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Firefighters knock down three-ton hay fire

Firefighters spent more than two hours Saturday night battling a fire inside a barn that held three tons of hay on Routt County Road 33.

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Yampa River flows unusually high for mid April

Snowmelt pouring off valley floor into river

The Yampa River was flowing at 1,650 cubic feet per second (cfs) at mid-afternoon Thursday after dropping from its daily peak of 1,790 cfs recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) just after midnight.

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Rockslide closes westbound lane of Rabbit Ears Saturday

The slide was reported about 6:25 p.m. Saturday and stopped traffic going westbound across the pass for about 50 minutes while Colorado Department of Transportation crews cleared the area.

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The legacy of the Carpenter Ranch

Two decades into the Nature Conservancy’s innovative approach to running the Carpenter Ranch, the eagles, herons and the sandhill cranes that are due to arrive any day now on their migration north, have become the rock stars of the 906-acre cattle spread.

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Sustainable grazing to stretch water supplies

The $11 million program to conserve water is funded by water providers in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District.

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Steamboat fisheries biologist Brian Hodge gains national recognition

Trout Unlimited biologist Brian Hodge of Steamboat Springs will honored for his collaboration on stream habitat and fish restoration projects with the U.S. Forest Service during ceremonies May 17 in Washington, D.C.

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Learn about keeping bees, promoting pollinators Feb. 23

As the saying goes in the apiary community, ask two beekeepers a question and you will get three answers.

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Weeks of I-70 repairs after rock fall in Glenwood Canyon could send more traffic to Steamboat into March

Rock-fall in I-70 sends traffic Steamboat's way

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon to remain closed in both directions likely until mid to late Thursday afternoon as repairs to the highway are underway.

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Rock slides in Glenwood Canyon send I-70 traffic down Lincoln Avenue

I-70 detour causes traffic levels to jump in Northwest Colorado

As of 10 a.m. Tuesday, there was no estimate on when the Interstate 70 would re-open. Traffic is being rerouted through Steamboat, Hayden, Craig, Meeker and Rifle via Highway 131, U.S. Highway 40 and Colorado Highway 13.

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Grant provides money for solar array to benefit low-income residents

Yampa Valley Electric Association is partnering with a nonprofit organization to build a solar array that will lower the electric bills of qualified low-income residents.

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Aerial surveying takes pulse of Colorado forests

A report released Thursday by the U.S. Forest Service and Colorado State Forest Service gives a glimpse at the health of Colorado's forests, including those in Routt County.

Nature Conservancy leader discusses land management effects on climate

Conservation leader Tim Sullivan will discuss land-use solutions to climate change during a free public Talking Green program titled “Role of Land-Based Solutions in the Global Climate Strategy” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 at Creekside Café & Grill on 11th Street in downtown Steamboat.

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The hunt for the next big tree

Routt County is home to many large aspen trees but it can now boast being home to a big — if not the biggest — known aspen tree in Colorado. The story of the tree is one of resiliency, and a bit of luck.

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Large avalanche slides down steep, rocky slope on Buffalo Pass northeast of Steamboat

No one caught in big Buffalo Pass slide

No one was caught in Monday's avalanche on Buffalo Pass, although the slope was skied that day by Steamboat Powdercats guides assessing its stability.

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Steamboat on track for 100-inch December

Snow keeps on coming; 44 inches on Storm Peak in 7 days

Steamboat Ski Area spokeswoman Loryn Kasten reported Storm Peak Summit has seen 44 inches of snowfall in seven days