa Valley.

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Best of the Boat: Best Local Band — Loose Change

Performing in local venues and numerous parties or events all over town, this local tightly knit rockin' group shows no sign of slowing down.

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Best of the Boat: Saddleback Ranch wins best guest ranch

It doesn’t take long to figure what makes Saddleback Ranch such a special place and worthy of being named Best Guest Ranch.

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Best of the Boat: KBCR Big Country Radio wins best radio station

At KBCR Big Country Radio, the concept is simple. Give the people what they want.

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Staying Fit: Ski training tips from personal trainer Brady Worster

Brady Worster’s personal story serves as an inspiration to many.

Best of the Boat: Ciao Gelato wins best ice cream/frozen yogurt category

Go ahead, take a spoonful. Or even two. Lynne and Massimo Romeo, as well as their sons Mirko and Gabri, won’t mind one bit as you sample their delicious gelato. They know you’ll be coming back for more.

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Best of the Boat: Ore House at the Pine Grove wins best steak

It helps to have experience when serving up steaks. Operating out of the same location since its founding in 1971, Ore House at the Pine Grove has more than perhaps any other restaurant in town, which is what helped it win this year’s Best Steak category.

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Best of the Boat: ROOTZ gets best vegetarian menu

Foods to balance the body

Best Vegetarian Menu: ROOTZ

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Best of the Boat: Freshies wins best lunch spot

There’s something about a great lunch that helps you get through the day.

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Best of the Boat: Fuzziwig's is #1 candy/sweets store

For kids of all ages, a trip downtown or a family vacation to Steamboat Springs just isn’t complete without a stop (or two or three) at Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory at Ninth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

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Best of the Boat: Rocket Fizz places second in best candy shop category

If you want to go retro, Rocket Fizz on Lincoln Avenue is the bee’s knees. Open since May, the candy and soda pop shop has vintage appeal that attracts old-timers and youngsters in droves.

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Best of the Boat: Moose Mountain Trading Co. is best woman's clothing store

After 20 years, Jenny Wall, owner of Moose Mountain Trading Co., knows how to fill her Lincoln Avenue store with clothes and gifts that women crave — luxurious sweaters, gorgeous knit dresses and the perfect selection of stylish accessories that add the crowning touch to any outfit.

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