Routt County Environmental Health Director Mike Zopf said he would make a 2013 budget request that the county seek a cost-share with the city of Steamboat Springs for an ozone monitoring program. The program is estimated to cost $175,000 for three years.
Routt County Commissioners approve new oil well permit despite concerns that grouse are reaching tipping point
“I think it’s really bad business that it needs to be done at the cost of driving sage grouse into extinction,” commissioner Tim Corrigan said just before approving Entek’s special-use permit to drill a new well in North Routt County.
Weather observer Art Judson reported Tuesday morning that 0.26 inches of rain had fallen in Steamboat in the preceding 24 hours. A chance of showers is forecast for Steamboat and Craig through Friday.
Smoke will be visible this week from a prescribed burn in western Routt County, south of Hayden, near the Indian Run State Wildlife Area. The burn began Friday and will be monitored for the next few days, according to U.S. Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos.
Last weekend's Loveland Pass avalanche left Steamboat Springs backcountry skiers counting their blessings and hoping for better avalanche education.
The Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment, or CO-WRAP, allows Web visitors to view maps and download information about neighborhoods and watersheds.
The warming trend takes hold with an expected high of 59 degrees Friday before temperatures forecast in the 60s break out for the weekend.
The owners started a fire in a wood stove Monday and tried to put it out when they heard crackling noises, Oak Creek Fire Protection District Chief Chuck Wisecup said.
Heavy machinery traffic and the lack of ski area employees mitigating danger add to the hazards of skiing Steamboat Ski Area after it has closed.
The managers of Routt County’s three major state parks told the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that they are preparing for another season of drought while they study the impacts the drought of 2012 had on their campgrounds and picnic areas.
With no end to the drought in sight, Steamboat Springs has joined many other Colorado communities in announcing upcoming water restrictions.
A Routt County Department of Environmental Health official said he doesn't think contaminated water made it to the river. The state also plans to investigate the incident.
A magnitude 2.4 earthquake hit Routt County at 10:12 p.m. Sunday. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake happened 11 miles west of Steamboat Springs at a depth of 0.6 miles.
No one was injured when a Greyhound bus caught fire west of Craig on Friday afternoon.
A comprehensive analysis of emissions and ozone pollution in the Uintah Basin in eastern Utah concluded that the primary source is oil and gas operations.