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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

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Free-roaming horses symbolize centuries of the untamed history of the American West

The hard reality may be that growing wild horse populations have the capacity to eat themselves into starvation while irreversibly damaging the range.

Red Cross helping Steamboat family displaced by trailer fire

Steamboat Springs Fire Marshal Doug Shaffer said the family was eating dinner Monday evening when they noticed an ember come down from a pipe on a wood stove that was in use.

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Sustainability on display during Green Tour

The latest and greatest in green building technologies will be on display Oct. 25 during a tour of three Steamboat Springs homes and the Routt County Justice Center.

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Local botanist and herbalist completed new book as a guide to medicinal and edible plants of the region

Residents Karen Vail and Mary O'Brien used their passion for the world of plants to create a new resource for the public in their new book, “Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Southern Rockies.”

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Fundraisers launched for Steamboat restaurant owner displaced by house fire

Stone, who owns Sharon's Restaurant in Steamboat Springs, came home from work on Wednesday afternoon to discover the living room of the home she was renting in Hayden was engulfed in smoke and flames.

Forest Service plans more dead lodgepole harvest in North Routt County

Most of Routt County is oblivious to the heavy logging trucks that carry the logs out of the forest because it’s all headed north to a sawmill in Saratoga, Wyoming.

Prescribed burns planned in northern Routt County

Routt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct multiple prescribed burns this fall near Crane Park in northern Routt County. The initial burn could take place as early as Oct. 1.

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Routt County Environmental Health Director Mike Zopf retires after 38 years

Retiring Routt County Environmental Health Director Zopf was 24 years old in 1977 when he spied a job opening in Steamboat that became his life's work.