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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.

Avalanche info center is a state agency but relies on donations for 25% of annual budget

Northwest Colorado residents will have an opportunity to learn what makes the Avalanche Information Center run while kicking up their heels to the music of Missed the Boat Jan. 10 at the Ghost Ranch Saloon.

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Routt County residents rally to support 7 Royal Hotel residents displaced by fire in Yampa

In the hotel just across the street from the smoldering remains of one of Yampa's most historic gathering places, Julie Williams' phone kept ringing and ringing.

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Royal Hotel in Yampa burns to the ground

Yampa's historic 109-year-old Royal Hotel caught fire late Saturday night and burned to the ground by Sunday morning. Firefighters still were on scene Sunday working to extinguish the blaze that may have been caused by a malfunctioning coal stoker.

Heavy snow on top of leftover Thanksgiving ice storm results in avalanche warning

There has been one confirmed report of a human-triggered avalanche close to Steamboat in the past seven days. The slide broke 14 inches deep and ran an estimated 200 feet.