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Meetings To Discuss Water Next Week

water plan meetings-229Three meetings will take place next week to discuss the Water Plans for the Yampa, White and Green River Basins. John Stulp the “Interbasin Compact Committee Director” and a special water policy advisor to Governor Hickenlooper will be at the meetings to discuss water issues in the area. The first meeting will be Monday evening from Continue reading

Yampa River Trail Closures

YAMPA RIVERDue to rising water in the Yampa, sections of the Yampa River Trails in Steamboat are now closed. When the rising river levels present a danger to walkers and runners, the City of Steamboat Parks and Community Service Department will mark the closed trails with detour routes. Continue reading

UPDATE – Highway 13 NOT Closed Thursday

CDOTThe Highway 13 Bridge that crosses the Yampa River just south of Craig will NOT be closed Thursday.  The change is plans is due to high water.

Meth Baby Hospitalized

Arrest Photo - Connie Faye Hanks58 year old Connie Faye Hanks from Green River Wyoming was arrested earlier this week for endangering a child with a controlled substance after a seven month old girl in her care was discovered to have meth in her system. Authorities were alerted to the situation when the infant was taken to the Hospital suffering form seizures. When tests showed the baby’s blood Continue reading

Bear River Park Meeting Rescheduled

SteamboatThe second of a series of open houses to discuss the Bear River Park Master Plan was cancelled yesterday because consultants involved in the project were unable to make it to Steamboat due to yesterday’s storm. The meeting has been rescheduled Continue reading

Comments Due On Bear River Park

SteamboatMonday is the deadline for the public to comment on the Bear River Park Master Plan.  Click here to visit the website that has been set up to for the public to leave remarks.  The goal of the plan is to create a practical, financially feasible approach to guide future improvements to the park.  The City of Continue reading

Demand To Raft Green And Yampa Rivers Increases

RAFTINGA record number of applications were received this year for permits to raft the Green and Yampa rivers. The 300 available launch permits were awarded by a lottery drawing from all of the received applications. A total of 7,447 applications were received for the 2016 season, almost a ten percent increase from 2015.  Applications were received Continue reading

Is A Flood In Your Future

FLOOD-WATER-300The Large amounts of snow this winter will make for a wet spring and could make flooding an issue. It is always a possibility that melting snow combined with heavy spring rains may present problems with flooding in northwest Colorado.   That means, if you Continue reading

States Urge EPA to Back Off on Water Rule

EPA-300Representatives from 31 states are urging the EPA to extend the effective date of the planned Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which is currently set to go in effect August 28th. Once the rule gets into effect, virtually every river, stream and creek in the U.S. will come under the oversight of bureaucrats from the EPA. The Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Remind Boaters to Protect Against Mussels

QUAGGAWith the discovery of zebra and quagga mussels in several western states, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials continue to ask boaters to help protect public waters from all aquatic nuisance species (ANS). Continue reading

Elk, Green and Yampa Rivers On The Rise

river floodingStrong river flows will continue for western Colorado as snow melt increases. Warm temperatures will continue for the rest of the week increasing snow melt across the region. The snow melt, along with recent rain Continue reading

Tips Offered for a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

ROEMThe Routt County Office of Emergency Management is reminding residents to be cautious when celebrating this Memorial Day weekend.  Those that are visiting the area, or who plan to take their celebration to the mountains Continue reading