The smoke is coming from an approved burn of a slash pile left over from beetle-killed tree removal on the north side of the ridge between Fish Creek Falls Road and Strawberry Park.
Growth industry: destination weddings
Buyers of the $9 million Wildflower Meadows property are seeking a permit to host weddings and special events on the 154-acre site.
Steamboat Pilot and Today reporter Tom Ross recently sat down with Brock and McKelvie to hear them retell some of their favorite stories of the people, now long gone, who helped shape the future of the Yampa Valley.
Home-grown breakfast burritos
The Egg Lady is really Kris Brannan, who, with her husband, Ed, grows leghorn chickens and white Duroc pigs on their ranch west of Craig.
Anglers cautioned: The ice close to the shore at Stagecoach Reservoir is very thin, it's a different story at Steamboat Lake.
Dairies and wheat farms not as prevalent
Northwest Colorado ranchers, farmers celebrate Ag Week family style.
Ice fishermen cautioned ice on the edges of Stagecoach Reservoir is 'extremely thin' in places, wind associated with weekend storm could result in open water at the inlet.
Snow plowing gets closer look
Routt County will conduct a work session March 21 to look at options for its snow plowing policy.
Elk River flows over-heated
“It’s crazy how high the flows are for this time of year," hydrologist Ashley Nielson says of the Elk River.
Spring airline deals in play
Even as resort officials begin to work on contracts for the 2017-18 flight program, they are still trying to boost airline traffic for the final few weeks of this ski season.
Katzman sees historic perspective
Emily Katzman, the new executive director of Historic Routt County, has a fascination with Puebloan structures at Mesa Verde National Park.
Fighting for veterans' health care
Steamboat area rancher Jim Stanko makes his ninth trip to Washington D.C. with American Legion leaders to lobby Congress for funding to allow military veterans in rural areas to see private doctors in some cases.
Knights of Columbus still cook corned beef in copper kettles
Storm drains used as dumping
Suspected paint dump into storm drain finds its way from cattail pond to crawl spaces and spreads fumes in Steamboat townhomes.
Stagecoach partners mum, website shares concept
Conceptual plans for the mountain village under the pending redevelopment of the Stagecoach Ski Area — should the sale go through — show a mountain village with a lodge, event center, ski school and store.
Ample runoff? Time will tell
The amount of water currently stored in two critical reservoirs on the upper Yampa River south of Steamboat Springs appears better than average, but water managers here aren’t taking anything for granted.
Hilltop Homes is a Steamboat neighborhood where many residents have taken the option to replace original mobile homes with stick-built or modular homes.
Discarded beer bottles never looked as good as they do now after Momentum Recycling opened a glass sorting, cleaning and crushing facility in Broomfield.
Colorado has been working to strengthen voters' faith in election outcomes since 2013, and the Routt County Clerk is on board.
Sunday night’s power outage in west and north Routt was the latest in a series of outages that have taken place on YVEA lines since September 2016.
Routt County Riders raised $4,200 for upgraded grooming of fat-tire bike trails on Emerald Mountain in Steamboat Springs.
New LiftUp Executive Director Sue Fegelein is an attorney who advocates for children living in abusive households.
The image “Aquamarine” by Melanie Rose employs Kool-Aid crystals, among other compounds, in the photographic printing process.
When Routt County Building Department Director Ben Grush asked the Board of Commissioners Feb. 28 for permission to hire a new inspector and an assistant building official, it didn’t take much convincing.
The Devil’s Grave section of the Rossi Ranch is situated along Routt County Road 17, is designated as part of the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway and is visible from heavily traveled Colorado Highway 131.
Rural residents will have a chance to chew on local issues with Routt County planners during road trip outreach
The late KBCR newsman John Larson would broadcast election coverage live from the Routt County Courthouse by using the output jack on his cassette recorder to plug into any phone in the courthouse he could gain access to.
Steamboat Springs High School Head Nordic Skiing Coach Jesse Wilkins said senior captain Jennie Adler dislocated her knee just before the state championship classic race, ending her high school racing career.
“It’s actually just really distracting, trying to keep yourself moving and hands warm. Your ability to get from one place to another on the fretboard is limited.” - Steamboat guitarist Tyler Peyman
Steamboat Springs guitarist Bill Martin's latest CD, "Mr. Lucky," proves pop standards are fertile ground for jazz instrumentalists who don’t feel bound to adhere to the original score.
“What we know is that to meet the housing goals set by committee, we need to adapt a new paradigm or lose our middle class in the Yampa Valley,” Yampa Valley Housing Authority Board President Roger Ashton said.
Airline capacity into Yampa Valley Regional Airport ramps up for Presidents' Weekend and spring break to follow.
The reduced valuation of Salt River Project's share of the property in the Hayden power plant will impact taxing entities, including Routt County government, the East Routt Library District and the West Routt Fire Protection District in Hayden.
Meteorologist Dennis Phillips said the average daily low temperature of 24.1 degrees here through Feb. 13 compares to the historic average minimum for this month of 6.5 degrees.
Johan Monsen and Ulf Clacton of Swed Properties, working with Ski Town Commercial, hope to deliver a community of small manufactured single-family homes to the market by late summer 2018.
“You’ll have the opportunity to tell that to the judge when we move forward,” with legal action. "It’s not our intention to take your property," Commissioner Doug Monger said to Reno Ager, owner of the asbestos site.
Jim DeFrancia's co-developer, Gorsuch, a cousin to Supreme Court nominee
Steamboat resident Jim DeFrancia among members of development team for proposed Gorsuch House at Base of Aspen Mountain.
Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan: Choice of new emergency operations manager a good fit for first responders' desire for more layers of disaster training.
Various chairlifts at Steamboat Ski Area are apt to stop briefly on a daily basis as skiers fall while loading or unloading, but thanks to backup systems, the times when a lift has been evacuated are few and far between.
You may be wondering “What about the gondola?” after reading Saturday's story about how Steamboat Ski Area prepares for possible chairlift evacuations.
Long may you run
Fetcher first spied the old bulldozer in the Moonhill Meadows subdivision. It had been sitting in one place for so long that a tree was growing through it, and its steel tracks were embedded 6 inches deep in the ground.
With the closing of five pending conservation easements, Routt County's landmark ranch preservation program will have conserved more than 50,000 acres.
Among the most daunting to read but also among the most profound poems in Lindsey Royce's new book "Bare Hands," are "My Father’s Animals" and "My Father the Bard."
Winter Carnival 2017: Steamboat Winter Carnival embodies Steamboat's traditions of skiing, ranching and performing arts
Steamboat's holy triumvirate
Carl Howelsen succeeded in implanting the love of winter sports into this community at the cellular level, and today, skiing and local culture are inseparable.
"My biggest motive is for sustainability. It feels really good to live close enough to where you work to be able to (bike) commute, it's one of the beauties of living in a small town." – Middle School math and science teacher Mindy Mulliken
Winter above the 'Clark-tic Circle'
The deepest snow in the Park Range just east of Steamboat is at the Tower Snotel on Buffalo Pass, where the 96 inches of snow there contains 30.4 inches of water.
Deb Proper recalled this week that, for her first backcountry hut trip on skinny skis to the Fowler Hilliard hut in 1984, she wore wool knee socks and knickers.
Steamboat Ski Area saw measurable snowfall on 22 of 31 mornings in December 2016, and 20 of 31 days in January 2017
Sue Egger's yaks never talk back to her, they just bring home the prize ribbons from the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
Fat tire bikes are mountain bikes with over-sized tires and treads that allow cyclists to pursue their passion on packed, snowy surfaces, and for the first time this winter, Haymaker Nordic Center has them.