It's been a long road for Dank Frank's in Oak Creek. Although multiple marijuana businesses have been approved in the last few months, its application to open for business remains on the table.
After the use and sale of recreational marijuana was legalized Jan. 1, 2014, Oak Creek quickly became Routt County's most sought-after place to set up a pot business.
Steamboat Springs' Bryan Fletcher surged to the Nordic combined podium Thursday with the final days of the 2015 World Championships in Falun, Sweden, looming.
State wrestlers grab some wins in the Pepsi Center, Soroco girls basketball keeps the win streak going and the Sailors boys basketball squad goes down in heartbreaking fashion in the final preps roundup of the winter.
For the first time in more than a decade, the United State is hosting the FIS World Telemark Skiing Championships. And for the first time ever, Steamboat Springs is playing host to the biennial event.
Hayden Tigers Taylor Lewis and Christian Carson — the only Routt County contenders remaining at the state wrestling tournament — were eliminated in emotional finishes on Saturday.
The Colorado high school state skiing championships wrapped up Saturday, and the Sailors girls nearly swept the annual Skimeister competition. Both teams finished ninth overall.
Steamboat Sailors, Moffat Bulldogs exit competition
Friday didn't go according to plan for much of Routt County's wrestlers at the 2A and 3A state championships, but two Hayden Tigers remain in contention for medals.
Day one of state championship wrestling wrapped up with three Hayden and two Moffat County athletes advancing to their respective championship quarterfinals Friday at Denver's Pepsi Center.
State championship wrestling ramps up Thursday and will run through Saturday at Denver's Pepsi Center, where the lights are bright and the stakes are as high as ever.
Regionals are all wrapped up and eight Routt County wrestlers are heading to the state championships this week in Denver. Steamboat Springs qualified three athletes in Class 3A, and Hayden qualified five in Class 2A.
It's rare that Steamboat Springs freeskiers get a chance to showcase their talent at home. They got that opportunity Sunday during USASA's competition at Steamboat Ski Area's Mavericks Terrain Park.
Hayden and Soroco girls battle in a surprisingly close game, Sailors hockey closes the season with a shutout win, and Steamboat boys hoops suffers big loss with league title on the line in this weekend's preps roundup.
Steamboat set to host Junior Nationals for 1st time since 2010
The second and final Rocky Mountain Division/Intermountain Division Junior National Qualifier is wrapped up, and the Junior National ski jumping/Nordic combined team is set for March 3 to 7 in Steamboat Springs.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team closed its season on a very high note, grabbing a 2-0 shutout win at Mullen on Friday night.
The Steamboat Springs and Glenwood Springs boys basketball teams will meet on the Demons' floor Saturday afternoon with league titles on the line. If the Demons win, they take everything. If the Sailors win, they get their share, too.
One proposed marijuana cultivation facility got Oak Creek Town Board approval to begin construction, while a long-standing proposal for Dank Frank's retail marijuana shop inched a bit closer to its own approval at Thursday's board meeting.
Regional wrestling tourneys a chance for local athletes to get to state
The Colorado high school wrestling regional tournaments kick off this weekend, offering a chance for Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Soroco athletes to punch their tickets to the state championships at Denver's Pepsi Center.
The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team faces league-title implications this weekend. The Sailors hockey squad takes on its final opponent, and the Soroco-Hayden rivalry heads to the Tigers' gym.
The Oak Creek Town Board will run through a very marijuana-heavy agenda at Thursday's regular meeting.
The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic ski team is closing in on next weekend's state championships. The Sailors girls finished in fifth and the boys finished in seventh at Frisco's 5K skate race Saturday.
Both Steamboat Springs and Hayden wrestling teams walked away from weekend dual-style tournaments with winning records, the Sailors at Meeker and the Tigers in Southeast Wyoming.
Brody King sparked the Steamboat boys, Hayden and Soroco hoops teams had a successful weekend, and a Sailors girls basketball player nearly snagged a triple-double.
Eight brave men strapped on their Alpine-style skis and hit the HS-127 jump at Howelsen Hill Sunday for the finals of the Winter Carnival Pro Alpine ski jumping competition.
Neither team was safe from the turnover bug Saturday, but Delta outlasted the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team, 52-33.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team shrugged off a slow start to slide by visiting Delta, 41-33, to keep the Sailors' league-win streak alive.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team pressed the issue Saturday night, but Columbine always had an answer, beating the Sailors, 5-3.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team was the victim of a brutal second period at state-ranked Cherry Creek on Friday in the Sailors' 11-2 road loss.
Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports launched its new STARS & Stripes Heroes Mentor camp this week, providing an opportunity for veterans from recent and long-ago wars and conflicts to build relationships on the slopes.
Steamboat Springs High School alumnus Mike Robson and team roping partner Gary Rodamel, of Craig, walked away from Las Vegas in December with the biggest paycheck they had ever received from one competition.
The Sailors girls basketball team is at home against Delta, Soroco hoops looks to keep its hot streak going and both Hayden Tigers squads will be awfully busy with tough competition.
Ski industry lifers to serve as grand marshals
Chris and Diamond is entering the home stretch of his ski industry career, a victory march of sorts that will include serving as the 102nd Winter Carnival’s grand marshal alongside his wife of 36 years.
Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Ben Berend and Jasper Good placed 20th and 21st on Wednesday at the FIS Nordic Junior World Ski Championships in Kazakhstan. Steamboat ski jumper Logan Sankey will compete on Thursday.
The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team is hoping to avoid another regular-season letdown against Delta, which has slipped to the bottom of the league but still presents a threat to the Sailors this Saturday.
The Steamboat Springs High School wrestlers battled on Saturday in Gilcrest, paced by fifth-place finishes from Dakota Thvedt and Matthew Hansen.
The Steamboat Springs High School Alpine ski team was the class of the Winter Park slalom on Friday. The boys finished 2nd and the girls finished 3rd. Steamboat's McKenzie Millard grabbed gold, as well.
Hayden High School girls basketball couldn't catch Vail Christian reeling on Saturday as the Tigers fell to the Saints, 54-30.
The Hayden High School boys basketball team couldn't put together back-to-back solid halves as the Tigers fell at Vail Christian on Saturday, 60-37.
The Steamboat Springs High School Nordic ski team got 2nd place overall out of its girls and 8th overall from the boys at Eagle Valley's qualifier at Cordillera.
Soroco basketball enjoys a huge weekend, Hayden boys and girls hoops score home wins and Sailors hockey sends its senior out with a win in the weekend prep sports roundup.
The Steamboat Springs High School hockey team lost a heartbreaker to a state championship-level Resurrection Christian squad Saturday night in the Sailors' final home game of the year.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team played as well as it has all season, but the Sailors ran into a buzz saw in visiting Palisade, the 4A Western Slope League leaders.
The Palisade High School boys basketball team came out firing against Steamboat Springs on Saturday, but the Sailors countered the Bulldogs' attack quickly, winning 55-47.
The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team was outgunned Friday night against a surging Eagle Valley squad.
The Sailors boys basketball team had little trouble with visiting Eagle Valley on Friday. Steamboat won, 70-35, and all 15 Sailors players saw valuable minutes.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team grabbed a wild win Friday night at Vail Christian, overcoming an 18-point first-quarter deficit to win, 67-66.
The Soroco High School boys basketball team handed league-leading Vail Christian its first conference loss of the season Friday night, 72-66.
Steamboat Springs High School hockey used a late push and hung on to down visiting Summit on Saturday, 4-2, for the Sailors' second win of the season.
Former Steamboat Springs High School basketball star Mike Vandahl is expanding his coaching venture into the youth realm, taking the reins of the new city youth recreational league this spring.
The Soroco High School girls basketball team is all about keeping things in perspective. This weekend is huge on the court, but it's the things off the court that are far more important to the Rams.