The Routt County Clerk's office sent out 16,435 ballots the week of Oct. 17 for the all-mail Nov. 8 election, and by the end of the day on Monday, 1,400 or 1,500 ballot were expected to have been returned.
Fueled by 13 $1million home starts, numerous six-figure remodels and a handful of big institutional building projects, this construction season is putting up numbers like the Yampa Valley hasn’t seen since the boom years of almost a decade ago.
How big is too big? (When it comes to marijuana growing facilities in unincorporated Routt County)
Routt Commissioner candidates rally behind coal
The future of coal mining and coal-fired power plants was on the minds of the candidates for Routt County Commissioner District 1 during Thursday night's candidate forum.
One of the highlights of Vice President of Mountain Operations Doug Allen's career at Steamboat Ski Area was guiding the replacement of fixed triple chairlifts with high-speed quads.
Jerry Green's early school year were spent in one-room school houses in the Dunstan (organized in 1892) and Beardsley (organized 1913). Perhaps that’s why he’s been so devoted to preserving the history of the region for all of these years.
Chief Petty Officer Jed May's duties on the USS Coronado include recovering helicopters like the SH-60 Sierra Seahawk to the tri-hulled naval ship after missions.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners is asking the voters to approve a 5 percent excise tax on marijuana grown for retail sale, anticipating it may consider permits for grow operations in the unincorporated county.
Without, the additional 2 mills of property tax, bringing the total to 4.095, that would provide an additional $185,285 in revenue, District Manager Ken Rogers said, he and the board would have to consider service reductions.
The increasing involvement of three generations of the Duty family is a significant factor in the success of Bucking Rainbow based out of a red brick building at 730 Lincoln Avenue that’s as solid as the business.
"You’ve got to stand in a doorway when there’s a good breeze blowing," to show your mullet to best advantage. That’s a really good move.” – Jesse Kurk
Businesses from hair salons to building contractors rely on Crown Prints to reinforce their identity. One of the biggest perennial customers is the Mustang Roundup.
Audience members can feel free to sing along and call out requests when Cowboy Brad Fitch brings the music of John Denver to Steamboat.
For an older generation of devoted Steamboat skiers, Slopeside and T Bar are the closest things to the gone, but not forgotten, Dos Amigos and Tugboat for apres ski.
A Q. and A. with Steamboat Springs author Eugene Buchanan about his fourth book, "Comrades on the Colca."
Historic ski area's finances point downhill
The city of Steamboat Springs is testing the interest of third-party ski area operators for putting Howelsen Hill on better financial footing.
Routt County employees who work behind the scenes were praised for exemplifying 'core values.'
After a long summer of battling wildfire from the Wyoming border south to Lynx Pass, the U.S. Forest Servce is tentatively planning this month to fight fire with fire in a heavily visited area of the forest along the upper Elk River.
“The most important process we need to face in the next 12 to 15 months is community engagement.” – Steamboat Springs City Manager Gary Suiter
The Marxuachs' bigger goal is to acquire approximately 35 acres in La Tigra, Costa Rica, where they hope to engage in an “agri-forestry” project by planting cacao trees, which are very efficient at sequestering carbon dioxide.
Candidates differ over public land issues
The candidates for Colorado House District 26, Republican Michael Cacioppo and Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush, differed significantly over management of federal lands in the region as they faced one another during an Oct. 4 candidates forum.
Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn and her attorney met with Peabody Energy officials in Denver to confer on overdue taxes.
Seat belts on buses survive city of Steamboat's 2017 budget cuts
In the wake of a May bus accident, Steamboat Springs City Council has allocated $120,000 in its 2017 budget to install seat belts in buses that run between Craig and Steamboat.
A corkscrew climb and a downhill pitch called the elevator shift on Howelsen Hill's east side can be too much for intermediate Nordic skiers to handle.
Steamboat Springs Parks & Rec group would forgive tax on food for 12.5 mills of property tax, $3 million in new taxes
Parks plan to swap new property tax for food tax
The members of the alternative funding group don’t presume that City Council will embrace their proposed distribution of funds that could result from a new 12.5 property tax to support parks and recreation.
Hayden power plant owner challenges state's property tax valuation
Routt County Assessor: $10.5 million in assessed valuation at risk in Salt River Project's challenge to state's property tax appraisal of of its assets at Hayden Generating Station
One Book Steamboat author Wallace Stegner is widely recognized as one of the mid Twentieth Century’s most influential writers about the American West.
The wealth of habitat and diversity of species found close to Steamboat Springs have already made an impression on Kris MIddledorf, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s new area manager.
'Loss of power plants would be felt in Steamboat'
State Sen. Randy Baumgardner cautions that if regulatory constraints on coal-fired power plants in Northwest Colorado lead to further curtailed production, or cause them to close, Steamboat Springs will feel the impact.
As much as he values a second K9 unit, Sheriff Garrett Wiggins said his highest priorities are adding a new patrol deputy and a new criminal investigator to his staff.
The owners of La Joya Dulce are seeking a county permit to establish a new wedding venue on what was once part of Three Diamond Ranch on Elk River Road.
Water Trust acquires water to keep Yampa healthy into October
The Colorado Water Trust has joined the city of Steamboat Springs, Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District and the Catamount Metropolitan District in ongoing efforts to boost Yampa River flows deeper into autumn.
Celebrating the restoration of the Hahn's Peak Lookout
The work wasn’t as romantic as it sounds, and the days when lonely lookouts guarded the timber are all but gone. But the historic buildings remain important cultural markers in the National Forest.
Kiwanis member Bud Romberg asked candidates for Routt County commissioner their outlook on permitting a new mobile home park in the county.
Routt County Director of Emergency Management Bob Struble, who has been in that role since 2009, intends to retire Oct. 7.
Steamboat Ski area personnel and firefighting agencies have been meeting for years to ensure they have the necessary adapters to couple firefighting hoses to snowmaking hydrants so they can deliver water to suppress a larger wildfire.
Yampa Valley Electric Association hosts new solar array in Steamboat Springs intended for households with modest incomes.
Affordable apartment buildings rise on Steamboat's west side, but leasing is still months away.
The style of the new Mountain Valley Bank building is intended to evoke classic Steamboat style like that seen in the historic Rehder building.
Yampa Valley Regional Airport parking lot getting new automated barcode payment system
Conserving the landscape of Routt County
Routt County is poised to conserve almost 1,700 additional ranch acreage in South Routt including a key parcel on the Yampa River.
When the conservation easement Glas Deffryn ranch closes, the latest transaction by YVLT it complete an unbroken 5-mile stretch of the Yampa River corridor upstream from Stagecoach Reservoir.
The forecast for Sept. 12 and 13 includes a chance of snow above 10,000 feet in the northern mountains.
This year the number of flags has grown to 5,000 to encompass the 2,100 deaths of workers and volunteers who have since died, in addition to the 2,996 who perished in the 9/11 attacks
Female osprey can be expected to return to the vicinity of their birth nest for the first time with a mate in tow after spending back-to-back winters in the south.
County approves new bridges, new uses at historic ranch
Routt County wrestles with the question of whether a rancher needs a permit to replace bridges, build a hunting yurt, improve trout habitat and create RV parking pads.
When horsepower implied horses
The audience at the Tread of Pioneers Museum watched 1960s rancher Frank Harrison branding calves in the sage brush and using draft horses to cut a new winter feeding lane through the deep snow of Strawberry Park.
Stagecoach Ski Area under contract for sale to development group with ties Steamboat, Boulder, Vail and Telluride.
Plans to create private recreational facilities including ATV trails and a manager’s home as well enhancements to trout habitat on Green Creek Ranch on the Yampa River just upstream from Lake Catamount will be reviewed by the Routt County Planning Commission Sept. 1.
State directs landfill to tighten procedures
Colorado Department of Health and Environment has issued a compliance order to Milner Landfill.