Tag Archives: Routt

Senators Look To Re-Authorize Program Which Funds Rural Schools

Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet sent a letter to Senate leadership this week, asking them to include the re-authorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Program in any end of year legislation. Colorado received $11.8 million in funding from the program in 2016.  Meeker schools Continue reading

Comment On NW Colorado Oil & Gas Lease Sale

The BLM is evaluating 64 parcels of land totaling nearly 60 thousand acres, for an oil and gas leas sale in Northwest Colorado, as part of the Trump administrations goal to strengthen America’s energy independence.  In Fiscal Year 2016, oil and gas activity on BLM Colorado-managed lands contributed $2.9 billion in economic output and Continue reading

Routt National Forest Seasonal Closures Instituted

Seasonal big game winter range closures have been instituted in some locations of the Routt National Forest near Steamboat. Both mandatory and voluntary closures are instituted annually between December 1st to April 15th,  at trail-heads and in Continue reading

Tree Lighting Ceremonies Friday And Saturday

There will be lighting ceremonies this weekend in Hayden and Steamboat to help kick off the Christmas season. The Light up the Night community tree lighting will occur tonight in Steamboat.  The countdown for the lighting starts tonight at 6 on the Routt County Courthouse lawn. The Continue reading

Participate In Hayden Christmas Tree Auction

The Friends of the Christmas Tree Festival are looking for non-profit service organizations and youth groups to participate in the annual Hayden Christmas Tree Auction. The auction will take place on December 3rd at the Routt County Fairgrounds. Christmas trees need to be submitted Continue reading

Meetings To Discuss Routt County Budget

The Routt County Finance Department will be providing information on the 2018 budget at two meetings. The proposed 2018 Budget will be reviewed at a meeting tomorrow at the Routt County Continue reading

Horse Has To Be Rescued From Cattle Guard

North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters rescued a horse that was trapped in a cattle guard Wednesday. According to a post on the North Routt Fire Protection Facebook page, the horse ran away from a hunting camp in the area, and was found with three legs stuck in a cattle guard on Forest Service Road 443, northeast of Clark. It took crews a couple hours to free the animal. A veterinarian that was on Continue reading

Local Election Results

Craig voters narrowly passed a city sales tax increase while voters county wide rejected the college mil levy increase during the election yesterday. The approved sales tax increase of 1.75% was approved by an 88 vote margin. The increase will raise the Craig sales tax to 4% Continue reading

Accident Sends One To Hospital

One person was injured after their vehicle left the road last week north of Oak Creek.  23-year-old Kyle Baglo of Oak Creek was driving Thursday on Colorado Highway 131, when he went off the road near the intersection of Routt County Road 179 and hit a tree.  According to a Continue reading

Vote Or Drop Off Ballots Today

Tuesday is election Day. Anyone planning to vote, who has not yet done so, will need to submit their ballot to the local County Clerk’s office, or vote in person at a certified polling location by 7 tonight. The Moffat County Clerks Office will be Continue reading

Christmas Tree Permits Available Now

For those who enjoy the process of cutting down their own Christmas tree, permits are now available for tree cutting in the Routt, White River and Medicine-Bowe National Forests. Permits are available for ten dollars and can be purchased from the Bureau of Land Managements local field office in Meeker, in Craig through the Craig Chamber of Commerce, in Steamboat Continue reading

Icy Conditions Cause Problems For Drivers

Icy conditions on Highway 40 resulted in 2 vehicles sliding off the road early Monday morning.  The drivers lost control on black ice, in separate incidents west of Hayden. According to Continue reading