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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

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

Check Out A Park Pass At Local Libraries

Libraries throughout Northwest Colorado are participating this year in the Check-Out Colorado State Parks Programs. All of the county and regional libraries in the area, along with state run colleges like CNCC and Colorado Mountain College, have state park passes and an activity backpack available for check out. The park Continue reading

Head On Crash Victims Identified

The four people who were injured in a head on accident on Rabbit Ears Pass Sunday morning have been identified. 52-year-old Thomas Garman of Westminster was traveling with a 15-year-old female, when he lost control colliding with a car being Continue reading

Four Injured In Head On Crash

Four people were injured in a head on accident yesterday morning on Rabbit Ears pass. Icy roads are believed to have contributed to the incident which occurred just after 10. One of the drivers sustained serious injuries and was trapped in their vehicle, requiring extrication. It took emergency crews about a half an hour to remove the driver from the vehicle.  All those injured were taken to Continue reading

Name A Mountain Bike Trail In Routt County

Nominations are being accepted to help name a mountain bike trail on Buffalo Pass in Routt County. The US Forest service will accept name suggestions for the trail through the end of the Continue reading

UPDATE: Two Vehicle Accident Near Rabbit Ears

One person was injured Friday following a two vehicle accident on Highway 40, at the bottom of the west side of Rabbit Ears Pass. According to Josh Lewis of the Colorado State Patrol, the driver of one of the vehicles, 27-year-old Chelsea Burkett Continue reading

UPDATE: Rabbit Ears Closed For 7 Hours Due To Head-on Crash

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Rabbit Ears Pass was closed in both directions earlier today due to an accident that occurred between a tractor-trailer and pickup just after 5 this morning. The two drivers were the only people involved in the incident. . It took rescue Continue reading

Craig Man Arrested For Intent To Distribute Heroin

selbach-mugA Craig man was arrested Tuesday for possession of heroin with the intent to distribute after he was pulled over on Rabbit Ears Pass.  A substantial amount of heroin was discovered in the vehicle of Ronal Selbach after he was pulled over for driving erratically Tuesday afternoon.  While an officer was talking to Selbach about his driving, a Routt County Continue reading

Punt Pass And Kick In Steamboat

110107-punt-pass-kickThe annual NFL Punt Pass and Kick competition will take place this Saturday in Steamboat. The City of Steamboat’s Parks and Community Service Department is hosting the event for kids between the ages of 6 and 15. Girls and boys will be split into five separate age divisions and will compete Continue reading

UPDATE: Accidents On Rabbit Ears Pass

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Two accidents on Rabbit Ears closed the pass Friday afternoon.  According to the Colorado State Patrol there was about 6 inches of snow on the roadway  at the time and road conditions were a contributing factor to both accidents.  In the first accident Ruth Feiring of Steamboat, who was driving a Suburban lost control of her vehicle which then Continue reading