Tag Archives: Routt County

Steamboat Man Found Dead In Home

A 51-year-old Steamboat man was found dead in his home yesterday morning. A friend discovered the body of Chris Johns at his house in the Fish Creek Falls neighborhood. The Routt County Coroner’s Office and Steamboat Springs Police are conducting an investigation into the incident. There is no Continue reading

Sheriff Wants Armed Marshals At Schools

Following the recent school shooting in Florida, Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins and Undersheriff Doug Scherar have released a letter calling for a program to be established, which would place well trained, armed school marshals in every public school in Routt County. The school marshals would consist of active or retired law enforcement Continue reading

Lost Woman Rescued

Routt County Search and Rescue were called in to assist a woman yesterday afternoon who had become lost near the Dry Lake Campground. According to a representative with Routt County Search and Rescue, the woman became disoriented Continue reading

Roll-Over Near Twentymile

A single vehicle roll-over occurred Thursday morning near Twentymile mine, at the intersection of Routt County Roads 27 and 33. The driver of the vehicle lost control due to icy conditions, causing his vehicle to roll. After the Continue reading

One Injured In Single Vehicle Accident

One person was injured in a single vehicle accident Tuesday morning on Routt County Road 33 west of Steamboat. 27-year-old Jordan Register was driving when he lost control, resulting 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

UPDATE: Craig Couple Arrested For Bike Theft

A Craig couple was arrested yesterday afternoon, on charges of stealing two bicycles from Ski Haus in Steamboat. 37-year-old Leslie Dale Billings and 34-year-old Kristin Marie Phillips are accused of stealing the two Specialized bikes Tuesday afternoon. After Steamboat Police received an Continue reading

Fireworks Cause Fire and Explosion North Of Steamboat

A smoke device lit to limit mosquitoes near a camping area late Sunday afternoon lead to a fire and explosions. The situation on Routt County Road 52E about 5 miles north of Steamboat began when a man at the camp was burned by the smoke device and instinctively threw it. The device landed inside an enclosed trailer. The trailer contained several boxes of fireworks, which ignited and began Continue reading

Brita Horn To Run For State Treasurer

Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn has announced that she will run for Colorado State Treasurer in 2018. Horn has been the Treasurer of Routt County since 2014. Horn, who is from the McCoy area, is married to a cattle rancher, she has two daughters and also has served as the town’s volunteer fire chief since 2008.  Horn was a Republican delegate to the Continue reading

Fair Royalty Clinic For Routt And MOCO Girls

The deadline is next week for Northwest Colorado girls interested in becoming Routt County Fair Royalty, to sign up for the Routt County Fair Clinic.  Girls from Routt and Moffat County are invited to participate. The Clinic will include horsemanship and Continue reading

Senators Look To Reauthorize Program Which Contributed Thousands To NW Colorado

Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet helped introduce legislation that would reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program. Colorado received $11.8 million in funding from the program in 2016.  Meeker schools received around $80,000, Routt County Schools collected over $166,000 Continue reading

Tanner Sholes Found And Arrested

Following a two week search, 34-year-old Tanner Eugene Sholes of Craig was arrested yesterday by the Moffat County Sheriffs Department. Sholes was wanted by the Hayden Police Department on multiple charges including vehicular assault and child abuse. Sholes is currently being held at the Routt County Jail awaiting his bond Continue reading