Steamboat Releases Final June Sales Tax Report

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final June 2015 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s June sales taxes are 5.78% more than the June 2014 Continue reading

Fish and Wildlife Offer Grants for Grouse Preservation

sage_grouse-300The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced about $828,000 in grants to preserve habitat for dwindling species including the greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse in Washington state and Colorado. The grants announced Thursday were among $37.2 million for 44 projects to help endangered or threatened species Continue reading

Power Outage to Take KRAI Off the Air in Steamboat this Morning

yampa-valley-electric-assocYVEA is planning a power outage to the communications site on Emerald Mountain near Steamboat. The outage is to take place between 9 and noon today, and will take the KRAI transmitter at 102-3 in Steamboat off the air until Continue reading

Deadline for Submitting Comments on ColoWyo EA is Today

coloyowToday is the last day to submit comments on the new Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining has finished a court ordered re-do of the assessment, and is collecting public Continue reading

C-DOT Continues Work on Highway 13

C-DOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation will continue work on Highway 13 between Craig and Meeker next week. There are two projects underway on the stretch, including bridgework Continue reading

Facebook Helps Police Catch Vandals

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300The Craig Police Department used Facebook to catch the alleged vandals who reportedly tagged several buildings in Craig two nights ago. The department’s Facebook page shows a surveillance picture of the two men who were suspected of buying spray paint from Wal-Mart, and using it to deface a handful of businesses. The caption thanks the community for identifying the Continue reading

Routt County Fair Ends this Weekend

rcfairThe Routt County Fair wraps up this weekend. Tonight’s Demolition Derby takes place at 7:30 in the outdoor arena, and includes Tractor Lawnmower Races at intermission. Tomorrow will feature a parade through downtown Hayden Continue reading

Steamboat Transit to Adjust to Pro Cycling Tour

STEAMBOAT-TRANSIT-300Steamboat Springs Transit is preparing for the influx of people and road closures during the USA Pro Cycling Challenge this weekend. Downtown Lincoln Avenue, from 5th to 11th Streets, will be closed all day Sunday and Continue reading

State and Federal Officials Clash on Reopening of Animas River

EPA-300Colorado and federal officials are at odds over whether it’s safe to reopen the Animas River to recreation after the EPA spilled 3 million gallons of toxic mine water into it, while working at the Gold King Mine. The bright orange color is gone, and officials say tests show the concentration of metals in the water – including arsenic and lead – Continue reading

New Report Highlights Flaws of President’s Ozone Plan

EPA-300The plan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dramatically tighten federal ozone limits will impose new and damaging regulatory restrictions across nearly 90 percent of Colorado’s economy, and also threatens to make traffic congestion even worse in the Denver metropolitan area. That’s according to a new Continue reading

Craig Residents Reminded to Submit Public Comment on ColoWyo EA

coloyowThe Craig Chamber of Commerce says WildEarth Guardians is flooding the Office of Surface Mining with comments on the latest Environmental Assessment at ColoWyo Mine, and are urging citizens to make comments of their Continue reading

Grant Approved for Stage 3 of Shadow Mountain Project

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editThe grant has been approved for Stage three of the Shadow Mountain Improvement Project. Moffat county’s Roy Tipton says Phase two will be done in early October, and Phase three will begin next spring. Phase three consists of Sequoia Avenue, from 9th Street to the bypass. The grant Continue reading