Some of the best rodeo cowboys on the planet will be in town as Steamboat Ski Area plays host to the 43rd Bud Light Cowboy Downhill.
Yampa Valley Housing Authority might be able to tap tax credits for next project, but deal will be complex
“If we want to achieve our affordable housing goals, we have to do something different from what we’ve done for the last 20 years.” — Yampa Valley Housing Authority Executive Director Jason Peasley
"The Sustainability Awards are dedicated to the time, energy of these heroes who have been the inspiration for our organization and a reminder to us of why we do what we do." – Yampa Valley Sustainability Council Executive Director Sarah Jones
An architectural firm has reported to Routt County commissioners that the current Human Services building is so cramped its shortcomings are driving policies and procedures.
Routt County Road and Bridge Director Janet Hruby explained Jan 10 why it’s not practical for her crews to plow the same rural road multiple times a day.
Open door for housing
“We’re going to make a lot of progress this coming year. We want to be in a position where people are watching, because we have so much going on.” - Yampa Valley Housing Authority Director Jason Peasley
The highest snowpack measurement closer to Steamboat, on a percentage basis, is in Buffalo Park south of U.S Highway 40 on Rabbit Ears Pass.
Old Town Steamboat residents were working hard Thursday to remove snow from their driveways after 23 inches of snow fall in three days in city.
Routt County is buying $437,271 worth of new vehicles from Front Range dealers under a state bidding agreement.
Sheriff Garrett Wiggins says he waited to seek approval for purchasing body evidence cameras for his deputies until legal and technology issues had been more thoroughly explored.
Steamboat meteorologist Michael Weissbluth expects as much as 1 to 2 feet of snow on the Thursday morning ski report.
“He called me from the trees and said, ‘Hi Paige, this is Paul, I’m calling from the Land of the Little People.’”
Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Dana Duran's favorite aspect of the club is that the youngsters all interact with one another without regard for status derived from economic circumstances or prowess in academics or athletics.
The site of the proposed Fox Grove subdivision abuts the north side of Fish Creek Falls Road on the northeast corner of its intersection with Steamboat Boulevard.
Routt County approves settlement to enforce zoning but defers lawsuit over Oak Creek Canyon property strewn with junk.
The Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club was well known for the commemorative holiday ornaments it sold for 32 years to raise funds the club in turn donated to community organizations.
Holiday gifts that make memories
A modest holiday gift that makes a child feel like they fit in with their peers can mean a great deal. When their parents recognize it, and come through in the end, it creates a lasting memory.
What's not to like about free skiing?
With fresh snow on the hill and blue skies above, young families, snowboard dudes and infrequent skiers mingled with rising competitive skiers clad in brightly colored suits for a free ski day at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.
City of Steamboat Springs uses bulk of Iron Horse escrow to secure permanent easement on Yampa River
Securing access to the Yampa
Of the total escrow amount, $267,000 will be devoted to the easement, which will ensure permanent public access to a strip of riverside between the Yampa River Core Trail and the water’s edge on the west side of the Iron Horse.
The half-dozen people, who were evacuated from an apartment building in Oak Creek Dec. 4 because of dangerous carbon monoxide levels, have been on the move ever since.
The Steamboat Springs resort community will be close to its holiday peak Dec. 28, when the number of visitors will reach 14,500. Guest lodging numbers will remain high through Dec. 31, with 13,100 people here celebrating the New Year.
New Routt County emergency communications director Jason Nettles starts Jan. 3 — his wife will begin new nursing role at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Yampa Valley Electric CEO Diane Johnson said crews are working to reinforce protection on a power line leading to Yampa Valley Regional Airport by the end of the week.
A North Routt landmark changed hands Dec. 14 when a Chicago couple purchased Vista Verde Guest Ranch northeast of Clark for $12.25 million. In a separate purchase the couple also acquired the $4 million owner's home.
Can Steamboat Springs together with the towns of Hayden, Oak Creek and Yampa and unincorporated Routt County deliver on the promise of almost 700 new housing units in the span of four years?
“I think we’re beyond a leap of faith. We’re at a point now where we’re spending real money.” — County Commissioner Cari Hermacinski
Snow-measuring sites situated in the high elevations of the Park Range east of Steamboat Springs show that the water in the snow that fell between Dec. 6 and 12, nearly doubled the amount of water in the standing snowpack.
Steamboat ski legend Jim "Moose" Barrows remains in Denver but is out of the hospital and making rapid improvements following brain surgery
Endorphins are uphill skiers' reward
In the age of high speed quads, why would anyone in their right mind climb a couple of thousand vertical feet for the equivalent of two ski runs and then go home? Answer: endorphins.
Valley needs 300-plus new homes a year
People at the Dec. 13 housing steering committee meeting may be taken aback by the number of housing units needed to meet current shortfalls and continue to keep pace with demand into the future.
Thermometers close to the Yampa River in Steamboat were reading 14 degrees below zero before dawn on Dec. 8, but weather forecasters were predicting temperatures above freezing and a rain snow mix Dec. 9 and 10.
Organizers conclude Yampa Valley nonprofits have learned to market themselves effectively on Yampa Valley Gives Day.
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hopes that serving a soup made from produce that isn’t fresh, but still nutritious, will point out some of the community’s wasteful kitchen habits
A water quality testing program on Yampa River reaffirmed by Routt County Board of Commissioners
The new Hahns Peak sign is part of the efforts of the Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Tourism Project to promote cultural tourism across 17 communities in five neighboring counties in Western Colorado.
The Board of County Commissioners have cleared Sheriff Wiggins to accept the generosity of a local couple who have offered to pay for the purchase and training of a second drug-sniffing dog.
Boomer gets drug sniffing sidekick
The Board of County Commissioners have cleared Sheriff Wiggins to accept the generosity of an local couple that that has offered to pay for the purchase and training of a second drug-sniffing dog.
The genius of the Dec. 7 Nordic Race Series season opener is that skiers don’t need to be in mid-season form to feel comfortable putting down their $5 entry fee and turning it loose.
In Steamboat, the genesis of snowmaking and expectations of a Thanksgiving opening day, can be found in a couple of dreadful snow seasons that spanned the late 70s and early 80s.
Residents of unincorporated Stagecoach have long wished for a community store, and when the update of the Stagecoach Community Plan comes up for approval in January, there may be new reason for hope.
"Ski Inc." is an engaging account of the rise of the modern ski resort industry that doesn't pull punches but also honors the people who nourished it.
Dashing through the snow in a 4Runner
Local professional driver Mark Cox was behind the wheel of a Toyota 4Runner during a commercial that ran during the Nov. 27 Denver Broncos game.
Ranch weddings popular
Routt County is due for two new rural wedding venues to serve the growing demand for destination weddings in the Yampa Valley.
Big Agnes' new facility in Utah is expected to open in December and is being counted on to help the company meet demand for its products both domestically and iternationally while decreasing shipping times and increasing efficiency.
Steamboat Ski Area announced Monday morning it had opened the gondola and Heavenly Daze trail, affording 2,000 feet of vertical.
Despite the objections of its planning commission, the Routt County Board of Commissions voted unanimously this week to allow rural homeowners to construct secondary units of up to 800 square feet.
Carving before the turkey's in the oven
Scholarship Day skiers and riders at Steamboat were rewarded with blue skies and carve-able manmade snow, and 100 early birds went home with a T-shirt too.
Twentymile in pursuit of coal customer
Reports on file with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety show that coal production at Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Coal Company is down steeply this year over 2015, but the decline has less to do with Peabody’s bankruptcy and the global decline in demand for coal than it might seem.
Airport generates 488 winter jobs
The combined workforce at Yampa Valley Regional Airport this ski season approaches 500.
Christie Peak Express powers ski opener
Christie Peak Express, with its 4,700-foot length and capacity to transport 3,200 skiers per hour, has played a pivotal role in previous opening days at Steamboat Ski Area.