Consistently warm weather over the next couple of weeks could support streamflows by saturating soils with snowmelt, resulting in a more efficient runoff.
Some of the stones on Rocky Peak at the head of Strawberry Park north of Steamboat Springs are among the oldest rocks on earth. They are about 2.7 billion years old.
Hedge fund manager Deer Park Road Corp. employs 15 people, 13 of them full time. Fourteen of them have professional roles with the company, and an even dozen already lived in Steamboat Springs at the time they signed on.
The construction project would return the Sheraton Steamboat Resort at the base of Steamboat Ski Area to 285 guest rooms.
Routt County Environmental Health Director Mike Zopf said he would make a 2013 budget request that the county seek a cost-share with the city of Steamboat Springs for an ozone monitoring program. The program is estimated to cost $175,000 for three years.
In the case of this early morning phone call, the caller’s dog had experienced a close encounter with erethizon dorsatum — a porcupine.
Things will change drastically by midweek. After a forecast high in the mid-60s Monday, the daily high should rise to 75 degrees under mostly sunny skies Tuesday and touch 80 degrees Wednesday.
Fifteen offers on 13 building lots at Steamboat Barn Village could signal contract home construction.
I’ve always urged that it’s important to visit other mountain towns to gain new insights into the quirky, little burgh we happen to inhabit.
The committee that reports to Steamboat Springs City Council on the airline contracts that secure the majority of Steamboat’s and Routt County’s air service received good news Friday — the past winter’s ski season jet flights weren’t nearly as expensive as once feared. But challenges remain.
The June party on Yampa Street will offer sand piles and small water pools for children, volleyball, street games and reggae music.
Soon, 40-foot tractor-trailers will climb the switchbacks that cross ski trails including Twister and Nelson's Run to haul steel to the site of of the new Four Points Lodge.
Members of the Routt County Planning Commission will make a field trip to North Routt to visit the Hahn's Peak Roadhouse and walk the site in advance of Thursday's meeting.
Soon after entering full runoff stage, the Yampa and Elk rivers likely are approaching their peak flows for the season, and experts caution that the rivers are dangerously cold for people who aren’t equipped with whitewater paddling gear.
County Commissioner Doug Monger expressed strong concern with new definitions of food processing facilities on farms and ranches that would allow them as many as 50 vehicle trips per day.
Senior Steamboat Lake State Park ranger Brent Lounsbury said the campgrounds are muddy and there are many chores to do, including turning the electricity on, but the snow is going fast.
Does Steamboat have an appetite for stir-fried squid and vegetables (nakji somyun) and thinly sliced pork belly (sam gyup sal)? In the business sense, that’s a complicated question.
Quicksivler Resources CEO Glenn M. Darden discussed his company’s first-quarter fiscal performance and its collaboration with Shell Oil in Northwest Colorado during a May 7 conference call.
Thirsting for adventure this week, I cruised over to a couple of storage unit auctions. I learned that while there isn’t an antique in every locker, there definitely can be some pleasant surprises.
Routt County Finance Director Dan Strnad said this week that the valuation of residential and commercial properties in the county are down but not by as great a margin as they were in the 2010 valuation.
Lots in Barn Village are as small as 0.14 acres and as large 1.07 acres, where higher priced lots are grouped around two cul de sacs, some of them bordering Fish Creek.
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is forecasting a high temperature of 72 degrees under mostly sunny skies Sunday followed by even higher temperatures to begin the workweek Monday.
Shell Oil’s Matt Holman, a senior geologist and project manager in this region, said Wednesday that his company does not intend to use hydraulic fracturing at the Camilletti well north of Milner.
Routt County Commissioners approve new oil well permit despite concerns that grouse are reaching tipping point
“I think it’s really bad business that it needs to be done at the cost of driving sage grouse into extinction,” commissioner Tim Corrigan said just before approving Entek’s special-use permit to drill a new well in North Routt County.
Weather observer Art Judson reported Tuesday morning that 0.26 inches of rain had fallen in Steamboat in the preceding 24 hours. A chance of showers is forecast for Steamboat and Craig through Friday.
I can’t find a record of it, but I believe it was also 1994 when Sheryl Crow understandably canceled her free show in Steamboat because David Letterman’s staff had called to offer her an appearance on “Late Night.”
Steamboat Ski Corp. President Chris Diamond receives lifetime achievement award from National Ski Areas Association
On the slopes of Steamboat, Chris Diamond oversaw the installation of the Christie Peak Express six-pack chairlift and the redesign of the lowest slopes to create moderate slopestyle parks.
A sign of a real estate recovery: Competing offers were submitted on two Routt County homes that sold for $580,000 and $615,000 during the last week of April.
Jeff Troeger's Nissan Leaf has a backup beeper that sounds like space bells, and when the driver is keeping it below 20 mph, the Leaf assumes that it is in a parking lot and makes a gentle whooshing sound to alert pedestrians.
Northwest Colorado anglers who have liked Colorado Parks and Wildlife on Facebook and followed the agency on Twitter already have picked up on some valuable information to guide their spring fishing trips.
Aldis Strautins, a service hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, said the current cool down appears to be a good thing for water supplies.
Saved from budget cuts in autumn 2012, the Steamboat Springs Transit Yellow Line grew passenger numbers by 62 percent during the ski season.
Storm Mountain Express will have to wait until 2018 for its next chance to apply to Routt County for a license to solicit business from arriving passengers at Yampa Valley Regional Airport who don’t already have a shuttle reservation. The company's owner said the county isn't playing fair.
Barry Fey’s greatest contribution to Denver and the region may have helping to establish Red Rocks as one of the most sought-after concert venues by the artists themselves.
Realtor Dean Laird of Colorado Group Realty said he closed the sale of a Walton Creek condominium on Friday, which represented the last bank-owned condo on the Steamboat Springs Multiple Listing Service.
Of the 200 companies nationally who consult on business relocation, 20 to 25 do 80 percent of the business. They are the "influencers" Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association CEO Tom Kern is targeting.
When he lived in Steamboat in the 1990s, poet Steve Smallwood worked behind the desk of the old Harbor Hotel at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Seventh Street. He would bring his poems into the newspaper office, and we often would publish them as letters to the editor.
Nicke Bencke, of the U.S. Forest Service, made the trip up Buffalo Pass on April 23 and took two snow depth readings that showed 124 inches and 128 inches at the Tower measuring site.
State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush said she told her fellow Transportation and Energy Committee members she wanted to see changes to Senate Bill 13-252 because she is concerned about the impact on rural households, schools and businesses.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to table Entek Energy’s application for an oil well drilling permit on public land close to the Wyoming border while it takes the time to study a report from the federal Bureau of Land Management on the proposed well.
Josh Kilbane still has a long list of permits he must obtain before he can begin processing roasting chickens west of Milner, but Kilbane received three thumbs up from the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
The warming trend takes hold with an expected high of 59 degrees Friday before temperatures forecast in the 60s break out for the weekend.
Rehabilitating injured turtles is a major part of the mission at Sea Turtle Inc. Turtles arrive there after stranding themselves on the beaches due to injuries caused by boat props, fishing lines, shark attacks and ingesting pieces of plastic.
The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center predicts the Yampa River’s flows will begin to climb steeply on Friday as spring runoff season begins in earnest.
Ranchers and farmers on Colorado’s Western Slope are confronted with the likelihood of a second straight season of extreme drought. And if their hay fields aren’t more productive this summer than last, they might be forced to sell some of their mother cows to avoid paying more than twice what they are accustomed to.
The foreclosed lots, just east of Pine Grove Road opposite the Central Park Plaza shopping center, were purchased at foreclosure auction in December by Gibraltar Capital and Asset Management LLC for a reported $5.6 million.
Earlier in his criminal career, John Homutoff lost his nose while trying to blow a safe with nitroglycerine. It was the same crime that landed him in San Quentin.
In addition to requiring earlier reporting of spills leading to faster response times, Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush said, the bill would establish a track record for operators.
The managers of Routt County’s three major state parks told the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that they are preparing for another season of drought while they study the impacts the drought of 2012 had on their campgrounds and picnic areas.
Most of the chairlifts at Steamboat Ski Area closed at about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday because of sustained winds in the upper 50 mph range, according to a news release from the ski area. The ski area expected all of its remaining 12 lifts to operate Wednesday.