Four local firefighters returned to Routt County this week after a five-day deployment to what developed into the most destructive wildfire in Colorado’s history.
The discussion was requested by Bill Hayes. Hayes noted that street-legal ATVs are allowed on the streets in Craig.
Although the 7-acre fire was relatively small, there was a lot of fuel for the fire to burn, and putting it out meant manual labor and handwork for firefighters.
As part of a deal, Daveth A. Young, 40, last week pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual contact, a Class 1 misdemeanor. He will have to register as a sex offender for at least 10 years and will be on sex offender registration for five years.
On Friday night, there will be 17 teams with a total of about 70 people who will lace up their walking shoes and log some miles in Steamboat Springs to raise money for cancer research.
A Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife officer euthanized a bear Friday that was getting into people's homes in the downtown area.
The final teen who remains hospitalized after an explosion Thursday at a Steamboat Springs condo is expected to be released Saturday, according to the teen's father, who wrote in an email Saturday that his son is doing well.
The West Routt Fire Protection District wants voters to reconsider chipping in more money each year to help fund emergency services, and the issue appears destined to be placed on November’s ballot.
The Steamboat Springs Police Department on Friday was continuing its investigation into what caused the explosion. Police think a marijuana concentrate called ear wax was being made inside the condo with butane, and the butane ignited.
Assistant Police Chief Bob DelValle said it is suspected the explosion happened while the teens were making a marijuana concentrate called ear wax.
A July trial has been canceled for a 20-year-old Steamboat Springs man accused of being involved in an incident where police said a man was threatened with a knife, kidnapped and taken to a bank to withdraw money in November.
As the temperature again flirted with 90 degrees Wednesday and the wind persisted, the fire danger in Routt County was raised from low to high.
As ideal fire weather caused the Black Forest Fire to blow up Wednesday afternoon, a contingent of Routt County firefighters was arriving in the Colorado Springs foothills to help.
The Routt County woman accused of killing her 9-year-old son is paralyzed at a Denver hospital, and it is unclear whether the damage is permanent.
The Steamboat Springs community is again rallying around Izaac Kinnison, an 11-year-old boy who found out last month the cancerous tumor in his head had returned.
Recently retired Steamboat Springs Olympian Johnny Spillane shared his life lessons with the Class of 2013 during its graduation ceremony Saturday.
Time will tell whether wildlife officers successfully trapped a bear that has been opening car doors and ravaging the interiors in search of food.
Mesa Thankful said that four years ago, he never would have imagined himself giving a speech as the representative of his high school’s graduating class.
12:39 a.m. Steamboat Springs Police Department officers were called to a report of a person who crashed his or her bike on the Yampa River Core Trail. The cyclist was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center with head contusions.
An Oak Creek volunteer firefighter thinks he was fired from his full-time job because he left work to respond to the homicide and attempted suicide in Stagecoach on May 29.
A bear opened yet another car door and caused damage while searching for food Thursday morning near Steamboat Ski Area.
A preliminary hearing for the former Steamboat Springs Christian school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a boy has been rescheduled for 1:15 p.m. June 21.
A day after hundreds of Steamboat Springs residents gathered to say goodbye to 9-year-old Asher Lillig Lesyshen-Kirlan, his mother remained in a Denver hospital’s intensive care unit.
An Oak Creek man last week pleaded guilty to a felony related to the death of the 32-year-old woman found dead in a Steamboat Springs hotel room March 15.
A ruling this week by the Colorado Supreme Court will allow a case to move forward against former Steamboat Springs Christian school teacher John Brothers, who is accused of sexually assaulting a boy.
An autopsy has confirmed that a 5-year-old boy drowned after falling into a pond in the southernmost part of Routt County on Thursday.
A memorial service for Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan is at 4 p.m. Monday at Howelsen Hill. Har Mishpacha, Steamboat’s Jewish community, is holding a Shabbat healing service in Asher’s memory at 10 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church.
A 5-year-old boy died Thursday after wandering away from his parents and being found in a pond near a ranch in the southernmost part of Routt County, according to an Eagle County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman.
Keith Appel and Teneil Jayne are inviting the community to attend their wedding at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs High School football field.
The information was contained in a court order for a sample of Lesyshen’s blood that will be used to collect DNA. The court order also states Lesyshen bought .22-caliber ammunition at a Steamboat Springs gun shop the day before the shooting at her Stagecoach home.
Lisa Marie Lesyshen, 45, was found by Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies in her home early Wednesday. She was unconscious with a single gunshot wound and was taken by ambulance to Yampa Valley Medical Center and later flown to another hospital, where she is being guarded by sheriff's deputies.
Graduation is about celebrating accomplishments, and Soroco High School had a lot to celebrate Saturday in Oak Creek.
The 2013 Senior of the Year credits her good health and longevity to the programs and services that are offered to seniors in Routt County.
Heading into Memorial Day weekend, there are no fire restriction in place in the region, meaning ranchers can continue agricultural burns and campers can enjoy campfires.
Laurel Street Preschool remains closed, but new board members elected Thursday night hope that is only temporary.
The adult female was found Monday on a gravel bar in the Yampa River along West Lincoln Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins said there were signs the bear had a cub or cubs.
Western Colorado town embraces and grows its cycling tourism
When the ski season winds down, high-country cyclists get the itch to head west in search of dry trails and warm weather. And when they head west, they often end up in Fruita, a place filled each spring with familiar Steamboat Springs faces.
Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch said the man died about eight-tenths of a mile up from Cow Creek Road, otherwise known as Routt County Road 45.
The first of five community barn dances this summer kicks off Saturday at 8 p.m. and will go until 11 p.m. Future dances are June 15, July 20, Aug. 10 and Sept. 28.
Despite deliberating for 10 hours until 2 a.m Friday, a Routt County jury was unable to unanimously decide on a verdict for the 40-year-old Stagecoach man charged with sexually assaulting a child who was 7 at the time.
The Steamboat Springs Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for burglarizing Alpine Lumber.
A Routt County Sheriff's Office deputy who was arrested in March on suspicion of DUI pleaded guilty this week to driving while ability impaired.
A Routt County jury this week has been hearing testimony in a sexual assault trial involving a 39-year-old Stagecoach man and a boy who was 7 years old at the time.
A 23-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of indecent exposure.
The Steamboat Springs Police Department is warning people about scams and investigating several instances of doctors' Social Security numbers being fraudulently used on tax returns.
A day after visiting with Britain’s Prince Harry in the Denver suburb of Sedalia, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper traveled to Routt County to sign two bills into law.
Steamboat Springs Police Department officer Sam Silva said the burglary occurred overnight and was reported at about 9 a.m. Saturday.
Police and wildlife officials have noticed an uptick in the number of bears who have regained their appetites following hibernation.
Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning customers to be aware of a phone scam occurring in Northwest Colorado.
The former Steamboat Springs woman who police say faked having cancer turned herself in Friday morning at the Routt County Jail.