St. Paul’s is about halfway through its funding campaign to retire the debt on its new sanctuary and to fund the new internship program.
Overnight lows on Wednesday and Thursday nights were expected to reach 15 degrees below zero with highs of just 13 degrees on Thursday and 11 on Friday, but temperatures should bounce back to daily highs of 18 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.
Now, both city and county government are revisiting the criteria for expanding Steamboat’s city limits and asking, “Is it too hard for landowners to win an exception to the hard urban growth boundaries?”
The automated forecast for Storm Peak at the top of the ski area expects between 15 and 23 inches to fall overnight and during the day Wednesday.
The wind direction at and above mountain top is from a westerly direction, which means all mountains can see good snow because this wind gets lifted up by the mountains and rising air creates snow.
Howelsen has been operating, first as a ski jumping facility, since January 1915. Today ski jumping takes place in both summer and winter, but most members of the public zip down the steep slalom hill in front of the lodge, while many youngsters enjoy their first day of skiing on one of the gentle Magic Carpet lifts.
Steamboat will begin an exclusive fine dining experience at Four Points Lodge later this winter for no more than 52 people in four seatings per night. Guests will reach Four Points from the top of the gondola via a luxury snow coach that seats 13 in plush bucket seats.
It’s the affordability of flights in and out of Denver International Airport that raises one of the biggest hurdles to expanding air service out of the Yampa Valley.
The Board of Commissioners will take the request up again Dec. 17. In the meantime, planning staff is assigned to review the proposed system for alerting gravel hauling companies that the pit is shut down due to heavy fog on the highway and convert it into formal conditions of approval.
Assuming Steamboat Springs can convince an airline to take on a non-ski-season route that makes business sense, it isn’t likely to come without subsidies.
Steamboat Ski Area announced Monday that it will have five lifts, 52 trails and 635 acres of terrain open when the season starts with Scholarship Day on Wednesday, according to a news release.
Triple Peaks LLC led by Tim and Diane Mueller entered into an agreement to purchase Steamboat Ski Area from a previous owner, American Skiing Company, in January 2002 for $91.4 million. It never came to pass.
Steamboat is poised to complete an autumn precipitation trifecta the likes of which it has not seen for more than 25 years. Not since 1985 has Steamboat recorded above-average precipitation in September, October and November.
There are moments in human history that have such a personal impact that the details and emotions of the day stay with us even a half-century later. For me, it was the violent death of a president that triggered the loss of innocence that sets us all on the path to adulthood.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners are optimistic enough about the county’s fiscal position this year to plan a two-year $1.5 million paving and repair project on a decaying stretch of Routt County Road 14 used heavily by commuters between Stagecoach and Steamboat Springs.
As a member of the house committee that oversees natural resource issues, state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush said, she’s interested in what the legislature can do to facilitate the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s task of developing a new long-term state water plan.
The depth of the standing snow at the Tower measuring site currently stands at 34 inches, according to a remote snow measuring device operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Former Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak, who stepped away from her post almost 11 months ago after 20 years as a commissioner, has rejoined the debate about gravel hauling hours at Steamboat Sand and Gravel.
"Blooms 'Round the Boat" is destined to become a hiking companion for many outdoor lovers who often find themselves asking, “Is that Alpine pussytoes or American Bistort?”
There’s encouraging news for aspiring entrants in this year’s Holiday Dessert Bake-Off hosted by the Steamboat Pilot & Today: Meghan McNamara — winner of back-to-back Community Choice Awards in 2011 and 2012 (as well as the Best Cake Award in 2010) — won’t defend her titles.
With a forecast of fresh snow on Saturday night, snowshoe conditions on Skyline Trail could be ideal.
Meteorologist Joel Gratz, of the snow forecasting Web page www.opensnow.com, said the evolving forecast was trending toward a more active storm system with the possibility of 6 inches of snow or more by Sunday afternoon.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Airline Director Janet Fischer told the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that the emphasis for the upcoming ski season flight program into Yampa Valley Regional Airport has been on building capacity Saturdays, the day of the week that most winter vacationers prefer to travel in and out of the Yampa Valley.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners let the air out of 40 rural residents Tuesday afternoon when they tabled a proposal by Union Wireless to locate a new telecommunications tower in their neighborhood.
Returns from the initial public offering could provide working capital as well as potential investments in, and acquisitions of, ski and adventure travel businesses and assets, according to the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The second time around in the Routt County Planning process, Union Wireless has proposed to build a “monopine” telecommunication tower that resembles a 50-foot evergreen tree.
Routt County lost another member of an elder generation of ranchers Oct. 20 when James T. “Jack” Redmond died at his family’s historic ranch house at the edge of the Flat Tops on Bull Creek. Redmond was emblematic of a generation that grew up in the Great Depression and weathered the tumult and shortages of World War II to deliver their farms, ranches and families to more prosperous times.
The latest analysis of real estate trends in seven Colorado mountain counties for the third quarter shows Routt County ranked in the top two with dollar volume up 14 percent compared with the same period in 2012.
Walk into the reincarnated Olivia’s Home Furnishings in Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center and it’s difficult to get beyond the rustic wooden spiral staircase that leads to nowhere, except perhaps interior decorator heaven.
The runway at Yampa Valley Regional Airport won’t close for 60 days in spring 2014 after all. A delay in the grant funding process would have pushed the work to August and impacted summer tourism. Now the runway project is planned for spring 2015.
After the final ballots were counted Tuesday, 7,321 people cast ballots, representing 46 percent of eligible voters. Tuesday’s voter turnout represented 500 fewer voters than cast ballots in the last odd-year election in 2011, when record turnout of 7,826 voters cast ballots.
Passenger kept youth hockey players calm as plane skidded off runway Sunday at Yampa Valley Regional Airport
Passenger Jeff Brown said everything seemed normal as the plane made its final approach to YVRA. He said that before the plane touched down, it rose into the air, then came down sideways to the wind direction. That’s when the younger passengers reacted in fear.
Tom Ross: Pioneer storyteller recalled days when large grizzly bear roamed Steamboat's Storm Mountain
Bears are wonderful to observe from a distance, but when they let themselves into one’s automobile or kitchen, they aren’t nearly as charming. Things could be a lot dicier in Steamboat. We still could have grizzly bears roaming the fringes of the Park Range.
Steamboat Ski Area has received a little less than 40 inches of natural snow with Scholarship Day day less than a month away on Nov. 27, and snowmaking operations began Oct. 30.
The October snow total in town was driven by the 10.5 inches reported Oct. 4 and followed up by another 3.5 inches the next day. All told, there were eight days in October when measurable snow fell.
Routt County employees learned this week that effective Jan. 1, they will receive a 2 percent cost-of-living pay increase, their first since salaries were cut in spring 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession. And employees also will be caught up with the annual salary steps on which they missed out while salaries were frozen.
Ecologist Charles A. S. Hall told an overflow crowd at Bud Werner Memorial Library on Tuesday night that if the modern denizens of the high plains understood their relationship to fossil fuels the way the Sioux Indians of the 18th century understood bison, they surely would behave differently.
Routt County Road and Bridge Assistant Director Mike Mordi told the commissioners that the four bridges targeted for replacement were the worst of 15 identified by a consulting firm as having a poor sufficiency rating.
“There was no evidence she died as a result of any injury in the accident.” – Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg
There are mysterious, shrouded figures in the corners of Sandra Sherrod’s art studio, and she works in silence except for the sound of the rasping files removing the burrs and rough edges from finely cut pieces of metal.
The headless, legless sculpture is an abstraction of a reclining nude, but it’s impossible to take one’s eyes off the blazing, 3-foot-long weed-burning torch casually tucked under Sandy Graves’ left arm.
Inside the Artist's Studio: Gregory Block forms relationships with inanimate subjects in his oil paintings
One special object that stands out in artist Gregory Block's studio is a large chunk of an old pump organ — its stops and mechanisms laid bare, and only a piece of the keyboard intact.
Laura Schmidt, the former executive director of the Routt County Council on Aging is the new executive director of LIFT-UP of Routt County. Replacing Schmidt at the Council on Aging early in November is Jackie Brown, who has worked on development and special events for the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley.
The closest rival to Buffalo Pass for leader of the Colorado snowpack was west of Granby at the Never Summer measuring site, where the snow at 10,280 feet was 16 inches deep Wednesday.
A chronically eroded stream bank along the Yampa River where it flows through the Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch east of Hayden will be restored and revegetated with the help of a $30,000 Wetlands Program Award from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Measurements taken by the U.S. Geological Survey at the Fifth Street Bridge over the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat show that the flows have nearly doubled the norm since Oct. 1.
"Banana" George Blair began water skiing at the age of 38 in 1955 and took up snow skiing in Colorado in the 1960s. He continued barefoot skiing with the help of a boom extended from the ski boat until he was 92.
Thursday night’s election forum at The Steamboat Grand brought out differences among the three candidates in the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 race on the issue of pay raises for city employees.
Diane Carter already has run 14 marathons, but stepping to the starting line on Staten Island next month to begin the New York Marathon might be the most special of them all because Carter will be running to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on behalf of a special friend, Dr. Matt Dudley.
Historic Routt County has agreed to serve as the fiscal agent and project manager overseeing the restoration of Crossan’s M&A Market in Yampa with the Yampa Historic Museum and the Friends of Crossan's.