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.

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Cold moisture continues to buoy snowpack in mountains near Steamboat

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 visible from prescribed burn in western Routt County

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.

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Loveland avalanche leaves impact on Steamboat skiers

Last weekend's Loveland Pass avalanche left Steamboat Springs backcountry skiers counting their blessings and hoping for better avalanche education.

Colorado Forest Service online tool helps evaluate risk of wildfire to homes

The Colorado Wildfire Risk Assessment, or CO-WRAP, allows Web visitors to view maps and download information about neighborhoods and watersheds.

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Winter hanging tough in Steamboat; 60s on the way

The warming trend takes hold with an expected high of 59 degrees Friday before temperatures forecast in the 60s break out for the weekend.

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Oak Creek home catches fire Monday morning; no one injured

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.

Human-triggered avalanche reported at closed Steamboat Ski Area

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.

State park managers in Routt, Moffat counties react to 2012 drought

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.

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Water restrictions to go into effect May 1 in Steamboat Springs

With no end to the drought in sight, Steamboat Springs has joined many other Colorado communities in announcing upcoming water restrictions.

Officials investigate concerns of water contamination from Steamboat hotel

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.

Small earthquake measured in Routt County

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.

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No injuries in bus fire west of Craig

No one was injured when a Greyhound bus caught fire west of Craig on Friday afternoon.

Study: Oil, gas drilling caused air pollution in West

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.

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Fire causes heavy damage to Steamboat Springs home

There was significant damage, but no one was injured when a house caught fire early Friday in Steamboat Springs.