Historic Routt County has agreed to serve as the fiscal agent and project manager overseeing the restoration of Crossan’s M&A Market in Yampa with the Yampa Historic Museum and the Friends of Crossan's.
Yampa Valley Airport Manager Dave Ruppel said Tuesday that two Federal Aviation Administration technicians based in Routt County still are at their jobs, working without pay to monitor and maintain aviation navigation and lighting equipment across Northwest Colorado.
The snow that accumulated above 9,000 feet combined with mild daytime conditions on the valley floor over the weekend presented residents the option of playing 18 holes at Haymaker Golf Course or cross-country skiing on Rabbit Ears Pass.
This promises to be a good weekend for estate sales in Routt County despite the dicey weather. Auctions and estate sales are a great place to meet people and find out what makes them tick.
After an all-night rain, the latest October storm brought more than a half-inch of rain to some locations in the city.
Joe Bell, 48, the cross-country trekker from Oregon who came through Steamboat Springs in early August on his mission to increase public understanding of the relationship between bullying and teen suicide, was struck and killed by a semitrailer late Wednesday afternoon while walking along U.S. Highway 40 in Kit Carson County.
The temperature in town could dip to 33 degrees Thursday night, raising the possibility of some snow accumulation. But it’s at the top of Mt. Werner on the Steamboat Ski Area, where snowfall could be significant.
“I’m a self-proclaimed identity artist. I’m biracial, and growing up, I became very aware of the associated problems. I’ve had it from both sides.” — CMC art instructor Jeff Roth on the eve of setting out on foot for Denver.
Bicycling tours in the future
Susan and Josh Boles’ new permit for Elk River Guest Ranch allows them to begin hosting road and mountain bike tours as well as weddings.
Visitors come to Steamboat Springs to ski, bike and hike. And sometimes they gather here to rediscover their pasts. The five surviving grandchildren of William “W.O.” and Lucile Wright were in town for a reunion this week and to learn more about their grandparents who came to Steamboat in 1919.
Biology professor Shawn Sigstedt, of Steamboat Springs, came to his discovery about the relationship between native people, bears and the osha plant while living with a Navajo family and observing its spiritual life in northern New Mexico.
"You know how amazing life can be. They look for the passion and the personality to match it.” — Steamboat collector and artist Donny Woodsmith talking about his experience with the producers of "American Pickers."
When Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Director of Lift Maintenance Kurt Castor received a phone call last week from his stepbrother saying people in the northeastern Colorado city of Sterling were forbidden to flush their toilets because the flooding South Platte River had inundated pumps that served the city’s wastewater treatment plant, he thought he might be able to help.
The fact that many Little Free Library creators have chosen to customize their pint-sized repositories of knowledge makes them more appealing. The library built by Izzy Mumm’s father, Ed, is a brightly striped replica of a historic sheep wagon.
As the dark gray clouds over Steamboat began to break up by 10:30 a.m. Monday, accumulated snow was visible just below the Four Point summit at 9,700 feet at Steamboat Ski Area.
Business roundup: E3 Steakhouse planned for old Cottonwood Grill space; Blue Sage Pizza plans dual locations
There’s also a buzz this week about the LaRoche brothers’ plans for a new signature restaurant in downtown Steamboat: E3 Steakhouse, which is planned for the former Cottonwood Grill building, 701 Yampa St.
Employees of Steamboat Flood Suckers have been working long hours this week to help property owners in Boulder clean up after the flood.
After a nearly 2 1/2-hour public hearing Thursday night, the Routt County Planning Commission voted, 4-3, to deny a permit sought by Union Wireless to build a new telecommunication tower 8 miles south of Steamboat Springs.
For a couple to be in love for eight decades, they must have met in their teens and both boy and girl must have survived into their mid-90s.
Members of the Routt County Board of Commissioners asked Trout Unlimited to forward them a resolution recently passed by Summit County in support of Our Colorado River project, so they can do the same.
The Steamboat Institute collected supplies Wednesday to assist communities on Colorado's Front Range that have been devastated by historic flooding.
Shell Oil's Steve Compton told the Routt County Board of Commissioners that Shell intends to go beyond state regulations to sample more wells than required and return more frequently than required to sample the wells after drilling is completed.
Volunteers will be asked to help transplant pine seedlings sprouting in the trail to the adjacent forested areas to generate regrowth.
The unofficial rainfall total for Steamboat Springs Monday morning was 0.27 inches in the preceding 24 hours, pushing the seven-day total recorded by weather observer Art Judson to 3.05 inches.
Memories of the rugged winter of 1918 and some of the hardships it brought are contained within the walls of the Emile and Percede Gay family’s old farmhouse. Today, it is inexorably giving in to the passage of time and the stubborn tug of gravity.
Many dances were held in the upper hay mow of the John Laramore barn over the years. And Jed Clampit, a popular musician here a couple of decades ago, even taped a music video there.
The first students in the Sidney School attended class in the former Baxter Saloon in 1896, where cowboys and railroad workers once rubbed shoulders at the bar in the long-vanished community of Sidney.
Longtime Steamboat Springs resident Bill Neish, who turns 96 this week, knows all about the old homes that are all that's left of the Routt County coal mining town of MacGregor.
Skeeter Werner Walker grew up in the home on Aspen Street along with her brothers, Loris and Buddy, and all three became Olympians.
Steamboat Springs set a precipitation record for Sept. 12 with 1.22 inches falling in the 24-hour period that ended at 7 a.m. Thursday. That more than doubles the prior Sept. 12 record of 0.6 inches recorded in 1909, according to Steamboat weather observer Art Judson.
Auctioneers liquidated the collection of Steamboat’s unofficial history museum Wednesday. And with the dissolution of the trove of memorabilia on The Tugboat Grill & Pub's storied walls, the legend of Ski Town USA was diminished.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a permit that would allow drilling of the new Wiregrass oil well in far northwestern Routt County.
Routt County Emergency Management Director Bob Struble said the most immediate flash flooding concern here likely would arise if heavy rainfall amounts fell in specific areas where the runoff might overwhelm a roadside ditch or a culvert under a road.
Although the current weather system is carrying relatively warm tropical air, a mix of rain and snow was forecast for Big Agnes peak Monday night with overnight lows expected to dip to 37 degrees.
In an era when air-conditioned farm tractors with satellite radio have become the norm, there’s something to be said for reconditioning a venerable agricultural implement like the self-propelled Hay Cruiser that Bill Fetcher put to work this summer.
Former longtime Steamboat Springs resident and author Michala “Mickey” Miller didn’t live long enough to see her second book published, but her survivors will host a poignant book signing for “Westward in a Trunk,” which tells the pioneer family history of the author’s family with a china doll that came along for the ride as the vehicle for storytelling.
Saw crews are busy this week felling beetle-infested lodgepole pine trees near the midway elevation at Steamboat Ski Area while other on-mountain improvements remain in the works, including construction of the new Four Points Lodge and increased snowmaking capability on Heavenly Daze.
Steamboat Springs pilot Moose Barrows recalls a flight in 1981 with Paul Poberezny at the yoke of a vintage tail-dragger DC-3 prop plane when one of the two engines quit over Mount Werner.
National Weather Service meteorologist Jim Daniels in Grand Junction said there is a chance that a cool front will cross into Northern Colorado on Sept. 9 and 10.
Tom Ross: Olympian Paul Wegeman recalls moments when course of Steamboat ski history shifted forever
The success Paul and Keith Wegeman experienced in the 1950s later would serve as a foundation for the modern generation of Nordic combined skiers from Steamboat, including Todd Lodwick and Johnny Spillane, who have had Olympic medals draped around their necks.
In Paul Wegeman’s era, four-way skiers were common place. They competed in slalom, downhill, cross-country and jumping at the collegiate level.
National Weather Service meteorologist Julie Malingowski said tropical moisture lingering in Steamboat on Tuesday heated up throughout the day and penetrated a drier layer of air aloft to produce conditions that were conducive to lightning.
As gravel pits and asphalt plants fare in Routt County, a proposal this month by Connell Resources to shift its gravel mining operations east of Hayden onto 40 new acres is about as uncontroversial as it gets.
Construction on the new $3.1 million U.S. Highway 40 bridge over the Elk River west of Steamboat Springs has been halted temporarily in order to correct a bridge support that wasn’t properly placed. Despite the delay, there still is a possibility of completing the bridge on schedule by the end of November.
As the cyclists splashed across the creek on Buffalo Pass northeast of Steamboat Springs, I noticed that the right leg of the fourth man in line ended in a shiny stainless steel prosthetic device.
At 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, above 10,000 feet on Buffalo Pass, light rain was being driven by wind gusts and the temperature had fallen to 47 degrees, suggesting a change of season.
Ski Haus owner Rod Schrage arrived on the scene early enough to see Steamboat Ski Area in its early years, when the original Christie and Thunderhead chairlifts were the only lifts on the mountain.
A Steamboat Springs audience will have the opportunity to hear four viewpoints on the complex subject of genetically engineered food crops Tuesday, but no one on the panel is advocating for GMOs and the economic efficiencies the USDA says they can create for agriculture producers.
As the motorcycles ferrying photographers buzzed down Lincoln Avenue ahead of the racers, people rang more than a thousand cowbells passed out as schwag and others beat their inflatable batons on the advertising panels lining the course.
There will be a period of 15 to 20 minutes when motorists are blocked from entering U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat as the lead riders begin the descent into the Yampa Valley from Rabbit Ears Pass.