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.
Potential lies in targeting the 85 percent of air travelers who leave the Yampa Valley to catch a flight
The report by Sixel reveals there may be potential for more flights that meet the needs of visitors headed for Steamboat and the mix of leisure and business travelers who might change their current habit of driving to Denver to catch economical flights to distant cities.
Tony Cascio shares a story Ted Cordova used to tell about sleeping with pigs who protected him from snakes.
After 3.1 inches of fresh snow was recorded in town Thursday morning the snowfall total for October 2013 through February to date was 165.6 inches compared to the full season average (1981 through 2011) of 169.7 inches.
All three Routt County commissioners signed a letter to the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission indicating their support for statewide application of the new rules requiring capture of poisonous gases emitted in oil and gas fields.
The purpose of the salary survey, according to county officials, is to determine if Routt is at a competitive disadvantage with other comparable markets in terms of recruiting and retaining employees.
In addition to the already well received food-themed art show which opened at the Depot Feb. 7, this week’s event will offer wine, music and movement.
The creation of the salary committee goes back to Oct. 30, when the last board of commissioners gave employees their first raise in years with a 2 percent cost-of-living increase. They previously had restored 5 percent pay cuts imposed during the recession.
If ever anyone embodied Steamboat’s claim to being a cowboy ski town, with ties to the days when ranch hands drove cattle to the rail heads, it is probably Ted Cordova, for whom the Ted's Ridge trail is named.
“It’s important that you participate in this process right here in the basin because this is your future and your children’s future,” Jay Gallagher, Mount Werner Water and the Colorado Water Conservation Board.
Occupancy rates at mountain resort condos in Steamboat were up each Saturday in January by 5 to 9 percent.
Steamboat Springs attorney Tom Sharp, who just completed his tenure on the Colorado River District board of directors in 2013, said Colorado’s snowpack is acutely important as the levels of Lake Powell and Lake Mead (below the Grand Canyon) are in steep decline.
Building Department official Carl Dunham told Terrill that there is a way for him to get his building permits after the fact, but that he would have to retain engineers to study his buildings and determine if they are up to county specs and then, even if they met building code, Terrill would be charged double fees.
Flight delays in and out of Yampa Valley Regional Airport this month are not attributable to local snowstorms. Availability of flight crews is a bigger problem.
Routt County Commissioners could decide Tuesday to file a lawsuit against Dunckley Peak Outfitters, also commonly referred to as Bill’s Cabin or Terrill’s Cabin, for allegedly operating a hunting guest ranch on the edge of the Flat Tops without the necessary permits.
With about 30 girls already honing their ski jumping skills in the Winter Sports Club’s Nordic combined program, it seems inevitable that one of the little girls at play Friday on Howelsen Hill someday will find a special place in Steamboat’s Olympic history.
Bill Haight and Martin Hart moved mountains to bring commercial jets to airport that serves Steamboat
Three decades ago Yampa Valley Regional Airport had no commercial air service but the late Bill Haight and Martin Hart collaborated to widen and lengthen the runway and attract direct jet flights from four major cities.
Snow forecaster Joel Gratz, of OpenSnow, wrote in a report Wednesday afternoon that the Colorado Rockies will continue to see significant snowfall Friday through Sunday.
Todd Lodwick, of Steamboat Springs, will carry the American flag and lead the U.S contingent into Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia, during the Parade of Nations and the Opening Ceremonies.
The muzzleloading biathlon's primitive class requires that contestants’ skis be wooden and predate the World War II era.
Shell Oil has applied to Routt County for drilling permits for a well at Dill Gulch southwest of Hayden and another about 5 miles north of town.
All bicyclists ages 12 and older are welcome to test their nerve in a dual slalom on the steep, snowy slopes of Howelsen Hill on the night of Friday, Feb. 7, during Winter Carnival. But anyone who is serious about winning the race might leave their brand-new balloon tire snow bike at home and armor up with studded tires on a more traditional frame.
The Statewide Water Supply Initiative forecasts that the gap between water supply and demand could exceed 500,000 acre feet by 2050. The capacity of Elkhead Reservoir between Hayden and and Craig is 25,550 acre feet.
The Routt County Commissioners agreed this week to sign a $12,500 professional services contract with Julia Novak of The Novak consulting Group in Cincinnati, Ohio, to facilitate their strategic planing retreat.
A flight information report released at 1:50 p.m. indicated an American Airlines flight from Chicago had been diverted to Denver and a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta was pre-canceled because of weather.
Don’t blame Spike the Big Red Dragon – in spite of this fire-breathing tendencies, he is a cold-blooded reptile, and Routt County winters have become too much for him to bear.
Passage of the farm bill would assure only that rural counties will receive their 2014 PILT funds. Next year’s funding would still be subject to appropriation by Congress.
“These towers no longer look like ugly pine trees, they look much more like pine trees. We’re not trying to build Franken-pine." - Union Wireless spokesman
Union Wireless will be prepared for Tuesday's permit hearing with a petition the company says was signed by 294 people favoring the new tower, including seven people who live within a half mile of it.
High-ranking federal officials confer with Northwest Colorado leaders on fate of pivotal sage grouse
There could be very real economic consequences for Northwest Colorado if the sage grouse is added to the formal list of endangered species in 2015.
The best thing about catching a live show at the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs is that the audience gives its full attention to the music - there’s nobody standing next to you cheerfully shouting about the last epic powder day as if there weren’t a concert going on.
For weekend skiers and riders who aren’t making the trip, Saturday’s event may be the best chance they get to photograph themselves with an Olympic hero and share it with the world through social media.
“The Flat Tops avalanches were much larger than those north of Steamboat Lake. It’s a very dangerous place when the snow is as unstable as it was leading up to this cycle.”
If there is a generalization I feel safe making about rodeo cowboys, it is that they are almost universally polite to strangers and seemingly impervious to pain.
In the last six months or so I’ve received two messages, spaced a couple of weeks apart, from a fellow seeking employment at my dairy farm, not just for himself, but for his spouse as well. But I don't have any cows to milk.
The muzzleloading ski biathlon that has become a modern fixture on the Saturday of Winter Carnival may miss out on celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.
The solar garden is a collaboration between Yampa Valley Electric Association, the rural electric cooperative here, and the Boulder-based for-profit solar panel business, Clean Energy Collective (CEC).
Congress reached a $1.1 trillion budget compromise Tuesday likely to be regarded as welcome news on many levels. But the public lands dollars many Colorado counties rely upon were a casualty.
A scarcity of snow in the Sierra’s of California may be boosting Colorado’s skier numbers. Vail Resorts reports Northstar California, Heavenly and Kirkwood are down 23.4 percent collectively
The recounting of his brush with death is made more poignant by Andy Wirth’s description of how the lyrics to a song by Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, “Just Breathe,” helped him while struggling to maintain his composure in the minutes after he was injured.
The summit of Storm Peak at the Steamboat Ski Area has seen 62 inches of snowfall over the first 13 days of January.
The Connell gravel permit application has drawn far less opposition than most in Routt County because its location up a steep hill from the highway shields it from the view of neighbors.
There is no truth to the rumor that there is a retired drug sniffing dog languishing unclaimed at the pound in Steamboat Springs.