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Winter has returned: Nearly 2 feet reported at Steamboat Ski Area over weekend

After historically low January snowfall totals, winter finally returned to Steamboat over the weekend.

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180-unit condo development proposed south of Walgreens

A former Steamboat Springs resident and developer has proposed building a 180-unit condominium development along Highway 40, just south of Pine Grove Road and the old Staples building.

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Chadwick Flats introduces green, multi-unit horizontal living to Steamboat

Innovative new design will maximize space and views, minimize stairs

A new three-unit residential development near the base of Steamboat Ski Area will offer private, single-level floor plans stacked atop each other, a design yet to be seen in Steamboat.

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Intrawest reports more skier visits, drop in net loss in latest earnings report

The company's net loss was $31.1 million, down from $122.2 million during the same quarter in 2013. Revenue in the quarter increased from $102.1 million in 2013 to $120.8 million last year.

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Lost ski resorts of Routt County

Today Steamboat Springs has one major ski resort. It didn’t always appear that would be the way it is, however. Several other ski resorts have come and gone in Steamboat Springs and Routt County in the last 60 years. At one time they were a part of big plans by city officials, by real estate developers and by eager skiers. Today, all but one are lost in the snow.

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As skiers grow closer to smartphones, Colorado ski areas upgrade wireless infrastructure

Cell phone charging stations at Thunderhead Lodge and Wi-Fi connections on gondola cars in Vail would have seemed silly, even ridiculous, a decade ago. Not anymore.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosts passive house talk

While initially more expensive to build than a conventional home, a passive house utilizes passive solar design, super insulation and mechanical ventilation to ultimately create a space that most homeowners say is worth the extra initial cost.

School district seeks volunteers for facilities master planning

The Steamboat Springs School District is seeking volunteers to serve on a least four committees to help formulate a district master plan.

Steamboat Springs City Council reviews affordable housing issue

Steamboat Springs City Council members agree that access to affordable housing in the city is an issue they should address.

Steamboat Springs Planning Department makes changes to fee schedule

Some fees for planning services are up, while others are down.

Housing Authority picks developer for rental housing project

The Yampa Valley Housing Authority board voted Thursday to move forward with a developer for a new rental housing project on Elk River Road.

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CDOT makes significant changes to Pine Grove Road intersection to make it safer

By changing the light configuration and geometry of the intersection of Pine Grove Road and U.S. Highway 40, the Colorado Department of Transportation and the city of Steamboat Springs are aiming to prevent tragedies like the death of Robert "Bob" Bear.

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New terrain opening this weekend at Steamboat Ski Area

The ski area on Saturday is opening the Sundown and Elkhead lifts on Saturday, providing access to a number of new trails on Sunshine Peak.

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Proposed base area improvements include safer intersections, more sandy beaches

All of the proposals would be funded from the tax increment financing that has been in use now for several years in the urban renewal area at the base of the ski area.

Fairfield Inn owner eyes new 84-room hotel on U.S. Highway 40

The new hotel would be built a short distance from Bob Amin’s existing Fairfield Inn across U.S. Highway 40 from the Steamboat Christian Center. And the new hotel won’t necessarily be branded a Marriott product.

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