Tag Archives: Routt County

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

Propane Tank Catches Fire Near Oak Creek

Burning trash in a barrel was the source of a grass fire Friday afternoon off of Routt County Road 200A, northeast of Oak Creek. Steamboat Springs’ firefighters responded to the three acre Continue reading

Slash Pile Burning On Emerald Mountain

Slash pile burning will start as early as Tuesday on Emerald Mountain near Steamboat. Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue will work with Routt County Emergency Services to conduct the burns, weather permitting. Smoke will be visible Continue reading

One Dies In Avalanche

Two men were caught in an avalanche yesterday in the Flat Tops in northwest Garfield County. One of the men was not injured or trapped in the avalanche.  He was able to locate his companion, who had tragically died.  He then requested Continue reading

Barn Catches Fire Near Steamboat

STEAMBOAT-FIRE-RESCUE-150x150A barn caught fire early this morning approximately 5 miles south of Steamboat. The Steamboat Springs Fire Department responded to the fire near the intersection of Highway 131 and Routt County Road 22 a little before one. When crews arrived on the scene one of the barns walls was engulfed in flames . It took Continue reading

$1 Million Bond Set In Drug/Child Prostitution Case

diazmartinezbookingA $1 Million dollar bond has been set for a 60 year old Steamboat Springs man who was arrested earlier this week on charges stemming from drug distribution and child prostitution. Miguel Angel Diaz-Martinez was arrested Tuesday by Steamboat Springs Police Officers and was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault on a Continue reading

Meetings To Discuss Budget For Routt County

routt-county-signThere will be a meeting next week to discuss the 2017 budget for Routt County. The Routt County Finance Department will host the meeting Wednesday on the top floor of the Routt County Courthouse from 1:30 to 2:30. All are welcome to attend. There will also be Continue reading

Woman Arrested For Drug Possession

mug-maryadams_t180One woman was arrested Monday after a Routt County drug dog alerted officers to the presence of narcotics. 31 year old Mary K Adams was arrested when Routt County Sheriff’s deputies discovered small amounts of heroin and methamphetamine in her possession. Adams was the passenger in a vehicle Continue reading