As chairman of the Northwest Colorado Ski Corp. Martin Hart helped Steamboat Ski Area add its first snowmaking system and acquired today's high-speed eight-passenger gondola..
New Year's Day marked the first time in many years that I had baked bread that required leavening, allowing the bread to rise, kneading it and allowing it to rise again.
Camilla Haight, of Hayden, went into labor two hours after bowling on New Year's Eve and delivered Routt County's first baby of 2014 the next morning.
The Sheraton Steamboat is booked solid Saturday night and the Steamboat Springs Chamber expects 15,600 guest to spend the night with more snow on the way.
Horizons Specialized Services provides support for people with developmental disabilities in a five-county region including Routt and Moffat. The new residential buildings for Horizons clients were built with the help of a $1.27 million HUD grant.
Records kept by Steamboat Ski Area indicate there was measurable snow at Thunderhead on 18 of 30 days in December. Daytime snow Dec. 31 counts toward Jan. 1.
Three men from Fort Collins and Longmont spent a long night in the backcountry of North Routt County after their snowmobiles bogged down repeatedly in deep snow on Sunday as the men attempted to return home over Farwell Mountain from Diamond Park
Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth reported at his blog that two different forecast models predict differing amounts of snow for Steamboat over the next two days, but he’s leaning toward the more robust model.
People visiting Steamboat Springs this winter have an opportunity to learn a little more about the science of snowflakes while admiring their beauty in a photo exhibit at the Tread of Pioneers Museum called "Snowflakes, Nature’s Dazzling Design."
The prevailing wisdom in the ski travel industry is that ski vacationers either don’t own equipment or increasingly are leaving their own equipment behind. Instead, they favor avoiding airline baggage fees by renting freshly tuned skis and snowboards at the resorts.
The days leading up to the holiday aren’t typically the busiest of the season with many travelers choosing to remain home for Christmas Day. Passenger numbers can be expected to climb above 1,000 by Saturday.
Senior meteorologist Norvan Larson in Grand Junction wrote at 4:45 p.m. that he was upgrading the forecast for the mountains bracketing Steamboat to a winter storm warning through Tuesday.
Citizens Supporting Property Rights asserts there is a way to put in adequate protections for sage grouse while allowing for future oil and gas development.
On nights when there aren’t so many press runs, the crew always is busy keeping its offset presses in tip-top shape. Their press room may be one of the cleanest you’ll ever visit.
Rising before dawn and preparing for work does not come naturally to an old ’60s rocker. But Kip Strean and his Australian shepherd mix, Sox, usually are up by 5 a.m., sometimes not until 5:30 a.m., to rub the sleep out of their eyes and make the 10-minute walk to the studios of KQZR radio, The Reel 97.3.
It’s 5:45 a.m. on a frigid November morning, and Shealynne Yeager is bustling about behind the bar and in the tiny waiter’s aisle at Johnny B. Good’s diner in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Laura Steinke never had imagined herself sleeping through the daylight hours and working all night, but when the traffic in Colorado Springs began to wear on her, she returned to Steamboat Springs to take a position at the former Doak Walker Care Center just months before its recent move to Casey’s Pond Senior Living.
The fairways and cart paths of Haymaker Nordic offer cross-country skiers gently rolling terrain with some surprises, including a few quick hills that are steep but easy to overcome because of their brevity.
Steamboat Winter Sports Club Alpine Program Director Deb Armstrong said her youthful night skiing at Alpental, Wash., outside Seattle was a vivid experience that has stayed with her all of her life.
Commissioner Steve Ivancie expressed concern that the new system places significant responsibility on the gravel pit foreman to make the safety decision.
The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Sketchbook Project will bring a mobile library featuring 5,000 eye-opening sketchbooks to Steamboat Springs in August 2014.
Cookie Lockhart is expected to figure prominently in the broadcast after the show’s stars, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, along with their crew, devoted an entire day of taping at her auction business.
Sonja Hinrichsen and her volunteers will tackle the challenge of tramping into the snow the major tributaries of the Yampa River, representing the entire basin in a linear metaphor
Record September 2013 rainfall in Steamboat Springs and in other mountain valleys could help boost runoff in the rivers when the snow begins to melt in the spring of 2014.
Steamboat begins running the Sundown Express, Sunshine and South Peak chairlifts Thursday, providing access to the sunniest trails on the upper ski area.
City Clerk Julie Franklin said Wednesday that two other existing medical marijuana dispensaries are in the process of applying for a retail permit. Should all three succeed, they would fill out the limit of three in Steamboat Springs under an ordinance approved by the Steamboat Springs City Council in September.
St. Paul’s is about halfway through its funding campaign to retire the debt on its new sanctuary and to fund the new internship program.
Overnight lows on Wednesday and Thursday nights were expected to reach 15 degrees below zero with highs of just 13 degrees on Thursday and 11 on Friday, but temperatures should bounce back to daily highs of 18 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.
Now, both city and county government are revisiting the criteria for expanding Steamboat’s city limits and asking, “Is it too hard for landowners to win an exception to the hard urban growth boundaries?”
The automated forecast for Storm Peak at the top of the ski area expects between 15 and 23 inches to fall overnight and during the day Wednesday.
The wind direction at and above mountain top is from a westerly direction, which means all mountains can see good snow because this wind gets lifted up by the mountains and rising air creates snow.
Howelsen has been operating, first as a ski jumping facility, since January 1915. Today ski jumping takes place in both summer and winter, but most members of the public zip down the steep slalom hill in front of the lodge, while many youngsters enjoy their first day of skiing on one of the gentle Magic Carpet lifts.
Steamboat will begin an exclusive fine dining experience at Four Points Lodge later this winter for no more than 52 people in four seatings per night. Guests will reach Four Points from the top of the gondola via a luxury snow coach that seats 13 in plush bucket seats.
It’s the affordability of flights in and out of Denver International Airport that raises one of the biggest hurdles to expanding air service out of the Yampa Valley.
The Board of Commissioners will take the request up again Dec. 17. In the meantime, planning staff is assigned to review the proposed system for alerting gravel hauling companies that the pit is shut down due to heavy fog on the highway and convert it into formal conditions of approval.
Assuming Steamboat Springs can convince an airline to take on a non-ski-season route that makes business sense, it isn’t likely to come without subsidies.
Steamboat Ski Area announced Monday that it will have five lifts, 52 trails and 635 acres of terrain open when the season starts with Scholarship Day on Wednesday, according to a news release.
Triple Peaks LLC led by Tim and Diane Mueller entered into an agreement to purchase Steamboat Ski Area from a previous owner, American Skiing Company, in January 2002 for $91.4 million. It never came to pass.
Steamboat is poised to complete an autumn precipitation trifecta the likes of which it has not seen for more than 25 years. Not since 1985 has Steamboat recorded above-average precipitation in September, October and November.
There are moments in human history that have such a personal impact that the details and emotions of the day stay with us even a half-century later. For me, it was the violent death of a president that triggered the loss of innocence that sets us all on the path to adulthood.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners are optimistic enough about the county’s fiscal position this year to plan a two-year $1.5 million paving and repair project on a decaying stretch of Routt County Road 14 used heavily by commuters between Stagecoach and Steamboat Springs.
As a member of the house committee that oversees natural resource issues, state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush said, she’s interested in what the legislature can do to facilitate the Colorado Water Conservation Board’s task of developing a new long-term state water plan.
The depth of the standing snow at the Tower measuring site currently stands at 34 inches, according to a remote snow measuring device operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Former Routt County Commissioner Nancy Stahoviak, who stepped away from her post almost 11 months ago after 20 years as a commissioner, has rejoined the debate about gravel hauling hours at Steamboat Sand and Gravel.
"Blooms 'Round the Boat" is destined to become a hiking companion for many outdoor lovers who often find themselves asking, “Is that Alpine pussytoes or American Bistort?”
There’s encouraging news for aspiring entrants in this year’s Holiday Dessert Bake-Off hosted by the Steamboat Pilot & Today: Meghan McNamara — winner of back-to-back Community Choice Awards in 2011 and 2012 (as well as the Best Cake Award in 2010) — won’t defend her titles.
With a forecast of fresh snow on Saturday night, snowshoe conditions on Skyline Trail could be ideal.
Meteorologist Joel Gratz, of the snow forecasting Web page www.opensnow.com, said the evolving forecast was trending toward a more active storm system with the possibility of 6 inches of snow or more by Sunday afternoon.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Airline Director Janet Fischer told the Routt County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday that the emphasis for the upcoming ski season flight program into Yampa Valley Regional Airport has been on building capacity Saturdays, the day of the week that most winter vacationers prefer to travel in and out of the Yampa Valley.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners let the air out of 40 rural residents Tuesday afternoon when they tabled a proposal by Union Wireless to locate a new telecommunications tower in their neighborhood.