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New Mountain Bike Restrictions For Buffalo Pass

In order to address illegal mountain bike trails in the Buffalo Pass area near Steamboat, the U.S. Forest Service has issued a special order, prohibiting off-route bike riding in the area. The order goes into effect immediately and will cover the Soda Creek area to the north, Mt. Zirkel Wilderness to Continue reading

Road Closure Near Yampa

A portion of Forest Road 100, also known as Buffalo Park Road in the Gore Range near Yampa, will be closed for approximately two weeks, starting today, to allow a culvert to be replaced. The road will be fully closed to traffic 24 hours a day 7 days a week while the work is taking place.  Non-motorized access to the surrounding forest will still be allowed and Continue reading

Free Bird Walk And Identification Class

Bird lovers are invited to join in on bird walk and attend a free bird identification class this week in Rawlins. A free bird walk will be held Tuesday morning starting at 7:30, to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. Participants will meet at the Conoco gas Continue reading

Suspicious Bomb Like Item Discovered

Routt County Sheriff’s officers responded to a suspicious item yesterday in the Buffalo Pass area near the Dry Lakes Campground. A hiker in the area called police after finding a square package containing wires, that looked like it could be a bomb. Upon arriving at the scene, Routt County Deputies confirmed the hiker’s Continue reading

Two Accidental Deaths Over The Weekend

Two people died while recreating in Carbon County over the weekend, one while rafting and the other in an ATV accident. Emergency crews responded to the Encampment River Friday evening to reports of a person who was ejected from a raft.  The body of 26-year-old Lane Swedlund of Laramie was recovered from the Continue reading

Comment On NW Colorado Wild Horse Removal

The Bureau of Land Management is asking for the public to review an environmental assessment concerning the removal of wild horses from areas outside the Piceance-East Douglas Heard Management Area. According to Lauren Brown of the White River Field Office, the BLM is committed to maintaining a healthy wild horse population in the Continue reading

Red Flag Warning Through Saturday

Due to warm and dry conditions in the area, a Red Flag Fire Warning is in effect for much of Northwest Colorado through tomorrow night. With gusty winds up to 40 mph and low humidity, there is the potential for any fire to Continue reading

Areas In Wyoming Closed To Motorized Vehicles

The Steamboat Mountain area in Wyoming northeast of Rock Springs will be closed to motorized vehicles during the months of May and June, to protect sensitive elk calving and dear fawning areas. Signs will be posted throughout this Continue reading

Wild Horses Up For Adoption This Weekend

Twenty-one of the wild horses gathered from the Sand Wash Herd Management area will be available for adoption this weekend in Fruita, at the Rimrock Adventures Arena. Public viewing sessions will be held tomorrow from 10 to 6 and Saturday from 9 to 10:30, with the silent auction and adoption taking Continue reading

Closures For Dam Work At Steamboat Lake

Upgrade and repair work will begin soon on the Willow Creek Dam at Steamboat Lake State Park. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is advising the public to observe closure signs and avoid the area Continue reading

Slash Pile Burning On Emerald Mountain

Slash pile burning will start as early as Tuesday on Emerald Mountain near Steamboat. Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue will work with Routt County Emergency Services to conduct the burns, weather permitting. Smoke will be visible Continue reading

Prescribed Burns Scheduled In Moffat County

Prescribed burns have been scheduled in western Moffat County over the coming weeks. The Seven Springs prescribed fire will take place six miles west of Greystone in the Douglas Mountain area, with the Treepee Continue reading