Tag Archives: Areas

Snowmobilers Cited For Trespassing In Mt. Zirkel

14 snowmobilers from across the country have been cited over the last several months, for trespassing in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness are in the Routt National Forest. As part of an effort to protect wilderness areas like Mount Zirkel from the effects of human activity, Continue reading

Legislation To Benefit Ski Towns

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have cosponsored a bill that would allow local forest service agencies to keep more of the money received from ski area permitting. Under current law, ski area permit fees paid to the Forest Service are sent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and then appropriated back to the Continue reading

Prepare For Floods And Fires

This is a good time of year for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make plans for what to do in the event that a fire or flood occurs. 64 counties in Colorado and more than 250 cities and towns with a population of over 250 thousand people are located in flood-prone areas.  Since the year 2000, Continue reading

Chimney Catches Fire

Steamboat Fire Fighters responded to a chimney fire Thursday night at a home on Routt County Road 179, near Milner. The fire was mostly extinguished by the time firefighters arrived on the scene. Crews inspected the home to ensure flames had not spread to other areas of the Continue reading

Comment On Steamboat Ski Area Improvements

The U.S. Forest Service is asking for the public to comment on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement which analyzes proposed improvement projects at the Steamboat Ski Area. The input will help Continue reading

Don’t Leave Cars On The Side Of The Road

The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding those planning on recreating in the backcountry to be cautious when leaving their vehicle parked on the side of a roadway. Anyone leaving a vehicle unattended on the side of the Continue reading

New Off Leash Areas For Dogs Approved

Four new off leash areas for dogs are now open in Steamboat. The new areas approved for off leash dog activities are the upper and lower portion of Blackmere Trail, the Butcherknife trail, the lower Spring Creek Trail and Whistler Park.  The City Council approved off leash Continue reading

Wild Horse Trapping Starts Next Month

The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming has decided to gather and remove wild horses within the Great Divide Basin, Salt Wells Creek, and Adobe Town herd management areas. After Sept. 15, wild horses will be gathered and removed in order to return populations to appropriate management levels. A population census determined wild horse Continue reading

Seat Belt Use In Rural Areas Still An Issue

Lack of seat-belt use continues to be an issue in rural Colorado.  Colorado law enforcement issued 1,175 citations for unbuckled passengers and drivers during the most recent rural Click it or Ticket seat-belt enforcement campaign, a slight increase from the 1,116 citations issued during the same enforcement period last year. 65 drivers were issued tickets this year for an unbuckled child in the vehicle.  In 2015, seat Continue reading

Flash Flood Watch In Effect

A flash flood watch is in effect through midnight Wednesday, for areas in the central and lower Yampa River basins. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast through the evening, which may result in flood conditions. The flash Continue reading

Comment On Proposed Wild Horse Gathering

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for the public to comment on the environmental assessment for proposed wild horse gathering in Southwest Wyoming. The BLM is looking to gather and remove horses from the Salt Wells Creek, Adobe Town and Great Divide Basin Herd Management areas, to bring the 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