Sunday, September 30
A house fire Sunday in Hayden killed two cats and caused extensive damage to a home on North Poplar Street.
Even though there’s a lull in the popular elk and rifle seasons, there’s no lull in hunting season in Northwest Colorado, and hikers, bikers and anyone hoping to enjoy the great outdoors should be aware of the presence of hunters.
2012 Steamboat Sneak 4K and Fun Run results
After years of frustration and anticipation, Steamboat Springs for the first time this summer had real downhill-only trails of its own. And on Sunday, riders were in the mood to celebrate.
LiveWell Northwest Colorado is helping families be healthy by working to improve eating habits and to be more physically active through the “Let’s Go! 5-2-1-0” program.
Routt County school lunch menus for week of Oct. 1
Quick & Chainless bike race results
Prevention. Health promotion. Wellness. Community. Taking responsibility for your own health. These words capture the reasons why Yampa Valley Medical Center is holding its annual Community Health Fair on Saturday.
One of the most bothersome weeds found in many Steamboat yards is bindweed, also known as wild morning glory.
Scheduled business of the Routt County Board of Commissioners
Duckels Construction will be replacing a sewer line, closing 13th Street between Lincoln Avenue and Bud Werner Memorial Library, according to a news release.
Midnight Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint about a noise in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue.
If the Steamboat Springs City Council's most recent discussions about next year's budget serve as a guide to its upcoming budget retreat, some council members will be more willing to approve cuts to city services than others.
A cold front forecast to arrive in the Yampa Valley on Wednesday afternoon is expected to produce a “season-ending freeze," but it likely won't bring any precipitation, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction.
Saturday, September 29
Real estate transactions for Sept. 21 to 28, 2012
All Americans deserve security in the health care system. Through the Affordable Care Act, we will have the security of knowing that we don’t have to worry about losing coverage if we are laid off or change jobs.
Last week, a report titled “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future” issued by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Trust for America’s Health warned that the number of obese adults, along with related disease rates and health care costs, are on course to increase dramatically in every part of the country.
It is Yampa Valley Electric Association’s purpose to provide cost-effective electricity to the community of Steamboat Springs. It is the city manager’s and City Council’s responsibility to preserve and protect open space on behalf of our community.
We locals are users of Steamboat Springs Transit’s Yellow Line. It runs from the Space Station, once an hour, to Colorado Mountain College, then to the Hilltop area and back.
What should remain from the impact of TIC’s departure from Steamboat is the reminder that purposeful economic gardening is an effective approach to help grow future businesses.
The Soroco High School volleyball team wasn't on its game Saturday as it fell in three against West Grand.
Hayden couldn't hang on to momentum Saturday, falling in three sets against Rangely.
Just before he jumped over the railing of the Golden Gate Bridge — a leap that he would be one of 33 people ever to survive — Kevin Hines was pleading internally for help from strangers who barely took notice of him.
As part of a fundraiser for the Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools, more than 300 runners showed up for the Steamboat Sneak 5-kilometer and fun runs.
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant will close from Monday to Wednesday for renovations, according to a news release.
1:43 p.m. Deputies were called to a report of harassment in the 200 block of South Sharp Avenue in Oak Creek. A man knocked on a person’s door, asked weird questions and then asked for a glass of water. The man was given a glass of water and then said something threatening. The man was told to leave, and he ran away.
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.
On a picture-perfect Saturday, the Steamboat football team did whatever it wanted to Montezuma-Cortez. The offense was explosive, the defense swarmed and the special teams all contributed to a 47-7 Steamboat win.
Steamboat Springs School District officials are predicting their eight-year stretch of enrollment growth soon will come to an end, and they said the milestone could arrive just in time.
Coaches do a lot more in Steamboat Springs than manage the big game. A coach's actions can inspire young athletes to reach higher, fuel a love for the game and teach lessons that reach well beyond the lines of a field.
Three Steamboat Springs residents were able to get out safely after a fire was discovered in their home on Willett Court early Saturday.
Erik Weihenmayer is taking the expression “running rapids blind” to new heights.
Friday, September 28
The Hayden High School volleyball team beat Soroco on Friday night in three tight games. The Tigers rolled to a win, but only on paper did it seem easy, as a pesky Rams squad simply wouldn't go away.
Friday night’s 26-6 homecoming defeat against Vail Christian was a body blow for Soroco, and now more than halfway through the season, the Rams must try to get off the ropes.
The Hayden High School football team beat Rangely, 69-30, on Friday.
The Steamboat Springs volleyball team beat Eagle Valley, 3-0, on Friday.
The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig has been awarded a $55,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve the quality of care and ensure more women are screened for cervical cancer, according to a news release.
Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Oct. 1
Buffeted by public opposition and towns toughening local limits, Colorado officials are preparing to revise state regulations governing oil and gas drilling. Industry groups on Thursday opposed the effort.
The famed Vietnam War novel and memoir "The Things They Carried" will be the centerpiece of this year’s One Book Steamboat community read.
Quicksilver Resources this week announced a partnership with Shell Oil that will allow the companies to jointly develop oil and gas interests in an area covering more than 850,000 acres in Northwest Colorado.
The owners of Butcherknife Brewing Co. are expecting approval any day from the city’s building department to begin construction of a beer manufacturing facility in west Steamboat.
The pending sale at Boulder Ridge confirms the developers’ conviction that there is a market for new homes in the price point between $1 million and $2 million.
5:11 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to a report of a dead moose near mile marker 139 on U.S. Highway 40. It is believed the moose was just injured because deputies could not find it.
Free bus service is on the chopping block in Steamboat budget talks, Steamboat Ski Area celebrates the first season of its bike park and Quicksilver Resources has entered into an agreement with Shell.
Quicksilver Resources, Inc. announced Monday it has entered into an agreement with Shell Western Exploration and Production, LP — a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell, plc.
The Steamboat Springs City Council should cast its eyes on the news release announcing TIC’s departure from Steamboat Springs. Specifically, they should examine TIC’s logo.
Thursday, September 27
Each game was close, but Glenwood Springs maintained its composure and its power through the end and waltzed out of Steamboat Springs with a 3-1 victory.
Predicting a 50 percent drop in property tax revenue in 2014, Oak Creek Town Administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen said her goal was “to stabilize the general fund and not have this looming property tax hurt” the town.
The announcement that the purebred form of Colorado's state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout, remains only in a small segment of stream near Colorado Springs arrives with good news, bad news and a dash of indifference.
After a rough two-day patch earlier this season, the Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team seems to be playing its best soccer of the season.
Hayden High School volleyball coach Christene Planansky could sense it but just wasn’t seeing it. She knew her Tigers team was much better than their record.
City officials on Tuesday will present a 2013 budget to the Steamboat Springs City Council that would ax the Yellow Line, drastically reduce evening bus service in the summer and eliminate nine full-time driving positions.
Although countless books have been written about Cassidy and stories surrounding his life inspired the 1969 fictional film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” many tales largely have gone untold, until now.
Placing the turmoil of the Middle East, especially Iran’s nuclear program, into a high-profile political fracas is playing an extremely high-risk game with the nation’s future.
9:46 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 3600 block of Lincoln Avenue. A person was concerned about people digging on a hill and thought they were going to trigger a rock slide. Officers could not find the people.
In preparing for the impending winter sports season, it’s all about a strong core. But it’s no easy road to get there. Just getting into shape isn’t enough to make it through a long season safely.
As part of World Rabies Day today, the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association reminds readers that bats can have rabies and to never touch a bat.
As the nights get colder and residents begin turning on the heat, local fire chiefs are encouraging everyone to make sure their furnaces and carbon monoxide detectors are working properly.
Routt County events calendar for Sept. 28 to Oct. 4
Jeremy Buck, who first played Steamboat Springs over Fourth of July, returns to Ski Town USA this weekend for a free show at 6 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Stage in Gondola Square.
On Friday, clarinetist Gary Foss will be part of the Meet the Orchestra concert featuring Teresa Steffen-Greenlee and Christel Houston performing the Milhaud suite for clarinet, violin and piano.
Steamboat Ski Area will wrap up the summer downhill cycling season this weekend with concerts and a Sunday competition.
The Oak Creek Town Board’s proposed 2013 budget currently is planning on taking $106,155 from the electric utility, $17,900 from the water utility and $50,250 from the sewer utility as “management fees” for use in the general fund.
A live auction Sunday featuring hundreds of collectible items will be used to help Sk8 Church pay its rent for the next year.
Coming off a spartan ski season, it could not have been easy to honor a voluntary ban on fishing.
New voters who registered from Sept. 14 to Monday at www.govotecolorado.com using a mobile device or tablet may not be registered, according to a news release.
Whether it was problems with gardens, trees or range conditions, many of the issues that our plants were facing were a direct result of the hot, dry conditions that plagued the majority of our growing season.
Raising sibling puppies is not for the faint of heart. By the time you bring them home and realize what you’ve done, how can you choose which one to keep?
If you want to add to your early winter wardrobe, local retail managers and storeowners shared how Steamboat will be wearing the fashion trends this fall.
Betsy Pack, the Routt County Council on Aging's counselor and coordinator for the Colorado State Health Insurance Assistance Program, gave an audio interview for the assistance program's 20th anniversary.
On Thursday morning, Art Judson measured 0.05 inches of rain at his measuring station between downtown Steamboat Springs and the mountain, bringing his total for September to 0.91 inches.
TIC Holdings will leave Steamboat, Iron Horse tenants don't want it to be demolished and political candidates stress importance of education.
Wednesday, September 26
Out of the Shadows weekly Thursday meetings will be temporarily canceled. Organizers of the veteran support group hope to resume meetings soon.
Roundup of Routt County prep sports games this weekend
Iron Horse tenants say their home isn't perfect. But it's efficient. It's comfortable. It's “Melrose Place.” And they don't want the city to raze it and replace with a new police station.
Candidates for Routt County and state offices focused at a Wednesday forum on education and the importance of not letting area youths fall through the cracks.
Sponsored by the Front Range-based Colorado Art Ranch, the program is in its fourth year of cultivating environment-based works of art and literature.
The Soroco High School football team gets back to action Friday playing undefeated Vail Christian. The Rams have gotten the better of the Saints in the past two meetings.
8:27 a.m. Officers were called to a report of vandalism in the 3400 block of Hiawatha Court. A bear had broken a car window.
Fast forward to March 2017 and the news being reported at that time: The Sleeping Giant Casino, next to Yampa Valley Regional Airport, now has been open nine months.
The Steamboat Springs Winter Running Series returns on Saturday with the Steamboat Sneak, a benefit for Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools.
The Yampa Valley Wellness Conference is about more than suicide. Now in its second year, conference organizers are looking to reach all residents of the valley about the psychology of wellness.
TIC Holdings, the contracting firm founded in Steamboat in 1974, will be relocating its Steamboat personnel and operations by the end of 2013.
There's snow on the ground. Storm Peak saw its first dusting of snow above 10,000 feet as Steamboat Springs received more rain.
On Thursday night, the Oak Creek Town Board will consider community support funding requests as part of its work on the town's 2013 budget.
Parents and teens consider college choices at Tuesday's fair, a Steamboat resident's chocolates are featured in the green room for "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and Tammie Delaney has big plans for the Hayden Granary.
Tuesday, September 25
The price of a college education was on the minds of several parents and students who attended Steamboat's annual college fair Tuesday night, but the finances didn't dampen parents' enthusiasm for their students.
The economy was the focus of a candidates forum Tuesday that had those running for state offices visiting with some of Routt County’s business leaders.
The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team overcame a night of rain to beat Eagle Valley, 1-0, on Tuesday.
Emerald Mountain School is accepting applications for enrollment in the 2013-14 kindergarten class.
Talk to Tammie Delaney about the Hayden Granary and you’re likely to be overcome by her enthusiasm about the future of the iconic Hayden building, the town's future and the heritage of both that she sees as vital to her plans.
John Centner is back, taking the reins as Steamboat Motors' general manager following the departure of Jeff Steinke.
Since March, locally made Daniela’s Artisan Chocolates and specialty roasted nuts have been featured in the snack spread in the green room of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."
As your child grows, his or her love of exploring grows. This means that he or she is learning about the world around him or her, but it also can mean that everyday household items can be dangerous or even deadly.
9:25 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a woman who was drunk near the deli section at a supermarket in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive. The woman, a 24-year-old Steamboat woman, was arrested on suspicion of having pain medication that did not belong to her. The woman’s husband, a 46-year-old Steamboat man, was arrested on suspicion of being a fugitive of justice.
The current Steamboat Springs City Council should learn from its predecessor and not rush into another decision that could cost taxpayers millions of dollars without being thoroughly vetted.
An Oak Creek Town Board member was arrested on a warrant Monday night and is accused of committing a hate crime against an Oak Creek teen.
The future of TIC's headquarters here and its employees has been the subject of much speculation in recent months. Clarity could come after Wednesday's meeting.
The president of the U.S. Travel Association is expected to tell a Steamboat audience next month that millions of U.S. tourism jobs cannot be sent overseas.
Steamboat Springs officials aren't seeing Internet interference from smart meters, Hayden gets two digital speed signs and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes get back from winter down under.
Monday, September 24
Here's a roundup of what's going on with Routt County athletes competing at the collegiate level.
Don't judge Soroco on one lopsided game against a great Hayden squad, and don't count out this series as a great one going forward.
12:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunk person in the 1400 block of Bob Adams Drive.
As they ramp up efforts to replace thousands of old water meters in Steamboat Springs with new wireless models, city officials are reporting their new technology is producing the expected benefits without causing any interference with wireless Internet connections.
The Hayden High School football dropped one spot to No. 7 in the most recent Denver Post 8-man football poll despite beating undefeated Soroco on Friday night, 49-7.
The first full moon of autumn traditionally is called the “harvest moon.” Watch for that big harvest moon to rise over the eastern mountains.
The two new signs installed last week on U.S. Highway 40 already are slowing down motorists driving through Hayden's residential zone. And soon, Hayden's police department will be able to tap into the signs for data.
Local snowboarding coach Jon Casson went down under to help coach the Australian National Team. A number of local athletes competed well.
It was a weekend of separation for the high school fall sports teams in Routt County, and no team took a bigger step forward than the Hayden High School football team. In case you missed it, here's a wrap-up of what happened all around the local schedule as well as a look ahead to another important week.
When the harvest moon rises Saturday night, we could be waiting in the Devil's Garden along Hole in the Rock Road.
Board members will get a close-up look at how Steamboat's public schools fared in the state's accreditation process.
Jeanne Whiddon's combined annual salary at the county for her dual roles as treasurer and public trustee is $71,000.
The official weather measuring site for Steamboat Springs puts September precipitation to date at 0.51 inches, well behind the pace that would result in the average 2.19 inches for the month, according to the National Weather Service.
Casey's Pond Senior Living will provide a range of living accommodations for residents who live independently as well as for those who can benefit from supportive services.
Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association wants to grow its war chest, the snow predictions for Steamboat don't look good and Deb Babcock talks about a local favorite shrub.
Sunday, September 23
County agenda for Sept. 24 and 25
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is printing a 2013 wall calendar and wants your help selecting the best photos. To weigh in, search “Steamboat Pilot & Today” on Facebook, and find the photos in the “Steamboat calendar” photo album.
One of the prettiest shrubs you see in the autumn forest across Routt County is the Mountain Ash (Sorbus scopulina) with its scarlet foliage and brilliant orange-red berries. It’s a favorite of many local gardeners.
In spring 2011, Gil Fifield needed to see a doctor. Hip surgery, lack of exercise and poor eating habits acquired during shuttle driving shifts had set off a health decline. Fifield had stomach pain, problems breathing and needed to lose weight.
The Hayden High School volleyball team lost Saturday, falling at home to Vail Christian, 3-2.
12:19 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a trespass in the 4400 block of Routt County Road 36.
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is exploring whether to pursue a tax increase to help grow the size of its summer marketing warchest.
Big snow year or not, Routt County ranchers prepare for ensuing temperature drops
If the height of false-hellebore accurately predicts the ferocity of winter in Steamboat Springs, skiers are in for a big disappointment this year.
Saturday, September 22
The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team fell, 1-0, Saturday against Evergreen.
The Steamboat Springs High School track team was successful Saturday at a meet in Craig.
The Rams went swing for swing with the Eagles in the first game but lost it and the next two, falling to Paonia in a three-game sweep.
Just who in the world does Steve Hofman think he is to proclaim that the Hickenlooper administration’s opposition to increased gambling is telling the Yampa Valley to “drop dead”?
Legalizing marijuana in Colorado will be on the general election ballot Nov. 6. Advocates seem unconcerned or oblivious to the fact that it is illegal under federal law.
My purpose in writing is to summarize two publicly known situations with the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County concerning their failed efforts into the realm of real estate and to offer a method to prevent similar problems in the future.
With tepid community response and hard-line opposition from the governor, it’s time for the development group proposing an Indian casino for Hayden to reassess its hand.
7:16 p.m. Officers were called to a report of a vagrant in the 1500 block of Lincoln Avenue that possibly was going to the bathroom outdoors. The person could not be found.
Ann Stranahan will offer a reading and signing at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.
Delta beat Steamboat, 25-14, 25-20, 25-20, on Saturday at Kelly Meek Gymnasium. It was the second straight-set loss in as many days for the Sailors.
Have you ever gazed out your dining room window at the bear in your backyard and wondered, “Just how strong is that critter?”
The Emerald Mountain Trail Run closed out the 2012 Steamboat Springs Running Series on a hazy but sunny Saturday morning. About 75 racers started at 8 a.m. and crossed the finish line between 50 minutes and 2 1/2 hours later.
Steamboat Springs Running Series season standings and Emerald Mountain Trail Run results
They step under the lights every Friday night in Routt County, they take to the courts and they keep the game fair for local high school athletes. Referees are an important part of the game, even if we don't always agree with them.
Some local medical marijuana dispensary owners are concerned that legalizing marijuana in Colorado actually could jeopardize their ability to supply pot to patients.
On Yampa Street, grand visions of a transformation have come and gone during the past three decades. Fast forward to today, and stakeholders on the funky, vibrant street sense a major revitalization finally could become reality.
Glenwood Springs recorded its first win of the season Friday at the expense of Steamboat Springs, 55-12.
The Steamboat Springs Police Department will host a SWAT team conference and training Saturday and Sunday on Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus.
Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for the week of Sept. 24
Routt County school lunch menus for week of Sept. 24
Friday, September 21
Speed made the difference for Hayden High School football Friday night in a crucial win against Soroco.
The Hayden High School football team ran over Soroco on Friday night, picking up an easy 49-7 win.
Doug Monger said Friday that he thinks there is more common ground for local governments and Gov. Hickenlooper to explore short of the lawsuit against Longmont over oil regulations.
Yampa Valley Data Partners would like to give an enormous thank you to Yampa Valley Design Guild and the Steamboat Design Campers group.
In Cairo, President Barack Obama told the Muslims that we were their friends and they no longer should hate us for who we are. Recent riots show how effective that message was.
Real estate inventory was down about one-third as of early September and down by one-half for banked-owned and short-sale properties, a sign that demand is rising faster than supply.
When Michael Jonas moved to Steamboat with his wife and two children nearly a year ago, he was pretty sure he would continue to play. He just didn’t know how much.
Those who become the best leaders are individuals who have the resolve to follow through on strategic plans, Stephen Muntean said Thursday during Economic Summit 2012 at The Steamboat Grand.
1:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers investigated a suspicious car at Shield Drive and 13th Street.
Starting Monday, the next round of logging at Steamboat Ski Area will result in hiking and mountain bike trail closures.The logging is being done in a 40-acre area in an effort to remove beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees.
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.
Steamboat Motors General Manager Jeff Steinke's last day at the local dealership is Friday.
The Hayden Chamber of Commerce has issued a statement saying it did not send a letter advocating the annexation of western Routt County into Moffat County nor does it, as a group, support the goals of the Committee for Less Intrusive Government, which signed the letter.
Steamboat residents traveling west on I-70 to Grand Junction and Utah's national parks may encounter traffic slowdowns at Parachute.
The smoky haze over Steamboat Springs on Friday is coming from wildfires to the northwest in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.
Sleeping Giant Group partners will meet to discuss the future of their casino proposal, a group has proposed annexing western Routt County into Moffat County and SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz told an audience how his company grew during the recession.
Thursday, September 20
Roundup of Routt County prep sports games this weekend
Steamboat picked up a 3-2 win in overtime Thursday at Glenwood Springs.
Volunteers are needed Sept. 29 for a National Public Lands Day project to help remove trash and wire from the Sand Wash Wild Horse Herd Management Area northwest of Maybell, according to a news release.
Steve Hofman and the other members of his Sleeping Giant Group might want to wander down to All That Jazz and pick up a copy of Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler.”
Routt County events calendar for Sept. 21-27
It’s the time of year for rumors, mostly about snowfall, that tend to sweep through Steamboat Springs like hookup gossip through a class of high schoolers.
2:27 a.m. North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were called to help a person possibly having a stroke in the 21400 block of Routt County Road 56.
While managing and guiding Willa through the maze of household rules is tops on my priority list, some basic obedience training also is important and easily can be assimilated into Willa’s daily routines.
Hayden and Soroco high schools will meet on the gridiron Friday for the first time since 2007, now as 8-man teams. Steamboat Today's Joel Reichenberger and Luke Graham predict how the revived rivalry will shake out.
Congressman Scott Tipton, R-Cortez, last week endorsed a discharge petition that would bring the Farm Bill before the U.S. House of Representatives for a floor vote. The next day, Tipton removed his name from the petition.
The Sal Pace campaign on Monday launched its second television advertisement of the election cycle.
SmartWool's Mark Satkiewicz told his Economic Summit audience Thursday how the company grew market share by nearly 50 percent during a recession.
For those not so fortunate as to have skied in mid-September, there’s a chance to catch a glimpse of winter as ski movie premiere season starts up.
Routt County sixth-graders spend a week at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp immersed in a program that is tailored to enhance and, in some ways, replace science curriculum in area schools.
Former Steamboat Springs resident Alan Panebaker was killed Wednesday in a kayaking accident in New Hampshire, according to police reports.
With the message now clear that Gov. John Hickenlooper does not support off-reservation casinos in Colorado, Sleeping Giant Group partners plan to meet next week to decide how to proceed with their vision for a casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport.
Kelly Boniface was fifth at the cross-country marathon national championships Saturday in Bend, Ore.
Bill Meyers won his age division at the U.S. Masters Road National Championships in Bend, Ore.
Saturday's Emerald Mountain Trail Run wraps up the Steamboat Springs Running Series on Saturday.
Now on a brief Colorado tour, the Wheeler Brothers will stop Saturday in Steamboat to play a free concert at 4:30 p.m. at the base of Steamboat Ski Area during the annual OktoberWest festival.
The Hayden and Soroco high school football teams meet Friday for the first time since 2007.
A group calling itself Citizens for Less Intrusive Government is distributing flyers in Hayden that advocate annexing western Routt County into Moffat County.
Local officials think the casino project still is valuable, ownership of F.M. Light & Sons changes hands but stays in the family and the West Acres Mobile Home Park legal battle nears an end.
Wednesday, September 19
Author, scientist and artist Wendy Pabich will give a book talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.
The Steamboat Springs High School cheerleading team is hosting a Lil Sailors Cheer Clinic fundraiser for boys and girls in kindergarten through eighth grade Saturday.
Routt County Riders will host its 10th trail workday of the summer from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Rotary Trail on the back side of Emerald Mountain.
The city of Steamboat Springs' four-year-long legal battle with residents of the West Acres Mobile Home Park is coming to an end, but neither side is celebrating.
Northern Ute elder Roland McCook told a Steamboat audience in 2008 that rather than dwell on the poor quality of the land his tribe had been given at its reservation in Utah, he preferred to talk about the Utes’ tribal traditions.
In Routt County, two words have been ignored in the debate about responsible energy development. Citizens Supporting Property Rights, a new local citizens group, is committed to bringing those words — property rights — back to the debate.
A number of letters to the editor and other articles in the past months have voiced opposition to a casino in our community. It is true that the casino may offer some jobs and some stimulation to the local economy. The question is: Do we want a casino to do this? Are there better alternatives?
Despite opposition from the governor, some local officials say casino proponents should push forward if they think a casino would be beneficial to the community.
A felony possession and distribution marijuana charge was dismissed Wednesday against a 20-year-old former Steamboat Springs resident arrested in November.
The fifth annual Community Barbecue & Barn Dance takes place from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Sidney Peak Ranch. For the third year, the event will raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs
The new owners come with the educational background needed to succeed at running Steamboat’s signature retail store: Chris and Lindsay Dillenbeck each hold master's degrees in business administration.
8:14 a.m. Steamboat Spring Police Department officers and Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to a report of a car on fire at Steamboat Springs High School. A squirrel had made a nest under the hood of the car, and it caught fire.
Inaugural "SummerEndo" festival seeks to celebrate first full summer of extensive downhill mountain biking terrain, new promenade and the daylighting of Burgess Creek.
Find out what it takes to run 100 miles from some of the runners in the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon.
Some brave cliff jumpers took video of their leaps from a cliff into Green Mountain Reservoir.
The Steamboat Spring City Council is divided on demolishing the Iron Horse Inn, Sleeping Giant Group's casino project is dealt a blow by the Governor's Office and a Clark man pleaded guilty in connection with shooting a bear.
Tuesday, September 18
The city of Steamboat Springs' proposal to demolish the Iron Horse Inn and replace it with a 15,000-square-foot police station got mixed reviews Tuesday night from the Steamboat City Council.
Fall Classic Results 2012
Athlete of the Week: Alex Feeley
The Hayden High School volleyball team beat rival Soroco on Tuesday, 3-1.
The Yampa Valley Crane Festival culminates at 7 p.m. Wednesday during a free community talk and slideshow with Dr. George Archibald, an ornithologist and co-founder of the International Crane Foundation, according to a news release.
The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team beat Eagle Valley in four sets Tuesday night, the Sailors' first win against the Devils in four years.
As a longtime resident of Clark and as someone who sends my child to the North Routt Community Charter School, I want to express my sincere appreciation to the Steamboat Springs School Board for its financial support of the charter school at last week’s meeting.
The Steamboat Today’s Sept. 12 editorial misses the point. The city of Steamboat Springs might well need to make service cuts if it had exhausted its available revenue sources, but it hasn’t.
I have been watching the casino project with great interest and have been very careful to not rush to judgment until more facts are known, and I urge everyone to do the same.
A 26-year-old Yampa woman suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries after rolling her car on Colo. Highway 131 at about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Before the 2012 Steamboat Springs Economic Summit, we must define and agree upon our ultimate destination as a community.
The local group proposing a casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport was dealt a major blow during a meeting with Gov. John Hickenlooper’s administration Tuesday.
The Steamboat Springs High School golf team battled expectations on Tuesday, struggling at the regional tournament.
A $65,000 grant from the Federal Highway Administration will allow 30 Routt County students to embark on an ambitious project this fall in Hayden.
1:33 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 2500 block of Village Drive. It was chased away.
Local brewers Butcherknife Brewing Co. and Mahogany Ridge Brewery and Grill will be on hand, as will some delectable fall brews from big names like New Belgium Brewing and Avery Brewing Co.
The city collected $1,539,889 in general sales tax revenues in July, an increase of less than 1 percent compared with the same month last year, when the city collected $1,528,713.
One of the first things we teach our kids as soon as they learn to speak is to say “thank you.” But do our kids really have any idea what it means to be thankful?
After the hearing, Bill Myers said he shot at the bear with his 20-gauge shotgun because he was trying to scare it from the neighborhood.
It was 1972, and I was running for senior class president. I was mad at the school administration, fired up to change things and convinced I could do it as class president.
As part of this week's Steamboat Springs Economic Summit, SmartWool President Mark Satkiewicz will describe a comprehensive approach to sustainable business growth.
Part of Colo. 131 directly in front of the Steamboat Sand and Gravel Mine is down to one lane as improvements are made to the road to compensate for increased truck traffic in and out of the mine.
Expect warmer afternoons than usual with milder overnight lows, translating into daily temperature swings of as much as 41 degrees.
Elk Foundation president and CEO David Allen said the latest easement is emblematic of the importance of the Wolf Mountain elk herd.
Tom Ross stops at the Hahn's Peak Cemetery, Hayden and South Routt see signs of increased enrollment and the Yampa Valley Housing Authority wants to remove Elk River Village from the market.
What’s the farthest thing you can see without a telescope? Would you believe 15,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles on a clear night? That’s 15 quintillion miles!
Catching up with Routt County's collegiate athletes.
Monday, September 17
2012 NFL Punt, Pass, Kick Results
The Steamboat Springs Police Department will host a SWAT team conference and training from Friday through Sunday on Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus.
Soroco and Hayden play at 7 p.m. Friday night in Hayden. These are two powerhouse teams, and their collision Friday night will be something to see.
Hayden moved up one spot in the Denver Post’s 8-man football poll released Monday afternoon. The Tigers are now ranked sixth after improving to 2-1 with a victory Friday night against Rocky Mountain Lutheran.
It was a busy weekend in local high school sports. Here’s a recap of what you may have missed, plus a bit of analysis and a quick look ahead to what’s next for local fall sports teams.
A proposal to demolish the Iron Horse Inn and replace it with a police station headlines City Council's packed agenda for Tuesday night.
1:48 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a disturbance in the 1700 block of Central Park Drive.
The Oak Creek Town Board agreed to vacate a right-of-way next to the South Routt Medical Center but had some conditions that need to be met.
If the numbers hold next month, the Hayden and South Routt school districts will have increased their enrollments for the first time in four years.
The antique tools welded into a carefully crafted steel gate at the entrance to the cemetery serve as a preamble to a visit to the Hahn's Peak Cemetery.
The Yampa Valley Housing Authority's annual report states that removing the Elk River Village property from the real estate market might be the prudent decision.
The editor of the Mountain Gazette will offer a talk in Steamboat, birders come out for sandhill cranes and Joy Rasmussen falls just short of the Ironman podium.
County Agenda for the Routt County Board of Commissioners' meetings Sept. 17 and 18
Few people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge live to tell the tale. Kevin Hines is that rare individual who not only survived his suicide attempt but chooses to talk about it in hopes of saving others.
What a year for the gardens with no rain early in the season when we needed it, and more than we have needed late in the season. Now is a great time to enjoy your garden, and here are a few tips to extend the season as we move toward freezing temperatures.
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant will close from Oct. 1 to 3 for renovations, according to a news release.
Sunday, September 16
The Steamboat Springs High School cross-country team didn’t log any top-tier finishes at the massive Liberty Bell Cross-County Invitational on Friday in Littleton, but coach Greg Long said the members of his squad hit the marks he was hoping for.
Fayhee explores the 'Old Heart of the New West' in 2 new books
Mountain Gazette editor M. John Fayhee will travel to Steamboat on Thursday for a free book talk and reading of his two new titles at 6 p.m. Thursday at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.
Joy Rasmussen finished seventh place in her age group, but was just 48 seconds off the podium, completing the 70.3 Ironman World Championship triathlon in 6 hours, 4 minutes and 40 seconds.
The Steamboat Springs High School tennis squad capped its weekend with a win Saturday, defeating Evergreen 5-2 in a dual in Steamboat.
12:01 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a credit card stolen from the first block of Seventh Street. Police located the suspect, but the victim did not want to press charges.
High school has several events planned in run up to rivalry game with Soroco Rams
As their sports teams gear up to face off against the rival Soroco Rams, students at Hayden High School will mark homecoming this week with several fun events.
Festival continues Monday with afternoon program at Steamboat Community Center
The search started at 6:20 a.m. in the dark, frosty fields of Routt County Road 42. Armed with binoculars and scopes mounted on tripods, 13 birders unloaded from shuttles and cars onto the gravel road west of Steamboat Springs.
Many thanks to the community for supporting the the Steamboat Christian Center’s Yardacious sale. We are grateful to those who donated and volunteered.
I submitted a Colorado Open Records Act request for the portions of the July 12 Yampa Valley Housing Authority board meeting discussion and vote to terminate George Krawzoff and the discussion and vote on the proposed severance package for him. It has been denied. T
To criticize Kristopher Hammond (“Steve Hofman: Get educated,” Wednesday’s Steamboat Today) patently is ironic. Hammond is an experienced criminal lawyer and a long standing resident in Steamboat Springs, and while his letter to the editor (“Build casino for me,” Sept. 9 Steamboat Today) may have been somewhat tongue-in-cheek, it nevertheless points to the truism that his legal practice work undoubtedly will increase.
The Steamboat Springs School District and the overall performance of its students continues to impress, as demonstrated by this week’s news that for the third consecutive year the school system achieved the highest rating given by the state of Colorado.
Saturday, September 15
2012 Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon results
Karl Meltzer and Lizzy Hawker emerged on top of an elite field of competitors that was torn to shreds by the grueling 100-mile Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon.
The Hayden and Soroco high school volleyball teams went winless during the weekend.
After dropping out of his first 100-mile race in November, Will Carlton was going to do anything to finish the inaugural Run Rabbit Run 100-miler.
Jason Patrick said his cow horses are ready to compete on the highest level against some of the most athletic horses in the world, judging by their awards at this year’s Colorado State Fair.
For the first time in a long time, the Steamboat Springs Police Department and the Routt County Sheriff's Office have their ranks filled.
12:15 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a woman who lost a purse at a downtown bar. It was recovered at a hotel in the 400 block of Lincoln Avenue.
Steamboat took out Summit in three games Saturday in what coach Wendy Hall called "the most meaningful match" of the young season.
The demolition of the Iron Horse Inn is the first step of a plan being presented Tuesday night to City Council that would start to move Steamboat's police and firefighting stations off Yampa Street.
It seems like every day, somebody in Steamboat Springs posts a picture of bears doing something previously unheard of, like entering the courthouse to register to vote.
Football fans in Colorado rejoice. After years of seeking a quality quarterback, Denver finally has landed one of the best and found something to cheer for this season.
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.
The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team lost its third straight game Friday, falling, 4-2, to Palisade.
By the time you read this, more than 100 people will be finishing up a 100-mile run out, around and through Steamboat Springs known as the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon.
Friday, September 14
The Hayden High School football team got back on a winning track Friday night, rolling by Rocky Mountain Lutheran, 48-6.
In an absolutely unpredictable first half, the tide turned and turned and then turned again. But in the end, Moffat County left Steamboat's Gardner Field with a 56-27 win.
The third annual SoulSpark Journeys fall yoga retreat is planned for Oct. 20 and 21 at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp.
Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Sept. 17
Routt County school lunch menus for week of Sept. 17
Steamboat tennis coach Don Toy said Friday’s showdown against regional rival Aspen revealed a lot about his team, including that his squad was improving and that it would be eager for a rematch come regionals.
Soroco High School Rams football team had little trouble with Plateau Valley on Friday, winning 63-0 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Transactions for Sept. 7 to 13
The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is seeking nominations for the annual Navigator Awards presented by the Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Chamber to honor businesses that stand out as leaders in the community.
The humble building is more than logs and river rock and is emblematic of the Christian Science Society’s history in Steamboat and the beliefs of its members.
12:20 a.m. Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies found playground equipment that had been tipped over at a school in the 27200 block of Brandon Circle.
The Yampa Valley Crane Festival is a four-day event featuring viewings, workshops, exhibitions, lectures and family activities relating to greater sandhill cranes.
A pair of homes on Pamela Lane near Emerald Park sold for $358,000 and $390,000, a rarity in the city limits this summer.
The wildfire has burned more than 15,416 acres in Wyoming and has destroyed three dozen homes and forced extensive evacuations.
Updates from the inaugural 100-mile Run Rabbit Run races and the 50-mile course.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage opens Friday morning, Tarahumara runners prepare for 100-mile Run Rabbit Run race and fire restrictions are expected to be lifted Friday.
A fundraiser to benefit Greg Podgorny, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is from 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday at Harwigs/L’Apogee, 911 Lincoln Ave.
Thursday, September 13
Routt County events calendar for Sept. 14 to 20
Two of the famed Tarahumara Indians of Mexico will run the inaugural Run Rabbit Run 100-mile ultramarathon. But for the men and their guides, their presence is about more than winning.
Hayden fell to 0-4 on the season, losing to Little Snake River High School, 23-25, 25-22, 25-13, 25-14.
It wasn’t much of a surprise a few weeks ago when I turned on my TV to see William Close's face gleaming with intensity, lit brilliantly from among the strings of his Earth Harp on "America’s Got Talent" on NBC.
Steamboat lost for the second time in as many games, falling at home Thursday to Summit, 1-0.
On Wednesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper jumped into the fray over Amendment 64, which would legalize the commercial sale and adult possession of as much as 1 ounce of marijuana.
On a blue-sky day with that welcome bit of fall already nipping, Buffalo Pass definitely will be one of those experiences locals should take a moment to savor.
Steamboat Springs High School golfer Brandon Martin shot a career-best Thursday at Haymaker Golf Course, but the team narrowly missed first place after a playoff with Vail Christian.
Dogs are all the same species, but their temperament, emotional makeup and attachment can be as different as with any two human beings.
The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is teaming up with the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association to help local businesses and organizations create a road map for sustainable business practices.
Thank you for your follow-up article (“Riding the wave,” Sept. 13 Steamboat Today) to a recent story in Steamboat Today that seemed to say property taxes to the county on undeveloped mineral property rights aren’t that valuable to the community.
The proposed casino debate has focused on predictions of economic impact. I’d prefer to focus on the facts. Fact 1: This casino will not be bound by state or local laws, just like any businesses on sovereign Native American land.
Gene Cook will not read the “garbage” of Paul Krugman or Charles Blow (“A new windbag,” Sept. 12 Steamboat Today). He will not allow himself to be informed by opinions that are in opposition to his own.
1:08 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a noninjury crash at South Lincoln Avenue and Dougherty Road.
Bella Hudson whose family has been visiting Steamboat on the weekends and through the holidays for about five years, will perform with guitarist Sam Leslie, 15, and fiddle player Jens Hybertson, 17, at 6 p.m. Friday at Sweetwater Grill.
When the 35-gallon tub of school supplies rolled into a Soda Creek Elementary School classroom Thursday morning, a crowd of curious third-graders rose instantly and gathered around it.
About 40 dog-human teams visit local hospital patients through the Heeling Friends program, which will hold its Mutt Strut fundraiser Saturday.
The new Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage store offers a community room with a demonstration kitchen and free Wi-Fi.
Water restrictions are expected to be lifted later this month as businesses and homeowners stop watering their lawns.
Residents who live within city limits once again will be allowed to use their charcoal grills and have fires in fire rings that have been permitted by the fire department.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today’s advertising staff received a national award for innovation Thursday at the Local Media Association’s Fall Conference in Atlanta.
Fleischer Sport Ride is scheduled to open Sept. 29 in Old Town Square at Seventh Street and Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs.
The women’s racing in Aspen will include American Olympic medalists Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso in giant slalom and slalom races Nov. 24 and 25.
Good news uncovered about coal mining in Routt County, the county collected $183,869 in oil and gas production taxes and ESPN Radio should be back on local airwaves soon.
Wednesday, September 12
Here's a roundup of games for this week for teams from Hayden, Steamboat Springs and Soroco high schools.
We have a plethora of government and quasi-governmental agencies, authorities, associations and self-interest groups all plying their individual agendas without any commonly developed, shared vision for the future of the Yampa Valley.
The North Routt Community Charter School barbecue and fundraiser is from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Hahn’s Peak Roadhouse.
3:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 700 block of Anglers Pond. It could not be found.
If oil and gas production increases in Routt County in the coming years, residential property owners could see their share of the tax burden decrease.
While mining for economic data, the Yampa Valley Data Partners group uncovered some good news related to the Sage Creek reserve mining operation: Twentymile reported 6,164 tons of coal had been produced from the new mine in May, the first month of production.
As they celebrate reaching a $510,000 fundraising goal for 2012, leaders of Routt County United Way already are preparing to try for an even bigger fundraising goal starting Friday.
The tournament will serve as the last tuneup before the all important regional golf tournament, which begins Monday with a practice round at Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez.
The town of Hayden has just enough candidates for its Town Council to avoid an election in November.
A transmitter issue has kept the sports station off the air for more than a week. Radio Partners LLC says a new transmitter is being installed, with testing to follow.
The Oak Creek Town Board will take public comment on two issues Thursday and hear from Routt County commissioner candidate Tim Corrigan.
The National Weather Service forecasts a 20 percent chance of snow showers above 11,000 feet on Mount Ethel, northwest of Steamboat in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area.
Property taxes paid on mineral rights in Routt County are minimal, Gondola General is opening a new store and a Stagecoach man is charged with sexual assault on a child.
Tuesday, September 11
Steamboat Spring High School football player is this week's athlete of the week.
Previously, I thought Paul Krugman was the reigning champion of the worthless, but he has been replaced by the new huffer and puffer, Charles Blow.
Kristopher L. Hammond’s letter to the editor (“Build casino for me,” Sept. 9, 2012) regarding the proposed casino near Yampa Valley Regional Airport contains many assertions but few supporting facts.
When I first heard about the Hayden casino proposal, my initial reaction was that this idea was the antithesis of my vision of Steamboat, Hayden and Routt County.
I am writing this letter to address the mean-spirited tone that some of the letters to the editor have taken, particularly toward Johnny Spillane.
The city’s plan to spend nearly $1 million next year on new expenditures should be accomplished without the use of reserves.
The monthly community dinner at Holy Name Catholic Church will be canceled because of ongoing construction. The dinner previously was held on the second Thursday of each month.
Battle Mountain proved to be the class of the Western Slope League on Tuesday, cruising past Steamboat, 5-0. After Steamboat came out early and looked to make it a defensive game, the Huskies quickly took a defender out and added another attacker.
In 2011, the majority of the owners of severed mineral rights in Routt County paid less than $10 in actual property taxes on the value of the property.
Inside a large office suite fitted with sleek computers and large couches, Steamboat Springs High School senior Kent Barron doesn't have to battle any classmates for attention.
The Steamboat Springs School District can continue to tout having the state's highest academic accreditation rating. For the third school year in a row, the Colorado Department of Education has graded the district as “accredited with distinction.”
I have a love-hate relationship with lists. I’m more productive when I write them, but I guess a tiny part of me rails against being so busy that I have to create them.
The new Gondola General location downtown has been open since Labor Day, and the owners are continuing to fill it with merchandise similar to their mountain location: apparel, gifts and ski wear including helmets, gloves and hats.
Bond has been set at $250,000 for a 40-year-old Stagecoach man charged with sexual assault on a child.
Steamboat websites that were hosted by GoDaddy might have experienced an outage Monday along with thousands or even millions of other websites.
1:04 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers investigated a suspicious car on Laurel Lane. No one was in the car.
The Steamboat School Board signed off on a $60,000 loan for a charter school, a Craig man was arrested after a two-hour standoff with police and two men from Pittsburgh were arrested after being reported punching cars in Oak Creek.
Monday, September 10
Too often now, when Sept. 11 comes around, it is only one more tiny square on the calendar with written words next to the printed number. Even for many who witnessed the day’s events on TV screens, memories have begun to fade.
I was going into the 11th grade when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on another world. It was the hot summer of ’69 and I was visiting my Aunt Alice in Appleton City, Mo.
Update on Routt County's collegiate athletes
During a Monday meeting held by Citizens Supporting Property Rights, candidates for the state Legislature were asked: "How would you facilitate the oil and gas industry when local governments are creating their own regulations with a knee-jerk reaction?"
A Craig man is in custody after a more than two-hour standoff Monday night with law enforcement officers from the Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office.
The loan will be used to retire a longstanding budget deficit at the North Routt Community Charter School.
The fifth annual Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs Community Barbecue and Barn Dance is Sept. 22 at Sidney Peak Ranch.
Inside his small medical marijuana dispensary on Monday, Josh Scruggs was working to finalize the floor plan of his business' new and significantly larger location in Steamboat Springs.
The new water right allows the county to tap into up to 50 gallons of water per minute from the well when it is irrigating the big lawn at the Sheriff's Office.
Blame blown gridiron calls on NFL owners who continue an archaic system of using part-time officials to manage a professional sport that is only becoming more complex.
The Colorado Water Trust’s lease of 4,000 acre-feet of water from Stagecoach Reservoir put 26 cubic feet per second into the Yampa River for a large part of the summer, salvaging some recreational use and bolstering the health of the waterway.
Two men spotted punching cars in Oak Creek on Saturday afternoon were later arrested in possession of a stolen rental car from Pittsburgh.
The Hayden football team is ranked No. 7 in the most recent Denver Post poll.
Concussion tests set for Tuesday evening
The $40,000 purse probably is a draw for the inaugural 100-mile version of the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon, but the characters who’ve signed up have tales and mythologies that testify to their true motivations.
6:20 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 2900 block of Alpenglow Way.
A recap of the weekend action in Routt County prep sports, what we learned from the results and what there is to look forward to this week.
While higher elevations could see isolated storms, Steamboat has its best shot at some precipitation Tuesday.
The Steamboat Springs School Board is considering a loan to a local charter school, South Routt teachers prepare to run an ultramarathon and a Steamboat cyclist is attacked on a Park City trail.
Sunday, September 9
The atmosphere at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction turned electric Saturday night during Club 20’s featured candidate debate for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
A luncheon to benefit the Tasaru Girls School Fund is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Trillium House at Yampa River Botanic Park.
Horseradish is a herb from the mustard family and thrives in high altitude climates such as ours. Horseradish has nothing to do with horses nor with radishes.
It’s that time of year: back to school and back to packing snacks and lunches for your kids. Lunch should be a nutrient-rich meal to fuel children’s brains and bodies for the afternoon, so they can concentrate in the classroom and have energy for sports activities.
Steamboat Springs cyclist Tammy Jacques said Park City, Utah, police are investigating an incident last week when she was punched off her bike during a mountain bike race.
Zero-interest loan would eliminate charter school's longstanding budget deficit
The Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night will consider signing off on a $60,000 loan to the North Routt Community Charter School to eliminate the school's budget deficit.
When Artie Weber leaves Long Lake to tackle 13.7 miles of rough Jeep road in complete darkness Friday night, he will be running for his students.
12:25 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a complaint about a noise in the 1900 block of Cimarron Circle.
Whatever editorial policy your paper has that permitted Rob Douglas’ diatribe against Kevin Nerney to be printed on the front page of the Steamboat Today (“Comment out of bounds,” Sept. 7) ought to be reconsidered and changed.
Thank you for allowing me and my neighbors and all of the residents that use the Butcherknife Trail open space to share our thoughts. Preserving Steamboat’s natural aesthetic qualities provided by our parks and open space must be one of our City Council’s highest priorities.
It is ironic that a Steamboat Olympian who has trained hard for decades is the pitchman for a casino that promises instant, effortless wealth.
The Yampa Valley Housing Authority’s messy firing of former executive director George Krawzoff serves as an important reminder that public bodies must understand and follow the provisions of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law.
The Yampa Valley Housing Authority’s messy firing of former executive director George Krawzoff serves as an important reminder that public bodies must understand and follow the provisions of Colorado’s Open Meetings Law.
Saturday, September 8
The Soroco High School volleyball team didn’t manage to make much of its first full weekend of games, the Rams falling twice in straight sets.
The Soroco High School football team improved to 2-0 on the season and it has yet to play a close game. The Rams stomped Justice in Oak Creek on Friday night with a 64-6 victory. Soroco now has outscored its opponents 120-6 on the season.
Stefan Sortland placed fourth Saturday at No. 3 singles to lead the Steamboat Springs High School tennis squad in the two-day Western Slope Open in Grand Junction.
This weekend marked what one candidate called the first substantial debate of the campaign season. On Saturday, Club 20 hosted a series of debates for Western Slope candidates vying for state and national offices at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.
2:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department Officers were called to a report of a drunken person in the 700 block of Lincoln Avenue. The person was taken to detox.
Book Feast took place Friday evening and all day Saturday, drawing more than 150 children — with parents in tow — to a multi-dimensional arts and literature festival at Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Depot Art Center.
Steamboat dominated the middle portion of Saturday's soccer game against Rifle, winning 4-0.
Real Estate Transactions for Aug. 31 to Sept. 5
Mark “Dutch” Elting has joined Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties as a full-time associate broker working out of the Steamboat Springs office.
The eerie call of an elk bugling in the forest is one of the most primal sounds to be heard in the natural world, and it’s accessible right in our big backyard.
The inaugural Ride For Dirt mountain bike race and fundraiser took place Saturday on Emerald Mountain. Proceeds benefit Routt County Riders, a local cycling club.
Where some Steamboat residents and members of the City Council see opportunity and community benefit in a new base area development, others see a tall monstrosity that could cast shadows over nearby condo units.
The temperatures are dropping, the colors are changing and it's back to bowling. All are sure signs that fall has arrived in Steamboat Springs.
Euzoa Bible Church announced in a news release an innovative examination of the Bible in a series about God’s story. The 31-week Bible study begins Sept. 9 and continues Sundays. Senior Pastor Chris McCombs will lead the study group.
Routt County Council on Aging senior lunch menus for week of Sept. 10
Routt County school lunch menus for week of Sept. 10
Friday, September 7
The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team beat Aspen in two games Friday in the Moffat County Tournament.
No. 4 Hayden lost to Dayspring Christian, 28-17, in its first major 8-man test. The Tigers were disappointed the game slipped away late but took heart that they were in it until the end.
The Steamboat Springs High School football team snapped a 22-game losing streak Friday by beating Summit, 21-19.
Colorado Springs golfer Dave Delich won in the third playoff hole of the Colorado Golf Association Senior Stroke Play Championships at Haymaker Golf Course.
This weekend, as Missed the Boat says goodbye to a band member and hello to a new era, I feel like all of us fans are right along for the ride.
Mount Werner Water and Sanitation District manager Jay Gallagher expects to know more about the effectiveness of the restrictions by the middle of the coming week after completing a study of data related to August water consumption.
If everything goes as planned during the 2012 Economic Summit on Sept. 20, those in attendance will emerge from the all-day conference having completed the framework of a strategic plan for the future economic success of Steamboat Springs.
The Enevers, longtime local supporters of artistic and environmental endeavors in the Yampa Valley, will be honored this weekend with the city of Steamboat Springs’ Heritage Award.
An official in the town of Dinosaur says his town’s residents are well aware of the proposal for a casino 107 miles east in Routt County, but they are continuing to move forward with building one of their own.
1:02 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the 1700 block of Alpine Vista Court. It could not be found.
Thus far in 2012, eight whole-ownership sales have involved the four-bedroom, four- or 4.5-bath homes that are the mainstay of the One Steamboat Place whole-ownership units, three of which sold in August.
Hikers planning to ride the Steamboat Ski Area gondola to trek further up Mount Werner and glimpse the early fall color may want to bring a jacket.
Suicide prevention advocates think a service being offered at Yampa Valley Medical Center could serve as a model for hospitals throughout Colorado.
Thursday, September 6
CGA Senior Stroke Play Championship results for Thursday
The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team beat Eagle Valley, 2-0, on Thursday.
Since December, trained volunteers with Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide have been on call at all hours to help people who come to the emergency room and are at risk of harming themselves.
Routt County events calendar for Sept. 7 to 13
The Steamboat Springs High School tennis team beat Durango, 5-2, Thursday.
Hayden, ranked No. 4 in The Denver Post 8-man rankings, welcomes defending state champion No. 1 Dayspring Christian on Friday. The teams play at 7 p.m. at Hayden.
While not-so-thinly veiled threats like Kevin Nerney's against elected officials trying to deal with difficult budgets are on the rise across the country, they have no place in Steamboat Springs.
As the Steamboat Pilot & Today noted in its editorial this past Sunday, oil and gas development in Routt County is perhaps the most critical issue of this year’s county commissioner races.
We are so fortunate to have a facility like YVMC staffed with such professional personnel with a strong medical knowledge who are so caring and humanistic in their attitudes toward patients.
Atmos Energy Corp. reported Tuesday that Gary W. Gregory will take over as president of the company’s Colorado-Kansas Division on Oct. 1, according to a news release.
2:24 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to check on a drunken person in the 1800 block of Kamar Plaza.
Reginald and Pamela Gray donated the old Quicksilver location to the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, offering the group a chance to stretch its wings in a downtown location.
Java & Jazz features live music from the Andy Pratt Jazz Quartet, cocktails and coffee and a loaded silent auction. All proceeds benefit Partners in Routt County, a youth mentoring organization.
The man who was pulled from a burning car Wednesday was treated at Yampa Valley Medical Center and subsequently arrested.
The opening day of ski season is 76 days away, and the first direct flights from Dallas and Chicago begin Dec. 13.
Yampa Valley Data Partners invites you to take the plunge, saving money and energy by taking the Northwest Colorado Energy Diet Challenge.
With school starting, our dogs now are likely to be left with few choices as to how to entertain themselves.
Most of the Routt County sports teams are in action this weekend.
The Steamboat Springs Police Department is asking residents to be aware of a possible Internet-based rental scam that has affected at least one homeowner in Steamboat.
The Ride For Dirt fundraiser for Routt County Riders begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with 12.5- and 25-mile rides.
Race organizers for the Run Rabbit Run ultramarathon need volunteers to man aid stations and help out with the 50-mile and 100-mile races.
Saturday is the last time the Mainstreet Farmers Market will set up on Sixth Street in downtown Steamboat Springs till summer 2013.
A Stagecoach man rescues a man from a burning car, Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage will open in Steamboat on Sept. 14 and AT&T is pushing for 4G LTE towers in Routt County.
Update on Routt County’s collegiate athletes, including Courtney Garth, Colleen King, Brittany Long, Maggie Stanford, Christi Valicenti and Alex Wood.
Wednesday, September 5
Digital Photo Basics — a two-day class the covers camera functions, creating better images and how to enhance and store images — is Friday and Saturday at Colorado Mountain College.
The organizers and supporters of Citizens Supporting Property Rights better look at their whole card before entering a partnership with oil and gas companies. Remember, there are no friends in business.
Colorado Golf Association Senior Stroke Play Championships results for Sept. 5
Search and Rescue members called off a search for a 79-year-old local fisherman who was reported missing on Buffalo Pass because they think the man went home.
The Colorado Golf Association Senior Stroke Play Championships kicked off Wednesday at Haymaker Golf Course.
Steamboat Springs Fire Chief Mel Stewart said Wednesday it's hard for firefighters to make a living in Steamboat Springs with their current paychecks.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys tennis team lost, 7-0, to Air Academy on Wednesday.
This week, 25 avid quilters from across North America are meeting in Steamboat for a quilting workshop with David Taylor, a local resident and world-renowned art quilter.
4:32 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a bear in the first block of Cedar Court. It could not be found.
The reader survey is one of many tools we use to make newspaper decisions. This year, 678 Routt County residents ages 18 or older completed it.
Natural Grocers has spent the summer remodeling the 12,000-square-foot building at 355 Lincoln Ave. that formerly housed David Chase Rugs & Furniture at the stoplight at Lincoln Avenue and Third Street.
A Stagecoach man pulled a Steamboat Springs man from a burning car Wednesday morning and possibly saved his life.
The Routt County Planning Commission is scheduled to hear permit applications from AT&T/New Cingular Wireless on Thursday for new cell towers in Routt County that would support faster 4G LTE connectivity.
The Doak Walker Care Center received top marks from its employees and residents and their families for a third straight year in a nationwide survey of long-term care centers.
A festival for young bookworms comes to Steamboat, City Manager Jon Roberts has four months to prove himself and our editorial board says why the Chief closing is a good thing.
Tuesday, September 4
A philosophical debate about whether to cut services or continue saving reserve funds for future years guided much of the Steamboat Springs City Council's preliminary budget workshop Tuesday night.
Paul Loeb, internationally acclaimed writer and speaker on civic engagement, will present a free talk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 13.
The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night unanimously endorsed a list of goals they would like to see the city manager accomplish in the next four months.
The Chief Plaza Theater closing might be the best thing to happen to the historic downtown building.
After three straight months of decline, July building-use tax collections saw a 262 percent increase compared with July 2011. The tax had seen an increase in only one other month this year.
12:19 a.m. Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue firefighters were called to help a person having breathing difficulty in the 3100 block of South Lincoln Avenue.
This weekend, the young bookworms of Steamboat and beyond will have a chance to get the stories behind their favorite stories in a two-day festival with well-known children’s authors and illustrators.
Routt County Search and Rescue is calling on anyone with a flexible job and an accommodating family to consider joining its group of about 25 active members.
Yes, I agree that adults can make their own decision to give (lose) their money to the casino owner. Yes, I agree that there may be jobs created by developing a big building of services and games. But do we really want the other side of the casino world creeping in and invading our mountain town’s culture?
Steamboat is truly becoming a bike town, and I think it’s a healthy, positive way to attract visitors. But living outside of town, I had no idea that the Steamboat Stage Race was happening last weekend.
As every American voter knows by now, the national political conventions, once a mad flurry of political maneuvering, have devolved into carefully orchestrated pep rallies.
As the population of the planet continues to grow, now exceeding 7 billion people, humans are placing an increased value on water. Using water wisely and efficiently is a long-term commitment and a culture change.
Airport manager Dave Ruppel said Tuesday that plans have been in place for a decade to replace an older snowblower with $633,000 from the self-funding airport's capital budget.
After U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., made his surprisingly uninformed remarks that implied a woman can’t get pregnant from a “legitimate rape,” I was stunned.
Sandra Park said her son-in-law Brent Tuck, 37, was skateboarding with his 13-year-old son outside their Grand Junction home when he fell and hit his head.
First Friday Artwalk runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at various downtown Steamboat Springs venues.
From the back side of Copper Mountain all the way to the Taylor River, there were stands of aspen trees that appeared to already have peaked during the Labor Day weekend.
Bike tour operators want access to U.S. Forest Service land, Steamboat police are led on a high-speed chase and the Steamboat Stage Race wraps up with Amy Charity falling just short.
Steamboat Dance Theatre is accepting applications for the Amy Flint Memorial Scholarship for Dance and Technical Production Training.
Monday, September 3
The fourth annual Steamboat Stage Race wrapped up Monday with criterium racing in downtown Steamboat Springs.
The demand is there, but bike tour operators say current regulations have kept them from offering guided mountain bike rides on local U.S. Forest Service land.
Steamboat Springs police on Monday morning arrested a motorcycle driver who they say led officers on a high-speed chase downtown.
12:23 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a woman vomiting on the side of the road in the 900 block of Lincoln Avenue. Police issued the woman a citation for consuming alcohol as a minor.
Peering at us on late-summer evenings are the twinkling eyes of Draco the Dragon. This constellation represents Ladon, the dragon that guarded the golden apples of the Hesperides in Greek mythology.
City officials working to secure raises for firefighters and paramedics in 2013 budget
The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night will weigh in on the city's 2013 budget proposal and work to refine City Manager Jon Roberts' job description.
The longtime educator was called to Denver in early August as shock and fear from the arrest of David Moe, a former preschool teacher at the center of a child pornography investigation, reverberated throughout the preschool.
After an August with below-average rainfall, Steamboat started off September with a thunderstorm that hung around from Sunday evening into early Monday.
Steamboat astronaut Steve Swanson shares his memories of Neil Armstrong, the Chuck Wagon Chili Challenge in downtown Steamboat is a hit and the film market in Steamboat changes with the Chief's closing.
Sunday, September 2
The Steamboat Springs Fire Department is kicking off its 2012 Fill the Boot campaign Monday to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
2012 10K at 10,000 Feet results
Steamboat's Amy Charity slipped into second place in Sunday's portion of the Steamboat Stage Race, setting the stage for a complex final day downtown.
A strong field of bulls put plenty of cowboys in the dirt, but Idaho rider Kody DeShon emerged victorious Sunday at the Rocky Mountain Bull Bash.
County Agenda for Sept. 3 and 4
1:03 a.m. Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to a report of a suspicious incident in the 300 block of Second Street in Oak Creek.
Thomas Smiley will lead the new restaurant/culinary management program at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus, according to a news release.
So you had a great year in the garden and have more fruits and vegetables than you possibly can eat. What can you do with the excess?
The bright yellow ducks that will go floating down the Yampa River on Saturday morning will have a symbolic silver glow as the Rubber Ducky Race celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Steve Swanson: Armstrong's 'one small step' changed the world, space travel forever
Astronaut Steve Swanson doesn't remember watching the live broadcast of Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon, but he has a much more personal memory of the man who wowed the world July 20, 1969.
More than 1,000 sample chili, salsa and cornbread
The bad news quickly spread through the crowd on Eighth Street. At 1 p.m. Sunday, vendors were running out of chili — and fast.
Tyler Scholl won't begin his first middle school track meet until spring, but on Sunday, he proved yet again that he's one of the very best runners in the region, winning a 10-kilometer race on Rabbit Ears Pass.
Real Estate transactions for Aug.24 to 30
A relatively quiet week for real estate closing wound up Friday with a surge. First, a 2,426-square-foot, four-bedroom luxury condo at One Steamboat Place sold Friday to a Tennessee-based limited liability company for $1.875 million.
Saturday, September 1
Jack, you obviously did not listen with an open mind or you would have realized three of the Patriot Channel’s hosts — Mike Church, Glenn Beck and Andrew Wilkow — are Libertarians, not Republicans.
With early voting beginning in less than two months, it’s time voters heard clear stances from Routt County commissioner candidates on oil and gas regulation and how they would proceed if elected.
Nearly 360 riders kicked off from the starting line of the time trial with a long stream of cyclists pounding down Twentymile Road in the 30-kilometer race that opened the three-stage event.
The Steamboat Springs High School volleyball team lost two matches Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Tournament.
5:22 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a lost ID and credit card in the 1800 block of Central Park Drive.
The most popular person in the downtown scene these days happens to be dressed in blue and wear a badge. Meet Kiel Petkoff, the Steamboat Springs Police Department's downtown resource officer.
The eighth annual Wild West Air Fest was a flight down memory lane for some and, for others, an introduction to the wide world of aviation. The event continues from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
I've followed traditions for my entire life, but one of my favorite family traditions is still being written in the mountains of Colorado.
The Steamboat Springs High School soccer team won its opener Saturday, downing Centaurus, 2-0.
Carrying her own personal story of losing a loved one to bullying, Heather Savalox founded It Takes Courage, a grass-roots effort to raise awareness about bullying and prevent suicides.
The Eagle Valley Devils got their first 2-0 start since 2007 on Friday night with a 35-21 win against the Steamboat Springs Sailors. For Steamboat, it was the 22nd consecutive loss dating to 2009.
It’s not uncommon to see school children walking in the street or along Colorado Highway 13 during their daily commute to Craig Middle School and Sandrock Elementary School. But those days officially are numbered.