The American West has been defined by water, and as our population grows, the dialog will be more accurately defined by its limits.
You may have heard some discussion lately about the phrase, “use it or lose it,” first, about how it is a guiding principle when using water under Colorado’s prior appropriation system, then, more recently, about how it can be a misleading cliché.
How does an extension office manage to answer all the calls, visit many sites to check trees and gardens and, at the same time, research the appropriate remedies specific to everyone’s individual concerns? Usually, with the help of dedicated volunteers called the Colorado Master Gardeners.
In addition to Zero Waste events, YVSC’s waste diversion efforts are encouraging reduction, repairs, reuse and recycling in our community through programs such as Yampa Valley Recycles, Sustainable Schools and our new food rescue initiative.
Often, we more fully appreciate the glorious final days of summer as they become fewer and we feel frost crunch beneath our feet on our morning runs and brisk winds on our evening commutes.
Though thousands of evergreen trees in the Colorado high country are beginning to display dying orange or brown needles, most are simply going through a natural shedding process and are not infested by bark beetles or tree disease.
Historic Routt County is proud to partner with the United States Forest Service to further the Preservation 50 movement in Routt County.
Water in the West has been a complicated subject for hundreds of years. Every year, a different amount of snowmelt flows downstream from the high country, where most of the water in the Southwest originates.
The 2016 Routt County Fair is about to begin, so we should talk some fun facts — newsy food bites you can mention during dinner to impress your family and friends about the importance of agriculture.
We’ve come a long way since 1914, but the feeling of the Routt County Fair remains the same, according to Sandy Boston, of Hayden, who says:“Because no matter where you’re from — a big city or a little town — the Routt County Fair makes you feel like you’ve come home.” And that’s exactly what the people who coordinate the fair like to hear.
As a private lands wildlife biologist in a partnership position with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, I have the pleasure of working with conservation-minded landowners throughout Northwest Colorado, incorporating wildlife habitat needs into their management plans.
Besides being one of the most beautiful rides in Colorado, the Tour de Steamboat, set for July 23, is a large fundraising event supporting four local nonprofits. In 2015, the all-volunteer Tour de Steamboat collaborative effort raised more than $60,000 from registration fees and giveaways.
This is a year in which several members of the Apiaceae, or parsley, family of plants are doing really well and growing in abundance in our area. One has to be careful, however, when trying to identify these plants, because, while they look alike, making the wrong identification can have disastrous results.
Steamboat Springs is an ideal place to slow down and learn from an area expert.
Summer is finally here in Routt County, and it’s time to get a little wild and crazy. What’s wild and crazy about historic preservation, you ask? Well, head on down to Yampa on July 30, and you’ll see what I’m talking about.