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.
If it’s springtime in the Rockies, an empty dumpster is a temptation to those who don’t want to bear the extra expense and inconvenience of taking unwanted items to the landfill.
The smaller kayak waves upstream from downtown Steamboat Springs on the Yampa River are glassy and reaching their prime.
Area contractors disagree with consultants about the role gravel played in the $4 million gap between the estimate and the low bid for runway work at Yampa Valley Regional Airport
Forward-looking infrared camera keeps North Routt ambulance patients safer on the way to the hospital
North Routt ambulance crews rely on infrared cameras to spot elk and cattle on the road before the beams of their headlights can pick them out.
The new service comes without a fee “for the time being,” but the service itself is only temporary — drop-off recycling will cease at the parking lot in October.
Routt County Emergency Manager Bob Struble recalled Thursday that in spring 2012, after a winter of drought and unusually early snowmelt, a county-wide fire burn was imposed as several agricultural burns got out of control and spread.
Former Steamboat Springs City Councilwoman Kathy Connell, who represents Northwest Colorado on the state highway commission said, the Telephone Town Halls on highway issues have proven wildly successful.
Routt County Search and Rescue is asking that with more people thinking about floating the town stretch of the Yampa River, unnecessary searches can be avoided if people who lose their watercraft place a call to emergency officials.
Anybody who has hung around Mount Werner for a few seasons knows what the trail sign really means: “This way to steep lower mountain powder bumps. Best be focused on what you’re doing if you pass this way.”
A Senate resolution now being considered would ask voters to amend the state constitution to allow counties to establish their own salaries for elected county officials.
Airport Manager Dave Ruppel confirmed that the lowest bid for widening and resurfacing the runway at the airport came in 30.5 percent higher than the estimate, and the county’s consultant on the project, Jviation, pins the bulk of the overrun on the unusually high cost of gravel in the wake of last fall’s floods on Colorado’s Front Range.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a drought summary Friday showing that the mountain ranges that wrap around Steamboat Springs and Craig are among a few pockets in the West enjoying above-average moisture.
The late state Sen. Dave Wattenberg engaged in a long-running contest with state Rep. Don Ament to see who could top each other by pulling harmless practical jokes.
The County Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a permit to allow Twin Enviro to build a new recycling facility at the landfill.
Patrick Mayle dies at 60; benefit is Sunday to help with medical costs
Mayle was known for his teasing sense of humor and his love of camping, hiking and fishing as well as his expertise in repairing photocopiers
Is spring runoff in 2014 destined to be like the epic year of 2011? It’s unlikely, according to a hydrologist who keeps close tabs on the Yampa River Basin.
The new recycling center at the landfill is planned to have its own baler, but glass is likely to be removed from single-stream recycling.
The rapids in Cross Mountain Canyon have earned intimidating names like Osterizer, Body Pizza, Snake Pit and Death Ferry.
The best powder day of the season at mid-mountain arrived Dec. 23 with 13.5 inches, which landed in the midst of a six-day run ending Christmas Day that saw 27 inches accumulate at Thunderhead.
Steamboat skier Soren Jespersen records all but a handful of the season's runs with the help of GPS app and Google Earth.
The recorded high temperatures in Steamboat last week included: April 8, 59 degrees; April 9, 63 degrees; April 10, 57 degrees; April 11, 65 degrees and April 12, 63.
A search on Friday for the direct flight to the Yampa Valley, leaving Houston (IAH) at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, and returning Tuesday July 22, produced a roundtrip fare of $505.
Eagle has more populous bedroom communities, Pitkin’s housing prices are skewed more heavily by mountain mansions and Summit has more ski areas.
The nearby White River, flowing out of the Flat Tops, is No. 7 on the list because of the amount of energy exploration taking place along it length, an American Rivers spokesman said Wednesday.
County Attorney John Merrill told the commissioners in 2011, during a similar initiative, that the law requires the Legislature to appoint a commission (including two county commissioners from across the state) to review the salaries of officials biannually to ensure they are equitable.
In terms of public benefit, the new easement expands the portion of the Elk River Valley that is protected from development beyond the possibility of a new ranch compound of a portion of the Six Plus Ranch.
A photo of a U.S. Forest Service employee standing in a 194-inch-deep snow pit on Buffalo Pass is giving rise to comparisons to the snowpack records established in the spring of 2011 on the Continental Divide northwest of Steamboat.
The rolling hills of Six Plus Ranch are punctuated with pockets of aspen, pine and mountain shrubs and include two active breeding leks used by Columbian sharp-tailed grouse.
Under the guidance of a new executive director, Scott Parker, the theater has caught on this winter with performances by touring musicians, community drama, screenings of documentary films and shows by musicians in residence.
The temporary closure of a nine-mile stretch of Routt County Road 129 near the Wyoming border affects a lightly traveled stretch of road from mile marker 34 north of Columbine to Three Forks Ranch at mile marker 43.
Board of County Commissioners Chairman Tim Corrigan said it is his determination that the county and city both would be best served by continuing to operate the Regional Building Department, and that is the county’s intention.
Jay Gallagher, of Steamboat Springs, has stepped down from the Routt County Planning Commission after 12 years, and North Routt representative Steve Warnke has replaced him as chairman of the commission.
If the warming spell materializes and the river rises to more than 750 cfs, it will represent snowmelt at low and middle elevation snowmelt here. What it won’t signal is the onset of full-blown spring runoff.
The median peak water stored at the end of the winter on Rabbit Ears is 26.1 inches compared to 35.3 inches there now. How that water finds its way to the valley and the main stem of the Yampa during spring runoff depends on weather patterns between now and mid-May.
Albert and Minnie Hitchens' flock of hens stopped laying eggs every winter and the family resorted to some unusual means of keeping eggs almost fresh enough to eat through the winter.
The State Air Quality Control Commission voted in February to require oil and gas wells across the state, including existing wells, to capture the air pollutants known as VOCs, including methane. As it turns out, Shell Oil had already agreed to live up to similar standards in Routt County.
In their avoidance of areas where wolves den, elk in Montana where wolf packs are active are spending more time on higher, steeper slopes, which in addition leads to the perception among hunters that elk have reduced the number of elk available to them.