Streamflows nearing peak for River Fest
A cool month of May kept the Yampa and Elk rivers near Steamboat Springs from misbehaving, but as June turns up the heat, the Elk is forecast to nudge mild flood stage June 6 and 7
Among the 111 re-discovered oral history tapes is an interview with one of the three last known surviving wives of a Civil War veteran, Daisy Anderson.
County Facilities Director Tim Winter said the remodel of the motor vehicle office is part of a larger project that will upgrade heating and air conditioning in both the DMV and treasurer’s offices for a combined cost of $120,000
Senate, congressional races are 'primary' attraction
In the case of Colorado’s 2016 primary election, there might be more motivation for a Routt County Democrat to change his or her affiliation to Republican than vice versa.
724 acres added to ranch conservation corridor on edge of Flat Tops
Great Outdoors Colorado is contributing $214,050, or 35.7 percent of the value, to a new conservation easement outside the town of Yampa in South Routt County.
Routt County road workers are tackling the repair of a road leading to popular cycling trails that was deeply gouged by Cow Creek.
Salad bowl garden
Steamboat’s growing season of 39 frost-free days, combined with clay soils and desiccating winds, presents its own set of problems for gardeners.
Group recommends council not put airline levy on ballot
The decision not to ask city council to renew the airline sales tax was made with the understanding of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. executives.
A federal hydrologist says the Yampa River has likely peaked in Dinosaur National Monument, but it's a different story where the river flows through Steamboat Springs
The South Routt Community Center, home to meals for seniors and after-school programs, lands $141,500 grant
The hub of South Routt gets a boost
The South Routt Community Center, home to meals for seniors and after-school programs, lands $141,500 grant
Post vacant since Dean Smith retired in Sept. 2015
Yampa Valley Regional Airport Director Kevin Booth said YVRA — with its large runway, which is underutilized much of the year — could attract an aviation maintenance facility or even a manufacturing business.
Nothing compares to a newborn colt
Friday marked the first time Squirt had left the barn and the stall he was born in, but within 15 minutes, he was making short dashes around his mother.
Decade-old live-work plan resurfaces
It was originally in 2005 that Steamboat Today reported new industrial sites in Steamboat Springs were scarce and that only a few lots remained in the fourth and final phase of the Copper Ridge Business Park.
Who wouldn't like knotty alder cabinets and 9-foot ceilings at an affordable apartment in Steamboat?
Ground broken on 48 income-restricted apartments in west Steamboat
Excavating equipment was already at work May 11 on The Reserves at Steamboat, even as groundbreaking ceremonies for the income-restricted apartment project, were underway.
Hope remains for shared law enforcement facility
The on again/off again courtship between the Steamboat Springs City Council and the Routt County Board of Commissioners over the possibility of sharing a new law enforcement campus is on again.
Yampa River rises, data uploads
Jeff Foster, of the the U.S. Geological Survey, launched a high-tech streamflow measuring device called an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler into the Yampa River at Fifth Street to make precise measurements of the river’s flows.
Matt and Lauren Kuckkahn had just returned home from doing errands in Hayden at about 5 p.m. when they discovered that one half of a very large evergreen tree had fallen on the front entrance of their home.
County commissioners urge use of tax revenue for summer flights
“We believe allowing the 0.25% sales tax to be used year round to create the largest impact on enplanements and the local economy, rather than just the winter season, would be a significant improvement.” Routt County Commissioners
Complex social structure of honey bees is attracting a swarm of new beekeepers in Routt County
If the human residents of the Yampa Valley think the wintry spring of 2016 has tested their fortitude, perhaps they should stop feeling sorry for themselves and think about the plight of the honey bees.
The majority of county planning commissioners felt construction of STARS’ 32-guest room lodge is not the primary use of the site but would be an appropriate “accessory” to its adaptive recreation programs.
STARS Executive Director Julie Taulman urged planning commission to contemplate what else might be built on the site — just north of the city of Steamboat’s Legacy Ranch — if her organization were to be turned down.
The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is seeking to expand on its food recovery program, which has routed 2,600 pounds of food that would have been discarded to community organizations.
We weren’t the first to pull into the parking lot at the North Walton Peak on Saturday, and the presence of other skiers meant that somebody else got first tracks, but it also meant somebody else had broken trail to the peak.
Tree Haus wooden truss bridge to receive facelift
Construction on the “new” wooden version of the Tree Haus Bridge began in July 1998 with the help of a $517,000 state grant. The total cost of the project was $646,000.
Sundberg tends rain gauge for 44 years
The National Weather Service is reporting that the official weather site for Steamboat Springs has seen 3.24 inches of precipitation this month compared to the “normal” amount for April 29 of 2.32 inches.
John Whittum’s new book is a collection of non-fiction essays about Strawberry Park and nearby landmarks, as well as poems and historical fiction rooted in the early 1960s.
Marabou luxury ranch subdivision is seeking county permission to revise a permit to allow locked gate, though some residents view the move as 'unfriendly'
Chris Wittemyer favors the more arduous course of re-envisioning the old Stage Coach ski area as a public asset, telling Steamboat Today he gets fairly frequent inquiries about its potential.
County commissioners keen to learn how other counties handle secondary housing units
The Routt County Board of Commissioners wants to know from other Colorado mountain communities how often secondary dwelling units are built where local regulations allow them.
The Colorado Division of Housing reports that the vacancy rate in Steamboat Springs has been essentially zero since late in 2014 and the average rent here in the third quarter of 2015 was $970 a month.
Now that Colorado has its new statewide water plan in place, it’s time to think about where the state will get billions of dollars to close the water supply gap and support another estimated 5 million residents by 2050.
The Routt County housing market currently has the potential to add more than 1,000 small homes in the form of secondary dwellings to existing houses on lots within five miles of Steamboat Springs and smaller towns.
Governor's top water advisor on his way to Northwest Colorado
As a cattle rancher and dryland wheat farmer in Southeastern Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper’s chief water advisor, John Stulp, is apt to recognize this spring as a season of promise in the Yampa Valley.
Alex Beinstein, of Carbondale, collected enough delegates at the Colorado Republican Convention this month to force Congressman Scott Tipton into a June 28 primary battle.
Democratic delegate Erin Biggs of Steamboat Springs is comfortable around national political figures — she interned for the late Senator Ted Kennedy while still in college.
The new Yampa River study will take in a longer stretch of the river – from the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area downstream to the city’s wastewater treatment plant west of town.
Assistant county manager finalists to be presented to public Friday
“I sat in on four interviews, and I was really impressed. I told Tom Sullivan that, when you have a tough choice at the end, that’s a good position to be in." Routt County Commissioner Cari Hermacinski
Resort Ventures West Principle Brent Pearson said one of the goals of the developers is to deliver “an appropriately-sized" single-family home that is efficient and doesn’t include too much costly space.
YVEA restores service to all but a few by early afternoon
Yampa Valley Electric Association has restored power after a heavy spring snowfall that intensified before dawn Friday and disrupted power to an estimated 3,000 YVEA customers.
Al White announced he would withdraw from the state senate race after determining he could not attract sufficient funding to support an effective campaign.
Snowmelt pouring off valley floor into river
The Yampa River was flowing at 1,650 cubic feet per second (cfs) at mid-afternoon Thursday after dropping from its daily peak of 1,790 cfs recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) just after midnight.
Peabody expects mine operations to continue 'as usual' across U.S. operations following bankruptcy filing
Company expects mining operations to continue 'as usual'
Peabody’s director of state government relations: “We expect to continue to do what we do best: mining coal, loading trains, restoring lands and maintaining our activities in a largely business-as-usual fashion across our U.S operations.”
Scott Harrell, Peabody Energy’s director of human resources for Colorado: The company “anticipates” operations will continue as normal at Twentymile Mine west of Steamboat Springs
Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn knew she had a better-than-average chance of becoming a delegate to the Republican National Convention. What she could not have known was that it would come down to a coin flip.
The new emphasis on greenhouses among locavores stems from a growing awareness that in Routt County’s climate a season-extender is a great help in producing enough produce to share or sell with others.
The snow on Rabbit Ears Pass was 73 inches deep Friday, and snowpack is 132 percent of median, with 33.3 inches of standing water compared to the median 25.2 inches.
Former two-time Colorado state senator Gail Schwartz of Crested Butte announced April 9 her candidacy for Congress in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
Septuagenarian logs 100 days on skis
During a celebration of life for Ross Theadore in July 2015, his ski clothing was spread out on a table and guests were invited to help themselves to an article of clothing on the condition they occasionally take it out for a spin.
With the view-obstructing pole soon to be out of the way, The Chief Theater's next project will be to convert one of the former small “metroplex” screening theaters into a legitimate green room for visiting artists.
The $400,000 from the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County going toward The Reserves affordable apartments originated with developer fees collected almost a decade ago during a construction boom.