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.
The slow-motion slide into a highway guardrail is an all-too-frequent mishap on the Routt County road system in winter
Routt County has ample buildable land for community land going north and south on transportation corridors.
Cari Hermacinski was named to a state tax advisory committee at a time when funding available for grants may be undergoing a seismic adjustment.
Taylor Fletcher confirms his status as one of the fastest Nordic combined skiers on the World Cup in Summer Grand Prix in Germany.
Shaunna Watterson served her audience at the Tread of Pioneers Museum lemon ice, the way her pioneer grandmothers made it.
Work matters: Rocky Mountain Youth Corps' model for building young adults spreading throughout Northwest Colorado
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps has begun exporting its successful organizational model to other communities in Colorado.
The reaction of 14 lodging shuttle and transit drivers to the possibility of creating a new roundabout on Mount Werner Circle at the entrance to Ski Time Square led to an 'aha moment.'
A chestnut mare named 'River' goes missing in remote Pilot Knob area of Routt County.
State law prohibits Routt County from imposing an excise tax of more than 5 percent on pot, but the Town of Hayden, which operates under a home rule charter, is not bound by that limitation.
The ease with which guests are able to navigate streets, bike trails and intersections contribute to a sense of arrival at the resort base at the foot of Mount Werner.
New era in airline program funding
The 2017 budget marks the last time, for the foreseeable future, that funding the airline program won’t rely in part on a .25 percent general city sales tax to help attract winter flights to the Yampa Valley.
Taking care of Routt County's wooden bridge
Strapped into a safety harness affixed to the Tree Haus Bridge, Jace Smith stood perched above the Yampa River and reached above his head to apply a coat of transparent finish to one of the heavy timbers of the bridge.
Chickens have personality's too
“He’s really sweet, he’s happy a lot, but sometimes he pecks me.” — Dyllan Spitzley, 13, talking about her champion rooster at the Routt County Fair.
Dapper's campaign funding more than triple Corrigan's
As of July 28, Commissioner District I challenger Tim Corrigan has raised $35,055 in campaign funds compared to $9,569 for incumbent Tim Corrigan.