Tag Archives: Routt County

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

Memorial Services Held for Deputies

BARKEYA memorial service was held Saturday for an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who was killed in a crash in Grand County. Officials had a procession of public safety officers from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office to the YMCA where the services were held. Authorities say 30-year-old Alycia Riggs was killed in a two-vehicle accident north of Continue reading

Pilot Survives Plane Crash South of Rabbit Ears

plane-crash-300A pilot called emergency dispatchers Sunday and said he was injured after his single-engine plane crashed south of the summit of Rabbit Ears Pass. Routt County officials say the pilot, Mark Darling of Eaton, asked for a rescue team. Darling said he Continue reading

3 Rollover Accidents in Routt County this Morning

roll-over-300Authorities in Routt County responded to three rollover accidents on Highway 40 today, that were likely caused by black ice. A woman was seriously injured in a crash in the Steamboat city limits. She was alone in her Ford Explorer when Continue reading

Bodies Of Missing Man and Woman Found

missing womanThe search for a missing man and woman came to a tragic end yesterday when both were found dead in Routt County.  Steamboat Police began looking for 58-year old Page Stockdale and 59 year old Mark Shiebel, after a relative of Stockdale contacted the Steamboat Springs Police Department with concerns that Stockdale had missed a dinner date and also missed a flight from Hayden to Denver. Police also Continue reading

Routt County Snow Crews Prepared for Storms

weather-snowflake-#2Routt County officials want residents to know that snow plows are on the equipment, sand trucks are loaded, and County crews are ready to start plowing. Some plowing already took place during last weekend’s storms. There are no changes to the plowing program this year, and crews will continue to head out on one plow shift Continue reading

Guilty! Steamboat Woman Sentenced to 22 Years

meghan.mckeon.mug.shot.205x205.jpgMeghan McKeon today entered a guilty plea to Child Abuse Resulting in Death in Routt County District Court, pursuant to a plea agreement. District Judge Shelley Hill sentenced McKeon to 22 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections, which was the sentence agreed to by the parties. The Steamboat Springs Police Continue reading