When local veteran and rancher Jim Stanko was asked back in December whether Steamboat Springs deserved to be named "The Most Veteran Friendly Little City in Colorado" for 2015, Stanko put together a list of 15 reasons why the answer is a resounding "yes."
The planned improvements include two new diesel-electric hybrid buses that will replace a pair of 18-year-old diesel buses, GPS tracking system upgrades and a potential service improvement to the regional bus line that runs between Steamboat and Craig.
Community members can learn more about the specifics of the project at the Steamboat Springs City Council meeting on Tuesday night.
Some elected officials and the city's police station building committee have had some brief discussions about the concept of unification in recent weeks.
Moffat County's top law enforcement officials traveled to Steamboat on Monday to talk about what it's like for multiple agencies to work together under the same roof.
City Manager Deb Hinsvark said the deputy city manager will oversee things including public outreach and performance management programs.
A driver who pumped 15 gallons of unleaded gas at the Western Convenience station on Sunday last week paid $21 less than they did last year.
Lila M. Stucker faces 144 counts of embezzlement of public money, a Class Five Felony, as well as felony theft charges after a bookkeeper in the Treasurer's Office provided an investigator with evidence that Stucker misappropriated $21,057 in county funds from 2006 to 2013.
At lower elevations in Steamboat Springs, only modest snow accumulations are expected Friday and Saturday.
Isaias Simon and his sister, Ana Simon, are accused of threatening to have a boy deported if he did not pay them $2,000 to fix their vehicles.
State Representative Diane Mitsch Bush will continue to push for new legislation that would require more drivers to use snow tires or chains on Interstate 70 in the mountains despite the State Senate's move to study the issue first.
The working group will study alternative funding sources for parks and recreation amenities.
The Steamboat Springs City Council took no action and had nothing to say publicly Monday night after it met for three hours behind closed doors to discuss a police misconduct investigation and City Manager Deb Hinsvark's work performance.
The forecast calls for possible wind gusts of 45 to 55 miles per hour on Tuesday afternoon.
Drivers should expect delays if they decide to take this route to and from the Front Range.
The May meeting will offer the public a chance to weigh in on the changes and cuts, which were recently made to the bus service this winter, and offer recommendations for the future.
Elected officials Tuesday night pledged $400,000 from a community housing fund to support a 48-unit project that would be built near the intersection of Elk River Road and U.S. Highway 40 on land that is owned by the Yampa Valley Housing Authority.
Flood insurance policyholders who reside in the city's 100-year floodplain should see an annual savings of $42 per premium, according to a press release from the city.
Goodbye, Cinnamon and Aqua Lines. Hello Yellow and Red.
Thousands of community members in Steamboat Springs will soon have the chance to grade the quality of city services and let their elected officials know what the city's funding priorities should be in the coming years.
Steamboat CIty Council agrees that city should take on common area maintenance at new hangar development
Council members viewed their decision to take on the maintenance responsibilities as an economic development opportunity.
A council member also told City Manager Deb Hinsvark Tuesday night that she should have a succession plan ready in case the investigation turns up any evidence of wrongdoing on her part.
Routt County Sheriff Wiggins estimated there is as much as 6,900-square-feet of space that could be shared between the Sheriff's Office and the Steamboat Springs Police Department in the form of training rooms, evidence rooms, locker rooms, an impound yard and a parking lot.
The committee met with high-ranking police officials Monday morning to discuss how the location of a new station would impact local law enforcement operations.
New restaurants and bars are popping up around town, while the future of some empty commercial spaces remain unclear. Here's a look at the latest business news in Steamboat Springs.
The emails between City Manager Deb Hinsvark, Steamboat Springs City Council members and the city's top two police officials offer the public a closer look at the city's response to the serious accusations of misconduct leveled against DelValle and Rae by former Police Detective Dave Kleiber and other officers.
Steamboat CIty Council to discuss downtown funding, public safety facility with county commissioners
The council and the commissioners have a lot to talk about Tuesday night.
As part of a plea deal, Scott Brooks pleaded guilty to prohibited use of a weapon, a misdemeanor.
The Steamboat Springs City Council will soon decide whether the city should maintain common areas around the new private hangars at Steamboat Springs Airport despite language in a signed ground lease that calls for the private developer to do the work
City hires interim police chief, public information officer for remainder of police misconduct investigation
Craig Police Department Commander Jerry DeLong will lead the Steamboat Springs Police Department while an investigator looks into the claims of misconduct against Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Police Chief Bob DelValle.
In the coming weeks, drivers who take the highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling will encounter delays of up to 45 minutes from a combination of reduced speed limits, alternating lanes of traffic and traffic holds as construction crews start a major project to make the road safer.
While the city prepared for the investigation to ramp up, recent Steamboat Springs High School graduate Jessica Miller organized the modest protest that started with about six protestors.
In many ways, the citizen police station committee is taking the police station project back to square one.
The opening of Sharon's comes almost 20 years after Sharon Stone closed a restaurant with the same name in West Steamboat that operated from 1988 to 1996.
Routt County Riders is proposing that a new, gentler trail be built that would run from the base of Howelsen Hill at Sombrero Stables to the Ricky's Ridge trail on Emerald Mountain.
"The use of this park is something we really need to begin a community dialogue on," Planning Director Tyler Gibbs said.
The Colorado Highway 9 improvement project will add eight-foot-wide shoulders and wildlife underpasses and overpasses to a stretch of highway between Silverthorne and Kremmling that was the site of 47 car accidents involving wild animals between 2007 and 2011.
During a joint meeting with the Steamboat Springs City Council Monday night, several of the Steamboat Springs School Board members urged the council to exhaust all other options before considering an urban renewal plan that would use some property tax increment to fund infrastructure like sidewalks and pedestrian lighting.
Work to convert the Workman property into a riverfront park is scheduled to begin in August.
Police station committee chairman John Kerst called the misconduct allegations the "900-pound gorilla in the room."
The emergency meeting was called Friday, less than two days after council members read a 10-page letter from former Steamboat Police Detective Dave Kleiber that alleges the police chief and deputy police chief have created "an atmosphere of fear and intimidation" and "a hostile work environment" at the police department.
The city has received five letters of interest for the 101-year-old house.
At In Celebration of Kids, Harlow Kuntz has Mario Kart races to win, quads to drive around and birthday parties to attend.
As police station planning enters fourth year, citizens committee ready to move past previous challenges
The city has now spent three years trying to build a new police station, and there have been plenty of twists, setbacks and long nights in Citizens Hall since city staff first pitched the idea to council in March 2012.
With so many ideas and redevelopment proposals for the once-defunct hotel floating around in the community, the council took a potentially big step Tuesday night toward deciding the property's future.
The city's Parks and Recreation Commission recommended the group, saying the city is not adequately maintaining and growing its recreation amenities with its general fund.
After two hours of interviews, the council seated police station committee members with a wide range of ages and professional backgrounds.
The city of Steamboat Springs received five letters of interest for the 101-year-old Workman house that must be relocated or demolished from the riverside property this summer before it can be transformed into a public park.
City staff is recommending that proposals for the property, which includes a hotel building and a separate building of studio apartments with month-to-month leases, be accepted through April 16.
The snowmobiler, who reportedly sustained significant internal injuries in the accident, was riding down Farwell Mountain northeast of Pearl Lake when rescuers said she hit an unseen depression in the snow and was ejected off of the snowmobile.