- Ruth Ellen Riffe Cortez
- Gay Albers and Greg Roberts, Steamboat Springs, a boy.
- Lisa R. and Dr. Scott M. Sulentich, Steamboat Springs, a boy.
- Simona Elizabeth Gomez and Emir Gabriel Silva Alarcon, Steamboat Springs, a boy.
- Brandie Earlene and Bruce Daniel Biggs, Steamboat Springs, a boy.
- Jamie and Brent Malley, Steamboat Springs, a boy.
- Stewart Engagement
American Legion Post No. 62 in Craig pays tribute to soldier
A sea of people in different dress decorated the hall inside the American Legion Post No. 62 on Monday. Although separated by the garb of military fatigues and uniforms, civilian-wear and the black leather of motorcyclists, the 500-plus people in attendance shared a common trait.
Radio station manager Brian Harvey hired by Cool Radio
Longtime Steamboat Springs radio station manager Brian Harvey has left NRC Broadcasting to join rival Cool Radio.
1:15 a.m. An ambulance was requested in the 1300 block of Fox Lane.
A Colorado State Patrol dispatcher said a semi-truck rolled over Monday afternoon on Colorado Highway 131, about three miles north of Oak Creek.
Matt Tredway is planning a return to the mountains this fall, and this time he'll have a group of Steamboat Springs Middle School students in tow. They'll find plenty to talk about.
CHS kindergarteners attend first day of school
Katelyn Kline, 5, said she was nervous before her first day of kindergarten. "I was coughing and a little sick," Katelyn said Monday afternoon at Christian Heritage School, scrunching her face at the memory of a not-so-good morning. "But now I feel pretty good."
Craig's American Legion post is being dedicated to Mark Lawton, a Hayden soldier who died in Iraq in 2004; Brian Harvey is switching radio stations; the Continental Divide trail run was Sunday; and the Young Life golf tournament is coming up Saturday. Check back tomorrow morning for these headlines and more.
Council to discuss development tonight
The Steamboat Springs City Council will again discuss One Steamboat Place at its meeting tonight.
Elk River takes a dip
Flows in the Elk River near Steamboat Springs dipped to about 60 percent of their historical average Monday morning, as farmers and ranchers began looking ahead to autumn.
This is the morning news report for Monday, August 21, with reporter Allison Plean. Among the top headlines are proposed improvements at Soda Creek Elementary School, the end of this year's Routt County Fair, a visit by a Utah dating show and the big winners at the Pro Rodeo Series.
The preference points system, relatively untouched in past years, has undergone several changes.
Big game hunters traveling to Northwest Colorado in October don't arrive looking for trout. And for anyone who has the great fortune to hang an elk early in the hunt, that's a big mistake.
Somewhere between archery season and rifle season, the bull elk sought by hunters throughout Colorado will go into the rutting season, and he will begin to gather his harem of cow elk with which he will mate.
In its 20-plus-year history, Ranching for Wildlife has been one of the state's more controversial hunting programs.
Chronic wasting disease is a fatal neurological disease found in deer and elk. The disease attacks the brain, causing the animals to become emaciated, display abnormal behavior, lose bodily functions and die.
If hunters have a day on their trip when they can't hunt or if they simply want to take a break from tracking trophy animals, there is plenty to do in Craig to pass the time.
Alternate activities for those skipping the hunt
Family members of hunters can find their own adventures if they do not feel the call of the hunt.
There are no sure things in elk hunting - weather conditions alone deal a different hand of cards every autumn. However, statistics compiled by the Colorado Division of Wildlife strongly suggest that hunters who are willing to settle for a cow in the first rifle season will do well in Game Management Unit 4 northwest of Steamboat Springs.
Serious pronghorn hunters are willing to wait years for the opportunity to hunt trophy bucks in the best pronghorn units in Colorado. All Colorado pronghorn hunting tags are issued by draw.
Illegal hunting-related activities include interfering with hunting. This year, Colorado Division of Wildlife officials are looking out for people who "herd" animals by trying to move them onto private property or keep them on private property.
Hunters are susceptible to health problems when they're in the backcountry.
The Colorado Division of Wildlife unveiled some big changes for the 2006 hunting season.
Thousands of hunters will come to Northwest Colorado in search of big game this fall.
From food and equipment to travel and lodging, planning an annual hunting excursion can be an expensive undertaking.
Local couple uses native stones, wood and remains for crafts, furniture
Glenn and Audrey Pritchard said they can see forever from the top of the hill on their 40-acre spread just outside of Craig.
While most hunters come to Northwest Colorado for elk and deer hunting, there are plenty of other big and small animals out there to pursue.
Rio Blanco county has much to offer the big game hunter.
Kremmling a hot spot for deer hunters
When it comes to the six prime game management units of the Middle Park region around Kremmling, Dean Billington says taking the road less traveled is key.
In Northwest Colorado, youth hunting is a way of life.
Walden overlooked as big game destination
When people think of Walden, they think moose. The small community and county seat of sparsely populated Jackson County is known as the "Moose Viewing Capital of Colorado," because of the high elevation (8,000 feet) and valley floor conditions that cater to the largest moose population in Colorado. What people often overlook is that the five game management units of Jackson County, referred to regionally as North Park, are also home to sizable numbers of elk and deer.
Sports would not exist without rules. It seems simple, but consider playing tennis with no out-of-bounds line, or hockey with steel sticks.
For Alan Nielsen, getting close to a deer or elk is the thrill of a lifetime that separates bow hunting from other types of hunting. "You're so limited as far as range," he said. "You have to be that much closer, quieter and sneakier."
Successful hunters say the secret to their success is how well they're disguised in the habitat.
Deer also popular targets
Northwest Colorado has built a reputation for trophy elks, but hunters are discovering that this area also offers great opportunities for deer.
The number of all-terrain vehicles used during hunting season has been increasing steadily during the past five years. Although the vehicles can be useful tools to aid a hunt, many hunters are using them improperly and causing a variety of problems.
Rangefinders help answer important questions for hunters
The days when big game hunters had to rely entirely on dead reckoning to determine the distance to a trophy bull elk are long gone. Affordable laser rangefinders have taken much of the guesswork out of one of the most critical judgments a hunter needs to make.
Gary Troester is an artist. Instead of using paintbrushes, chalk or acrylics, Troester uses glass eyeballs, thread and animal hides to create his masterpieces.
The Buckskin Network is a unique program between law enforcement and news media to assist hunters and their families.
Elk licenses may be harder to come by
As the region's elk population reaches an optimal size, it could become harder to get an elk-hunting license.
Gear, keeping calm are keys to survival
Most hunters have enough experience in the backcountry to keep from getting lost. They know the basics, such as being familiar with an area before setting off on a big trip and keeping fresh on their orienteering skills.
Teen Programs introduces program for middle-schoolers
Weisburg daughters join father at Christian Heritage School
Alan and Sherry Weisberg thought they were empty-nesters. But there's been a change in plans for the couple.
A local woman who received help from Lift-Up of Routt County for extreme medical debt will tell her personal story at the agency's first Luau on Friday.
Unlike reality dating shows like "Blind Date" and "elimiDATE" - "Not on the First Date" is not scripted.
Chad Mosher has won a lot in his rodeo career. He has more than 10 saddles and hundreds of belt buckles. But on Saturday night, he won his most special prize to date.
Scheduled business of the Routt County Board of Commissioners
- Discussion regarding the purchase order for Morrison Creek Culverts, replacing Bridges
5:04 a.m. A man stole a towel and was trespassing on the 200 block of Lincoln Avenue. The man was arrested on suspicion of second degree criminal trespassing, theft and resisting arrest.
For more than six years, I have been editing all of the columns that appear on Mondays and writing quite a few of them. During that time, I have slipped further and further away from being a personal role model for healthy living.
Major general discusses lessons learned from Iraq
In order to fight a diffuse enemy over a long period of time, retired Maj. Gen. Robert Scales thinks the American military needs to change most of its current practices.
Every year, more than a few hunters must be rescued from the wilds of Colorado. Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in various types of accidents or lost in the woods.
Bruce Lee has noticed more than a few changes after more than 20 years spent selling sporting goods in Steamboat Springs.
Hunters looking for an advantage may discover that loading their own ammunition can increase accuracy just enough to bag that long sought-after trophy.
(Without a license)
Reintroduced to Colorado 28 years ago, moose are thriving in many parts of the state. Elk hunters need to be sure to know the difference between these two ungulates. A hunter who mistakes a bull moose for a bull elk can be fined more than $1,000.
Hunters rejoice. Now that you've caught your wild game, all that's left to do is get it ready for cooking.