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.
There was significant damage, but no one was injured when a house caught fire early Friday in Steamboat Springs.
Steamboat Ski Area ranks among the worst five Western resorts for environmental practices in the newest Ski Area Environmental Scorecard. The scorecard is weighted heavily against resort expansion and expects a number of proactive resource efficiency efforts.
Time is growing short if the snowpack — water content in the standing snow — surrounding Steamboat Springs is to reach the historic norm by the end of winter.
Shell Oil has installed an ozone monitoring device at a well near Hayden, and the Desert Research Institute lab on Storm Peak is contemplating monitoring ozone levels, as well.
“It is taking little additional stress to trigger large, deep and dangerous avalanches,” reports Scott Toepfer of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
High wind speeds Wednesday night increased the likelihood that the heavy snowfall was being condensed into wind slabs on aspects facing north, east and south.