Multi-agency conservation effort brings stretch of Yampa River south of Steamboat into public domain
“This property is extremely important, both from a conservation perspective and as a place where people can fish, hunt and hike.” – BLM's Tim Wilson
Yampa Valley Data Partners declared a labor shortage in Routt County in its Fast Facts release on Wednesday based on a statistical analysis that shows employment opportunities are out of balance with the work force.
With the recognition that there is an acute shortage of rental apartments in Steamboat, there is renewed hope that the Yampa Valley Housing Authority's land on Elk River Road could be used for community housing.
Classic Air Medical employs eight medical crew members, four pilots and a full-time mechanic to be ready to respond to a call at all times.
United Methodist in Steamboat was the first of three churches to make the offer to host the menorah after the Routt County Commissioners declined to make a place for the symbol of the Jewish Festival of Lights on the courthouse lawn.
Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth predicts Steamboat could get three bouts of snow, with the best chance for meaningful accumulations coming during the day Sunday and resuming during the day Monday.
The Upper Yampa River Watershed comprises 1,880 square miles from the river's headwaters in the Flat Tops to the confluence with Elkhead Creek.
An example of county cooperation with the religious community here is a large green “Where to Worship” sign on the courthouse lawn at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street that informs visitors of all faiths where they can attend services.
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty and Wells Fargo Bank again are collecting toys this year to take to Denver's Children’s Hospital on behalf of Moose Barrow’s Mickey’s Fund.
The candidate for airport manager will have an opportunity to witness the airport staff ramping up for the busy season as flights from Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Los Angeles land at the airport in Hayden Dec. 18.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rob Perlman said his ski area has modest expectations regarding Steamboat’s ability to attract skiers from Toronto and Quebec via the Intrawest Passport, but it’s definitely a goal.
The world is turning 30 and 60 at the same time, and neither one bodes well for the destination ski resort industry, says veteran ski industry executive and educator Tim Cohee.
Era of the Super Pass: Vail's 'transformative' purchase of Park City issues a challenge for destination ski resorts like Steamboat
Competition among destination ski resorts in North America may never be the same, now that Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz has successfully executed a plan to acquire Park City Mountain Resort.
A Steamboat Passport group could include the members of someone’s college rock band, their softball team, church group or former colleagues. And Passport holders may use their days singly, for long weekends or long vacations.
Routt County is signaling that it intends to conduct public sessions to discuss alternative forms of permanent housing in a separate process that would involve a series of works sessions in 2015.
One of the pieces of news gathered at the Chamber Winter Expo is that Honey Stinger, of Steamboat Springs, is selling organic honey in addition to the company’s wildly popular Honey Stinger energy chews, gels and waffles.
Rocky Mountain Crew Leader Christina Bodznic said that in Steamboat at the end of the summer Gracie Billingsley showed her commitment to public service by urging her fellow crew members to donate gear and clothing to Lift-Up of Routt County.
The new hotel would be built a short distance from Bob Amin’s existing Fairfield Inn across U.S. Highway 40 from the Steamboat Christian Center. And the new hotel won’t necessarily be branded a Marriott product.
On Rabbit Ears Pass Thursday morning hardened clumps of snow in the trees warmed in the sun and began to fall from the branches of lodgepole pines to clatter noisily over the icy surface of the snowpack.
The Yampa Valley Boys, Steve Jones and John Fisher, should succeed in reinforcing Steamboat’s image as a cowboy ski town; their latest CD, “New Home on the Range,” charted at number 11 in the top 30 Western albums.
Routt County commissioners agree noise, visual impacts of zip line off side of Rabbit Ears mitigated
Jason Cobb told the Routt County Board of Commissioners that the new nylon-coated WhisperLine would greatly reduce the noise of his zip line trolleys traveling down the steel line.
The candidate who becomes the new airport manager will set his or her wheels down in the middle of the busy ski resort season at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, which sees the bulk of its commercial airline traffic for the year in a span of 16 weeks.
It’s ironic that a perfectly timed powder dump makes a challenge to open Steamboat Ski Area. But the promise of untracked snow is always a boon to Wednesday’s Scholarship Day, the traditional opening of the ski area.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. exec Rob Perlman said the flights overall were nearly three-quarters full and their financial performance finished up well under the maximum revenue guarantees provided by the community..
Croissan's Market was built in 1903 and continued operating as a community market into the 1964. When it was closed, many of the original fixtures, and even merchandise remained in place, making it a virtual museum display.
The United Airlines flight between Houston and Hayden had an eight-week run last summer from June 26 to Sept. 1 with some weekday blackouts during the last two weeks of August.
$63 million 2015 Routt County budget boosts child care, treats 41 miles of paved roads, restores pay raises
On the human capital side of the ledger, Routt County commissioners hope an $82,000 increase in the Human Services budget will provide childcare support for another 28 children living in households whose annual incomes are under 130 percent of federal poverty levels.
Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth expects two waves of five to 10 inches of fresh snow each to blanket Steamboat Ski Area Saturday and Sunday nights.
Yampa Valley Housing Authority Executive Director Jason Peasley said his organization is prepared to hold the mortgages of existing Routt County Habitat for Humanity households.
A Steamboat building contractor has confirmed his company will be building two homes at The Range in Wildhorse Meadows in the summer of 2015.
Steamboat Parks and Rec Director John Overstreet fills new positions, reorganizes diverse department
Former Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Senior Financial Analyst Kyrill Kretzschmar will begin work as the city’s new recreation and enterprise manager on Monday.
Cari Hermacinski is Routt County’s District 3 commissioner-elect after this week’s validation process for ambiguous ballot signatures affirmed her election night victory.
The Weather Service reported the temperature at the summit of the Steamboat Ski Area, was 2 degrees at noon Wednesday. But temperatures are expected to moderate Thursday and Friday as a storm brings natural snowfall to the Park Range.
Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan said if he needs help as interim Yampa Valley Regional Airport manager, he could call on former Pitkin County Manager Hilary Fletcher, who works for an aviation consulting firm in Denver, but he doesn't expect that to happen.
Montana author tells Steamboat audience about the 'desire and loyalty' that fuel the power of wilderness
Red Lodge, Mont., author Gary Ferguson says wilderness is a source of the community, beauty and mystery that are essential to human well-being
Elissa Greene, 31, began working full time at Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs in 2007, but in reality, the summer chamber music festival, which embraces diverse forms of folk, jazz, rock and world music, was part of her upbringing.
Trent Jones said his Mountain Pine Manufacturing, which employs five people, has the potential to triple its sales next year, which could lead to him hiring 10 to 15 additional employees.
Briana Perkins will tell you that it was really a talkative gelding named Jazz who rescued Dolly the mare on Oct. 27, more than a month after she threw her rider and disappeared into the timber.
Cari Hermacinski outpolled incumbent Steve Ivancie by 89 votes out of 10,125 cast, but the presence of 107 ballots that had signatures that did not closely match the signatures on file for the voter has left a shred of doubt about the ultimate outcome.
It’s unlikely, but Ivancie could gain about 30 votes when the final 121 ballots are tallied and come within .5 percent of Hermacinski’s vote total — the threshold for an automatic recount.
The county discussion about the permissibility of camping when it is extended to the point of becoming an alternative housing arrangement, from tents, to yurts and RVs, arose in late summer.
Routt County Elections Supervisor Kim Bonner confirmed that as of about 1:30 p.m. Monday, 7,746 ballots, representing 50 percent of the eligible voters, had been cast.
Sarah Fox began working construction as a carpenter's helper while in middle school and spent a summer during high school working on the original construction of Emerald Mountain School in Steamboat Springs.
Merrilee Ellis told the county commissioners this week the conservation easement factors into estate planning that will allow the ranch to stay in the family indefinitely. The ranch has been in the ownership of the Neelis/Ellis Family for more than 20 years.
No matter how long you’ve been here, there are certain things you ought to know how to do living in Steamboat. We’re not talking the obvious how to ski or bike, but the more intrinsic things to have in your seasonal arsenal here in Ski Town USA. No masters ourselves, we combed the valley floor for tips from experts to help ease the learning curve.
Candidate Chuck McConnell said the charge that he backs a plan to drain tax dollars out of public schools in Routt and Eagle counties and send them to private schools in Denver is “ludicrous, but probably hurting me.” The claim was made in a super PAC mailer.
Routt County does not expect to have a manager hired for Yampa Valley Regional Airport until after the busy December holiday season when vacationing skiers pour into Steamboat Springs.
Spike the dragon may may have enjoyed more fame in his career, but Phoenix, Steamboat's newest dragon, is both bigger and better acclimated to a wintry climate,
After Jason Cobb said he would be willing to eliminate the final segment of his planned zip line adventure, the commissioners tentatively agreed that he may have struck on a way to address the neighborhood’s concerns about the noise the zip line might generate.
Project Manager Eric Marsh confirmed that paving crews made the most of the unseasonably mild weather of Oct. 20 to 25 and completed the asphalt work on U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat Springs.