There are lots of dreams and visions floating around about the future of trails in the Routt National Forest surrounding Steamboat Springs. The challenge? There likely isn't enough money or manpower to build and maintain all of the proposed mileage.
Trail closures in the area have now been lifted by the U.S. Forest Service.
Parking consultant says Steamboat Springs doesn't have a 'big' downtown parking problem, but challenges remain
The ideas community members offered up at a forum focused on downtown parking improvements ranged from the grandiose and futuristic to the plain and simple.
Drivers should expect to see traffic go down to one lane near Pine Grove Road on the east side of town and near Elk River Road to the west.
Will the issues with Steamboat's downtown parking soon warrant a big investment or change? That's a question parking consultants and community members could start to help answer Tuesday night at a parking forum at the community center.
Meanwhile, crews over in Moffat County are gaining control of some big blazes.
Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Manager Tracy Barnett is used to things being busy downtown.
City officials reported this week that they anticipate the latest repair bill to fix the deep scars left by a spring mudslide won't be as substantial as some of the six-figure repair bills of past years.
If you've lost a sandal, sunglasses or a beer can in the Yampa River, Monday would be a good day to go back and retrieve it.
Transit Manager Jonathan Flint said Wednesday bus ridership this summer currently is running about 4 percent higher this year than last year.
David Krutsinger, the rail project manager for the Colorado Department of Transportation, was on hand to discuss the latest studies that looked into the feasibility of a 340-mile high-speed rail system that would take travelers from Denver International Airport to the Eagle County Airport and from Pueblo to Fort Collins.
For two years, developers, city officials and others have toured the office buildings and vehicle bays of the TIC campus with different ideas for its future.
A group of 10 mountain resort communities in Colorado that includes Steamboat has seen its 2014 sales tax revenue grow by an average of 8.2 percent through May compared to the same time last year.
Had a medical helicopter not been on call in Steamboat Springs last week, rescuers said an injured man's journey out of a remote part of South Routt County could have been much more difficult.
Yampa Valley Electric Association on Friday morning finalized the purchase of a large portion of what formerly was the TIC campus with the intention of making the property its new headquarters.
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The city has finished installing a new temporary curbline on the street to help delineate parking and keep the bike lane on the roadway clear.
As they were deciding whether to launch a new community survey, council members declared Steamboat is in a "survey slump."
Every night, Lowe cracks open a window in her trailer at the start of the falls trailhead and is the only person in Steamboat who can fall asleep to the thundering roar of the water cascading down 283 feet.
Some council members wanted to have the city add recycling bins beyond just Yampa Street.
In a letter to the City Council and city management, Routt County's Litter Solutions Committee called the need for additional trash and recycling cans on Yampa Street as "dire."
In addition to being ticketed for consuming the marijuana in public, police arrested Loren Christopher Osborn, 28, on suspicion of felony theft for possessing the stolen Kawasaki motorcycle.
The city's parking consultant has launched a public opinion survey to get a gauge of what people think of downtown parking.
Colorado improved from having the 29th-lowest teenage birth rate in 2008 to having the 19th-lowest in 2012, according to the governor's office.
"We're going to continue to monitor out there and hopefully capture it," Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins said.
With no budget for any sort of improvements, Steamboat's Parks and Recreation Commission decided Wednesday night it would be best to wait until the fall to resume talks about Rita Valentine.
The survey asks community members how they would like to see the park funded and to identify anything that prevents them from using the park (lack of ADA access, lack of money, etc.).
Commissioners said they want to move beyond maintaining the "status quo."
This time, the city has closed all of the trails that run along the M & H property adjacent to Rita Valentine Park.
The general answer, according to city officials, is that marijuana sales so far have accounted for a very small portion of Steamboat's bigger revenue picture. But the exact dollar figures never may be known publicly.
Physicians at Yampa Valley Medical Center no longer are surprised to see a patient pull out an iPad containing their detailed medical history.
Meghan Lutterman said living in the 100-year-old house at the confluence of Butcherknife Creek and the Yampa River had many perks. But living for a few years in one of the last residences on a street that is becoming more and more popular had its drawbacks.
Meet the committee members looking for ways to spend hundreds of thousands of lodging tax dollars on Yampa Street revitalization efforts.
Yampa’s transformation into a popular commercial area owes its roots to business pioneers in the 1980s and 1990s. Now, with $900,000 in lodging tax dollars and a Steamboat Springs City Council that has made it clear that it has grown impatient with the slow progress of the vision for Yampa Street, the downtown roadway now stands the greatest chance of finally transforming into a more vibrant playground.
It started with the installation of several speed bumps to slow traffic down and continues with other infrastructure improvements.
Without a clear understanding of what problem a district would be formed to solve, the council on Tuesday night made it clear they're not going to start looking into forming one right now.
The council had a short discussion Tuesday night about that possibility of putting the police station question on a ballot at the request of council member Scott Ford.
By a vote of 4-3, the Steamboat City Council directed city staff to start negotiating a purchase price for 603 Yampa St., a lot that currently houses a yellow single-family home.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Jim Haskins said the elk, which gave birth to calves in the park Sunday night, has charged at unsuspecting people and dogs who have gotten too close to the animal and her young.
The council will hear two separate updates on Yampa Street improvements when it meets Tuesday night.
Last year was the first time the city had budgeted for a sales tax gain since the recession.
Police say Octavio Ortiz-Hilario, 47, was driving west on U.S. Highway 40 around 4:39 p.m. Sunday when he crossed a double-yellow centerline and sideswiped the pickup and the attached camper. He was listed in fair condition at Yampa Valley Medical Center Monday morning.
12:40 a.m. Officers were called to a report of a bear getting into coolers at a campground in the 3600 block of Lincoln Avenue.
When Bureau of Land management officials first saw Routt County Riders’ new trail building machine way up on Emerald Mountain, they pulled out their cameras and immediately started snapping photos of it. “That’s really nice,” BLM civil engineering technician Gordon Gardunio said as he looked at the path the machine had left behind.
The Steamboat Springs City Council has signed off on the first round of trail projects and improvements that will be funded by the lodging tax. Here’s a quick look at what’s coming so far.
Blazing trails: Steamboat starts using lodging tax to give residents, visitors more places to explore
When Pete Wither first rode his six-speed, shock-less Fuji mountain bike up on Rabbit Ears Pass and Emerald Mountain in the early 1980s, it was easy for him to get lost. Fast forward 34 years, and trail blazers like Wither are embarking on an ambitious new push to give hikers, cyclists and horseback riders new places to explore in and around Steamboat.
The members of Steamboat Springs' trails committee are Chairman Scott Marr, David High, Jon Wade, Pete Wither, Dan Bonner, Harry Martin and Gavin Malia.
Armed with millions of dollars in lodging tax dollars generated from tourist stays for the next decade, a seven-member volunteer committee hasn't wasted any time coming up with recommendations for how to spend the money.
The commissioners were envious at times as they spent an hour listening to Steve Russell talk about what his taxing parks and recreation district has been able to accomplish nearby in western Eagle County.
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