The last measurable precipitation here was the .27 inches that was recorded the morning of June 28.
People traveling a handful of Routt County Roads this summer could find themselves momentarily fooled into thinking Burma Shave Signs are making a comeback.
Routt County Purchasing Agent Marti Hamilton received four bids for less expensive trucks, but they did not offer the specified 15 liter engine.
The owners of the Elk River Guest Ranch on Seedhouse Road are seeking Routt County's permission to build a new lodge including an event space, and cabins, that would result in a net addition of 4,688 square feet of building space.
The expectation is that the public improvements would convey a confidence in Steamboat’s core shopping, restaurant and entertainment district, triggering more private investment.
In the past, we’ve had a large bear actually bend the steel supports in the dumpster lid, so I have great respect for their physical strength.
The challenge immediately in front of the Lone Pine cowboys was the wild cow-milking contest. And Jess Coirier’s job, as the anchor man, was to get a firm grip on the tail of 1,500 pounds of truly irritated cow.
One of the dangers of the Fourth of July tubers might not have anticipated is how cold the river is - 57 degrees - and how quickly that can put a swimmer in jeopardy.
Lynn Barclay, of the Northwest Fire Management Unit in Craig, issued a cautionary note Tuesday afternoon that fuel conditions in our part of the state are changing for the worse.
Kern also took an active role in restoring and broadening summer airline service here. And recently, played a leadership role in acquiring a new piece of telecommunications infrastructure that some say has the potential to give Steamboat more bandwidth at a lower cost.
Routt County Commission Chairman Tim Corrigan remained optimistic Monday that a strong candidate to run the building department will still be identified — one who will take the job.
The newest study deems it likely that trout and other species of fish travel up Trout Creek from the Yampa River to spawn.
The official weather observer for Steamboat Springs reports just a half-inch of rain in June compared to the average for the entire month of 1.77 inches.
During almost a quarter of a century in elder care in Steamboat Springs, Lee Dickey had much opportunity to reflect on the aging process in modern American culture and the expectations society places on the elderly.
McConnell sweeps past Moloney in Republican state House primary with 60 percent of vote in Routt, Eagle counties
McConnell said Tuesday night he looks forward to debating state Rep. Diane Mitsch Bush on gun control issues and educational standards initiatives like Common Core.
Routt County Commission chairman Tim Corrigan agreed that County Manager Tom Sullivan had identified a strong candidate for the job that became vacant March 5, when former longtime building department official Carl Dunham retired.
Upon arriving at Saddleback Ranch west of Steamboat Springs, it’s difficult to overlook the large herds of little white and brown animals dotting the hillsides. They are goats, hard at work on consuming noxious weeds.
Thanks to a new state law, voters from outside Steamboat Springs may drop off completed primary ballots through the end of the business day Tuesday at the Oak Creek, Yampa and Hayden town halls as well as at the Clark Store in North Routt.
Two ballot initiatives that would seek a pair of constitutional amendments in the November election have been cleared for signature gathering by the Colorado Supreme Court. One, Initiative 88, would would dramatically increase the distance wells must be set back from homes, from the current 500 feet to 2,000 feet.
It was Bob Schneider and his wife, Jean, who rode in on a white horse in the summer of 2010 to save John Rolfe Burroughs' writing cabin, known as the Dog House.
The precautionary advisory to boil drinking water was issued May 30 by the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment as the Yampa River flowed over its banks and inundated the Tree Haus water system.
Commissioner Doug Monger credited Elkstone Farms owner Terri Huffington with providing substantial assistance to county officials in drafting the new regulations permitting ag tourism.
Meteorologist in Charge Ben Moyer said Art Judson is known among his staff for his willingness to call in a report of a notable weather phenomenon at all hours of the night.
“Currently Lake Mead and Lake Powell are 42 percent full. Does that make us nervous? Yeah that makes us very nervous.” — Eric Kuhn, general manager, Colorado River Water Conservation District.
Streamflow forecasters say the total volume of flows in the Yampa in Steamboat Springs in June and July will be 118 percent of average, and maybe more if precipitation is abundant.
Southwestern vice president for the Sand Wash Basin project Doug Van Slambrouck told the Routt County Planning Commission that his company is contemplating a projected 15 additional wells in 2015.
Routt County Commissioner Tim Corrigan said he wanted to hear more about the newspaper’s motives in filing for the autopsy report to be unsealed under the Colorado Open Records Act.
D.A. tells Routt County commissioners he doesn't think an appeal to judge over newspaper's $10,000-plus legal fees would be successful.
Sofia Rodriguez could not have imagined that in 2014, as a high school junior, it would become her life’s ambition to be a physicist. Nor could Sarah MacCarthy, a graduate of the University of Utah, have foretold that her career focus would center on her fluency in Spanish.
What Bruce Karlberg failed to realize is, love isn’t always on time. Now, with the 26th annual Mustang Roundup about to begin in Steamboat Springs with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Mustang, he knows what it means to “stand by your car.”
The timing of the host for the 2014 Yampa River Basin Tour, the Colorado Foundation for Water Education, could not have been better.
"Snowpack above the Elk River remains high, and with the warm temperatures expected to continue, flooding concerns will remain elevated.” — Flood warning from the National Weather Service
Rising Yampa River mixes with domestic water raising doubts about drinkability in Steamboat suburb of Tree Haus
Tree Haus resident Greg Forney said he was told to expect that it would be about a week before the boil warning is lifted, and expressed full confidence in metro board.
The Yampa River in Steamboat Springs has risen to the point that there is no room for an upright kayaker to float beneath the railroad bridge adjacent to the Iron Horse property
The Watershed Group is likely to ask, “What are our more vulnerable areas if wildland fire impacts our water resources?”
The Colorado Basin River Forecast Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, updated its projected streamflows for the Elk River Tuesday morning and reported that the Elk shot beyond bank-full over the holiday weekend and could nudge flood stage overnight Wednesday.
A resident of Old Town Steamboat was surprised but grateful this week to receive a phone message from a food server in a downtown restaurant informing him that he could come pick up his classic Steamboat Ski Area trail sign.
There’s a new initiative to send more vegetables to LIFT-UP of Routt County. It’s taking root within the greater movement to encourage locally grown food in Northwest Colorado, and it’s called “Grow a Row.”
Steamboat painting contractor Tom Barr is running out of room for new stickers on his 1994 Silverado truck.
Ballots for the June 24 primary election will be mailed out to all eligible voters in Routt County on June 2.
Shell announced in August 2013 it would be divesting itself of its leases in the Niobrara shale of Northwest Colorado to pursue opportunities elsewhere, and Southwestern Energy acquired those leases in March for $180 million.
Steamboat Lake State Park still had 30 of 182 camping spaces available Saturday through Monday of Memorial Day Weekend as of 4:15 p.m. Monday.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. talking to airlines about service from new hub cities beginning in the 2014-15 ski season, as well as talking to new airline.
The Old West proposal would create both a five-bedroom apartment on ground level at 111 Eleventh St. and a second, three-plus bedroom apartment on the second floor above it.
Sam Haslem's business card reads simply: “My Card. I am somewhat of a (BS’er) myself, but occasionally I like to listen to a PROFESSIONAL. PLEASE CARRY ON!”
Could the Yampa River flood parking lots along U.S. Highway 40 this spring when runoff begins in earnest, like it did in 2011? That likelihood is rated at a 10% chance.
In the Yampa Valley, the board of the Lake Catamount Metropolitan District has investigated the potential of adding a hydro-power plant to the Lake Catamount Dam.
The Upper Yampa Watershed, as described in the report, drains 1,800 square miles, beginning with its headwaters and continuing to its confluence with Elkhead Creek near the county line.
The wind was strong enough at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to bring down a pair of mature aspens that fell, one on each side, of a duplex on Fish Creek Falls Road.
Steamboat Springs resident Barb Shipley found out this winter that Find My iPhone can also be a big help in catching a laptop computer thief.