Lightning-caused blazes include 1 near Rabbit Ears
The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit reported 10 new fires Thursday, adding to four that already were burning in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. One of the new fires is near Rabbit Ears Pass in Grand County.
The lake closed Wednesday after E. coli levels exceeded 235 organisms per 100 milliliters. Steamboat Lake State Park Ranger Matthew Schuler said in an e-mail that the laboratory likely didn’t receive the second test Thursday. Park officials hoped to open the swim beach as soon as this afternoon.
Man suspected of shooting wife June 11
Robert Cash was silent throughout his arraignment in Routt County Court on charges of attempted murder in the first degree and crime of violence Thursday afternoon. Cash is charged with attempted first-degree murder and crime of violence, both felonies.
Members to consider District 7 candidates today
Ryan Adrian, a deputy with the Routt County Sheriff’s Office, and Brett Mason, manager of parking and security at Steamboat Ski Area, have expressed interest in becoming members of the South Routt School Board.
School Board to consider ballot language for proposed tax increase at August meeting
The Hayden School Board, by a 4-0 vote, approved a motion Wednesday night to ask residents to consider approving a mill levy override to increase property taxes.
Cancer fundraiser has raised $78,000 of $200,000 goal
The 37 teams registered for Relay For Life have raised about $78,000, which is less than half the fundraising goal of $200,000, event Co-Chairwoman Susan McIntosh said. The event raised $169,000 in 2009 and $209,000 in 2008.
Town Board to consider applications at meeting tonight
The Oak Creek Town Board will hear three requests for land-use changes at a meeting tonight, all for medical marijuana establishments.
Republican candidates define themselves in TV18 interview
The two Republican candidates vying for a chance to stand against Democrat Gary Wall to lead the Routt County Sheriff’s Office explained their goals in a casual discussion with Steamboat TV18 on Wednesday.
College hosts walking tour of proposed road, planned facility
About 30 people participated in a walking tour of Colorado Mountain College's proposed road location and 48,000-square-foot geoexchange facility planned for the Alpine Campus. The group included residents, CMC staff, and project architects and engineers.
After a flurry of activity Monday and Tuesday, no new wildfires were reported Wednesday, according to the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit. Twelve fires started Tuesday in western Moffat County and parts of Rio Blanco County, fire officials reported. Fire activity decreased Tuesday night due to cooler temperatures and higher relative humidity. Eight of the 12 wildfires were contained by Wednesday, according to a news release.
LIFT-UP of Routt County will collect nonperishable food items at the entrance to Friday’s free concert at Howelsen Hill.
12:11 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers talked to a woman who was intoxicated near Seventh and Oak streets. Officers gave her a ride home.
The Steamboat Tennis Association is preparing to field its largest Summer Tennis Championship field. Organizers expect more than 148 players to compete in Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s tournament at the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.
About 11 years after Ed and Cheri Trousil closed on their purchase of Humble Ranch, in May 1999, the public trail along Agate Creek south of Steamboat Springs is a scenic, little-used reminder of how a conservation effort that began with all sides stating the best intentions descended into legal battles, property disputes and appeals through four years, two courts and teams of lawyers.