Returns from the initial public offering could provide working capital as well as potential investments in, and acquisitions of, ski and adventure travel businesses and assets, according to the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The second time around in the Routt County Planning process, Union Wireless has proposed to build a “monopine” telecommunication tower that resembles a 50-foot evergreen tree.
Routt County lost another member of an elder generation of ranchers Oct. 20 when James T. “Jack” Redmond died at his family’s historic ranch house at the edge of the Flat Tops on Bull Creek. Redmond was emblematic of a generation that grew up in the Great Depression and weathered the tumult and shortages of World War II to deliver their farms, ranches and families to more prosperous times.
The latest analysis of real estate trends in seven Colorado mountain counties for the third quarter shows Routt County ranked in the top two with dollar volume up 14 percent compared with the same period in 2012.
Walk into the reincarnated Olivia’s Home Furnishings in Sundance at Fish Creek shopping center and it’s difficult to get beyond the rustic wooden spiral staircase that leads to nowhere, except perhaps interior decorator heaven.
The runway at Yampa Valley Regional Airport won’t close for 60 days in spring 2014 after all. A delay in the grant funding process would have pushed the work to August and impacted summer tourism. Now the runway project is planned for spring 2015.
After the final ballots were counted Tuesday, 7,321 people cast ballots, representing 46 percent of eligible voters. Tuesday’s voter turnout represented 500 fewer voters than cast ballots in the last odd-year election in 2011, when record turnout of 7,826 voters cast ballots.
Passenger kept youth hockey players calm as plane skidded off runway Sunday at Yampa Valley Regional Airport
Passenger Jeff Brown said everything seemed normal as the plane made its final approach to YVRA. He said that before the plane touched down, it rose into the air, then came down sideways to the wind direction. That’s when the younger passengers reacted in fear.
Tom Ross: Pioneer storyteller recalled days when large grizzly bear roamed Steamboat's Storm Mountain
Bears are wonderful to observe from a distance, but when they let themselves into one’s automobile or kitchen, they aren’t nearly as charming. Things could be a lot dicier in Steamboat. We still could have grizzly bears roaming the fringes of the Park Range.
Steamboat Ski Area has received a little less than 40 inches of natural snow with Scholarship Day day less than a month away on Nov. 27, and snowmaking operations began Oct. 30.
The October snow total in town was driven by the 10.5 inches reported Oct. 4 and followed up by another 3.5 inches the next day. All told, there were eight days in October when measurable snow fell.
Routt County employees learned this week that effective Jan. 1, they will receive a 2 percent cost-of-living pay increase, their first since salaries were cut in spring 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession. And employees also will be caught up with the annual salary steps on which they missed out while salaries were frozen.
Ecologist Charles A. S. Hall told an overflow crowd at Bud Werner Memorial Library on Tuesday night that if the modern denizens of the high plains understood their relationship to fossil fuels the way the Sioux Indians of the 18th century understood bison, they surely would behave differently.
Routt County Road and Bridge Assistant Director Mike Mordi told the commissioners that the four bridges targeted for replacement were the worst of 15 identified by a consulting firm as having a poor sufficiency rating.
“There was no evidence she died as a result of any injury in the accident.” – Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg
There are mysterious, shrouded figures in the corners of Sandra Sherrod’s art studio, and she works in silence except for the sound of the rasping files removing the burrs and rough edges from finely cut pieces of metal.
The headless, legless sculpture is an abstraction of a reclining nude, but it’s impossible to take one’s eyes off the blazing, 3-foot-long weed-burning torch casually tucked under Sandy Graves’ left arm.
Inside the Artist's Studio: Gregory Block forms relationships with inanimate subjects in his oil paintings
One special object that stands out in artist Gregory Block's studio is a large chunk of an old pump organ — its stops and mechanisms laid bare, and only a piece of the keyboard intact.
Laura Schmidt, the former executive director of the Routt County Council on Aging is the new executive director of LIFT-UP of Routt County. Replacing Schmidt at the Council on Aging early in November is Jackie Brown, who has worked on development and special events for the Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley.
The closest rival to Buffalo Pass for leader of the Colorado snowpack was west of Granby at the Never Summer measuring site, where the snow at 10,280 feet was 16 inches deep Wednesday.
A chronically eroded stream bank along the Yampa River where it flows through the Nature Conservancy’s Carpenter Ranch east of Hayden will be restored and revegetated with the help of a $30,000 Wetlands Program Award from Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Measurements taken by the U.S. Geological Survey at the Fifth Street Bridge over the Yampa River in downtown Steamboat show that the flows have nearly doubled the norm since Oct. 1.
"Banana" George Blair began water skiing at the age of 38 in 1955 and took up snow skiing in Colorado in the 1960s. He continued barefoot skiing with the help of a boom extended from the ski boat until he was 92.
Thursday night’s election forum at The Steamboat Grand brought out differences among the three candidates in the Steamboat Springs City Council District 1 race on the issue of pay raises for city employees.
Diane Carter already has run 14 marathons, but stepping to the starting line on Staten Island next month to begin the New York Marathon might be the most special of them all because Carter will be running to help support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society on behalf of a special friend, Dr. Matt Dudley.
Historic Routt County has agreed to serve as the fiscal agent and project manager overseeing the restoration of Crossan’s M&A Market in Yampa with the Yampa Historic Museum and the Friends of Crossan's.
Yampa Valley Airport Manager Dave Ruppel said Tuesday that two Federal Aviation Administration technicians based in Routt County still are at their jobs, working without pay to monitor and maintain aviation navigation and lighting equipment across Northwest Colorado.
The snow that accumulated above 9,000 feet combined with mild daytime conditions on the valley floor over the weekend presented residents the option of playing 18 holes at Haymaker Golf Course or cross-country skiing on Rabbit Ears Pass.
This promises to be a good weekend for estate sales in Routt County despite the dicey weather. Auctions and estate sales are a great place to meet people and find out what makes them tick.
After an all-night rain, the latest October storm brought more than a half-inch of rain to some locations in the city.
Joe Bell, 48, the cross-country trekker from Oregon who came through Steamboat Springs in early August on his mission to increase public understanding of the relationship between bullying and teen suicide, was struck and killed by a semitrailer late Wednesday afternoon while walking along U.S. Highway 40 in Kit Carson County.
The temperature in town could dip to 33 degrees Thursday night, raising the possibility of some snow accumulation. But it’s at the top of Mt. Werner on the Steamboat Ski Area, where snowfall could be significant.
“I’m a self-proclaimed identity artist. I’m biracial, and growing up, I became very aware of the associated problems. I’ve had it from both sides.” — CMC art instructor Jeff Roth on the eve of setting out on foot for Denver.
Bicycling tours in the future
Susan and Josh Boles’ new permit for Elk River Guest Ranch allows them to begin hosting road and mountain bike tours as well as weddings.
Visitors come to Steamboat Springs to ski, bike and hike. And sometimes they gather here to rediscover their pasts. The five surviving grandchildren of William “W.O.” and Lucile Wright were in town for a reunion this week and to learn more about their grandparents who came to Steamboat in 1919.
Biology professor Shawn Sigstedt, of Steamboat Springs, came to his discovery about the relationship between native people, bears and the osha plant while living with a Navajo family and observing its spiritual life in northern New Mexico.
"You know how amazing life can be. They look for the passion and the personality to match it.” — Steamboat collector and artist Donny Woodsmith talking about his experience with the producers of "American Pickers."
When Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. Director of Lift Maintenance Kurt Castor received a phone call last week from his stepbrother saying people in the northeastern Colorado city of Sterling were forbidden to flush their toilets because the flooding South Platte River had inundated pumps that served the city’s wastewater treatment plant, he thought he might be able to help.
The fact that many Little Free Library creators have chosen to customize their pint-sized repositories of knowledge makes them more appealing. The library built by Izzy Mumm’s father, Ed, is a brightly striped replica of a historic sheep wagon.
As the dark gray clouds over Steamboat began to break up by 10:30 a.m. Monday, accumulated snow was visible just below the Four Point summit at 9,700 feet at Steamboat Ski Area.
Business roundup: E3 Steakhouse planned for old Cottonwood Grill space; Blue Sage Pizza plans dual locations
There’s also a buzz this week about the LaRoche brothers’ plans for a new signature restaurant in downtown Steamboat: E3 Steakhouse, which is planned for the former Cottonwood Grill building, 701 Yampa St.
Employees of Steamboat Flood Suckers have been working long hours this week to help property owners in Boulder clean up after the flood.
After a nearly 2 1/2-hour public hearing Thursday night, the Routt County Planning Commission voted, 4-3, to deny a permit sought by Union Wireless to build a new telecommunication tower 8 miles south of Steamboat Springs.
For a couple to be in love for eight decades, they must have met in their teens and both boy and girl must have survived into their mid-90s.
Members of the Routt County Board of Commissioners asked Trout Unlimited to forward them a resolution recently passed by Summit County in support of Our Colorado River project, so they can do the same.
The Steamboat Institute collected supplies Wednesday to assist communities on Colorado's Front Range that have been devastated by historic flooding.
Shell Oil's Steve Compton told the Routt County Board of Commissioners that Shell intends to go beyond state regulations to sample more wells than required and return more frequently than required to sample the wells after drilling is completed.
Volunteers will be asked to help transplant pine seedlings sprouting in the trail to the adjacent forested areas to generate regrowth.
The unofficial rainfall total for Steamboat Springs Monday morning was 0.27 inches in the preceding 24 hours, pushing the seven-day total recorded by weather observer Art Judson to 3.05 inches.
Memories of the rugged winter of 1918 and some of the hardships it brought are contained within the walls of the Emile and Percede Gay family’s old farmhouse. Today, it is inexorably giving in to the passage of time and the stubborn tug of gravity.