Saving the ranches: Routt County has been able to counter the fragmentation of agricultural land with conservation and land-use tools
You can measure Bobby George’s ambition in acres. The 1,700-acre parcel, the 235-acre tract, 420 more acres and finally another piece that’s about 480 acres in size. “I’m really a go-getter,” the fifth-generation Routt County rancher said. Part of what’s sparked his ambition is the money he, his mother, Rita Nelson, and the rest of his family have been able to realize from placing conservation easements on their property.
Routt County is not alone in its efforts to balance new growth with preservation of working agriculture. Multiple counties across Colorado are experimenting with land-use tools and voter-approved programs to direct tax dollars toward land preservation. Among these is Gunnison County.
Fat Cat 22k results
I just wanted to give a warm and thankful shout-out to the folks at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club for welcoming my son and me so warmly to the last Hitchens Brothers Jump Series this past Wednesday night. We drove up from Erie on a whim so my son could give his dream of trying what he saw in the Olympics a try.
The subject of “work product” has reared its ugly head again with the revelation that Steamboat Springs City Manager Deb Hinsvark recently sent two emails to members of the Steamboat Springs City Council and marked the correspondence as confidential by designating them as work product.
Colorado You Got Talent will travel to 64 counties in 64 days for auditions throughout the state. Colorado You Got Talent will hold auditions in Steamboat Springs from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Elevation Dance Studio, 326 Oak St.
The Steamboat boys lacrosse team opened its season Saturday with a 21-0 win against Glenwood Springs.
Steamboat Springs snowboarder Taylor Gold flew to the top of the field to win the U.S. Open on Saturday in Vail.
Meeker beat the Soroco High School girls basketball team in the regional championship game, 49-37.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls tennis team took the court without two of its regular singles players, and on Saturday it couldn’t climb out of that hole. It fell, 4-3, against Fruita-Monument.
Steamboat Pentathlon individual results
Battle Mountain roared in Steamboat Springs on Saturday, blasting the Sailors, 5-0, for a big early-season victory.
Steambot Pentathlon team results
12:24 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a drunken person in the first block of Eighth Street. The 55-year-old woman had a protection order that forbid her from drinking, so she was taken to jail.
The following is a list of people booked into Routt County Jail on suspicion of the listed charges. The arresting agency is listed in parentheses.