The County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a permit to allow Twin Enviro to build a new recycling facility at the landfill.
Patrick Mayle dies at 60; benefit is Sunday to help with medical costs
Mayle was known for his teasing sense of humor and his love of camping, hiking and fishing as well as his expertise in repairing photocopiers
Is spring runoff in 2014 destined to be like the epic year of 2011? It’s unlikely, according to a hydrologist who keeps close tabs on the Yampa River Basin.
The new recycling center at the landfill is planned to have its own baler, but glass is likely to be removed from single-stream recycling.
The rapids in Cross Mountain Canyon have earned intimidating names like Osterizer, Body Pizza, Snake Pit and Death Ferry.
The best powder day of the season at mid-mountain arrived Dec. 23 with 13.5 inches, which landed in the midst of a six-day run ending Christmas Day that saw 27 inches accumulate at Thunderhead.
Steamboat skier Soren Jespersen records all but a handful of the season's runs with the help of GPS app and Google Earth.
The recorded high temperatures in Steamboat last week included: April 8, 59 degrees; April 9, 63 degrees; April 10, 57 degrees; April 11, 65 degrees and April 12, 63.
A search on Friday for the direct flight to the Yampa Valley, leaving Houston (IAH) at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, and returning Tuesday July 22, produced a roundtrip fare of $505.
Eagle has more populous bedroom communities, Pitkin’s housing prices are skewed more heavily by mountain mansions and Summit has more ski areas.
The nearby White River, flowing out of the Flat Tops, is No. 7 on the list because of the amount of energy exploration taking place along it length, an American Rivers spokesman said Wednesday.
County Attorney John Merrill told the commissioners in 2011, during a similar initiative, that the law requires the Legislature to appoint a commission (including two county commissioners from across the state) to review the salaries of officials biannually to ensure they are equitable.
In terms of public benefit, the new easement expands the portion of the Elk River Valley that is protected from development beyond the possibility of a new ranch compound of a portion of the Six Plus Ranch.
A photo of a U.S. Forest Service employee standing in a 194-inch-deep snow pit on Buffalo Pass is giving rise to comparisons to the snowpack records established in the spring of 2011 on the Continental Divide northwest of Steamboat.
The rolling hills of Six Plus Ranch are punctuated with pockets of aspen, pine and mountain shrubs and include two active breeding leks used by Columbian sharp-tailed grouse.
Under the guidance of a new executive director, Scott Parker, the theater has caught on this winter with performances by touring musicians, community drama, screenings of documentary films and shows by musicians in residence.
The temporary closure of a nine-mile stretch of Routt County Road 129 near the Wyoming border affects a lightly traveled stretch of road from mile marker 34 north of Columbine to Three Forks Ranch at mile marker 43.
Board of County Commissioners Chairman Tim Corrigan said it is his determination that the county and city both would be best served by continuing to operate the Regional Building Department, and that is the county’s intention.
Jay Gallagher, of Steamboat Springs, has stepped down from the Routt County Planning Commission after 12 years, and North Routt representative Steve Warnke has replaced him as chairman of the commission.
If the warming spell materializes and the river rises to more than 750 cfs, it will represent snowmelt at low and middle elevation snowmelt here. What it won’t signal is the onset of full-blown spring runoff.
The median peak water stored at the end of the winter on Rabbit Ears is 26.1 inches compared to 35.3 inches there now. How that water finds its way to the valley and the main stem of the Yampa during spring runoff depends on weather patterns between now and mid-May.
Albert and Minnie Hitchens' flock of hens stopped laying eggs every winter and the family resorted to some unusual means of keeping eggs almost fresh enough to eat through the winter.
The State Air Quality Control Commission voted in February to require oil and gas wells across the state, including existing wells, to capture the air pollutants known as VOCs, including methane. As it turns out, Shell Oil had already agreed to live up to similar standards in Routt County.
In their avoidance of areas where wolves den, elk in Montana where wolf packs are active are spending more time on higher, steeper slopes, which in addition leads to the perception among hunters that elk have reduced the number of elk available to them.
New communications director comes to the Yampa Valley from Florida, stationed in Alaska while in Army
Doug Brown was the director of 911 Communications for Gadsden County Florida for 15 years and most recently the director of Central Communications for Columbia County, Fla., for 5 years.
Routt County commissioners have an appetite for providing simple 1st step to permitting food production
Karen Massey, director of the Colorado State University extension office here, told the commissioners the interest in producing food locally is not about to die down, and her office would like to be the first point of contact for people seeking to start a food business here.
The quilt, "Awesome Blossom," was decorated with appliqued floral pieces Jackie Grimaldi made herself as well as three-dimensional flora blossoms she created on an embroidery machine.
New plan could simplify the Routt County permit process for those seeking to grow and sell food locally
Lettuce growers, an experimental cheese maker and a poultry producer all engaged with the county in the past two years and found out that when it comes to producing food on a commercial basis, there are rules that must be followed.
Horizons Board President Bob Grover, who does not have a family member served by Horizons, said the way the community has embraced Horizons is a big reason why he settled here.
Horizons' Soda Creek Apartments are designed from the ground up to meet the needs of adults who are ready to move out of traditional group homes and test new skills.
As 2014 unfolds, the staff and leadership of Horizons Specialized Services are coming to terms with the likelihood that both the numbers of people they serve and the range of disabilities they deal with on a daily basis are poised to grow dramatically.
Logan Street is the the kind of Steamboat neighborhood where folks are on a first-name basis with their neighbors and don’t expect this kind of sordid crime to take place.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasts a band of above-average moisture clipping the northwest corner of Colorado from March 27 to April 2.
Chad Stewart replaces former Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears District Ranger Jamie Kingsbury who now is the deputy supervisor of the Coronado National Forest based in Tucson, Ariz.
The first assignment for the new members of the multi-modal road committee is likely to be helping to promote safety on the roads.
Routt County commits to purchase seven sheriff's vehicles and equipment for $266,607
The weapons systems aboard the USS Higgins include MK46 torpedoes, both Tomahawk and Harpoon missiles and a pair of Phalanx CIWS (close in weapons systems) 20m rapid fire guns, among others, according to the Navy.
Joe Rossi started the corned beef, potato and cabbage tradition at Holy Name 55 years ago and handed off the cooking duties to Bob Litzau and Bob Brown about 25 years ago, a duty they continue to share.
The Steamboat Ski Area just emerged from a storm cycle that as of 5 a.m. Wednesday yielded 4 inches at mid-mountain and 8 inches at the summit in the preceding 24-hours.
Yampa Valley Regional Airport reported this week that the number of arriving passengers in February dipped by almost 800 from traffic reported in February 2013.
Technically, the vote by the commissioners this week was to delay pursuit of legal action until Aug. 12, but Commissioner Steve Ivancie said he isn’t inclined to sue Terrill.
For those who purchased lottery tickets that didn’t pan out, there’s solace in the fact that a variety of governments and entities in Routt County received $863,575 back from the lottery in fiscal 2013 in the form of grants from Great Outdoors Colorado.
Routt County attorney John Merrill had recommended that the commissioners file a civil suit against Bill Terrill’s business as a means of motivating him to bring his operations into compliance.
If you learned everything you know about roadrunners from the Warner Brothers cartoon, it may come as a surprise to you that the roadrunner, unlike the oddly ditzy character that exasperated Wile E. Coyote, is loyal to its mate.
The National Weather Service was forecasting highs in the upper 30s during most of this work week before the high 40s return under sunny skies Friday through Sunday.
January's 40 percent drop in real estate dollar volume appears to be attributable to the number of single-family and townhome sales. Yet, there are also reasons for optimism in the market.
Colorado Parks ad Wildlife terrestrial biologist Jeff Yost said that some winters his office receives a number of calls reporting elk calves that are struggling in late winter, but those have been rare this season.
Owen Roe winery is gaining recognition for a number of varietals and blends bottled at its winery in the Yakima Valley where the extinct volcanoes of the Cascade Mountains loom in the background.
Meteorologist Joel Gratz, of OpenSnow, expects Steamboat Ski Area to receive snowfall measuring from 1 to 4 inches in each of the 12-hour periods Thursday through Sunday nights.
As long as United, Southwest and Frontier airlines are waging “hub wars” in Denver, it will be a challenge for Routt County’s Yampa Valley Regional Airport to win back the 80 percent of airline passengers generated locally who drive to Denver to take advantage of lower fares.