Friday, August 31
Hayden had little trouble winning Friday night, using big plays to blow by Belleview Christian and start off with a 1-0 record. The road gets a lot more difficult next week when the Tigers are set to play the No. 1 team in the state.
The Soroco High School girls volleyball team opened up the season with a 3-1 win against Beth Eden Baptist on Friday.
The Steamboat Springs girls volleyball team opened the season Friday with wins.
The Soroco High School football team opened the season Friday with 56-0 win against Gilpin County.
12:12 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of harassment in the 700 block of Yampa Street. A man was issued a summons on suspicion of sending harassing text messages and leaving harassing voicemails.
September Old Town Hot Springs events roundup
The Tread of Pioneers Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Bring your stub from the Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge for free admission.
Routt County school lunch menus for week of Sept. 3
Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Sept. 3
Speaker urges reaching out to energy companies early and often
Local government in small communities on the cusp of a potentially significant oil and gas play should plan ahead to set aside any revenue they receive for long-term projects, George Blankenship told an audience of Steamboat business leaders last week.
There are 23 entries in the four categories of the seventh annual Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge, which goes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
A preliminary accident report provides little additional information about the crash north of Milner that killed the lone occupant, Peter Nicholas Landherr, 36, of Glenwood Springs.
Steamboat Springs Police Department officers on Friday were investigating a break-in at the ski lift shack at Howelsen Hill.
Fisheries biologist Billy Atkinson urged anglers returning to the Yampa River to fish conservatively and with conservation in mind.
When the Chief Plaza Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs closes Sept. 6, Wildhorse Stadium Cinemas will benefit in more ways than one from being the sole film venue in town.
Steamboat Realtors reached out to reality TV star and former Steamboat resident Ryan Serhant to see whether he would be interested in generating publicity to help market his parents' home.
A Colorado Water Trust release from Stagecoach Reservoir that started June 28 will be protected for the first time as it makes its way to Tri-State Generation in Craig.
The new site launches at 4 p.m. Friday and is more user-friendly and easy to navigate.
There is a chance that Hurricane Ileana, off the coast of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, could spice up Steamboat's weekend weather.
The city of Steamboat Springs has contracted to use a helicopter to remove beetle-killed trees on Howelsen Hill.
Craig residents get a chance to sound off on the proposed Hayden casino, mineral rights owners advocate for property rights and a local dude ranch wins an award.
There’s nothing like a county fair to remind those of us in the agriculture industry about our past, how rewarding the present can be and how our future is in the hands of our youths.
Thursday, August 30
The U.S. Forest Service and Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit remind residents and visitors to be aware of fire danger as well as danger from falling trees during Labor Day weekend.
Prudential Steamboat Realty hosts the Labor Day Open House Tour from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Craig residents on Thursday night echoed the sentiments of some Hayden residents who have said that they need to diversify their economy and that a casino could help them do that.
Vista Verde Guest Ranch north of Steamboat Springs is one of three Routt County dude ranches recognized in the inaugural All Signature Ranch Awards hosted by www.duderanch.com.
In the past few weeks, I have noted with great sadness the increase in ads for “free horses” in the classifieds. This probably is because of the current hay shortage and associated stupendous rise in hay prices.
Let Hayden be our Tijuana / Gamin’ and drinkin’ in a steam-filled sauna.
Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS receives lots of money from Republicans and the Republican Party specifically to produce and disseminate the distortions. He is on top of his job.
As the elected trustee for Routt County and on behalf of the Steamboat Springs community, I want to thank the Colorado Mountain College system for the new academic and student center at the Alpine Campus.
Before getting mired in arguments about gambling per se, the proposed casino should be evaluated on the basis of whether it meets the public policy goals at the heart of Indian gaming laws.
If you’re going to knock something off the bucket list, it might as well fill a big bucket. That’s my reasoning, anyway, behind camping at a lung-busting 16,200 feet in the Peruvian Andes on a four-day, mule-assisted backpack trip to the source of the Amazon River — a far cry from our Yampa River back home.
Routt County events calendar for Aug. 31 to Sept. 6
It never takes long to figure out what type of team the Steamboat Springs High School soccer team will be, and it all starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at home against Centaurus.
The group is expressing its desire to see members' mineral rights developed, and it’s not unrealistic to say that rights owners who have executed leases with energy exploration companies here have hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake.
One of the first rescued Maasai girls to benefit from the Tasaru Girls School Fund is Janet Semerian Pere. Janet’s uncle brought her to the rescue center when she was a young girl to protect her from a marriage to an old man that Janet’s father had arranged.
We rarely tap into the fullness of a dog’s mental capacity during his or her lifetime. And, as with humans, it’s beneficial to start learning early and continue perfecting new skills throughout life.
The Steamboat Springs High School golf team struggled at Cobble Creek Golf Course in Montrose, carding a team score of 236. The score left the Sailors in the middle of the pack.
I knew it was coming. For the last few weeks, I’ve watched it slowly approach on the calendar, a looming, double-edged sword of a holiday.
This week, the Gypsy Lumberjacks are in Colorado playing shows in Denver, Golden and Fort Collins. On Friday, the 3 1/2-year-old band makes its Steamboat debut at Old Town Pub.
Friends of the Chief has a new plan and might be closer than ever to closing — for good this time — on the Chief Plaza Theater building the nonprofit hopes to renovate into a performing arts venue in downtown Steamboat Springs.
The Ride For Dirt mountain bike race will serve as a fundraiser for Routt County Riders.
12:01 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 1400 block of Athens Plaza.
Four local artists recently launched the new Steamboat Springs Plein Air Painters group, a small collective that aims to foster the growth of outdoor painting in the Yampa Valley.
The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team readies for a new season, having lost nine seniors.
An Oak Creek business owner is hoping to have a successful year so she can purchase security cameras to catch the person who has been stealing her brisket.
The robber took an undisclosed amount of tip money that was in envelopes for employees.
Police in Hayden are hoping to find the person or people who lit several rolls of toilet paper on fire late Wednesday night in the restrooms at Hayden Town Park.
The construction of fishing piers and a trail connecting the day-use area with the campground will require Hahn's Peak Lake to be drained by 10 feet.
Labor Day weather favors Steamboat tourism
The high temperature in Denver on Sunday could reach 97 degrees while Steamboat enjoys daily highs in the mid 80s for events like the Wild West Air Fest.
Steamboat Spring police officers train in school shooting scenario, camping ramps up for Labor Day and children go back to school in Steamboat.
Wednesday, August 29
The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra’s music performance education ensembles begin Sept. 10. String ensemble, cello choir and flute choir will be offered.
Steamboat police officers took out active shooters during training exercises this week at Steamboat Springs High School. The training takes place annually, and all too often there are real-world incidents police can learn from.
The schedule for Steamboat Springs High School football looks much kinder this season. And the team begins play with a very winnable game at 7 p.m. Friday at Eagle Valley.
Country singer Morgan Frazier has never been to Colorado before, but that all changes Thursday when she plays her only night in the Centennial State at Steamboat’s Ghost Ranch.
Steamboat Springs High School also scores above state average
South Routt's composite score, which accounts for students' performance on the reading, science, math and English portions of the test, is the highest in Routt County and also surpasses some of the state's highest-performing school districts.
The eighth annual PBR Rocky Mountain Bull Bash returns to Steamboat Springs on Sunday.
12:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a noise complaint on Balsam Court. Some people had jumped a fence to get to a hot tub and were being loud. They were told to leave.
Some area campgrounds are expected to be full this weekend, but there still are options for people who have not yet made a reservation.
The downtown district in Steamboat Springs will be without a movie theater after Sept. 6. Chief Plaza Theater operated by Carmike Cinemas is closing its doors, and the company is moving out its equipment.
More than 2,000 students flocked back to Steamboat schools on Wednesday morning to start another school year. The district is expecting a record 2,329 students this year.
Town's Labor Day festivities start Friday
The milestone is reflected in the fire and water theme for Oak Creek’s annual Labor Day celebration. Festivities get started Friday.
Shell Oil now has two pending oil wells south of Hayden. Work has yet to begin on the previously approved Dawson Creek well.
Public Trustee Jeanne Whiddon said the pace of new foreclosure notices continued at about 20 per month through the first six months of 2012 before uncharacteristically jumping to 37 in July.
An official said a summons is being issued to a man suspected of killing a bear, plane crash victim Peter Landherr is remembered as a devoted father and ReStore has a new home.
Tuesday, August 28
Volunteers are needed for the Steamboat Stage Race from Saturday to Monday.
District Wildlife Manager Mike Middleton said the bear is the same one that made headlines in May after it was tranquilized and got stuck in a tree on Pine Street in Old Town Steamboat Springs.
A focus on a lifestyle economy has been key to Steamboat Springs' growth since 2000, and we think it will be essential to our future.
Peter Landherr remembered as a devoted father of 4 with many passions
Rachel Landherr was expecting her ex-husband, Peter, to arrive back home in Minnesota from Colorado on Saturday morning. She said Peter wanted to be with her and their four children while a veterinarian put down the family's dying dog, Schuck.
A busy weekend of high school sports begins Friday with football, volleyball and cross-country action.
Adult league volleyball scores for Aug. 27
In the heart of local Labor Day weekend festivities, the Wild West Air Fest takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Steamboat Springs Airport.
After a rocky 2011, the Steamboat Stage Race is back this weekend in a slightly modified form. Registration remains open, and a $10,000 cash prize pool and Moots frame are up for grabs.
Routt County Habitat for Humanity Director Jody Patten said ReStore's ride to Riverside Plaza has been "wild and exciting." The move allows the nonprofit's store to accept and sell donated couches, building supplies and home decor items.
Residences and businesses often clean hardscapes such as driveways, sidewalks and parking areas by spraying them with a hose or pressurized washer, but little thought is given to how much water is being used and what can happen as a result.
After 10 years with Yampa Valley Bank, Kathryn Pedersen has joined PrimeSource Mortgage Inc. as the mortgage originator for the company’s new Steamboat Springs office.
12:38 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 700 block of Conifer Circle. It was scared away.
Worsley recently returned to Steamboat after a whirlwind month. He swam for team Canada in the London Olympics, capping off the chase of a 12-year dream.
Have you ever seen a blue moon hanging up in the sky? Well, this month you can, but you might be surprised to learn that a “blue moon” has nothing at all to do with the moon’s color.
The Olympic qualifying period began during the weekend with a snowboard World Cup in New Zealand.
Water Commissioner Brian Romig has shut down eight ditches because they had no flow-measuring device to confirm that water rights holders were not taking more water from the Elk than they were entitled to.
High temperatures in the 80s and a slight chance of thunderstorms in Steamboat Springs are likely to persist through the week.
The man killed in a plane crash near Milner is identified, firefighters knock down a wildfire west of Steamboat and Shell Oil is seeking another well permit.
Monday, August 27
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association needs volunteers to help with the Wild West Air Fest on Saturday and Sunday.
12:04 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a disturbance in the 29000 block of Routt County Road 14D.
X Games cancels snowboard cross, ski cross events
Winter X Games officials announced last week that the 2013 event wouldn't include snowboard cross and ski cross events, much to the chagrin of local athletes.
After reading the news of Neil Armstrong’s death, I wanted to find a touchstone, if not a moon rock, that would connect me with that day of the first moon landing 43 years ago.
The Steamboat Springs Stage Race is coming back for another Labor Day weekend.
Steamboat Springs cyclist Tammy Jacques recorded another fast finish Saturday, winning the women’s division of the Power of Four mountain bike race in Aspen.
The Routt County Planning Commission voted, 8-1, to recommend approval of Shell Oil's Gnat Hill permit application.
Doug Lewis won the Steamboat Men's Club Championship on Saturday.
Blaze grew to half-acre but did not reach nearby homes
Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters on Monday morning quickly knocked down a half-acre wildfire in the Elk River Estates before it had a chance to spread to nearby homes.
Investigators still working to determine where plane came from, where it was headed
An NTSB investigator said the plane discovered Saturday morning in rural Routt County is thought to have crashed between 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m Saturday.
Officials still are investigating the plane crash in rural Routt County, Steamboat Springs Montessori school is ready to kick off its year and Deb Babcock explains what happens when our aspens change color.
Sunday, August 26
County Agenda for Aug. 27 and 28
Work to replace a culvert could cause delays of five to 10 minutes at mile marker 124 on U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat Springs. Work is planned for 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Mary White won the Steamboat Women's Golf Association championship Saturday at Steamboat Golf Club.
Most local high school sports squads begin this season this week.
Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch said National Transportation Safety Board investigators examined the crash site Sunday and still were working to determine when the plane crashed.
Campus shows off new greenhouse, renovated classroom during open house
Inside a house at East Maple and McKinley streets, the 15-year-old Montessori program Lesa Radford founded in 1996 is ready to launch another school year with 22 students and new energy.
On a couple of hikes this past week, I noticed some aspens just starting to change color and many of the mountain ash leaves already had turned to brilliant shades of red and orange. Why do leaves turn color in the fall?
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and Yampa Valley Medical Center is bringing a world-renowned speaker to Steamboat Springs to address this vital topic.
1:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle at Routt County Road 34 and East Maple Street. Officers arrested a juvenile male who was suspected of driving under the influence of drugs.
Saturday, August 25
At Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, our goal is to inspire healthier lives by providing education, support and resources that help people make positive changes in their behaviors and environment.
On Friday the Local Marketing District board of directors met for the first time since the Steamboat Pilot & Today editorial of July 29 (“Flight program woes raise tax questions”). In discussing this article, we felt the community needs to know the facts regarding the air service tax and the 2012-13 winter flight program.
Thursday’s grand opening of Colorado Mountain College’s spectacular new academic center overlooking Steamboat Springs is an achievement that stands to benefit the community for decades to come.
12:22 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers stopped a car at Eighth Street and Lincoln Avenue and arrested a person on suspicion of DUI.
Steamboat sneaked by Rocky Mountain, 4-3, for its first win of the early season before falling to perennial power Kent Denver, 7-0.
Freedom Conference attendees on Saturday got to hear what drove Hannah Giles to investigate corruption at an agency that was supposed to be advocating for low-income families.
■ 313 Little Moon Trail Seller: Bank of America NA Buyer: Dan McEntee Sale date: Aug. 20, 2012 Sale price: $400,000 Property description: 1,800-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath Lot B in Lincoln View Townhomes. Valued for taxes at $403,200.
A healthy 5.74 percent increase in July dollar volume to $33.44 million helped the Routt County real estate market stay ahead of 2011 performance.
The Routt County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a plane crash Saturday and the death of the plane’s only occupant. The crash was discovered at about noon by a sheep herder north of Milner.
The Old Town Hot Springs Triathlon Club wrapped up its second season last weekend, with athletes notching top times. The Triathlon Club will return next summer for its third season.
In his 1945 book, the "Tread of Pioneers," former Steamboat Pilot founder Charles Leckenby writes of fur trappers, outlaws and gold prospectors in early Routt County.
On July 12, George Krawzoff was told he was fired as executive director of the Yampa Valley Housing Authority following an executive session, which he was asked to leave. On Aug. 9, the Housing Authority board passed a motion in open session to fire Krawzoff and pay him up until that date, calling into question the manner in which he was terminated.
The road trip used to be a right of passage or necessary for work. But now, it has become a place to make memories.
Friday, August 24
With the Nov. 6 presidential election quickly approaching, Freedom Conference keynote speaker John Bolton wasted little time addressing the 280 people who attended dinner Friday night at the top of Steamboat Ski Area.
The Bureau of Land Management released Wednesday a draft amendment that could increase oil and natural gas development activity in Northwest Colorado.
The divide between Cato Institute fellow Dan Mitchell and University of Missouri-Kansas City professor William Black centered on a theory and a worldview: Keynesian economics and the role of government.
Despite inexperience, the Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team will look for regional title No. 15 as the season wraps up in October.
Registration is open for the Fall Classic golf tournament Sept. 15 and 16 at Haymaker Golf Course.
Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Aug. 27
Steamboat Springs school menus for week of Aug. 27
Local health educators, parents, business owners, government officials and nonprofit organizations are coming together to try to capture drivers’ attention with facts about vehicle exhaust pollution.
The former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, used to travel the five boroughs and ask citizens: “How am I doing?” Perhaps our current Steamboat Springs City Council should take a page from Mayor Koch’s playbook.
Local Marketing District board President Steve Dawes predicts the Oct. 9 air program open house will become an annual affair.
Some local restaurants, including bistro c.v. and Harwigs/L'Apogee in downtown Steamboat Springs, are taking the time to grow their own produce, and they say the effort has proven worthwhile.
Weather forecasters hope to have a better look at what is falling from the sky after a new radar system is installed next month in Grand Junction.
Steamboat Springs needs to diversify its economy if it wants to attract members of the millennium generation, Urban Land Institute CEO Patrick Phillips said Thursday.
3:28 a.m. West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were called to help a person who fell in the 13100 block of U.S. Highway 40.
The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
David Gardner is bringing his documentary "Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth" to Steamboat on Tuesday and with it his message that economic growth is an ill rather than boon.
Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus hosts a grand opening for its new building, Doc Willett Award winners to be honored for their commitment and Mainstreet Steamboat Springs works on downtown improvements.
Thursday, August 23
Horizons Specialized Services has received a $15,000 grant from the El Pomar Foundation to assist with the construction of an eight-unit apartment complex for adults with developmental disabilities, according to a news release.
Adult League Coed Outdoor Soccer results for Aug. 23
Coed C League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 23
Tuesday’s edition of the Steamboat Today contained the commentary “An unserious man” by New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. The piece was Krugman’s latest effort to discredit vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s ideas about how to confront our nation’s economic woes.
I’m writing in response to Tony Counts’ letter (“Casino idea is good”) in Wednesday’s paper. Counts kind of answered his own question of “How does a casino in Hayden have a negative effect in Steamboat, culturally, visually or ethically?”
Regarding the “Should ‘ignorant’ people vote?” column by Rob Douglas in the Aug. 17 Steamboat Today: Rob! In relating the commentary by CNN contributor LZ Granderson, you brought up an issue of import for us to think about.
As a hypnotherapist, I work with many things, but for me the most concerning is the use of tobacco. It’s all bad, but the use of “dip” or “chew” is worse than smoking.
Are you as appalled as I am at the obscene amounts of money spewing into this election? Time magazine estimates this election will cost $2.5 billion.
Nearly 50 years after Lucile Bogue planted the seeds of the Alpine Campus, the college on Thursday night celebrated the grand opening of its 60,000-square-foot academic hub in Steamboat.
Last season's ski and snowboard gear can make for great deals this year, but there are a few things customers should look out for.
Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide’s annual fundraiser takes place from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill.
Routt County events calendar for Aug. 24 to 30
Dr. Mark McCaulley will be honored at the Doc Willett Healthcare Heritage Awards on Friday for his ability to take on medical challenges with an energetic and positive demeanor.
Members of the Steamboat Springs High School golf team hit the road this week picking up a third-place finish and experience the coach hopes will pay off at the end of the season.
Willa didn’t enter our family, she exploded into it, much like those party favors that open with a bang, spewing items every which way. She pushed us all — our other dog included — to the brink of exhaustion.
4:22 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers investigated a ladder going to a roof of a building in the 1100 block of 13th Street. Officers think it was left there by roofers.
Since 2009, the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) has helped local counties bordered by national forest lands fund natural resource projects.
A new form of traffic calming known as a super sharrow that accommodates a mix of bicycle and vehicle traffic at low speeds is among the ideas for improving Yampa Street in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Sue Birch, former CEO of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association, will receive the Health Care Community Advocate Award.
Michal Menert, a Pretty Lights Music artist and co-producer of Pretty Lights' first album, will appear in Steamboat Springs on Friday at The Tap House Sports Grill.
Despite Wednesday's rain, Steamboat still is short of its historic precipitation average for August. But more rain is forecast for Thursday.
The chief engineer for the Colorado River District stressed Wednesday that there is no safety issue associated with the settling of Ritschard Dam southeast of Steamboat Springs along U.S. Highway 40.
Reservations for the annual celebration of Americana and Texas music and group ski trip in Steamboat Springs have started.
The Colorado Medical Board issued the decision, citing concerns about an alleged alcohol abuse problem and Dr. Joel Miller’s ability to practice medicine with reasonable skill and safety to his patients.
A summons is issued after a Steamboat woman allegedly punches a Denver man, energy companies seek new drilling permits in Routt County and ESPN Radio moves to FM.
Wednesday, August 22
Coed D League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 22
STARS and Routt County Riders present Biking the Boat on Saturday. The ride includes 26-, 46- and 55-miles rides through the scenic roads of Routt County as well as a five-mile all abilities and unicycle ride.
The children got their chance, but for the second consecutive year, the majority of Town Challenge racers were left with a bit of an empty feeling at the end of the season.
A heated argument that started because of pin replacement at a Steamboat Springs golf course has resulted in a 60-year-old Steamboat Springs woman being charged with harassment.
Several energy exploration companies that are new to Routt County are applying for permits to drill oil wells here. Routt County Planning Department Director Chad Phillips said Wednesday that 13 oil and gas drilling permits are in various stages of the approval process in his office.
Cover enough sporting events in Steamboat Springs and the characters in each tend to sort themselves out. Triathletes: They’re the intense ones.
12:17 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 47100 block of Routt County Road 80A near Hayden.
After two years of planning and 12 months of construction, the Steamboat academic center is alive and ready for its inaugural school year.
On Wednesday, ESPN Radio stopped broadcasting on KBCR’s 1230 AM and now is being broadcast as Sports on FM on 98.9 FM and 97.7 FM.
By trying to narrow my Twitter focus, I've actually broadened my horizons and learned a few tidbits of mostly useless but entertaining information.
The executive vice president of Centennial’s mountain banks promised Millennium customers wouldn’t see any changes until the second phase of the bank merger is launched.
Proceeds from the screening of "Colorado's Greatest Treasure" will help to support buildings on the list of Colorado's most endangered places, including Crossan's M&A Market in Yampa.
Steamboat Springs could see some showers or thunderstorms Wednesday evening, but the main part of the approaching storm should hit the area Thursday.
Sunpie's Bistro has new owners, a man who plead guilty to dealing heroin in Steamboat gets eight years and a Clark man suffers injuries to his hands after a shotgun shell explodes.
Registration for the Yampa Valley American Poolplayers Association fall session begins Wednesday. For more information, call Sheryl Barrett at 970-734-7665 or visit www.yvapa.com.
A lot has been said in the local community forums since the Sleeping Giant Group first announced its proposal to build a casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden.
The city of Steamboat Springs should continue to budget conservatively as it heads into 2013, and it should formalize a plan for future surplus revenues.
Many members of the community and homeowners living in the Sanctuary have gone to great lengths to respect the presence of a mother bear and two cubs in the aspen preserve surrounding the Sanctuary subdivision and trail.
If you’ve lived here since August 2000, you know me. If you’ve watched a Pirate Theater show, you’ve seen me.
My faith is fully restored in the youths of our beautiful Routt County.
From pounding clothes on rocks to the introduction of washboards and the ringer, the task of doing laundry has an intriguing history.
The dog collar looks good on the dog, but I don’t think it would do much for me. I don’t want to try to look sexy wrapped up in her dog leash, and I certainly do not want to be handcuffed to anything or anyone.
Although the annual horseshoe pitching challenge is not quite ready to move to the Routt County Fair’s main grandstand area, this year’s competition provided a bit of excitement in the middle of Saturday afternoon.
Tuesday, August 21
Adult League Soccer Scores for Aug. 21
Coed B League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 21
2012 Routt County Fair Livestock Sale
Congratulations to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council for putting together a credible performance in time for the All Arts Festival weekend, and kudos to Kelly Anzalone for the courage to debut a new work.
A 21-year-old Clark man suffered severe hand injuries Tuesday after the shotgun shell he was taking apart exploded, according to the Routt County Sheriff’s Office.
12:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a man and woman arguing at Fifth and Yampa streets.
Steamboat Moxie Home Consignments and Design owner Michelle Caragol said the store had been contacted in early June to pick up some furniture from a Stagecoach home and have it sold on consignment.
The U.S. Forest Service has approved the expansion of Breckenridge Ski Area onto Peak 6, and ttwo new lifts serving an additional 407 acres were approved by White River National Forest Supervisor Scott Fitzwilliams.
Garfield County commissioners have agreed to provide as much as $1 million in county oil and gas mitigation funds to help pay for a first-of-its-kind academic study of air emissions from natural gas operations in the county.
After auditioning in the callback round of NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” Nicci Curd said the process was a growing experience even though she didn't make it on to the show.
No short term changes planned for Yampa Street bar other than new manager
John Duty said he didn't want to see Sunpie's Bistro leave 735 Yampa St. along with its longtime owners Mike and Colleen Miller. The bar opened at noon Tuesday with new owners and few other changes.
CDOT's Rich Sarchet said that 16-year-old women were more likely to be involved in injury accidents than their male counterparts but that the trend reverses from ages 17 to 21.
Firefighters on Tuesday were tending to hot spots at a 7-acre wildfire near the northern edge of the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.
Mayor Jim Haskins, incumbent council member Bill Hayden seeking re-election
With the Monday filing deadline quickly approaching, the race for the Hayden Town Council is starting to take shape. The council has four seats up for election this fall, including mayor.
The younger of two brothers who pleaded guilty to dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs was sentenced last week to eight years in the Correctional Alternative Placement Services program in Craig.
Twentymile Coal Co. is making progress on its expansion into its Sage Creek reserve and expects full-scale production to start in 2015.
Steamboat's Jack Verploeg was among a group of 20 that recently completed a 246-mile sea kayaking trip and 80-mile trek in Patagonia.
The season's final race returns to Emerald Mountain for the fourth time this summer with the Soul of Emerald Cross-Country race. Registration remains open.
Oak Creek has canceled its Town Board meeting scheduled for Thursday.
Faster cell service is coming to Steamboat, Susan McIntosh is named a "Friend of Education" and the Seminars at Steamboat series wraps up.
Monday, August 20
Adult League Volleyball Scores for Aug. 20
Tyler Farrar, who limped to the finish of the Tour de France needing a hospital bed more than a bike, won a sprint finish Monday to earn the yellow jersey.
Speaker: Crises or leadership could save country from mounting budget problems
The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel set out some of the main budgetary hurdles that befuddle U.S. politicians and squeezed it all in between salad and the main course at the Seminars at Steamboat 10th anniversary dinner.
When Kevin Taulman introduced Susan McIntosh to the Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night as the district's 2011-12 “Friend of Education,” the principal said the award wasn't merely recognizing McIntosh for one year of service, but rather for more than a decade of volunteerism.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is reminding parents of children entering sixth grade to make sure their children’s Tdap (tetanus) and meningitis vaccinations are up-to-date before the children head back to school in the fall.
Water release from Stagecoach helps revive tubing season in dry August
Thunderstorms in the forecast for Monday and Wednesday could help to clear out the wildfire smoke that has lingered over Routt County, a forecaster with the National Weather Service said Sunday.
AT&T working to build 8 new towers around Routt County by end of year
The Routt County Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve conditional use permits for three tower applications and tabled a fourth for a proposed tower just northwest of Yampa.
Two very large constellations, Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer and Hercules the Strong Man, take up a large chunk of our late-summer sky. We see them standing head to head, high up in the southern sky as darkness falls.
1:26 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were investigating a 53-year-old woman from Boca Raton, Fla., who was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol at Old Fish Creek Falls Road and South Lincoln Avenue when the officers saw another car crash into a nearby median. Police arrested the 25-year-old Steamboat man who wrecked the car on suspicion of careless driving, DUI per se, DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
Hayden was No. 7 in Colorado’s 8-man football division in the preseason Denver Post football poll released Monday.
Steamboat Springs mountain bikers have been racking up podiums at Gunnison’s 24 Hours in the Sage mountain bike race since it debuted 11 years ago. This summer's version was no different.
Gates of Lodore west of Steamboat offer float through history on Green, Yampa rivers
On the first day of the trip, modern rafting parties discover upper and lower Disaster Falls, where one of John Wesley Powell's wooden boats was smashed in 1869.
Routt County spent $1.2 million in 2011 to acquire parcels of land along Routt County Road 14. The intent is that the road leading from Colorado Highway 131 to Stagecoach someday would be straightened.
Home arts special awards for the 2012 Routt County Fair
The Focus Bridge north of Steamboat Springs on Routt County Road 129 closed for repairs Monday, according to a Routt County Road and Bridge Department news release.
The Routt County Fair comes to a close, rain makes its way back into the forecast and an altercation occurs at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club.
Sunday, August 19
Beginning Monday, the Parks Ranger District portion of the Buffalo Pass Road (U.S. Forest Road 60) will be closed to the public for removal of beetle-killed hazard trees, according to a release.
Steamboat Triathlon results for Aug. 19
Steamboat Springs Police Department Sgt. John McCartin said officers were called to Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club at 2:33 p.m. Sunday after a woman from Steamboat Springs allegedly punched a man from Denver.
2:57 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint about loud music in the 3300 block of Après Ski Way.
Final day of fair filled with horse races, bull riding and impromptu sheep herding
Sheep herding wasn't on the schedule, but when a feisty flock of the livestock escaped Sunday at the Routt County Fairgrounds in Hayden, people moved quickly to round up the 30 agile escapees.
Nearly 400 competitors took on the course for the eighth annual Steamboat Triathlon on Sunday at Lake Catamount.
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series No. 10 results
Continental Divide Trail Run results for Aug. 19
Planted in the fall, garlic sets its roots before it goes dormant in winter but starts the serous business of growing in spring. Given our capricious spring weather, it’s hard to know the countdown to maturity.
County Agenda for Aug. 20 and 21
Colorado has the sixth-highest rate of suicide in the U.S., according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Men between the ages of 25 and 54 make up a significant portion of suicide deaths in the state.
Saturday, August 18
Age was no matter for Emmitt Meyring, 9, who raised the Grand Champion market steer in his first year showing livestock. His steer sold for $10,000 to Round Mountain Ranch, where Emmitt’s family works.
Great states like Colorado make things. We innovate, we manufacture and we create jobs. Great countries like the United States make their own energy. For Coloradans, these facts are not secrets. For years, we have led the way in creating jobs and powering our nation.
What hasn’t received much attention is the downside of casinos. The internet, however, abounds with accounts on what happens in a 50-mile or so radius of an Indian-owned casino.
Water conservation is smart. So is increased efficiency, both in terms of water usage and city government’s oversight of its water utility. Adapting new technologies to accomplish all of the above is smart, too.
Routt County resident Toni Hennessy on Saturday hit the second hole-in-one of her life, and this one happened to come with a car.
A 16-year-old Craig bull rider is expected to be fine after getting stomped on by a bull Saturday at the Routt County Fair.
Routt County Fair results for Aug. 17 — Steer show
This week, 110 of the more than 3,000 members of the women’s fly-fishing and adventure club Sisters on the Fly rolled into Steamboat Springs and enjoyed everything the Yampa Valley has to offer.
The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
2:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted a suspicious man pushing a cart in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. The man claimed a bank stole his money.
Steamboat Springs couple Ruth and Francis Abate have spent the summer training for — and completing — triathlons.
The Steamboat Springs High School Golf Team has won four of its first five tournaments this season.
Hotel owners, retailers and restaurateurs in Steamboat Springs have mixed reactions to the Sleeping Giant Group's proposal to build a casino 20 miles to the west. Many question the project's impact beyond western Routt County.
When Marvin Crawford is inducted into the Ski Jumping Hall of Fame this week, it will be the fourth time the Steamboat Springs skiing legend has found his way to a Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office released Friday a preliminary environmental assessment that evaluates offering 20 parcels in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties in the February 2013 oil and gas lease sale, according to a news release.
Friday, August 17
About 400 to 500 acre-feet of water is being released from Stagecoach Reservoir at the request of Tri-State Generation, which operates the power plant in Craig, according to Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District Manager Kevin McBride.
Last month, Space Station gas station owner Eric Dorris switched over his diesel tank to B20 diesel, a fuel that is a blend of 80 percent regular diesel and 20 percent biodiesel.
Playing Friday at Rifle Creek Golf Course, Steamboat finished a respectable fifth with a team score of 252, despite not having several of its top players
June represented the third straight month of year-over-year increases in sales tax collections. However, building-use tax and accommodations tax collections continue to lag behind last year's pace.
Building permits for new construction in Steamboat Springs and Routt County were issued at a snail's pace through the first six months of the year, and a recent uptick is typical in the summer.
Most of the competitors in Friday's Dress Your Animal Contest at the Routt County Fair have been here before, and it shows in their themes and stories prepared for the contest.
I was recently involved with the search effort on Rabbit Ears Pass. Even though the outcome isn’t what we had hoped, I’d like to thank everyone who spent time searching for our friend.
I’m deeply concerned after reading the article in the Steamboat Today “Romney seeking distance: Presidential candidate stresses Ryan’s agenda different from own.” If his policy is not Ryan’s or President Obama’s, then what is his budget policy?
Friday’s Steamboat Today ran a story, “Group opposes casino,” quoting briefly from a statement we provided the newspaper. We thought it appropriate to give readers the full text of what we said.
The Art Stroll is on Yampa Street between Fifth and Seventh Streets and it continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
12:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a fight at a bar in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. A citation was issued to a minor for possessing alcohol.
As part of the series, speakers discuss what leadership means and how to exhibit it. From there, athletes and teams break into small groups to set goals for the season and determine the best ways to achieve those goals.
Nothing suspicious was found after a search of the Carmike Cinemas-owned Chief Plaza Theater on Friday after the theater’s corporate office in Georgia received a bomb threat.
A group forms to oppose a casino in Hayden, private schools look to boost enrollment and Steamboat Springs' Pirate Theatre takes its show on the road.
Routt County Fair results for Aug. 16
Steamboat Christian Center, 36013 E. U.S. Highway 40, is giving school supplies for one child to single parents.
Thursday, August 16
Coed C League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 16
After three years of showing chickens, 13-year-old Hallie Myhre knows what it takes to be named grand champion in showmanship at the Routt County Fair.
Should citizens have to pass a test to demonstrate a requisite level of political and civic knowledge before voting?
Find events in Routt County this week with the Explore Steamboat calendar.
Enrollment at Routt County's three private schools remains much lower than it was four years ago
As the heads of private schools in Routt County prepare to welcome back their students for another year, they are adapting to the lower enrollment numbers that haven't rebounded much in the wake of the economic recession.
An opposition group has formed to advocate against the development of a casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club coach Tony Lodico and a trio of his freestyle skiing athletes spent their summer helping at a New York camp for at-risk youths.
The Steamboat Springs High School golf team won its fourth straight tournament Thursday in Gypsum.
With season-long championship races wrapping up, the Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series can’t help but close with a bang.
The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra's Opening Concert is at 7 p.m. Saturday, and tickets range from $1 for youths to $35 for adults.
As a send-off, they’ll be performing the production, called “Powder Haze: A Day in the Life at a Ski Town,” on Saturday in their hometown of Steamboat. The show then heads to Boulder.
The South Routt Medical Center has reached capacity, but issues with its encroachment into an Oak Creek right-of-way and limited space are complicating expansion efforts.
12:19 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear at Fifth and Oak streets. It was scared away.
To teach a reliable recall, you must teach your dog to associate something pleasant or rewarding with coming to you when you call him. That's not as easy as it sounds.
After being passed over for this year's race, the city plans to pursue a Pro Cycling Challenge stage for next year
After not getting a bid for the 2012 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Steamboat Springs plans to make another effort in 2013. The multi-stage road race featuring professional cyclists from across the globe starts Monday.
The Biking the Boat Charity Ride, which features four rides for riders of all abilities and benefits recreation programs for people with disabilities. returns Aug. 25.
Did these musicians — or any of the greats that stop in Steamboat for the Free Summer Concert Series and use the Howelsen Hill Lodge — ever look around and wonder about whom else has sat on those benches, eating and making conversation?
Nearly 10 years after its formation, the MarchFourth Marching Band will make its first appearance in Steamboat on Friday to close the 2012 Free Summer Concert Series.
Knowing that the smoky haze lingering over Steamboat Springs could be with us into next week, public health officials are recommending residents take precautions regarding air quality.
Home arts at the Routt County Fair, a tryout for TV show "The Voice" in Los Angeles and the economics of our water supply
Yampa Street will be closed from Fifth to Seventh streets from 6 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Sunday for the Art Stroll at the All Arts Festival, according to the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.
8th annual Arnie’s Army Battles Prostate Cancer Golf Fundraiser results
Routt County Fair results for Aug. 13 and 15
Wednesday, August 15
Adult Coed Soccer League Results for Aug. 14
Coed D League Softball Standings and Game Results for Aug. 15
5 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a noninjury accident in the 2800 block of Riverside Plaza.
Drinking water had to be trucked in for campers after a pump house caught fire Wednesday afternoon at Steamboat Lake State Park.
Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg on Wednesday confirmed Sean F. Ryan's death was a suicide.
All fire restrictions on Bureau of Land Management land in Routt County will be lifted at midnight Wednesday, allowing people to have recreational fires.
The eighth annual Steamboat Triathlon is expecting a big crowd for its Sunday morning race at Lake Catamount. Registration is still open.
Regular regional runners know better than to expect a week off. Sunday's Continental Divide Trail Run may have been surpassed in length by other local events, but it’s still a gruel.
Joy Rasmussen is gearing up for one of her toughest races, the 70.3 Ironman World Championships to be held next month in Las Vegas.
Check-in day brings in Lego masterpieces, gigantic zucchini
Linda Long knows that on check-in day, anything can come through the doors of the Routt County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
The demand for water is expected to continue to rise, but securing the funding to increase the supply will be difficult, a respected economist said Wednesday.
The Sailors were the best Class 4A team in Wednesday's tournament at the Eagle Vail Golf Course.
Steamboat Springs swimmer Samantha Terranova recently competed for Team Colorado in a meet in Grand Junction.
I’m not a Chicago Cubs fan, I swear, but maybe it says something about Steamboat Springs that so many people seem so quick to assume I am.
Nicci Curd made it through the first round of auditions for "The Voice" in Los Angeles last weekend, getting called back from an arena of tens of thousands of singing hopefuls.
The town of Oak Creek is addressing multiple issues on its agenda with an eye to a steep revenue dropoff in the near future.
Steamboat residents can expect highs in the 80s and little chance of rain for the rest of the week. And a haze from Western wildfires may not lift till early next week.
The body of a missing man was found Tuesday on Rabbit Ears Pass, the Routt County Road and Bridge Department has a new director and Steamboat's winter olympians look ahead to 2014.
Coed B League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 14
Men’s II League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 13
Men’s I League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 13
Tuesday, August 14
Do you have children who enjoy any of the recreational activities or organized sports the valley has to offer in summer, winter, spring and fall?
I would like to thank the two cardiologists who were playing tennis at the Tennis Center on July 23 (“Tennis player saved from cardiac arrest,” Steamboat Today) when my friend Harry Max went into cardiac arrest on the adjacent court.
I gratefully accept Gov. John Hickenlooper’s appointment as district attorney for the 14th Judicial District. It is a great honor and privilege to continue in public service in this role.
Last week, as it does every year, the state Department of Education made a big to-do about the release of 2012 TCAP standardized test results. And, as they do every year, media outlets across the state — including this one — gave significant coverage to the highs and lows of the test scores.
Routt County Fair results for Aug. 14
Did you know that 17 percent of indoor household water use occurs in the shower? Then consider the savings potential by installing efficient showerheads in lodging properties like hotels and condos.
It’s time for the Routt County Fair and your chance to throw some horseshoes, regardless of your skill level.
Routt County Habitat for Humanity is in need of four volunteers ages 13 and older to help assemble store shelves from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at ReStore.
Hruby currently serves as the interim Public Works director for Steamboat
A veteran city of Steamboat Springs employee has been tapped to lead Routt County's Road and Bridge Department.
The stadium lights had barely cooled at the London Olympics closing ceremony when the attention turned to the next Olympic Games. And with less than 100 days until ski season and 540 days until the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, it’s time to look at which Steamboat athletes could shine on sport's biggest stage.
On Wednesday, we kick off our 2012 survey, which will run for two weeks. We’re hoping for 1,500 responses before the survey ends Aug. 31.
All fire restrictions are lifted for state lands and unincorporated parts of Routt County, allowing people to have recreational fires.
Have you ever paid attention to what exactly is bouncing around in your brain during a five-minute period? Try it. I think you will find it alarming.
Kendall Hood, 12, of Steamboat Springs, is in his third year of raising pigs and is bringing with him a pig named Oreo as well as some valuable experience.
The authors will be highlighted in Saturday’s festival of local authors. The event coincides with the fourth annual All Arts Festival.
1:56 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a 61-year-old woman with an injured hip in the 40500 block of Steamboat Drive.
Dan Smilkstein has racked up 1,000 miles of riding in the epic Leadville race, which he has finished in first place in his age group across three decades.
Steamboat Springs athletes are selling Sailors Cards to benefit sports programs and the Steamboat Springs Booster Club.
The Steamboat Springs High School golf team won its second straight tournament Monday, with Brandon Martin earning low medalist honors.
Sean F. Ryan's body was found Tuesday night by his family and friends in the rugged wilderness of Rabbit Ears Pass.
The downtown bus shelter project installed nine shelters that were designed to reflect Northwest Colorado’s historic architecture, and each has its own theme.
Beginning next week, the Parks Ranger District portion of Buffalo Pass Road (U.S. Forest Road 60) will be closed to the public from 7 a.m. Mondays through 5 p.m. Fridays for removal of beetle-killed hazard trees.
Monday, August 13
Adult League Volleyball scores for Aug. 13
Yampa Valley Baseball scores for Aug. 12
A possible search and rescue mission was announced over dispatch Monday afternoon, but officials are saying little about it. Undersheriff Ray Birch said information could be released by Tuesday morning.
Richard Murray wrapped up Seminars at Steamboat's main summer run with a discourse on presidential election history.
A 60-year-old man from Victoria, Australia, was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with minor injuries Monday night after he crashed his motorcycle on Rabbit Ears Pass.
Two broadband providers are worried that thousands of wireless water meters being deployed in Steamboat could disrupt Internet service to as many as 150 of their customers.
12:27 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a complaint about a noise on Routt County Road 24.
Legend has it that a pot of gold awaits you at the end of the rainbow, if you are lucky enough to find it. No luck at all is required, however, to find the pot of tea at the end of the Milky Way.
After just two years, the Steamboat Stinger still is the new kid on the block, but a successful weekend has organizers convinced the race is hanging tough.
Gov. John Hickenlooper announced Monday the appointment of Brett Barkey as district attorney in the 14th Judicial District.
A 74-year-old man from San Jose, Calif., was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon after rolling his motorcycle north of Craig.
2012 Steamboat NTRP Championships for Sunday
Sunday, August 12
12:13 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 2000 block of Cornice Road.
When the weather is right, the leap from Storm Peak can last for hours. On Sunday, a group of hang gliders and paragliders committed themselves to the skies above the Yampa Valley.
University of Houston political scientist Richard Murray said Colorado will play a key role in this year's presidential election, which he'll discuss as part of the final Seminars at Steamboat talk Monday.
The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night agreed it should be conservative in its approach to the 2013 budget, but members didn't all agree on how conservative they should be.
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo Series No. 9 results
2012 Steamboat NTRP Championships for Saturday
Beginning Aug. 20, the Parks Ranger District portion of the Buffalo Pass Road (U.S. Forest Road 60) will be closed to the public for removal of beetle-killed hazard trees, according to a release.
County Agenda for Aug. 13 and 14
One of my favorite end-of-summer wildflowers is the beautiful pink plumes of fireweed, also known as rosebay willowherb and part of the evening primrose family, found throughout the mountains around Steamboat Springs.
The Doc Willett Health Care Heritage Awards have become a treasured community institution. Perhaps that’s because the health care professionals they honor have made indelible marks on the quality of health services available in our rural region of the state.
Steamboat Stinger marathon and half-marathon results
Lance Armstrong said Sunday's Steamboat Stringer trail marathon was grueling, but he still managed to win the 26.2-mile race, besting the field of nearly 300 runners who showed up for the first-year event.
Saturday, August 11
Steamboat Stinger Mountain Bike Race Results
These days, it’s hard to miss the Mainstreet Farmers Market, staged on Sixth Street in downtown Steamboat Springs on Saturdays.
Ranchers understand the concept of “herd immunity”: Immunize the majority of the herd to protect the entire herd. The same disease concept applies to us.
Steamboat Springs City Council member Sonya Macys criticized City Manager Jon Roberts for using “Obamacare” as a description of President Barack Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. I took a few minutes to check out public usage of the term Obamacare and had the following results:
Here is the scenario: 500 acre-feet of water is owned by the city of Steamboat Springs and is held in Stagecoach Reservoir for emergency use.
Once again, our community takes action to support our children.
It is my understanding that the city of Steamboat Springs has chosen to negotiate a contract with Stacy and Jim Swiggart as operators of the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs. The city got this one right.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners has the unenviable task of trying to interpret a new state law that seeks to more fairly apply agricultural tax status to land parcels throughout the county.
The second annual Steamboat Stinger 50-mile mountain bike race drew a record number of entrants Saturday.
The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
12:23 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of loud music coming from a bar in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. It was quiet when officers arrived.
Teagann Yeager and her sisters Cassett, 13, Quin, 5, and Oaklee, 2, have spent months preparing for this year’s Routt County Fair, and it’s all paying off as the fair kicks off with horse events.
The first full real estate week of August wrapped up in style Thursday and Friday when four sales of $1.4 million or more accounted for $7.92 million in dollar volume.
Real estate transactions for Aug. 6 to 9
The NTRP Tennis Championships entered its 20th year in Steamboat this weekend. With the addition of the Colorado Cup, the event was the biggest in history.
A trip to Denver to watch a ball game at Coors field is the best way to remember the reasons I've always loved the game of baseball.
If you didn’t show up for the brown bag lunch Friday at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, you missed out on hearing Yampa historian Rita Herold tell the story of the shootout between the Bird boys and a couple of outlaws who had the nerve to steal their boots.
2012 Steamboat NTRP Championships for Friday
Steamboat Youth Lacrosse results for week 6 playoffs
Friday, August 10
Atmos Energy hopes today will serve as a reminder to Routt County residents to call 811 to have underground utility lines marked prior to any digging project, according to a news release.
Totally Kids meal program menus for week of Aug. 13
Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Aug. 13
The national real estate market will improve in the next three years, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors said Thursday in Steamboat.
Steamboat's Hannah Williams taking on mountain bike race and marathon this weekend
Steamboat Springs athlete Hannah Williams will do the Steamboat Stinger bike and marathon this weekend. And she's not alone in her ambition.
12:59 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a disturbance at a restaurant in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue. People had climbed up to the rooftop patio and were throwing off light bulbs and chairs. They were gone when officers arrived.
A Rocky Mountain oyster fry, demolition derby, barn dance and ranch bronc competition encompass the evening events taking place during this year's Routt County Fair.
The Crossan’s M&A Market building in Yampa is emblematic of the town’s link to pioneer days in Routt County.
Jose Jimenez, 16, said he and his younger brothers were home alone and playing video games when they noticed smoke. Jimenez said he went to the bedroom and found the bed on fire.
Sculptor David Marshall and watercolor painter Dedi Knox have the Hahn's Peak landscape and stunning vistas to enhance their creative endeavors, and the pair comprises two of three artists featured this month at the Artists' Gallery of Steamboat.
Wednesday is the last day to purchase a 2012-13 season pass to Steamboat Ski Area at early-season prices. After Wednesday, the price of an adult pass increases $210 to $1,279.
Turning granola into gold
Granola Gold varieties like Strawberry Park and First Tracks gained a strong following at the Mainstreet Farmers Market this summer.
2008 Steamboat Springs High School graduate Dustin Buccino's internship at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory gave him a firsthand look at the Mars rover's landing Monday.
Phones still are ringing at Steamboat's commercial tubing companies, but as the summer tourism season dwindles, the river is flowing just below floating minimums.
Coed C League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 9
The 14th Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance, a group of 10 people in Moffat, Routt and Grand counties, unanimously has recommended voters retain the district's chief judge in November.
Thursday, August 9
Local educators can take advantage of a heavily discounted AARP driver safety course led by Jane and Bud Romberg on Tuesday in Steamboat Springs.
2 days after contentious review, Jon Roberts says he is waiting for clear direction from City Council
Jon Roberts still is digesting the contentious performance review he endured earlier this week. Steamboat Springs' city manager got a lot of feedback to chew on.
A June 2011 policy shift at the federal level again makes building an Indian-owned casino in Routt County a possibility, though it remains a long and difficult process.
This week’s failed attempt to fire Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts revealed a deep split within the council regarding Roberts’ job performance.
South Africa's Johnny Clegg fuses world African beats with a message of world peace and hope in his Strings Music Festival Different Tempo performance at 8 p.m. Friday.
12:34 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of six teenagers running around a parking lot and climbing on cars on Walton Creek Road.
There are countless ways to sample the many adventures Alaska has to offer outdoors fanatics. But for dedicated anglers, a fly-in fishing trip is certainly not a bad place to start.
Apparently, the puppies had not had a lot of exposure to the great outdoors because when our new puppy, Willa, reached the exit to the whelping area, she hesitated.
We’ve come a long way since 1914, but the Routt County Fair still is a place where locals can “Sew It. Grow It. And Show It.”
Saturday's 50-mile bike race to be followed by marathon and half-marathon on Sunday
The Steamboat Stinger mountain bike race returns for a second year this weekend, but with an added twist: a marathon and half-marathon are now part of the festivities.
The Steamboat Springs High School golf team opened the season on Thursday with a win at Battlement Mesa.
Lonnie Jordan doesn’t know how many times he’s played “Low Rider” in a live show. The keyboardist for WAR said he more easily could count the times his band hasn't played the hit 1975 song.
Fire restrictions were lifted Thursday in the Routt National Forest, but Stage 2 restrictions remain in effect within Steamboat Springs city limits until Sept. 14.
Candidates have until Aug. 27 to apply to be on the Nov. 6 ballot
The Hayden Town Council has four seats up for election this fall, including mayor. Candidates interested in running for council have until Aug. 27 to return the petitions they need to get on the ballot.
Routt County Riders will host its seventh trail workday on Rotary Trail on Sunday.
Together, five Steamboat athletes destined for the Hall of Fame represent different eras in American ski jumping.
Wednesday, August 8
A representative of the Nebraska Municipal Power Pool will join the Oak Creek Town Board meeting by phone today to discuss the preliminary findings of an electric rate study that states the town might need to increase rates.
Town Challenge results: Storm Peak Hill Climb Challenge
Steamboat Youth Lacrosse summer league results
Coed D League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 8
Coed B League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 7
Routt County school districts can find something to like about their students' performance on the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program. They can also find some weaknesses.
Ten years ago, Rusthoi said she had zero idea where the Emerald City Opera would be 10 years down the road Steamboat Springs, or that it would be successful at all.
Documentary, Chamber's summer marketing request don't clear 1st hurdle
Do public restrooms attract visitors to Steamboat Springs? That was one of the questions the city's newly formed lodging tax committee grappled with during an hourlong meeting Wednesday afternoon.
On Wednesday morning, members of the Leadership Steamboat Class of 2012 installed new recycling receptacles along Lincoln Avenue. The metal bins cost $1,500 each, with local businesses and organizations contributing.
Steven Torres, 57, is considering a plea deal relating to the June 9 incident in which he is accused of firing a gun toward three people in downtown Steamboat Springs.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the use of Purchase of Development Rights tax dollars to conserve 210 acres of the Emerald Ridge Ranch south of Steamboat Springs.
A proposal to hunt sandhill cranes in Routt County was withdrawn earlier this year, and now a festival celebrating the bird is planned for the Yampa Valley.
According to a preliminary rate study, Oak Creek residents probably don't need to worry about a hike in their electric bills in the next three years, but after that, the utility has choices to make.
1:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 100 block of Sixth Street.
Spillane, who last year retired from Lowell Whiteman Primary School, will help Paddington Station Preschool as it struggles with child porn charges against a longtime teacher.
Tuesday, August 7
Tuesday night’s public discussion about the job performance of Steamboat Springs City Manager Jon Roberts might have been awkward and uncomfortable, but it was needed. More important, it led to clarity and a correct decision on the part of the council.
Motorists should expect lane closures from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 40 at mile marker 137 near Haymaker while Colorado Department of Transportation crews work on a new electronic message board.
The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to review Roberts' job description and council members' expectations of him at their Sept. 3 meeting.
On Tuesday night, Steamboat Springs City Council approved the first reading of a new lease that will allow the nonprofit to stay in the century-old building and continue to pay $1 a year in rent to operate there.
2009 Steamboat Springs High School graduate Alex Wood earned a football scholarship at the University of Colorado on Monday. Originally a walk-on, Wood now is a redshirt junior.
Routt County Assessor Gary Peterson confirmed this week that recent rulings by the Board of Equalization on agricultural tax status eligibility have created some confusion among his appraisers.
All fire restrictions are expected to be lifted in the coming week for the Routt National Forest, state lands and unincorporated parts of Routt County.
Because the dog and the teenager sleep a lot and frequently are unresponsive, I have become adept at reading body language, picking up on nonverbal cues and bribing them with food.
An effort to supply more reliable power to the Strawberry Park area is causing headaches for some residents along McKinley Street near Steamboat Springs High School.
Businesses and homeowners can reap major water conservation benefits as well as cost savings by implementing sustainable landscape practices.
Celebrating the rich arts and cultural heritage of the Yampa Valley while bringing in nationally renowned artists to Steamboat, the fourth annual All Arts Festival offers a weekend of opera, visual arts, historic tours, classical and contemporary music, theater, comedy, film, culinary arts and more.
The Steamboat Springs High School golf team, which returns every player from last year’s regional team, begins its season Thursday in Battlement Mesa.
The older of the two brothers accused of dealing heroin in Steamboat Springs has been sentenced to 90 days in Routt County Jail and seven years of probation.
12:50 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers contacted the driver of a suspicious car in the 300 block of Lincoln Avenue. The car belonged to construction workers working on the building.
The Town Challenge Mountain Bike Series returns Wednesday with a steep climb up Mount Werner.
A pair of businesses in the outdoor industry with long ties to Steamboat Springs has been named to the list of the 100 best places to work for by Outside magazine.
Monday, August 6
Adult League Beach Volleyball scores for Aug. 6
Men's softball Division I and II league standings and results for Aug. 6
Firefighters from Hayden, Oak Creek, Steamboat Springs and the Bureau of Land Management extinguished a small wildfire Monday night that burned near a shooting range southeast of Hayden.
The Steamboat Springs City Council will review City Manager Jon Roberts' contract Tuesday night after a couple of council members expressed concerns about his job performance.
Community members on Wednesday can get a glimpse of the inner-workings of the committee charged with vetting the 38 ideas for how to spend revenue from the city's lodging tax.
The annual Perseid meteor shower, which dependably produces 60 or more "falling stars" per hour at its peak, is under way and is expected to peak before dawn Sunday.
12:22 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of smoke along Routt County Road 16 in Oak Creek.
As of late afternoon Monday the National Weather Service in Grand Junction was still forecasting a 40 percent chance of rain overnight, but beyond that there was little hope for precipitation this week.
After 13 years at the helm, Steamboat Springs resident Linda Danter will step down as coordinator of Steamboat's Rally for the Cure golf tournament fundraiser.
The passage of time will reveal that it was the combination of courage and grace exhibited by Pistorius that changed our culture, likely forever.
The veteran coach says he will forgo leading the boys team this fall but hopes to return to his post next year. Assistant coach Don Toy will take the reins for the time being.
A radar loop posted by the National Weather Service in Grand Junction shows a storm cell tracking northwest from Green River, Utah, at 7:30 a.m. Monday on its way to the Yampa Valley.
Sunday, August 5
The Steamboat Photography Group never hangs its pictures in Ciao Gelato without hosting some sort of celebration shortly afterward. Ciao Gelato switches up the artwork about every month.
Steamboat Springs Pro Rodeo results: Rodeo 8
Resurfacing work is planned for 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at mile marker 121 on U.S. Highway 40 at Milner. Drivers should expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes in the work zone.
Nearly 200 firefighting personnel are working to get the upper hand on the Wolf Fire, which had grown to more than 6,100 acres by Sunday evening.
Current and former Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. employees were notified by mail last week about the accidental release of personal information.
City officials recommend projecting no gain in sales tax revenue for 2013
Steamboat Springs city officials on Tuesday night will kick off a discussion about next year's budget by projecting no gains in sales tax revenue in 2013.
County Agenda for Aug. 6 and 7
Ever noticed that if you don’t watch it, some of the perennials in your garden bloom and die before you really get a chance to enjoy them?
12:46 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint about people playing loud music while chopping wood on Spruce Street.
As the new school year approaches, concussions are on the minds of medical and school personnel.
50-kilometer trail run Saturday at Steamboat Ski Area
Saturday, August 4
9:01 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a car damaged in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue.
Real estate transactions for July 27 to Aug. 3
The Routt County real estate market saw a pair of properties sell for $1.8 million each in the last seven days, and single-family homes of more than 2,000 square feet in Yampa and the Steamboat Lake area sell for bargain prices of less than $150,000.
After landing eighth in the jump, Todd Lodwick made up a deficit of 1 minute and 7 seconds while skiing the fastest cross-country race.
I have found the town of Oak Creek’s rigidity to unwritten rules very difficult to work with and counterproductive.
The Routt County Fair and Junior Livestock Sale at the Routt County Fairgrounds is just around the corner. The livestock sale is a great opportunity for businesses, individuals and groups to show their support of youths and agriculture in this county.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission’s lawsuit against the city of Longmont means local governments, the energy industry and the state might finally get some clarity about who has what say.
The following is a list of people booked into the Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.
At the Mud, Sweat and Cheers tasting seminar, the Wieses were among about 15 cyclists of all abilities charged with taking on the trails of Mount Werner. The two-hour ride was followed by lunch at Truffle Pig with California winemakers.
The Mount Werner Classic race changed to a 50-kilometer format Saturday, drawing rave reviews from the long-distance runners who participated.
Steamboat's Sven Wiik, who is best known for his career in ski coaching, remembers the 1948 Olympics in London, where he participated in the demonstration sport of Ling Gymnastics.
Watching the Olympics on television can bring back memories and inspire us all to dream of becoming a world champion.
When the Northern Ute Indian Tribe arrived in Hayden in 1999 to pursue a casino, they encountered a much different community than the one the Sleeping Giant Group is pitching a casino to today.
Some would argue that Steamboat’s hospitality industry began with its first European settlers, James and Margaret Crawford, who were known for welcoming strangers into their home.
Two wildfires in nearby Moffat County continue to grow, including the Wolf Fire which is estimated at 4,200 acres.
Steamboat Springs Youth Lacrosse results for Week 5 playoffs
Friday, August 3
2012 Routt County Fair schedule
Totally Kids sponsors a free summer food program for children ages 1 to 18 through the summer at Hayden Valley Elementary School.
Colorado’s medical marijuana industry has spawned illegal drug networks that are marketing pot across the U.S., illustrating that state laws aren’t keeping the drug in the hands of people entitled to use it, regional drug officials say.
For two weeks, CauseTee.org displays four T-shirts — two designs for women and two for men — created with a specific nonprofit in mind. From every T-shirt sale, $8 goes toward the cause.
Steven C. Burch, 29, was arrested Friday morning on suspicion of second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled substance and theft.
12:52 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a suspicious group of juveniles in the 400 block of Storm Mountain Court.
The Steamboat Wine Festival continues Saturday with seminars and a Toast of Steamboat Grand Tasting at Steamboat Ski Area.
Smoke filled the Yampa Valley and ash was falling from the sky Friday afternoon after wildfires started in hot and dry conditions near Hayden and in Moffat County.
A second day of ranch bronc riding replaces the ranch rodeo at this month's Routt County Fair in Hayden.
During lunch Friday, several musicians shared some reflections on the 2012 Strings Music Festival season, the festivals 25th anniversary.
The new fish ladder would restore cutthroat trout spawning in Poose Creek below Ripple Creek Pass.
Steamboat High School grad Jesse Rosenzweig is a founding partner of Elemental Technologies, which designed systems for live video streams of the Olympic Games.
The third annual golf tournament and lobster bake is Aug. 18. There is a minimum $300 donation for those who want to both golf and eat.
Steamboat Wine Festival schedule
Thursday, August 2
Coed C League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 2
Steamboat Youth Lacrosse Week 5 standings
Arguably, a byproduct of increased bicycle tourism has been an increase in the number of potentially dangerous interactions between bicyclists and motorists.
Things will heat up in more ways than one during the Balloons and BBQ Blast this weekend in Craig.
Sugar Fire is 1 of 3 reported Wednesday within Moffat County
Firefighters with the Bureau of Land Management, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Forest Service have contained a five-acre fire in Moffat County.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney assailed President Barack Obama’s record Thursday during a campaign stop at Basalt and touted his own plan with a little help from his friends.
The relay begins Friday morning at the Budweiser Tour Center and takes runners 200 miles from Fort Collins into Wyoming, back down to Colorado and eventually into Steamboat, where they’ll finish at Strawberry Park Elementary School.
As Yampatika’s newly appointed environmental literacy program coordinator, it seems appropriate that my first editorial should cover the growing role of environmental education in our schools.
It’s referred to as puppy-proofing. You wander through your home, almost on hands and knees, trying to make note of every possibly dangerous thing your puppy might try to investigate or chew or rearrange.
Find events for this week in Routt County.
The timing of recent showers has been dicey for farmers eager to mow and bale hay.
1:22 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who had pocket dialed 911 operators.
Summit Lake is the prize that awaits at the top of a bumpy eight-mile drive. It left me in awe Wednesday when a rainbow — there’s a good crop of them this year — formed overhead as I was hiking back toward my car.
The popular Colorado music festival YarmonyGrass, now in its seventh year, has returned to State Bridge for the bulk of the festival after experimenting with other venues.
Traveling to Northwest Colorado this weekend, the five-piece string band Bluegrass Delta Force plays Carl’s Tavern on Friday night for free and the YarmonyGrass festival at State Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The year 1994 changed my life. One sweet summer day, I heard Guns N’ Roses' "Appetite For Destruction" for the first time. That moment changed the musical landscape for me.
It is the first time since the week of May 22 that the county has been at the lower “severe” drought level.
Steamboat Springs School Board President Brian Kelly may resign in the fall to meet the demands of his surveying job.
The work of 25 artists — all Steamboat Springs Arts Council members — will be on display this month at the Depot Art Center, showing a wide spectrum of artists, mediums, subjects and perspectives.
The Mount Werner Classic returns Saturday in name only. It’s now a 50-kilometer test that will send runners up, over and back down the Steamboat Ski Area.
The high school sports season begins Monday with Sailors golf. All other sports can begin sanctioned practices Aug. 13.
The relay begins Friday morning and takes runners 200 miles from Fort Collins into Wyoming, back down to Colorado and eventually into Steamboat, where they’ll finish at Strawberry Park Elementary School.
Steamboat Today readers are telling me that some of the old hand-cranked wooden wall phones continue to be used as a personal communication system to link buildings on rural properties in North Routt.
Wednesday, August 1
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is offering a fifth two-week Service Learning Institute session for youths entering sixth through ninth grades.
Coed D League Standings and Game Results for Aug. 1
Preliminary June sales tax collections are up more than 4 percent compared with the same month last year, but when other taxes the city collects are added in, the total is more on pace with June 2011, with an increase of 0.19 percent.
The format involves water skiers rounding slalomed buoys. Those who do it the fastest, longest and with the shortest rope will be awarded the highest score. Spectators are welcome to attend.
The Steamboat Chamber Resort Association forecasts that Steamboat Springs lodging properties will be 80 percent full this weekend, amounting to 12,100 visitors.
Finance Director Lisa Donaldson reported Wednesday that the town has earned $547,826 in sales tax revenues during the current fiscal year, which represents a 7 percent gain.
6:32 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a possible drunken driver near mile marker 99 on U.S. Highway 40.
This summer wildlife officers have trapped three black bears that were deemed to be nuisances. One bear had to be put down.
More than two dozen residents voiced their opinions about cyclist/motorist interactions Wednesday at the monthly Coffee and a Newspaper discussion at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office.
Marlene M. Ward, 26, was not arrested July 25 and instead was the victim of a crime when she reported that her wallet had been stolen.
Todd Lodwick won his first U.S. National Championship in 1994. On Saturday, he will try to win No. 20.
The work involved removing 480 cubic yards of loose rock and installing 212,660 square feet of wire mesh meant to direct rocks into a ditch instead of allowing them to fall onto the highway. The project was finished on budget at a cost of $1 million.
State commission suing Longmont over industry regulations
The state Attorney General's Office has sued the city of Longmont with regard to its regulations of the energy industry. If Routt County joined the Longmont suit with a friendly brief, it would not be without precedent.