Tag Archives: Routt County

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

Karzen Promoted in District Attorney’s Office

District Attorney 14thThere’s been a promotion in the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Matt Karzen has been promoted to Assistant District Attorney, effective today. The position is considered the number two spot in the office. Karzen had served as Chief Deputy District Attorney in Routt County since February of 2014. He Continue reading

Huge Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down Near Steamboat

marijuana-leaf-300Two Mexican Nationals in the country illegally were arrested based on a Criminal Complaint when law enforcement found a large marijuana grow in the Routt National Forest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Forest Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Routt County Sheriff’s Continue reading

Highway 40 Access Meeting to be Held in Steamboat

HIGHWAY-40-300The City of Steamboat, C-DOT, Routt County and the U.S. Forest Service will hold a Public Open House Wednesday afternoon for the US 40 East Steamboat Springs Access Plan. The Access Plan is a long-range plan for future access to US 40 as growth occurs between 3rd Street and Forest Continue reading

Extension Office Soil Health Tour Is Tomorrow

csu-extension-300-BESTThe CSU Routt County Extension Office will hold a “Soil Health Tour” tomorrow at the Frentress Ranch. The tour is open to everyone. Those planning to attend should meet at the Hayden Town Hall parking lot at 1:50. The “Soil Health Tour” will be from 2 to 4, followed by a happy hour, discussion and question and answer period. Topics for the tour include; “Soil Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Wildland Fires Mostly Contained

BEHRMAN-FIRE2-300Of the 20 wildland fires reported yesterday, three remain uncontained. The largest is the 87 acre Long Fire about 25 miles northwest of Meeker. It started on State land burned onto Bureau of Land Management land. Crews and equipment from the BLM, Rifle, Canyon City and the Continue reading

Number Of Wildland Fires Swell In Northwest Colorado

fire season smallOf the 20 fires reported since Friday, 13 are now contained. Fire fighters worked throughout the weekend to gain the upper hand on the fires that were mostly lightning caused. Today crews will continue to assist Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Respond to Several Fires

craig-fire-rescue-300Fire danger remains high in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties and moderate in Routt County. Proof of that came last week, when Craig firefighters responded to three fires in a matter of minutes, Thursday. The first was a 30 acre blaze on Moffat County Road 183, which is the bypass north of town. The fire was on the north side of Continue reading

Cole J. Pollard Charged With Two Counts Of Murder

coleThe 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office today filed the following charges against Cole Jennings Pollard in connection with the death of Patricia Richmond on Monday.

Count One: Murder in the First Degree, a class one felony, alleging the intentional and premeditated killing of Ms. Richmond.
Count Two: Murder in the First Degree (felony murder), a class one felony, alleging the death Continue reading

Person Of Interest In Redmond Murder Found Near Trapper’s Lake

coleCole J. Pollard, a person of interest in the murder of 22 year old Patricia Redmond, was located Wednesday morning and taken into custody by Routt County Sheriff officers. Redmond’s body was found tied up in a home in Clark Monday night.  Pollard was located in the area of Trappers Lake in Garfield County following the discovery of his vehicle. Pollard appeared to be in good health and was taken into custody without resistance. The success of Continue reading

Tipton to Visit Craig and Steamboat Next Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton will be in Craig and Steamboat next week to hold a number of events. On Monday, Tipton will start his day with a meeting with the Moffat County Commissioners to provide a legislative update and discuss issues important to Moffat County, including the Colowyo Mine, the PILT (pilt) program, Sage Continue reading

Parachute Ends Ban on Recreational Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300Recreational marijuana businesses are now welcome in a western Colorado town that banned them in 2013. Trustees in the town of Parachute voted 4-2 to remove their ban on recreational marijuana shops, cultivation centers and testing or product manufacturing businesses. Local schools will be getting a percent of the sales tax Continue reading