There will be a period of 15 to 20 minutes when motorists are blocked from entering U.S. Highway 40 in Steamboat as the lead riders begin the descent into the Yampa Valley from Rabbit Ears Pass.
Film fest director Sarah Wood compared the process of assembling the short outdoor action films into a festival to that of a band assembling a concert set list to take its audience on a journey.
Former VP Cheney and daughter Liz top speakers
Freedom Conference sold out: Public invited to hear speakers discuss capitalism and Ayn Rand who held that capitalism in its purest form requires the separation of state and economics
In the excitement of the chase, Roll Gardner carelessly allowed his gun to get wet, and that almost became a factor in the fate of outlaw Kid Curry.
Tom Ross: Canned green chiles could never compete with the freshly roasted version you can buy in Steamboat
If you haven’t sampled the mysteriously smokey flavor of a freshly roasted poblano chile, you are missing out on a tradition that stretches from Southern New Mexico all the way north to Colorado.
A group of mountain climbers in third through eighth grades who take part in the Girls on the Run program in Routt County summited 14,265-foot Quandary Peak this month.
Willow Raley, of Baggs, Wyo., who took part in the Routt County Fair on Wednesday, became the first woman team roper ever to make the short round and win prize money at Cheyenne Frontier Days in July.
The daily high here hasn’t reached 80 degrees since Aug. 6, but temperatures are expected to reach the mid-80s Thursday through Saturday.
Aleigh Aurin riding Belle, Jewell Vreeman on Poker, Zava Zupan on Bacon and Teagan Yeager on Whinney all took turns winning individual events Monday night at the Routt County Fair.
Among the smallest dogs in the novice showmanship class was a short-legged Welsh Corgi named Roxy who was second to last entering the ring and whose presence in the show ring showed true grit.
Bigger, better-equipped Storm Peak Lab delves deeper into cloud science in mountains above Steamboat
Scientists at Storm Peak Lab are learning that an increasing presence of particulates referred to as aerosols cause less dense snowflakes, and the result can be that some of the moisture that might have fallen on one mountain tends to fall one mountain further away.
Steamboat Springs artist Chula Beauregard, who took part in the Conservation Corps in 1993 and 1994 and returned as a leader while in college in 1995, said the experience changed her outlook on life in the outdoors.
Members of the Yampa Valley Airport authority board learned Thursday night that two jet flights from Denver to Yampa Valley Regional Airport in Hayden have been returned to the daily United Express schedule for ski season.
Robert Erickson had access to an interesting period in Steamboat history in the late 1960s as the little ranching town with a small ski area in its backyard at Howelsen Hill tipped toward becoming a destination resort.
The Yampa River in Steamboat Springs, bolstered by a conservation lease of 4,000 acre-feet of water stored upstream in Stagecoach Reservoir, was flowing at healthier levels Tuesday than it did during the drought of 2012 when a similar lease was in place.
The Routt County Fair begins to pick up steam Aug. 12 with the dog show at 9 a.m. and a gymkhana at 6 p.m. that tests the skills of horses and riders. Events continue through Aug. 18.
Some might argue that there is no need to leave Northwest Colorado to enjoy some of the best hiking in Colorado. But I find that I rekindle my enthusiasm for familiar hikes closer to Steamboat by taking road trips throughout the American West.
Phyllis Latham was all but certain that Rosie the blind cowdoodle had gone to that great roundup in the sky last month when at last she heard a soft scratching at the door. It was Rosie.
Joe Bell lay in bed for two weeks thinking suicidal thoughts of his own after his son's death. But his complex emotions coalesced, and he determined a course of action. He's walking from Oregon to New York City to talk with youths and adults about the tragedy that can result from bullying.
Steamboat Ski Area exec Doug Allen told an audience of 50 that night skiing is the next logical step in leveraging $35 million in improvements to the base area.
National Weather Service meteorologist Dennis Phillips said that after a mostly sunny day Wednesday, the monsoon pattern could return Thursday.
The late Pat Mantle once said, “When I was a little boy, if my brothers and I told our daddy we were hungry, he would hand us a stick and say, ‘There’s a jackrabbit right over there.’”
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction doesn’t foresee any precipitation in the next six days, but it will be hot. The daily highs could bump 90 degrees through Thursday.
Steamboat expat Gretl Galgon promised to feed Steamboat's ski and courtesy patrols fresh salmon when she arrives Dec. 18 on the first flight from Seattle.
Steamboat 700, the 536-acre development parcel rejected for annexation by city voters in March 2010, is back on the market with an asking price of $30 million.
Michael Thompson will tell a Steamboat audience next week at Elkstone Farm in Strawberry Park how he uses kitchen scraps and $40 worth of horse manure every year to help him produce enough salad greens from a small garden plot in Glenwood Springs to serve a dinner party every night of the week.
The new flight on Alaska Airlines, in addition to a United flight from Los Angeles, gives Steamboat connections to two major West Coast hubs.
The Elk Mountain Pilot put out its first issue in Gunnison County on June 16, 1880, about 5 years before James Hoyle founded the Steamboat Pilot in 1885.
The 24-hour rain total represented the seventh highest ever reported for any month at that the current official weather station near Steamboat Springs High School.
The question mulled around the evening campfires by the members of the Yampa River Awareness Project expedition was not only whether the Yampa is worth preserving in its current state but also how that might be done while meeting the West’s demand for more water for human consumption.
Deep in Dinosaur National Monument on a broad sandbar in the Yampa River, a grisly scene is being carried out. It’s a horror story so cruel it might make even movie director Wes Craven cringe.
The invisible rock stars of the animal kingdom in Yampa Canyon are the endangered fish like the razorback sucker and the Colorado pikeminnow that occupy the top of the food chain but are rarely glimpsed by humans in part because they live their lives in the opaque silt-laden waters of the Yampa River.
Any multiday float trip down a large Western river — even one involving naturalists, water policy experts and journalists — is first and foremost an adventure, one with a modicum of danger involved.
Dorothy Wither recalled how husbands in Steamboat Springs forbade their wives to visit Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp for fear the curious young ladies at the camp might influence them.
Sharp-eyed people gazing up at Mount Werner this month can see the white Calcon Constructors trailer at the top of Four Points and some of the roofline of the new Four Points Lodge.
Improvements to Colorado Highway 13 north of Rifle will include about 12 wildlife underpasses designed to accommodate deer and elk.
Even if you are not a fan of country music, you must be familiar with Kenny Chesney’s hit song, “She Thinks my Tractor’s Sexy.”
The Steamboat Bike Park added Tenderfoot, an intermediate downhill trail, and Rawhide, an expert trail this summer.
Western Colorado’s monsoon season typically begins in the second week of July, according to the National Weather Service. That’s when an area of high pressure along the main Pacific ridge breaks loose and allows subtropical moisture to flow north from Mexico.
There isn't a hike in either the Flat Tops or Mount Zirkel wilderness areas that can match the North Gap and Lost Lake trails in Wyoming’s Snowy Range for sheer Alpine beauty
Hunter Gansmann heads to Colorado Mesa University this summer to become a licensed practical nurse. She already is a certified nursing assistant thanks to credits earned at Colorado Mountain College while in high school.
As it should, the parade will be led off by the American Legion and VFW color guard in recognition of those who have served to protect the nation’s independence.
Professor Stephen Klineberg said that the best way to attack the income divide is by boosting education across the board, with particular focus on access to quality preschools.
Steamboat isn’t Aspen or Vail when it comes to high-end home sales, but if this spring is any indication, the market is gaining some of our hot springs’ steam. The Routt County real estate market saw the sales of 21 million-dollar homes in the first quarter of 2013, putting this year on pace to eclipse the 2012 total of 56. But there still is a long way to go.
Remember the Fall Foliage Festival and the Tugboat River Race?
Sure, Steamboat has a full lineup of festivals this summer to help keep tourism dollars flowing all season. But have you ever wondered what happened to some of those long-forgotten festivals that have gone on eternal sabbatical? Quite a few stand out, from Steamboat’s Way it Wuz Days and Fall Foliage Festival to the Rockin’ Roundup, Tugboat River Race, Vintage Auto Races and even this year’s loss of the Sisters in Steamboat Festival.
New permits include pair of $800,000-plus homes
The $2.6 million home is in the gated Stonebridge Park community close to Fish Creek and opposite Rollingstone Golf Course on Steamboat Boulevard. The general contractor for the project is Fairview Construction.
Tom Ross: Consider leaving your Super Soaker Hydro Cannon at home until after Steamboat's July 4 parade
Shop for the Super Soaker Lightning Storm which holds up to 25 ounces of water. Or, get yourself the Nerf Super Soaker Arctic Shock and fill the attached ice drum to drench your victims with a freezing blast!
There were eight days in June, one of them as recently as June 23 when the overnight low sank to the 30s and just three nights when it stayed above the 50-degree mark.
If not for an agile Ute Indian boy, Steamboat’s first organized Independence Day celebration on July 4, 1876, would not have been as meaningful for its earliest Caucasian settlers.
Rodeo season is underway in Steamboat Springs, and some of the best athletes in the Yampa Valley are showing off their moves every Friday and Saturday night at Howelsen Hill.