Tag Archives: Routt County

Charges Against Doolin Dismissed

District Attorney 14thCharges against Monty Doolin have been dismissed.  Doolin had be indicted by a Grand Jury on a count of Kidnapping in the First Degree related to an incident that occurred in the late 1970’s.  On November 20th the District Court for Routt County dismissed the kidnapping charge finding there was not probable cause Continue reading

Steamboat Receives Bike Friendly Award

Bicycle 32The League of American Bicyclists has again recognized Steamboat with a GOLD Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM) award. There are 371 Bicycle Friendly Communities across the country. Steamboat first received the Gold Level award in 2011 – and with this latest round of awards become one of just 24 to receive Gold Continue reading

BLM Offers Parcels in Moffat and Routt Counties for Oil and Gas Leases

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management yesterday released a preliminary environmental assessment for public review that evaluates offering two parcels in northwest Colorado in the May 2016 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The parcel in Moffat County totals 172 acres; the one in Routt Continue reading

Election Results for Northwest Colorado

Ballot-300Moffat County’s School Board is set after yesterday’s elections. Unofficial totals show Darryl Steele, Jo Beth Tupa, Joanne Baxter, and Charity Neal won their respective school board seats, while Terry Carwile, Michael Anson, and Zach Allen won seats on the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College Board. Moffat County’s Continue reading

Coal Production Down in Colorado

coalCoal production in Colorado has continued to decline since last year’s record low, with only 13.9 million tons produced through August in 2015. In August 2014 Colorado mines had already produced 15.5 million tons. Production Continue reading

Hayden Discusses Adding R-V Park to Fairgrounds

hayden town hallThe Hayden Town Planning Commission will discuss a plan to put an R-V Park at the Routt County Fairgrounds tomorrow night. The Routt County Fairgrounds Master Plan Update from 2010 shows 10 RV hookups generally located in the same area as the 9 proposed spaces. Routt County is interested in applying for a GOCO grant Continue reading

Case of Vesicular Stomatitis Found in Moffat County

cdaAs of this week, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 42 locations in 14 counties under quarantine after horses, mules, and cattle herds tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). That includes a location in Moffat County. The Northwest part Continue reading

Prescribed Burns Planned for Routt National Forest

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct multiple prescribed burns this fall near Crane Park in northern Routt County. In total, the Little Snake North burn unit consists of 800 acres and is 32 miles north of Steamboat and five miles south of the Wyoming border. The project Continue reading

Vesicular Stomatitis Found in Northwest Colorado

cdaVesicular Stomatitis, a livestock disease that typically causes oral blisters and sores that can be painful causing difficulty in eating and drinking, has made its way into Northwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of Agriculture says they have quarantined 64 Continue reading

Search is On for Hunter Lost in Routt County

ROUTT-CO-SEARCH-AND-RESCUECrews continue searching for a hunter in Routt County who has been missing since Monday, and they’re getting some help from outside teams. The Zephyr Helicopter company is helping out with the second search for a lost hunter in the mountains near Steamboat Lake in two weeks. The Minnesota man reportedly went bow hunting Continue reading

The Memorial Hospital Employees Thwart Scam

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300Craig Police say employees at The Memorial Hospital at Craig thwarted a scam attempt that was similar to one used on a Steamboat consulting firm last month. In that case, a 63-year old woman was arrested in Washington and brought back to Routt County to face charges of computer fraud and impersonation. Police say Continue reading

Johnson to be Returned to Steamboat

District Attorney 14thThe man convicted of killing Steamboat resident Lori Bases in 2000 will be coming back to the area. Thomas Lee Johnson attended a hearing yesterday, at which the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office asked the judge to return Johnson to Routt County. Johnson was taken back to Fort Collins after his Continue reading