Tag Archives: Park

Forest Road Closed In North Routt County

Forest Road 500 in North Routt County is now closed to allow culverts in the area to be replaced. Nearly five miles of the road near Little Red Park will be fully closed for two weeks while the work is taking place. Non-motorized access to the surrounding forest will still be available and recreation sites outside of the closure area will remain open. Those traveling through the National Continue reading

YVYP’s Meet Thursday At Loudy-Simpson

The monthly meeting of the Yampa Valley Young Professionals will take place tonight at Loudy-Simpson Park at 5:30.  The group will be discussing the Yampa River Diversion Park Project and their upcoming softball tournament. All those 40 Continue reading

Gondola And Bike Park Should Open Next Week

The opening of the gondola and the Steamboat Bike Park has been delayed. The city is currently waiting for  gondola parts to arrive, which will allow them to complete the construction. The Bike Park and Gondola are now expected to be opened a week Continue reading

UPDATE: Peekaboo Fire Growth Slows

The Peekaboo Fire’s growth slowed over the weekend, increasing 1000 acres between Friday and Monday morning. Crews were also able to boost containment of the 12,833 acre blaze from zero to 40%. Firefighters are looking to Continue reading

Peekaboo Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

The Peekaboo Fire continued its rapid expansion yesterday, growing from 4,200 acres to an estimated 8,000 acres as of last night. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 318 between Maybell and the Utah border last night for approximately an hour. It’s possible the highway and Moffat County Road 10N will be closed again while the fire suppression efforts take effect. Anyone planning travel in the area should be prepared for closures.  Multiple ranch structures, Continue reading

Schedule For This Weekends “Whittle The Wood”

Wood carvers will begin their work Wednesday at Loudy Simpson Park in an advance of this weekend’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous in Craig. The carving will continue through Saturday morning and the public is encouraged to stop by over the next few days to watch their creations take shape. The judging 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

Young Pro’s To Host “Dinner On The Avenue”

The second annual “Dinner on the Avenue”, hosted by the Yampa Valley Young Professionals, will take place this weekend at Alice Pleasant Park in Craig. “Dinner on the Avenue” will be held Friday evening with the gates opening at 5 and the dinner starting at 6.  Food will be sold at $5 per plate, with beer also Continue reading

Meeting To Talk West Lincoln Park Improvements

A community meeting will be held Wednesday in Steamboat to discuss improvements at West Lincoln Park. The meeting will focus on the construction of a new picnic pavilion and playground and how the construction could relate to the future of the Yampa Continue reading

UPDATE: New Animal Regulations For MOCO Parks

Dogs will no longer be allowed off leash at parks in Moffat County. The Moffat County Commissioners adopted new regulations for the county’s parks at their meeting yesterday. The new rules remove voice control as an acceptable means of animal control and establish a maximum leash length of 8 feet for all animals within the parks.  Moffat County Sheriff KC Continue reading

Free Park Entry At Dinosaur

Dinosaur National Monument and other Colorado Parks are celebrating National Park Week this weekend by dropping their entry fees now though Sunday. The Monument is joining other parks around the country in dropping fees this weekend, 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