Popovich said as of July, 15 new businesses had opened, and seven had closed downtown.
In announcing the water releases, the city noted that below average summer rainfall has kept Yampa River flows slower.
Historic preservationists are calling on the Steamboat Springs City Council to hold a property owner’s feet to the fire to help save a historic barn that is being neglected near the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.
Police officers on July 10 found bar patrons at The Pit on Fifth BBQ drinking alcohol after 2:33 a.m., according to a police report.
The council felt many of the items in the developers’ proposal were deferred maintenance items the developer should pay for, not public improvements that would benefit the community.
The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday expressed concern about the impact a major development proposal for up to 1,600 new housing units on the west end of town would have on a city staff that is already struggling to keep up with the developments they already have on their plate.
As more cities across Colorado and the nation put the email communications of their elected officials online for the public to review for free, city council members in Steamboat Springs are still communicating online with each other in a manner that concerns government transparency advocates.
Developers want to spend Iron Horse public improvement funds on new appliances, decks and roof repair
The request is poised to spark a debate in council chambers Tuesday on whether the city should agree to spend money that was set aside for public improvements on the interiors and exteriors of the buildings the city no longer owns.
The U.S. Forest Service has called in six fire engines and a reconnaissance helicopter to try to prevent a lightning-caused wildfire burning in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness Area from heading west toward ranches and homes southeast of Stagecoach.
The Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday will be asked to kick off a public process that could ultimately lead to the annexation and development of new residential neighborhoods on the west side of the city.
“I’m literally drooling over here,” a Routt County Cattlewomen volunteer said as the steaks neared completion on a grill outside of a barn.
Some trails will need some work following an extensive logging project that started on Emerald in July.
A plan to convert the old Staples building into an urgent care center and a proposal to renovate Yampa Valley Electric Association’s headquarters are among the many development applications city planners are reviewing this month.
A community meeting about dog issues went off leash on Tuesday evening when some audience members started barking at city officials, saying the enforcement of the city’s leash law has been “unreasonable” and the city had declared war on dogs.
Firefighters reported on Sunday that the Beaver Creek Fire was the most active it has been in nearly a week.
“We’re still pretty much in shock, but I don’t think there’s probably any other place in the world that is as tight as this community,” Gardner Flanigan said Monday.
Don’t be startled if it sounds like a steamboat is signaling its arrival in Gondola Square this winter.
A club of off-road vehicle enthusiasts who enjoy revving their engines in the Routt National Forest have given yet another gift to the land managers in Northwest Colorado
A plan to build a more expansive and sustainable trail system on Buffalo Pass for cyclists, hikers, equestrians and off-highway vehicle drivers still is in a holding pattern this summer because of environmental concerns.
Rockfall mitigation work in Glenwood Canyon is poised to send some more trucks and traffic on a long, construction-filled detour route in Northwest Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday.
The leaders of SmartWool don’t foresee any changes to the sock company’s operations in Steamboat Springs following the recent departure of president Mark Satkiewicz, who was a strong advocate for having the company grow in the Yampa Valley.
The impact to sales tax growth due to construction was not as great as city officials feared it could have been.
The Steamboat Springs City Council could soon take the first step toward saving a historic barn being neglected near the base of the Steamboat Ski Area.
It’s getting harder and harder to find solitude, even here in Northwest Colorado.
The closest thing to a moonscape in Steamboat Springs has been paved over.
But don’t ask the council to fund the vision for Bear River Park anytime soon.
The city in 2009 decided to close City Hall to the public on Fridays and extend hours on other days of the week as part of a budget-balancing furlough program that reduced city employees’ hours and wages by 10 percent.
Council members are seeking changes to the joint use agreement, which spells out both sides’ maintenance and operating responsibilities at the historic ski hill, to give the city more financial security in the future.
The revenue generated from the taxes would have been spent on substance abuse treatment and prevention efforts.
The Steamboat Springs City Council will begin to move through its heavy agenda at 5 p.m. in Citizens Hall.
The Sheraton Steamboat Resort has told some prospective guests in recent weeks it is getting out of the conference business at the end of the ski season.
The bikes, which give riders an assist via an electric motor, are currently relegated to city streets and sidewalks outside of the downtown commercial center.
With debates about the city’s level of leash law enforcement and dog friendliness starting to heat up this summer, the city has scheduled a community meeting for Aug. 16 in Citizens Hall to seek input on its dog rules.
Before it was boxed into a corner next to a busy parking lot, tagged with heart-shaped graffiti and littered with cans and an old shopping cart, the Arnold family's iconic metal-roofed barn was a prominent landmark in the Yampa Valley.
If community interest in the unspent lodging tax revenue is as strong as it was three years ago, the parks and recreation commission will oversee quite the competition.
The city of Steamboat Springs will soon have to decide whether it wants to spend as much as $1 million to replace a dam and preserve a pond at one of its most idyllic parks.
At $6 per head, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep used to be the most valuable cut of wild game meat consumed by pioneers in Routt County in the late 1800s.
How are businesses on Yampa Street faring with the major construction project that has put fences, noisy equipment and dust in front of their storefronts? It really depends on who you ask.
In a place where trail builders have imagined developing seamless trails all the way to Dinosaur National Monument, big dreams are starting to become reality.
The volunteers who spent hours cleaning up the Yampa River after the busy Fourth of July weekend will likely never know how that computer monitor got into the water.
Former city councilwoman Kathy Connell is one of the residents urging the city to create more dog parks and tweak its ordinances to make them friendlier to dog owners.
Council members got a preview of the 2017 budget Tuesday night.
"This is a very complex little spot," city facilities manager Steve Hoots said Monday.
The hardest part of summiting Mount Zirkel wasn’t the daring leap over a raging, ice-cold creek on the trek up Red Dirt Pass.
A Steamboat Springs resident who accused City Council President Walter Magill of corrupting and improperly influencing a variance hearing in January has dropped his code of ethics complaint against the elected official.
The man was driving the motorcycle with a female passenger when the motorcycle crashed and came to rest in a ditch.
He helped picked the city's new police chief and he helped build the new academic center at Colorado Mountain College. And those are just two of the many big things Charlie MacArthur has done in the community in recent years.
Downtown Steamboat residents who are sleeping more soundly these days (and not being awoken by street sweepers) can thank the city's bow tie-wearing lawyer. Geoff Petis, 35, has been in Steamboat for just two years, but he's already made quite the impact on our community.
The Steamboat Springs City Council in November could ask voters to consider putting an additional tax on the sales of alcohol, marijuana and possibly tobacco in the city as a way to boost substance abuse prevention and treatment in the Yampa Valley.
Dozens of community members who packed the Steamboat Springs City Council chambers on Tuesday night because they were concerned about the future of Howelsen Hill left the building reassured by what they heard from their elected officials.