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Harnessing the sun

Progress has been made to produce more renewable energy locally, but some believe more can be done.

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Fire burns 5 acres before crews get control

A controlled burn, which got out of control, burned five acres near Thorpe Mountain before fire crews gained control.

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Caution urged during agricultural burning season

Once again this year, Routt County officials are urging members of the agricultural community to use caution when undertaking burns.

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Steamboat groups celebrate Earth Day

Friday is Earth Day, and to celebrate, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council and a number of local organizations and business have planned events with the theme, "Every Day is Earth Day."

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Firefighters knock down three-ton hay fire

Firefighters spent more than two hours Saturday night battling a fire inside a barn that held three tons of hay on Routt County Road 33.

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Yampa River flows unusually high for mid April

Snowmelt pouring off valley floor into river

The Yampa River was flowing at 1,650 cubic feet per second (cfs) at mid-afternoon Thursday after dropping from its daily peak of 1,790 cfs recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) just after midnight.

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Rockslide closes westbound lane of Rabbit Ears Saturday

The slide was reported about 6:25 p.m. Saturday and stopped traffic going westbound across the pass for about 50 minutes while Colorado Department of Transportation crews cleared the area.

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The legacy of the Carpenter Ranch

Two decades into the Nature Conservancy’s innovative approach to running the Carpenter Ranch, the eagles, herons and the sandhill cranes that are due to arrive any day now on their migration north, have become the rock stars of the 906-acre cattle spread.

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Sustainable grazing to stretch water supplies

The $11 million program to conserve water is funded by water providers in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District.

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Steamboat fisheries biologist Brian Hodge gains national recognition

Trout Unlimited biologist Brian Hodge of Steamboat Springs will honored for his collaboration on stream habitat and fish restoration projects with the U.S. Forest Service during ceremonies May 17 in Washington, D.C.

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Learn about keeping bees, promoting pollinators Feb. 23

As the saying goes in the apiary community, ask two beekeepers a question and you will get three answers.

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Weeks of I-70 repairs after rock fall in Glenwood Canyon could send more traffic to Steamboat into March

Rock-fall in I-70 sends traffic Steamboat's way

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon to remain closed in both directions likely until mid to late Thursday afternoon as repairs to the highway are underway.

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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.

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