The Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club was well known for the commemorative holiday ornaments it sold for 32 years to raise funds the club in turn donated to community organizations.
Holiday gifts that make memories
A modest holiday gift that makes a child feel like they fit in with their peers can mean a great deal. When their parents recognize it, and come through in the end, it creates a lasting memory.
What's not to like about free skiing?
With fresh snow on the hill and blue skies above, young families, snowboard dudes and infrequent skiers mingled with rising competitive skiers clad in brightly colored suits for a free ski day at Howelsen Hill Ski Area.
City of Steamboat Springs uses bulk of Iron Horse escrow to secure permanent easement on Yampa River
Securing access to the Yampa
Of the total escrow amount, $267,000 will be devoted to the easement, which will ensure permanent public access to a strip of riverside between the Yampa River Core Trail and the water’s edge on the west side of the Iron Horse.
The half-dozen people, who were evacuated from an apartment building in Oak Creek Dec. 4 because of dangerous carbon monoxide levels, have been on the move ever since.
The Steamboat Springs resort community will be close to its holiday peak Dec. 28, when the number of visitors will reach 14,500. Guest lodging numbers will remain high through Dec. 31, with 13,100 people here celebrating the New Year.
New Routt County emergency communications director Jason Nettles starts Jan. 3 — his wife will begin new nursing role at Yampa Valley Medical Center.
Yampa Valley Electric CEO Diane Johnson said crews are working to reinforce protection on a power line leading to Yampa Valley Regional Airport by the end of the week.
A North Routt landmark changed hands Dec. 14 when a Chicago couple purchased Vista Verde Guest Ranch northeast of Clark for $12.25 million. In a separate purchase the couple also acquired the $4 million owner's home.
Can Steamboat Springs together with the towns of Hayden, Oak Creek and Yampa and unincorporated Routt County deliver on the promise of almost 700 new housing units in the span of four years?
“I think we’re beyond a leap of faith. We’re at a point now where we’re spending real money.” — County Commissioner Cari Hermacinski
Snow-measuring sites situated in the high elevations of the Park Range east of Steamboat Springs show that the water in the snow that fell between Dec. 6 and 12, nearly doubled the amount of water in the standing snowpack.
Steamboat ski legend Jim "Moose" Barrows remains in Denver but is out of the hospital and making rapid improvements following brain surgery
Endorphins are uphill skiers' reward
In the age of high speed quads, why would anyone in their right mind climb a couple of thousand vertical feet for the equivalent of two ski runs and then go home? Answer: endorphins.
Valley needs 300-plus new homes a year
People at the Dec. 13 housing steering committee meeting may be taken aback by the number of housing units needed to meet current shortfalls and continue to keep pace with demand into the future.
Thermometers close to the Yampa River in Steamboat were reading 14 degrees below zero before dawn on Dec. 8, but weather forecasters were predicting temperatures above freezing and a rain snow mix Dec. 9 and 10.
Organizers conclude Yampa Valley nonprofits have learned to market themselves effectively on Yampa Valley Gives Day.
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hopes that serving a soup made from produce that isn’t fresh, but still nutritious, will point out some of the community’s wasteful kitchen habits
A water quality testing program on Yampa River reaffirmed by Routt County Board of Commissioners
The new Hahns Peak sign is part of the efforts of the Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Tourism Project to promote cultural tourism across 17 communities in five neighboring counties in Western Colorado.
The Board of County Commissioners have cleared Sheriff Wiggins to accept the generosity of a local couple who have offered to pay for the purchase and training of a second drug-sniffing dog.
Boomer gets drug sniffing sidekick
The Board of County Commissioners have cleared Sheriff Wiggins to accept the generosity of an local couple that that has offered to pay for the purchase and training of a second drug-sniffing dog.
The genius of the Dec. 7 Nordic Race Series season opener is that skiers don’t need to be in mid-season form to feel comfortable putting down their $5 entry fee and turning it loose.
In Steamboat, the genesis of snowmaking and expectations of a Thanksgiving opening day, can be found in a couple of dreadful snow seasons that spanned the late 70s and early 80s.
Residents of unincorporated Stagecoach have long wished for a community store, and when the update of the Stagecoach Community Plan comes up for approval in January, there may be new reason for hope.
"Ski Inc." is an engaging account of the rise of the modern ski resort industry that doesn't pull punches but also honors the people who nourished it.
Dashing through the snow in a 4Runner
Local professional driver Mark Cox was behind the wheel of a Toyota 4Runner during a commercial that ran during the Nov. 27 Denver Broncos game.
Ranch weddings popular
Routt County is due for two new rural wedding venues to serve the growing demand for destination weddings in the Yampa Valley.
Big Agnes' new facility in Utah is expected to open in December and is being counted on to help the company meet demand for its products both domestically and iternationally while decreasing shipping times and increasing efficiency.
Steamboat Ski Area announced Monday morning it had opened the gondola and Heavenly Daze trail, affording 2,000 feet of vertical.
Despite the objections of its planning commission, the Routt County Board of Commissions voted unanimously this week to allow rural homeowners to construct secondary units of up to 800 square feet.
Carving before the turkey's in the oven
Scholarship Day skiers and riders at Steamboat were rewarded with blue skies and carve-able manmade snow, and 100 early birds went home with a T-shirt too.
Twentymile in pursuit of coal customer
Reports on file with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety show that coal production at Peabody Energy’s Twentymile Coal Company is down steeply this year over 2015, but the decline has less to do with Peabody’s bankruptcy and the global decline in demand for coal than it might seem.
Airport generates 488 winter jobs
The combined workforce at Yampa Valley Regional Airport this ski season approaches 500.
Christie Peak Express powers ski opener
Christie Peak Express, with its 4,700-foot length and capacity to transport 3,200 skiers per hour, has played a pivotal role in previous opening days at Steamboat Ski Area.
The final piece of the conservation of the sprawling Coberly Creek Ranch in South Routt County was approved by the Routt County Board of Commissioners Nov. 8, and the 400-acre Trapper Jack parcel alludes to an obscure piece of local history.
The power of art to transform forgotten spaces
Artist Jeff Roth's new mural adds cultural significance to one of the least traveled alleyways in downtown Steamboat Springs.
Routt County Treasurer Horn succeeds in collecting $100,000 in interest on Peabody's overdue property taxes
Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn collected $1.8 million in Peabody's overdue 2015 taxes, plus $100,000 in interest on the taxes and another $65,197 in legal fees.
With a little more than two-thirds of the vote tallied for Routt County Commissioner District 1, Tim Corrigan had a 1,000-vote lead over Bob Dapper, at 6,275 to 5,247, or 54.5 percent to 45.54 percent of the partial vote total.
The Routt County Commissioners have said they haven’t made up their minds to move forward with land use regulations that would allow people to seek permits for pot grow operations, but want a mechanism in place to offset some of costs to government.
Voters delaying until final day
At the end of the day on Monday, Nov. 7, Routt County Clerk Kim Bonner reported that 10,283 of the 16,961 ballots mailed to active voters had been returned and accepted.
Answering the call of the drum
Tears well up in the eyes of Steamboat Springs resident Trizanne Rowley when she describes the strong pull she has felt this autumn to return to South Dakota and the banks of the Missouri River to answer the call of the drum.
Returned ballots are processed, but not yet counted, by bipartisan election judges in secure rooms under video surveillance.
Citing a confidentiality agreement, Routt Treasurer Brita Horn declined to reveal the status of interest due on overdue Peabody property taxes.
Steamboat sees near normal October precip
The normal average high temperature for the month of October in Steamboat is 58.2 degrees, and October 2016 saw an average of 64.8 inches.
The fatal crash on Rabbit Ears pass took place near the intersection of U.S. 40 and Sky Valley Drive where motorists descending the west side of the pass must negotiate a sweeping lefthand curve.
Corrigan picks up fundraising pace; Dapper still out-spending him two to one.
Partners study pot grow in rural Routt
Business partners with marijuana industry expertise are studying the potential for a small-scale grow operation should Routt County clear the way for pot in unincorporated areas.
It was the cumulative work of author Wallace Stegner that helped to batter down barriers to publishing for those who wrote about the American West like Norman Maclean, author of “A River Runs Through It."
The Routt County Clerk's office sent out 16,435 ballots the week of Oct. 17 for the all-mail Nov. 8 election, and by the end of the day on Monday, 1,400 or 1,500 ballot were expected to have been returned.