Six years ago, Andrew Seed regularly traveled the 150-miles to the VA hospital in Grand Junction to manage his high blood pressure. Today, Seed travels just down the road to the Major William Adams Veterans Telehealth Clinic in Craig.
With ballots arriving in mailboxes and Election Day fast approaching, voters here have another chance to meet the candidates.
The city collected 7.4 percent more in sales tax revenue in August compared with the same month last year, which represents an increase of $107,619.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, voters here will have a say in how the city of Steamboat Springs spends its lodging tax. If local voters approve Referendum 2A, the city for the next decade will be able to spend millions of dollars to improve and create a variety of multiuse trails while also dedicating $900,000 to the creation of the Yampa River promenade.
The website will feature an interactive map on which residents can view the sites being considered for the station, read a list of pros and cons about each site and provide their feedback.
Out of the state's 14 commercial airports, Yampa Valley Regional Airport's estimated annual economic impact of $299 million ranks as the sixth highest.
Routt County Elections Supervisor Kim Bonner said voters here can expect a few significant changes this election cycle due to recent legislation.
Town administrator Mary Alice Page-Allen said some tree branches that fell on a power line at Arthur Avenue and Nancy Crawford Boulevard were to blame for the town's second major power outage in recent weeks.
Lisa Hunsicker likes to tell women there's at least one fun part of breast cancer treatment.
When Colorado Mountain College closed its popular nine-hole disc golf course last year for a few months due to fire danger, the campus received plenty of pushback. There was nowhere else to play a round in Steamboat Springs.
Dozens of ideas were submitted to the city at two well-attended planning meetings and via a website that awarded users with prizes.
Steamboat Springs already has a Mustang Roundup that fills several area hotels and draws hundreds of car enthusiasts to Lincoln Avenue. Why can't it also host a parade of Porsches like the one held in Traverse City, Mich., or a roundup of Ferraris?
Before Tuesday morning, Lynn Abbott said her quest to find her daughter's family a better health insurance plan was herculean.
Although some recent budget years have been dominated by talks of potential cuts and belt tightening, the latest round took on a new tone as the council debated budget enhancements that included market pay raises for city employees.
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a winter storm warning for Steamboat Springs and the surrounding mountains through 6 p.m. Friday.
As the Teen Council prepares to start its sixth year of service in the community, Grand Futures Preventention Coalition Director Kate Elkins said the group's influence is growing.
Tuesday marked the second time in three years a new pay raise plan has been debated extensively by the council in budget hearings in Centennial Hall.
Budget enhancements under consideration by the Steamboat Springs City Council include boosting the amount of community support dollars the city gives to local non-profit groups, bringing 40 of the city's employees back to a 40-hour work week and getting the salaries of several employees up to market rate.
The latest health challenge to arrive in Northwest Colorado will seem like a tall order to some people. Watch less TV, and don’t play as many video games. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Erase soda from your diet. And squeeze at least an hour of physical activity into each day.
The last time Rick Henderson searched a 400-foot stretch of Armstrong Creek deep in California Park for the Colorado River cutthroat trout, he found only two. He was hoping to find 50.
The city of Steamboat Springs, Steamboat Ski Area, Go Alpine and other major transportation providers are participating in a new, state-funded alternative fuel pilot program.
In the coming weeks, candidates here will address a variety of issues ranging from the construction of a new police station to a proposed tax increase to support public education.
Behind every brilliant show of bright fall colors is an abundance of darkness.
It’s about this time of year when I vividly recall a family from Tennessee huddled together in the glass bus shelter on Lincoln Avenue, shaking uncontrollably as they tried to withstand another 15 minutes of subzero temperatures in Steamboat Springs.
Diane White-Crane never forgets when the fall colors usually reach their peak here in Colorado.
The hospital is launching an expanded community health and safety fair that will feature activities for adults and families.
Bullet point No. 1 for the campaign is ensuring that voters know the lodging tax is not a new tax and that voting "yes" on 2A won’t put a new financial burden on residents, Bike Town USA President David Scully said.
Police station vetting process extended as Steamboat Springs City Council reaffirms new facility is a priority
The new timeline allows for the two new council members who are sworn in after the November election to have a say in the project.
The council also will consider approving the operating budget for Yampa Valley Regional Airport’s winter air service and conduct City Manager Deb Hinsvark’s regularly scheduled six-month performance review.
The Denver Post reported Monday that more than 17,000 homes have been damaged by the flooding and 1,502 have been destroyed.
City of Steamboat Springs no longer wants to consider building new police station at Rita Valentine Park
Some potential interference from power lines, a special election and weeks of sharp criticism from the community have caused the city of Steamboat Springs to decide not to pursue building a new police station at Rita Valentine Park.
Board members of the Local Marketing District told the Steamboat Springs City Council the situation would be far worse if voters here had not approved in 2011 a new tax to support the service with an extra $1.1 million in revenue.
From June 20 to Tuesday, the bike counter detected an average of 606 cycling trips daily and an average of 12,564 trips monthly.
The city of Steamboat Springs identified improvements to its airport and the intersections at Elk River Road and Downhill Drive along U.S. Highway 40 as top funding priorities.
The South Routt School District is trying to drum up some interest for two School Board seats that will go without any candidates in November.
Businessman Toby Spikes has withdrawn from the race to throw his support behind another candidate.
The second community meeting held Thursday night to discuss the idea of building a new police station on a corner of Rita Valentine Park went very much like the first community meeting.
The 20-page plan lays out the estimated costs and potential funding sources for several types of improvements ranging from more sidewalks on Oak Street to a new paid parking system.
The Steamboat Springs City Council again is poised to weigh some significant changes to the city's employee pay scale in the upcoming budget season.
Kim Haggarty said the proposed hourly rate increases of $10 at the ice arena could increase the cost to her figure skating club by as much as $4,000 to $5,000 per year.
Steamboat City Council split on whether to keep Rita Valentine on list of potential sites for police station
Four members of the Steamboat Springs City Council on Tuesday night were split as to whether the plan should remain one of four possible building sites they will consider next month for the facility.
The upcoming Steamboat Springs School Board election will feature two competitive races and, for the first time in at least a decade, an empty race in one of the districts. All the action in the November election will be in Districts 1 and 2 where four candidates are running.
The budget would return some city employees to a 40-hour workweek and give several employees market-rate pay raises for the first time in years.
The city of Steamboat Springs doesn't use any kind words to describe the state of the highway medians that greet motorists on the south end the city.
Possibilities include creating a new police station at the city's existing public safety campus on Yampa Street and constructing a new fire station west of downtown, the Rita Valentine Park proposal or revisiting two building sites that previously have been considered.
The field for the Steamboat Springs City Council race is set, and all the action will be in District 1 where four new candidates are vying for a seat.
Plan to build police station at Rita Valentine Park faces barrage of criticism at 1st community meeting
The consensus came when a community member in the audience asked who would welcome the new police headquarters in the neighborhood near the park, and only one person raised his hand.
Mark Lynch told the Steamboat Springs School Board on Monday night that he's resolved to help raise millions of dollars to build a new field house on top of the practice field at Steamboat Middle School and give athletes a place to train indoors.
District officials believe the school district could better manage its own special education program.
Steamboat Springs City Council has mixed views of idea to build police station on Rita Valentine Park
The plan to build a police station on a corner Rita Valentine Park has been met with immediate opposition from nearby residents and a lack of enthusiasm from members of the Steamboat Springs City Council.