Tag Archives: Routt County

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

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