Tree Haus wooden truss bridge to receive facelift
Construction on the “new” wooden version of the Tree Haus Bridge began in July 1998 with the help of a $517,000 state grant. The total cost of the project was $646,000.
Sundberg tends rain gauge for 44 years
The National Weather Service is reporting that the official weather site for Steamboat Springs has seen 3.24 inches of precipitation this month compared to the “normal” amount for April 29 of 2.32 inches.
John Whittum’s new book is a collection of non-fiction essays about Strawberry Park and nearby landmarks, as well as poems and historical fiction rooted in the early 1960s.
Marabou luxury ranch subdivision is seeking county permission to revise a permit to allow locked gate, though some residents view the move as 'unfriendly'
Chris Wittemyer favors the more arduous course of re-envisioning the old Stage Coach ski area as a public asset, telling Steamboat Today he gets fairly frequent inquiries about its potential.
County commissioners keen to learn how other counties handle secondary housing units
The Routt County Board of Commissioners wants to know from other Colorado mountain communities how often secondary dwelling units are built where local regulations allow them.
The Colorado Division of Housing reports that the vacancy rate in Steamboat Springs has been essentially zero since late in 2014 and the average rent here in the third quarter of 2015 was $970 a month.
Now that Colorado has its new statewide water plan in place, it’s time to think about where the state will get billions of dollars to close the water supply gap and support another estimated 5 million residents by 2050.
The Routt County housing market currently has the potential to add more than 1,000 small homes in the form of secondary dwellings to existing houses on lots within five miles of Steamboat Springs and smaller towns.
Governor's top water advisor on his way to Northwest Colorado
As a cattle rancher and dryland wheat farmer in Southeastern Colorado, Governor Hickenlooper’s chief water advisor, John Stulp, is apt to recognize this spring as a season of promise in the Yampa Valley.
Alex Beinstein, of Carbondale, collected enough delegates at the Colorado Republican Convention this month to force Congressman Scott Tipton into a June 28 primary battle.
Democratic delegate Erin Biggs of Steamboat Springs is comfortable around national political figures — she interned for the late Senator Ted Kennedy while still in college.
The new Yampa River study will take in a longer stretch of the river – from the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area downstream to the city’s wastewater treatment plant west of town.
Assistant county manager finalists to be presented to public Friday
“I sat in on four interviews, and I was really impressed. I told Tom Sullivan that, when you have a tough choice at the end, that’s a good position to be in." Routt County Commissioner Cari Hermacinski
Resort Ventures West Principle Brent Pearson said one of the goals of the developers is to deliver “an appropriately-sized" single-family home that is efficient and doesn’t include too much costly space.
YVEA restores service to all but a few by early afternoon
Yampa Valley Electric Association has restored power after a heavy spring snowfall that intensified before dawn Friday and disrupted power to an estimated 3,000 YVEA customers.
Al White announced he would withdraw from the state senate race after determining he could not attract sufficient funding to support an effective campaign.
Snowmelt pouring off valley floor into river
The Yampa River was flowing at 1,650 cubic feet per second (cfs) at mid-afternoon Thursday after dropping from its daily peak of 1,790 cfs recorded by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) just after midnight.
Peabody expects mine operations to continue 'as usual' across U.S. operations following bankruptcy filing
Company expects mining operations to continue 'as usual'
Peabody’s director of state government relations: “We expect to continue to do what we do best: mining coal, loading trains, restoring lands and maintaining our activities in a largely business-as-usual fashion across our U.S operations.”
Scott Harrell, Peabody Energy’s director of human resources for Colorado: The company “anticipates” operations will continue as normal at Twentymile Mine west of Steamboat Springs
Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn knew she had a better-than-average chance of becoming a delegate to the Republican National Convention. What she could not have known was that it would come down to a coin flip.
The new emphasis on greenhouses among locavores stems from a growing awareness that in Routt County’s climate a season-extender is a great help in producing enough produce to share or sell with others.
The snow on Rabbit Ears Pass was 73 inches deep Friday, and snowpack is 132 percent of median, with 33.3 inches of standing water compared to the median 25.2 inches.
Former two-time Colorado state senator Gail Schwartz of Crested Butte announced April 9 her candidacy for Congress in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
Septuagenarian logs 100 days on skis
During a celebration of life for Ross Theadore in July 2015, his ski clothing was spread out on a table and guests were invited to help themselves to an article of clothing on the condition they occasionally take it out for a spin.
With the view-obstructing pole soon to be out of the way, The Chief Theater's next project will be to convert one of the former small “metroplex” screening theaters into a legitimate green room for visiting artists.
The $400,000 from the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County going toward The Reserves affordable apartments originated with developer fees collected almost a decade ago during a construction boom.
Routt County Clerk Kim Bonner said that, beginning April 7, the motor vehicle office will operate from a temporary location in the Routt County Courthouse.
The value for taxation of Twentymile’s coal production was $72 million in 2010 and had slipped to $43.2 million in 2015, representing an erosion of property tax revenues in Routt County.
Democratic party officials in Eagle County have hinted they believe members of the party at the state level are encouraging former state legislators to challenge for Scott Tipton's 3rd Congressional District seat.
Heather Savalox, of the anti-bullying program “It Takes Courage,” and a senior environmental health specialist for Routt County, was one of four Colorado recipients named for the 2016 United We Serve Award.
The Cloverdale at the Carver House would rely primarily on food grown locally under the supervision of chef Patrick Ayres at Cloverdale Farm in the south valley.
Broadband consultant Diane Kruse told the Routt County Board of Commissioners that building momentum for extending high speed fiber across the state is beginning to attract more providers to the region.
“We have failing buildings. We’re near the bottom of districts in the state as far as deteriorating facilities. That’s going to create an interesting collision in coming years.” – Hayden School Board President Brian Hoza
Similar ride in Ontario reaches 26 mph
The mountain coaster, which runs on a fixed rail, would tentatively follow a course that mirrors a portion of the Christie Peak Express six-passenger chairlift line.
NASTAR National Championships take resort through end of March
The strength of the ski season since the New Year has been welcome news for the local resort industry.
Storm brings welcome moisture to high country
Spring storm clogged Front Range transportation hubs while flights from Dallas and Atlanta arrived early at Yampa Valley Regional Airport west of Steamboat Springs.
Citing his previous experience on community boards, including a stint on Homeowners Association in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Routt County Board of Commissioners voted March 22 to add Peter Flint to represent the town of Yampa on the County Planning Commission.
Can a Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep mate with a domestic ewe? Just ask Orval "Junior" Bedell during Ag Appreciation Week.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners is expected to select at least one new member of the Planning Commission.
Air service board seeks tax renewal from city of Steamboat Springs
No one at Friday’s meeting advocated changing the amount of the airline sales tax at the same time the voters are asked to re-up, but the possibility was alluded to.
No one at Friday’s meeting advocated changing the amount of the airline sales tax at the same time the voters are asked to re-up, but that possibility was alluded to.
Reinforcing Steamboat brand while improving road intersections
Creating a sense of arrival to Steamboat resort has a lot to do with branding, but people's ability to follow signs and navigate intersections is also a significant contributor to the overall impression.
Bob Weiss, attorney for Steamboat Adaptive Recreational Sports (STARS) told the Routt County Board of Commissioners he didn’t think Tuesday’s permit hearing was called for.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners voted 2-0 Tuesday to retroactively grant residential tax status to fellow commissioner Cari Hermacinski and her husband, saving them thousands of dollars.
The Routt County Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday to spend $508,000 to build a new 6,000-square-foot insulated metal road and bridge shop in Oak Creek. The work includes a partial remodel of the county’s District 1 shop.
Dozens apply for role as county manager’s assistant
There was a touch of irony in Routt County Manager Tom Sullivan’s voice Monday when he told the county commissioners that the chore of screening 60 job applications has been difficult to keep up with.
Two decades into the Nature Conservancy’s innovative approach to running the Carpenter Ranch, the eagles, herons and the sandhill cranes that are due to arrive any day now on their migration north, have become the rock stars of the 906-acre cattle spread.
The $11 million program to conserve water is funded by water providers in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and the Central Arizona Water Conservation District.
Still, Housing Authority loses out on management contract
Housing authority to lose out on management contract at affordable apartments in The Range at Steamboat, but $13 million bid on behalf of American Express for federal tax credits boosts community leverage in the project.