Forest Service finalizing plans to tackle wildfire fuels reduction along Steamboat's wildland interface
In addition to wildfire fuels reduction, a major component of the U.S. Forest Service Steamboat Front plan involves cutting back mature mountain shrubs in a patchwork fashion to improve forage for deer and elk.
Combining the city of Steamboat’s sewer interceptor project with water and sewer line replacement for the homes in the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park provides an economy of scale.
“Howelsen Hill had sustainability, local energy, great athletes coming up...it’s awesome that it has been sustained for 100 years. It’s just magical the way that thing all came together.” –Walt Evans, first executive director of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
Author Queeda Mantle Walker confirms in her local history book, “Last Ranch in Hell’s Canyon,” that her late brother, the legendary horse wrangler Pat Mantle, used the barn beginning in 1968 as the base of operations for Sombrero Stables.
it is with pleasure that we present this video interview with Crosby Perry-Smith and invite you to read more about Howelsen Hill’s role in ski history in the Feb. 15 Steamboat Pilot and Today.
The Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program will be awarded the 2015 Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s $20,000 Snowball Community Grant Feb. 23 to continue the organization's work of providing a coordinated marketing arm for cultural and historic venues in 17 communities in the region.
Steamboat Springs meteorologist Mike Weissbluth sees reason to hope the persistent ridge of high pressure could break down during the work week of Feb. 16-20
Reservoirs in the Yampa/White River drainages are among the strongest in the state, averaging 112 percent after heavy rainfall in July, August and September.
Former Steamboat Springs City Council President Joe Brennan loved to entertain friends and strangers, and although he could be gruff at times, Brennan also told jokes for hours on end.
In February 1914, Howelsen organized townsfolk to build a modest ski jump on Woodchuck Hill, where Colorado Mountain College stands today, and the first Winter Carnival was held with jumping competitions and cross country ski races.
The Northwest Colorado Cultural and Heritage Tourism Project serves as a marketing/promotional entity for historical museums, natural history events and organizations, historic buildings and in archaeological sites in 17 towns and five counties.
Yampa Valley Regional Airport has staffed a payment booth during periods of high traffic to collect parking fees and also maintains a backup payment machine in the baggage claim area for times when the unreliable automated system is feeling cranky.
State Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush, D-Steamboat Springs, voted among the majority on the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on Thursday in a 7-6 vote to kill a bill that would have repealed Connect for Health.
Housing Authority candidate John St. Pierred experienced Summit County’s efforts to create affordable housing as a member of both the Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission and Town Council, and the Summit County Planning and Zoning Commission.
CSU 4-H Extension Agent Tami Thurston said Tuesday that 85 of the 300 current Routt County 4-H members are in shooting clubs, but the decision by the Fair Board won’t inconvenience them as 4-H shooting clubs are currently practicing in Steamboat anyway.
On average Routt County excluding the towns of Hayden and Oak Creek, is the source of 38 percent or 190 of the animals that come into the Steamboat S;rings Animal Shelter annually.
Ryan and Rachel Wattles would host as many as eight people at a time in the guest house and as many as 10 special events — like wedding and family reunions — per year. No amplified music will be allowed.
Former Oak Creek Mayor Vi Shaffer persists in recovering medal awarded to her brother who went down with his ship
As much as the story of Oak Creek's Vi Shaffer is one of a young sailor who gave his life for his country, it’s a story of a plucky elderly woman who was unrelenting in her efforts to recover tangible evidence that her brother was honored as a hero.
With construction picking up, Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan may ask the Commissioners’ approval to offer full-time status to a building inspector who has previously been on seasonal employment status.
Miss Rodeo Virginia Kaitlyn Gill was in the field as 97 cowboys and cowgirls took on the dual slalom at Steamboat, which requires them to rope a tall cowgirl in a duster and sling a saddle on a nervous horse before they sprint across the finish line to glory.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. official said that 20 of 48 scheduled flight segments on United Express to and from Denver during the six-day period between Christmas and New Year's were canceled, and 10 more were more than two hours late.
The new virtual whitewater float comes at a time when the future of the Yampa and the canyon it flows through in Dinosaur National Monument are growing topics of discussion.
Flat Tops Ranch Supply in Steamboat is behind Circle 7 Gallery at 1009 LIncoln Avenue, and just a few steps away from Steamboat Meat and Seafood.
Kay Weinland, who was first sworn in as Routt County clerk in January 1995, and outgoing County Commissioner Steve Ivancie were honored at a reception that filled the Commissioners’ Hearing Room in the courthouse Monday evening.
Denver resident John Troka, who is president of the Stagecoach Property Owners Association, told the Routt County commissioners his members are eager for better water and sewer service.
Northwest Colorado residents will have an opportunity to learn what makes the Avalanche Information Center run while kicking up their heels to the music of Missed the Boat Jan. 10 at the Ghost Ranch Saloon.
Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger said the new motor grader will consume significantly less fuel, which can add up over the 10,000 hours the county puts on its graders before trading them in.
The Royal Hotel in Yampa was like something out of an old Zane Grey Western novel. And in fact, Grey stayed at the Royal while writing his book, “The Mysterious Rider.”
From problem bears poaching food from trash cans and sneaking into condominium hot tubs to Steamboat’s first foray into recreational pot sales, 2014 was a year to remember.
Steamboat Springs has an increasingly active Parkinson’s support group including people who are among the 1.5 million Americans living with the disease and their families and professionals including exercise therapists, yoga instructors and yes, ski instructors.
There is a three-month supply of single-family homes in downtown Steamboat Springs where 12 listings are active and the median price last year for homes was $538,750 at an average price per square foot of $339 for typically smaller homes
New Year’s Eve morning in Routt County was the coldest of the entire year. Senior forecaster Chris Cuoco confirmed that the 26 degrees below zero reported at the Steamboat Springs Airport on Wednesday was the coldest of 2014. It was even colder in Craig — 29 degrees below zero.
Passengers from Houston to Steamboat diverted to Grand Junction, then Denver, but other travelers called their flights "perfect."
The news that it was safe to drink tap water in Phippsburg again was relayed by a reverse 911 call.
Local nonprofits improvised the preparation of free community Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners after walk-in coolers at the Steamboat Springs Community Center were declared off limits.
My father lit a roaring fire in the fireplace and burned our Christmas wish lists, telling us that Santa’s elves could read the smoke signals from the North Pole. Of course, we believed every word.
The snow depth on the west summit of Rabbit Ears Pass is 39 inches after 9 inches of new snow fell there on Dec. 19. The 9.7 inches of water contained in the snowpack is 123 percent of the median for Dec. 23.
Residents of Phippsburg, 23 miles south of Steamboat, were advised Tuesday to boil their drinking water after turbidity (cloudiness) in the incorporated community on Colorado Highway 131 exceeded state standards.
The American Airlines flight from Chicago diverted to Denver due to weather at the Hayden Airport, deplaned, de-iced, then re-boarded passengers, left Denver and arrived into Hayden.
There has been one confirmed report of a human-triggered avalanche close to Steamboat in the past seven days. The slide broke 14 inches deep and ran an estimated 200 feet.
Booth has managed air fields in Germany, Alaska
New Yampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Kevin Booth said it was his tenure as chief operating officer at Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany, from 2002 through 2004 that most closely compares to his new role at YVRA.
Vacationing skiers who stay through the weekend should enjoy a good dose of powder beginning Sunday, with the storm intensifying Monday.
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.