Tag Archives: Routt County

Former Routt County Employee Pays $10,000 In Restitution

District Attorney 14thAfter former Routt County Treasurer employee Lila Stucker tendered $10,000 in restitution to Routt County, the District Attorney’s Office dismissed the criminal case against her. Stucker had been accused of misappropriating approximately $20,000 from the Routt County Treasurer’s office between 2006 and 2013. Following the dismissal of the criminal case the District Attorney’s Office said it Continue reading

CSP And Routt County Sheriffs Get Tough On DUI’s

DUIColorado State Patrol officers and the Routt County Sheriff’s office are teaming up to conduct DUI saturation in the Steamboat area tomorrow. They will be looking for distracted, aggressive, and impaired drivers. In Northwest Colorado, nine people lost their lives last year. Captain Doug Continue reading

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Xmas Tree fireWith the Christmas season now here, it’s important to consider how your Christmas Tree, no matter how beautiful, can present a fire safety issue in your home. A primary concern with a Christmas tree is fire danger, often brought on by the combination of electrical malfunctions and, in the case of a real tree, a dry tree. Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals nationwide. Electrical Continue reading

Routt County Snow Plowing Plan

snow-plowInformation from the Routt County Road and Bridge Department indicates that there are no changes to the counties snow plowing program this year.  As in past years, if there are between 4 and 6 inches of snow on the road, crews will plow from 3 a.m. to noon or from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. The earlier shift times are designed Continue reading

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