Tag Archives: Routt County

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

D.A. Says Doolin Indictment Not Directly Related to Blee Case

District Attorney 14thPress Release from 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office:
On May 29, 2015, the Grand Jury for the Fourteenth Judicial District indicted Monty Dean Doolin for 1st Continue reading

Routt County Groups Gearing up for Road Clean-up Day

routt-county-signThe City of Steamboat, Routt County Environmental Health, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Yampatika, and the Litter Solutions Committee are inviting the public to help tidy up the roads throughout Routt County. Continue reading

Steamboat Woman Charged With Embezzlement

embezzlementA former Routt County chief deputy treasurer has been charged with embezzling from Routt County. The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has charged Lila Stucker with 13 counts of Theft and 144 counts of Embezzlement of Public Funds. The charges relate to over $20,000 Continue reading

YVRA Closes for Upgrades

yampa-airport-signThe Hayden airport is closing until June 15th to make way for a $16.6 million improvement project. Yampa Valley Regional Airport shut down Tuesday night so work could begin on resurfacing the runway and installing 25-foot shoulders on either side. The idea is to make the Continue reading

Man Sentenced for Firing Gun in his Home

District Attorney 14thA Routt County man was sentenced Wednesday to 5 years probation and 30 days in the county jail for firing a gun in his home back in October. Scott Brooks was sentenced after pleading guilty to Prohibited Use of a Weapon, a class 2 misdemeanor. The round he fired traveled through an exterior wall of his Continue reading

Lucas Johnson Formally Charged in Zimmerman Murder

routt-county-sherrifThe suspect in the death of a Routt County man has been formally charged with murder. Yesterday Lucas Johnson was charged with seven felonies in connection with the death of Edward Zimmerman. Charges include first-degree murder, second-degree burglary and theft. His next hearing is scheduled for March 23rd. Continue reading

YVDP Releases Economic Forecast

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their first-quarter edition of their Regional Economic Forecast. Some of the highlights include: Unemployment rates for the tri-county Continue reading

Routt County Businesses Voice Opinions on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The business community has started lobbying Governor John Hickenlooper to do what he can to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List. A letter asking as much was had delivered to the governor last week. It was reportedly signed by 17 Routt County businesses, and underscored the importance of Continue reading