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Lost Cross Country Skier Rescued

Search and rescue teams were called in to locate a cross-country skier Monday afternoon, who got lost on Rabbit Ears Pass. According to a representative from Routt County Search and Rescue, the 71-year-old Steamboat man lost his way after taking a wrong turn on Loop C, on the west side of Continue reading

Snowmobiler Rescued From Rabbit Ears

An injured snowmobiler had to be rescued over the weekend on Rabbit Ears Pass. A 62-year-old Kremmling man injured several ribs in an accident Saturday afternoon. A search and Continue reading

Two Hunters Rescued

Two Rawlins men had to be rescued near Bridger Pass  south of Rawlins last month. 47-year-old Joseph Rathbun and 57-year-old Bruce Baugh were reported missing after they failed to return from a hunt in the area on Saturday, December 23rd. The two reportedly Continue reading

Avalanche Conditions In The Back Country

Following this weekends snow storms, avalanche conditions have developed in the Flat Tops and in areas of the Routt  National Forest near Rabbit Ears Pass. Strong winds and new snow have contributed to slabs being built on top of an extremely weak snowpack. These Continue reading

Cross-Country Skier Rescued Near Rabbit Ears

A cross-country skier was rescued by Routt County Search and Rescue Wednesday afternoon on Rabbit Ears Pass. The Steamboat man called for help after becoming lost near Walton Continue reading

2018 Budget Passes After $1.7 Million In Cuts

The Moffat County Commissioners approved the 2018 budget at their meeting yesterday. The commissioners’ goal was to reduce General Fund expenditures by $2.5 million for 2018. They were able to come up with $1.7 million in long term reductions in the General Fund, leaving $800,000 to be addressed.  Changes to Continue reading

UPDATE: Highway 139 Reopened

Co Highway 139 was closed for a little over an hour Monday morning near Douglas Pass south of Rangely, due to a spun-out semi on the highway. A tow truck was called in to to remove the Continue reading

UPDATE: Highway 40 Reopen

Highway 40 was closed over Rabbit Ears Pass for two hours Monday morning due to a jack-knifed moving van on the Highway. Crews were able to clear the moving van from the Continue reading

Watch Out For Cattle On The Road

Following a collision between a cow and a pickup Tuesday night on Routt County Road 129, the North Routt Fire Protection District is reminding drivers to watch out for cows on the road. In open range, cattle will be grazing in North Routt County through out the summer and early fall. Open range grazing will occur from the Willow Creek Pass Subdivision north of the state line all the way along Routt County Continue reading

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

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

Tipped Over Semi Closes Highway 40

A tipped over semi resulted in Highway 40 being closed for a period of time yesterday afternoon on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass. The trucks driver lost control, causing the semi to slide off the road where it struck a guard rail, which led to the trailer tipping over.  The highway was closed from 12:30 Continue reading