Routt County and the city of Steamboat Springs are expected to follow suit with the increased restrictions, which effectively ban all open sources of fire on public and private lands.
Hot, dry weather and a chance for lightning combine to create conditions ripe for wildfires. A red flag warning is in effect through midnight.
Toilets can be used as soon as water pressure is back in Phippsburg homes and businesses, but drinking from the tap likely won't be ruled safe until Monday.
The city-run race series begins with the Howlin' Howelsen, a lengthy and winding climb up Emerald Mountain followed by a descent and finish in the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena.
We’ve published two Rob Douglas columns in the past month, and both elicited phone calls and emails from readers either thrilled or furious with his return to writing.
The city of Steamboat Springs released its final February sales tax receipts this week, but the year-over-year increase of 2.46 percent can be misleading given the leap year.
The Seminars at Steamboat summertime lecture series has firmed up the speaker lineup for its 10th anniversary season.
Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton and conservative columnist and author Michelle Malkin will headline this year’s Freedom Conference hosted by The Steamboat Institute.
Steamboat Springs School Board member Wayne Lemley said Wednesday afternoon that he plans to take a leave of absence while he attends to personal matters.
Several key indicators point to a continued, but slow, economic recovery for Routt County, with gross retail sales and unemployment numbers expected to improve during the second quarter.
New policy will not allow anonymous comments on SteamboatToday.com
The change is the culmination of years of discussion about our online forum and how best to create a vibrant place for readers to share opinions, debate issues and otherwise engage in the news.
Few newspaper-related issues elicit as much passion from community members as our online comments, and it’s one we find ourselves revisiting often. And we’re doing it again.
Conservative political pundit, bestselling author and nationally syndicated columnist Ann Coulter will be the featured speaker at a February event in Steamboat Springs.
It was the generosity of a single “angel donor” as well as hundreds of others that is making a big difference for dozens of Routt County families this Christmas.
Unemployment rate goes up with number of residents with jobs
Routt County still has far fewer workers than it did at its peak in January 2008, when the labor force climbed to 17,116.
White, a Hayden Republican, was appointed a year ago to fill the vacancy left by her husband's departure. Baumgardner, the House District 57 Republican representative, was left with few other options after redistricting.
On Thursday, the Best of the Boat reader survey is back and will be available online for one month. We invite you to make your vote count.
The Steamboat Ski Area resumed operations at 8:30 a.m. Friday, one day after winds clocked at 123 mph shut down the lifts and caused damage across the city.
Total local labor force remains steady, according to state figures
Routt County’s unemployment rate increased to 7.7 percent in October without any significant change in the size of the county’s labor force. October’s unemployment rate still was nearly 2 percentage points below the October 2010 rate.
Turnover isn’t unusual in our newsroom. We’re lucky to be able to hire smart and hungry young journalists who home their skills in our beautiful community for a few years before setting off toward new challenges.
A passer-by first reported the fire shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday. The train was allowed to continue through town until firefighters could safely extinguish the blaze at about 8:30 a.m.
Search and Rescue volunteers found the man about 100 feet up a cliff face in the dangerous Walton Creek drainage Sunday afternoon.
Yampa Valley Medical Center CEO Karl Gills will retire in March after 11 years at the helm of Routt County’s only hospital. He will be replaced by Chief Operating Officer Frank May.
USA Pro Cycling Challenge official calls crowd electrifying
On Friday, USA Pro Cycling Challenge CEO and Co-Chairman Shawn Hunter called Steamboat "the most energetic stage" and said the community has earned a place at the table to possibly host the event in the future.
Ride 4 Yellow is just one of at least three great local events taking place this summer to help in the fight against cancer. If you’ve been touched by cancer in some way, I encourage you to consider being part of any or all of them.
Hooked on an unlikely career
An accomplished fly-fishing guide with Steamboat Flyfisher, Tim Widmer’s job still allows him to hit the river often. He teaches fly-fishing courses at CMC and has sold some of his fly patterns to Solitude Fly Co. in California.
A front-row seat to the miracle of childbirth
Steamboat Springs obstetrician and gynecologist Dr. Mary Bowman provides a calming presence and expert care to more than 100 Yampa Valley women each year as they welcome their newborns into the world.
Downed power lines, fallen trees lead to outages across Routt County on Wednesday
A powerful storm that blew through Routt County on Wednesday night left Yampa Valley Electric Association crews busy Thursday morning. Similar storms could blow through Steamboat Springs over the next couple of days.
Mine officials are working to fix a blown transformer that caught fire Tuesday night and cut electricity to the mine. The mine is one of the most productive coal operations in the country, having produced 1.7 million tons of coal in the first quarter of 2011.
School board to meet Saturday to discuss finalists
The Steamboat Springs School Board could narrow its list of superintendent applicants to three or four finalists during a meeting Saturday morning.
The busy weekend includes a Triple Crown Sports tournament, the first downtown Farmers Market of the summer, and events like the Cayuse Classic, ReTree Steamboat and the Northwest Family Ranch Rodeo.
Sunday's editorial was meant to encourage
I’m guessing Steamboat Springs City Council President Cari Hermacinski wasn’t the only reader who interpreted our editorial to be critical of the city’s involvement in biking initiatives.
Cayuse Classic and Family Ranch Rodeo offer equine family fun
The sixth annual Cayuse Classic fundraiser is all day Saturday at Sidney Peak Ranch, while the second annual Northwest Family Ranch Rodeo and Gymkhana, a fundraiser for the 4-H Exchange Program, is Sunday at the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena in downtown Steamboat Springs.
A massive wildfire in eastern Arizona is to blame for the hazy conditions over Steamboat and Oak Creek. The smoke could linger despite a cold front and a shifting wind pattern that were expected to move into the Yampa Valley on Tuesday night. The Wallow fire was pushing smoke as far as Iowa.
Lila Rider, 84, was Facebook before there was Facebook
The routine evolved throughout the years, but the result was always the same: Somewhere within the pages of the Sunday Steamboat Pilot & Today was a Lila Rider column.
We appreciate feedback on our editorials
The Editorial Board is always open to suggestions for local topics to consider. And we’re looking for two new community representatives to serve four-month terms alongside me, General Manager Scott Stanford and reporter Tom Ross.
Summer in Steamboat has evolved during past decade as cycling bloomed
The best part of mud season? That it promises to give way to summer, my favorite time of year in Steamboat Springs. Summer certainly has evolved here during the past decade. There’s more to do — and to offer visitors — from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend than ever before.
As is the case for many media organizations, some of our best stories are the result of suggestions or tips from readers. On Wednesday, about 20 readers converged in the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s community room for our third Coffee and a Newspaper gathering.
Skiers and riders may have to make do with a 400-inch winter because it’s increasingly unlikely that Mother Nature will allow the 489-inch record of three seasons ago to fall.
Last week I used this space to defend the importance of journalism education and how it teaches aspiring reporters and editors to, among other things, “be fair, accurate and accountable; think critically; and display good news judgment.” Today, I am using this same space to take responsibility for a recently published article in which I believe we fell short of those journalistic standards.
Many of you saw the ad. Eighteen of you responded to it. The Steamboat Pilot & Today and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association are sponsoring a free trip to China for a Routt County resident.
The 19-year-old man was found by ski patrol Thursday night after his mom reported him missing. A cause of death has not been determined.
Jamison Fjoser, 36, was taken into custody March 10 by the U.S. Marshals Office. The dozen local charges against Fjoser include at least seven felonies related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine.
Two people showed up to the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s inaugural Coffee and a Newspaper gathering Feb. 2. The second attempt was Wednesday morning, and from a numerical perspective, it was a resounding success. We had a 300 percent increase in community attendance.
At the end of last weekend’s Colorado Press Association annual convention and awards banquet, a speaker urged the newspaper editors and publishers to go back to their communities and brag about their accomplishments.
Resident confirmed as director of Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing
Steamboat Springs’ Sue Birch has been confirmed by the state Senate as the new executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. The Senate vote was 32-0-3. Birch now can focus solely on a department with an annual budget of more than $4.5 billion and nearly 300 employees.
Like so many of us, Jenna Erickson had fallen in love with Steamboat Springs and made it her home. She worked two jobs, loved being outdoors, gave selflessly of her time to volunteer with Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports and had a boyfriend. She would have turned 23 on Saturday. Instead, her family and friends will mourn her death during a service in Maryland.
There’s a lot to love about smart phones. Mine has helped organize my work and personal lives with a calendar and contacts list that automatically syncs with my laptop. Many websites offer mobile versions geared specifically for fast loading and browsing on mobile devices.
Starting next month, the Steamboat Pilot & Today is opening its doors and inviting readers to chat about the newspaper — or even just the news — from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of every month with myself and General Manager Scott Stanford.
We haven’t heard a peep in the month since we made one of the most noticeable changes to the Steamboat Today in the eight years I’ve been here. On Dec. 16, the Steamboat Today featured two stories on its front page, and we’ve published two stories on the front page since.