In elk population reduction, Colorado Parks and Wildlife biologist finds a silver lining
For 36 hours last month, Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologist Eric Vannatta rode in a McDonnell Douglas 500 helicopter as a part of a team tasked with counting the number of elk ranging in the state’s northwest region. Taking off from the Steamboat Springs airport and flying across Routt...
Input wanted on the Bear River Bike and Skate Parks
Those who want to give their input on the Bear River Bike and Skate Parks are invited to a community meeting Tuesday, Feb. 27. The steering committee working with the City of Steamboat Springs Parks & Recreation Department wants more input from the community. The Bike Park meeting is at 4 p.m. and the Skate Park Meeting is right after, at 5:30 p.m. Both meetings are in the upstairs meeting room at Howelsen Ice Arena.
Thrive Together Luncheon at noon Thursday addresses money management
The Steamboat Springs Chamber is hosting a Thrive Together Luncheon Series that starts this year with speaker Christine Walsh from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Routt County Commissioners Hearing Room at 522 Lincoln Ave. in downtown Steamboat Springs. Walsh is a money coach and author who will discuss...
The gas price fluctuate between $3.59 and $3.89 in Steamboat Springs as of 2024-02-25. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Sunday is $3.262, a week ago the price is $3.279 , according to AAA.
Start of the week to bring strong, complex winter storm to Steamboat Springs
A strong and complex winter storm is expected to begin Monday with high winds and temperatures and a possible mix of snow and rain affecting the Steamboat area, according to local meteorologist Mike Weissbluth. In his Sunday afternoon forecast posted to SnowAlarm.com, Weissbluth explained the Monday weather will be followed...
Steamboat Resort’s Knoll parking area to close for WinterWonderGrass festivities
The Upper Knoll Parking Lot at Steamboat Resort will be closed on Monday for the WinterWonderGrass music festival. The closure will continue through March 7. The Lower Knoll Lot will also be closed from Tuesday through March 6 for the event. Steamboat Resort will continue to provide free parking at...
Results and poll: How do you plan to use your tax refund this year?
As changes in the tax code continue to be debated throughout Colorado, there’s been local discussions suggesting that Steamboat Springs should look for new revenue sources. Last week, we were curious to know how residents would want that money to be spent. Last week’s question and results: If Steamboat...
Winter Sports Club snowboarder wins first career NorAm
Virginia “GiGi” Boyd, a snowboard cross athlete for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, captured her first career snowboard cross NorAm victory on Wednesday at the Holeshot Cross Tour at Gore Mountain in New York. Boyd, 17, was joined on the podium by SSWSC alumna Kendall Harrington, who...
Craig man charged with attempted escape after incident at Routt County jail
A 34-year-old Craig man serving an 18-month sentence on burglary and theft charges could face additional jail time following an incident at the Routt County Detention Center on Sunday. According to court documents, deputies with the Routt County Sheriff’s Office arrested Glen Shaffer shortly before 3 p.m. Sunday on charges...
These Steamboat Springs, CO based Cats are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of steamboat springs..
Don’t hold your breath: One-year delay splashes cold water on Hot Springs pool project
Old Town Hot Springs announced Thursday that it has pushed back the completion date of its ongoing major construction project until summer 2025. Construction on the final phase of the lap-pool reconstruction project began in September, and Old Town Hot Springs was scheduled to open the new pool this coming summer — but the project has encountered two significant roadblocks.
Guest column: Bud Werner Library saves taxpayers money while ensuring a strong future for the library
The Bud Werner Library is excited to share significant milestones with our community. As you know, Routt County property values increased significantly in 2023, raising concerns about how this might impact property tax bills, and the Bud Werner Library took this concern seriously. So seriously, if you compare this year’s tax bill with last year’s, you’ll see that East Routt Library District (Bud Werner Library) requested fewer mills in 2024 than we did in 2023, and we managed to fairly compensate our staff at the same time. How did we do it?
Northwest Colorado News for Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
The lap pool at the Old Town Hot Springs won’t be finished this summer, as originally planned. It won’t be ready until summer of 2025. An email from Old Town Hot Springs says it’s because of unanticipated demo and excavation work that was required. A second problem, according to Old Town Hot Springs, was the company that was hired to build the pool went through a corporate merger and restructuring which led to another delay.
Experience the Spice: Top 4 Mexican Restaurants in Steamboat Springs
In this article, we're exploring four exceptional Mexican restaurants in Steamboat Springs. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.
Contest underway to spot first Sandhill Crane
The Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition is hosting its 2024 First Crane Sighting Contest in the lead-up to Greater Sandhill Crane Week, March 1-8. Be the first to spot a Sandhill Crane in the Yampa Valley and document the sighting with a photo or video for a chance to win. Evidence...
Steamboat skiing state championships conclude, boys take fourth in overall, girls sixth
Hosted by Middle Park High School, the Colorado High School Activities Association skiing state championships concluded Friday following two days of Nordic skiing at Snow Mountain Ranch Nordic Center in Granby. In cooperation with last week’s Alpine state championship, the Steamboat Springs girls ski team placed sixth in the state...
Replacement motor for downed Pony Express lift arrives in Steamboat
Steamboat Resort teams are set to begin installation of an 8,000-pound replacement motor for the top terminal of the Pony Express chairlift after the device arrived in Steamboat Springs on Thursday morning, according to Maren Franciosi, resort communications manager. The resort first announced the lift’s closure Feb. 17 after maintenance...
Steamboat boys basketball season ends with first-round playoff loss
A rollercoaster season for Steamboat Springs boys basketball came to a halting stop Wednesday night with a 48-45 first-round playoff loss to No. 8 Denver School of Science and Technology: Green Valley Ranch. The Sailors started the season slowly, winning just three of its first eight games. But the team...
SSWSC ski jumper makes World Cup debut in Japan
At 17 years old, Steamboat Springs’ Jason Colby was the youngest ski jumper to compete at the World Cup event in Sapporo, Japan, from Feb. 16-19. After placing in the top 25 at a Continental Cup in Lillehammer, Norway, earlier this month, Colby was approached by U.S.A. Nordic Men’s Ski Jumping head coach Tore Sneli, who asked Colby to compete in his first World Cup just two weeks later.
Discover the Flavors of Italy in Steamboat Springs: 3 Restaurants to Indulge In
In this article, we're exploring three exquisite Italian restaurants in Steamboat Springs. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!