Kay Weinland, who was first sworn in as Routt County clerk in January 1995, and outgoing County Commissioner Steve Ivancie were honored at a reception that filled the Commissioners’ Hearing Room in the courthouse Monday evening.
Denver resident John Troka, who is president of the Stagecoach Property Owners Association, told the Routt County commissioners his members are eager for better water and sewer service.
Northwest Colorado residents will have an opportunity to learn what makes the Avalanche Information Center run while kicking up their heels to the music of Missed the Boat Jan. 10 at the Ghost Ranch Saloon.
Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger said the new motor grader will consume significantly less fuel, which can add up over the 10,000 hours the county puts on its graders before trading them in.
The Royal Hotel in Yampa was like something out of an old Zane Grey Western novel. And in fact, Grey stayed at the Royal while writing his book, “The Mysterious Rider.”
From problem bears poaching food from trash cans and sneaking into condominium hot tubs to Steamboat’s first foray into recreational pot sales, 2014 was a year to remember.
Steamboat Springs has an increasingly active Parkinson’s support group including people who are among the 1.5 million Americans living with the disease and their families and professionals including exercise therapists, yoga instructors and yes, ski instructors.
There is a three-month supply of single-family homes in downtown Steamboat Springs where 12 listings are active and the median price last year for homes was $538,750 at an average price per square foot of $339 for typically smaller homes
New Year’s Eve morning in Routt County was the coldest of the entire year. Senior forecaster Chris Cuoco confirmed that the 26 degrees below zero reported at the Steamboat Springs Airport on Wednesday was the coldest of 2014. It was even colder in Craig — 29 degrees below zero.
Passengers from Houston to Steamboat diverted to Grand Junction, then Denver, but other travelers called their flights "perfect."
The news that it was safe to drink tap water in Phippsburg again was relayed by a reverse 911 call.
Local nonprofits improvised the preparation of free community Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners after walk-in coolers at the Steamboat Springs Community Center were declared off limits.
My father lit a roaring fire in the fireplace and burned our Christmas wish lists, telling us that Santa’s elves could read the smoke signals from the North Pole. Of course, we believed every word.
The snow depth on the west summit of Rabbit Ears Pass is 39 inches after 9 inches of new snow fell there on Dec. 19. The 9.7 inches of water contained in the snowpack is 123 percent of the median for Dec. 23.
Residents of Phippsburg, 23 miles south of Steamboat, were advised Tuesday to boil their drinking water after turbidity (cloudiness) in the incorporated community on Colorado Highway 131 exceeded state standards.
The American Airlines flight from Chicago diverted to Denver due to weather at the Hayden Airport, deplaned, de-iced, then re-boarded passengers, left Denver and arrived into Hayden.
There has been one confirmed report of a human-triggered avalanche close to Steamboat in the past seven days. The slide broke 14 inches deep and ran an estimated 200 feet.
Booth has managed air fields in Germany, Alaska
New Yampa Valley Regional Airport Manager Kevin Booth said it was his tenure as chief operating officer at Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany, from 2002 through 2004 that most closely compares to his new role at YVRA.
Vacationing skiers who stay through the weekend should enjoy a good dose of powder beginning Sunday, with the storm intensifying Monday.
Multi-agency conservation effort brings stretch of Yampa River south of Steamboat into public domain
“This property is extremely important, both from a conservation perspective and as a place where people can fish, hunt and hike.” – BLM's Tim Wilson
Yampa Valley Data Partners declared a labor shortage in Routt County in its Fast Facts release on Wednesday based on a statistical analysis that shows employment opportunities are out of balance with the work force.
With the recognition that there is an acute shortage of rental apartments in Steamboat, there is renewed hope that the Yampa Valley Housing Authority's land on Elk River Road could be used for community housing.
Classic Air Medical employs eight medical crew members, four pilots and a full-time mechanic to be ready to respond to a call at all times.
United Methodist in Steamboat was the first of three churches to make the offer to host the menorah after the Routt County Commissioners declined to make a place for the symbol of the Jewish Festival of Lights on the courthouse lawn.
Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth predicts Steamboat could get three bouts of snow, with the best chance for meaningful accumulations coming during the day Sunday and resuming during the day Monday.
The Upper Yampa River Watershed comprises 1,880 square miles from the river's headwaters in the Flat Tops to the confluence with Elkhead Creek.
An example of county cooperation with the religious community here is a large green “Where to Worship” sign on the courthouse lawn at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Sixth Street that informs visitors of all faiths where they can attend services.
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty and Wells Fargo Bank again are collecting toys this year to take to Denver's Children’s Hospital on behalf of Moose Barrow’s Mickey’s Fund.
The candidate for airport manager will have an opportunity to witness the airport staff ramping up for the busy season as flights from Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Los Angeles land at the airport in Hayden Dec. 18.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Rob Perlman said his ski area has modest expectations regarding Steamboat’s ability to attract skiers from Toronto and Quebec via the Intrawest Passport, but it’s definitely a goal.
The world is turning 30 and 60 at the same time, and neither one bodes well for the destination ski resort industry, says veteran ski industry executive and educator Tim Cohee.
Era of the Super Pass: Vail's 'transformative' purchase of Park City issues a challenge for destination ski resorts like Steamboat
Competition among destination ski resorts in North America may never be the same, now that Vail Resorts CEO Rob Katz has successfully executed a plan to acquire Park City Mountain Resort.
A Steamboat Passport group could include the members of someone’s college rock band, their softball team, church group or former colleagues. And Passport holders may use their days singly, for long weekends or long vacations.
Routt County is signaling that it intends to conduct public sessions to discuss alternative forms of permanent housing in a separate process that would involve a series of works sessions in 2015.
One of the pieces of news gathered at the Chamber Winter Expo is that Honey Stinger, of Steamboat Springs, is selling organic honey in addition to the company’s wildly popular Honey Stinger energy chews, gels and waffles.
Rocky Mountain Crew Leader Christina Bodznic said that in Steamboat at the end of the summer Gracie Billingsley showed her commitment to public service by urging her fellow crew members to donate gear and clothing to Lift-Up of Routt County.
The new hotel would be built a short distance from Bob Amin’s existing Fairfield Inn across U.S. Highway 40 from the Steamboat Christian Center. And the new hotel won’t necessarily be branded a Marriott product.
On Rabbit Ears Pass Thursday morning hardened clumps of snow in the trees warmed in the sun and began to fall from the branches of lodgepole pines to clatter noisily over the icy surface of the snowpack.
The Yampa Valley Boys, Steve Jones and John Fisher, should succeed in reinforcing Steamboat’s image as a cowboy ski town; their latest CD, “New Home on the Range,” charted at number 11 in the top 30 Western albums.
Routt County commissioners agree noise, visual impacts of zip line off side of Rabbit Ears mitigated
Jason Cobb told the Routt County Board of Commissioners that the new nylon-coated WhisperLine would greatly reduce the noise of his zip line trolleys traveling down the steel line.
The candidate who becomes the new airport manager will set his or her wheels down in the middle of the busy ski resort season at Yampa Valley Regional Airport, which sees the bulk of its commercial airline traffic for the year in a span of 16 weeks.
It’s ironic that a perfectly timed powder dump makes a challenge to open Steamboat Ski Area. But the promise of untracked snow is always a boon to Wednesday’s Scholarship Day, the traditional opening of the ski area.
Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. exec Rob Perlman said the flights overall were nearly three-quarters full and their financial performance finished up well under the maximum revenue guarantees provided by the community..
Croissan's Market was built in 1903 and continued operating as a community market into the 1964. When it was closed, many of the original fixtures, and even merchandise remained in place, making it a virtual museum display.
The United Airlines flight between Houston and Hayden had an eight-week run last summer from June 26 to Sept. 1 with some weekday blackouts during the last two weeks of August.
$63 million 2015 Routt County budget boosts child care, treats 41 miles of paved roads, restores pay raises
On the human capital side of the ledger, Routt County commissioners hope an $82,000 increase in the Human Services budget will provide childcare support for another 28 children living in households whose annual incomes are under 130 percent of federal poverty levels.
Meteorologist Mike Weissbluth expects two waves of five to 10 inches of fresh snow each to blanket Steamboat Ski Area Saturday and Sunday nights.
Yampa Valley Housing Authority Executive Director Jason Peasley said his organization is prepared to hold the mortgages of existing Routt County Habitat for Humanity households.
A Steamboat building contractor has confirmed his company will be building two homes at The Range in Wildhorse Meadows in the summer of 2015.
Steamboat Parks and Rec Director John Overstreet fills new positions, reorganizes diverse department
Former Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. Senior Financial Analyst Kyrill Kretzschmar will begin work as the city’s new recreation and enterprise manager on Monday.