“The Flat Tops avalanches were much larger than those north of Steamboat Lake. It’s a very dangerous place when the snow is as unstable as it was leading up to this cycle.”
A senior communications specialist for Waste Management says the new drop-off fee in Steamboat comes as recycling companies are examining every part of the business.
The avalanche struck about 11:35 a.m. in East Vail Chutes, said Jessie Mosher, an Eagle County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman.
Citizens Supporting Property Rights asserts there is a way to put in adequate protections for sage grouse while allowing for future oil and gas development.
Sonja Hinrichsen and her volunteers will tackle the challenge of tramping into the snow the major tributaries of the Yampa River, representing the entire basin in a linear metaphor
Record September 2013 rainfall in Steamboat Springs and in other mountain valleys could help boost runoff in the rivers when the snow begins to melt in the spring of 2014.
Brisk winds across the Steamboat and Flat Tops area were expected to create shallow, easterly wind slabs, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, but the real danger in the backcountry remains slabs sitting on surface or deep hoar.
Sage grouse numbers have declined slowly in recent years, prompting conservation groups to have the federal government consider the bird for the endangered species list. If that happens, it could have negative economic impacts on Colorado and Moffat County.
The automated forecast for Storm Peak at the top of the ski area expects between 15 and 23 inches to fall overnight and during the day Wednesday.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and a representative from Routt County plan to survey the site of a waste tire complaint in South Routt County.
A pile of tires along Colorado Highway 131 between Oak Creek and Steamboat Springs has elicited from a South Routt resident complaints that now are working their way back up to the state level.
A small flock of osprey once again might call Moffat County home this spring. Dr. Allan Reishus and several volunteers successfully installed two additional artificial nests Nov. 12.
The depth of the standing snow at the Tower measuring site currently stands at 34 inches, according to a remote snow measuring device operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Not that water hasn’t already been a major issue in the West, but Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, said, 2014 is the year of the Colorado water plan.
A chronically eroded stream bank along the Yampa River where it flows through the Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch east of Hayden will be restored and revegetated with the help of a $30,000 Wetlands Program Award from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.