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Dinosaur National Monument fire under control

A lightning strike started a 500-acre wildfire in Dinosaur National Monument’s Ecklund Draw ignited last weekend in a remote portion of the monument on the Northwest Boundary.

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Firefighters fully contain wildfire in North Routt

At the height of firefighting efforts, 35 firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service and the North Routt Fire Protection District were battling the wildfire.

Warm weather continues through the week in Steamboat

Seasonably warm temperatures are expected to continue through the first half of the week, with some isolated moisture throughout the region, forecasters are predicting.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council expands ReTree Steamboat program

After five years of hosting one ReTree workday a summer, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council will now host four workdays at two locations: Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area on June 14 and Oct. 4 and Stagecoach State Park on June 18 and 20.

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Man arrested on suspicion of arson after apartment fire on Yampa Street

After everyone made it out of the apartment safely on Wednesday morning, officers arrested John Glenn Widmer, 34, on suspicion of fourth degree arson and reckless endangerment.

Sonja Macys selected for national environmental education panel

Yampatika leader Sonja Macys has been selected to join a national panel to advance the advocacy agenda for environmental education.

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Chemical spill clean-up complete on Rabbit Ears Pass

In total, 5,880 tons of soil was removed from the area by Custom Environmental Services and disposed of at the Twin Enviro landfill in Milner.

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Yampatika partnering with agencies to provide mini-grants for environmental education

Groups interested in providing environmental literacy curriculum in Northwest Colorado have until Monday to apply for mini-grants offered through the Environmental Protection Agency.

Flood mitigation efforts lead to lower insurance premiums in Steamboat

Flood insurance policyholders who reside in the city's 100-year floodplain should see an annual savings of $42 per premium, according to a press release from the city.

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Growing new willows and cottonwoods for the riparian zone in the Yampa Valley

The shrubs and trees along rivers and streams play a vital role in the web of life in wetlands, which provide habitat during the year to 75 percent of plant and animal species in the state, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

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Officials prepare for wildfire season

Routt County and Colorado is once again on high alert as a dry winter gives way to wildfire season.

Water samples at Rabbit Ears Pass spill site similar to other test sites

A company hired to do water quality sampling in the area where a chemical spill occurred March 13 on Rabbit Ears Pass has some good news.

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Chemical spill cleanup continues on Rabbit Ears Pass

It could take three weeks for a crew to excavate the area where 42,000 pounds of hazardous chemicals were spilled after a tanker truck rolled over Friday on Rabbit Ears Pass.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council earns Arbor Day award

The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s ReTree program has earned the organization the Arbor Day Foundation’s Excellence in Volunteer Management Award.

Forest Service finalizing plans to tackle wildfire fuels reduction along Steamboat's wildland interface

In addition to wildfire fuels reduction, a major component of the U.S. Forest Service Steamboat Front plan involves cutting back mature mountain shrubs in a patchwork fashion to improve forage for deer and elk.

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