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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

UPDATE: Holiday Drive Was A Big Success

The 19th annual 93-7/102-3 KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive was a huge success. Hundreds of people stopped by during the two day Holiday Drive to donate new unwrapped toys, gifts for senior citizens, non-perishable food and cash. 100% of all the donations collected during the Holiday Drive will benefit the Interfaith Food Continue reading

Steamboat Transit Winter Schedule Starts Sunday

Steamboat Springs Transit will shift to the winter bus schedule starting Sunday. During the winter schedule, buses run throughout the town, with fixed route and on call services available. You can access bus route information on your Smartphone by downloading the Continue reading

Comment On Sage Grouse Conservation

The U.S. Forest Service announced they are asking for public comments on the sage-grouse plan amendments that were adopted in 2015. After two years of implementing the sage-grouse plans, the Forest Service is seeking public comment on how well plans are working and how they may be Continue reading

Slash Pile Burns To Begin Soon

Slash pile burning is scheduled to begin soon in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming, with burns taking place throughout the fall and winter. Hundreds of piles still remain in the two National Forests that need to be burned. The public should expect to see smoke Continue reading

Prescribed Burns Scheduled In NW Colorado

Firefighters will be conducting prescribed burns over the coming weeks in Eagle, Garfield and Rio Blanco County. Crews plan to burn 1,200-acres 11 miles northwest of Rifle, 300-aces northwest of Continue reading

Big Red Fire Bigger Than Previously Thought

Crews have determined the Big Red Fire in north Routt County is larger than previously estimated after a helicopter flight over the fire last night found the blaze had burned 530 acres. Firefighters continue to cut fire lines and monitor the fire. Private land near Big Red Continue reading

Inmate Community Service Program Closed Down

After 10 years, the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is closing down its Inmate Community Service Program, due to budget constraints. The Inmate Community Service Program was created in 2007, and allowed non-violent, misdemeanor-level volunteer inmates of the Detention Center to work under the direction supervision of the Sheriff’s Continue reading

Big Red Fire Grows, Roads Closed

The lightning started Big Red Fire burning in North Routt County, increased in size over the weekend, growing to over 50 acres. Due to the growth, fire crews have shifted from monitoring the fires location, to cutting fire lines to limit its expansion. The change in tactics was also required because the fire is now putting a Forest Service timber sale and private land south Continue reading

Creek Reopened To Recreational Activity

Jones Hole Creek in Dinosaur National Monument has been reopened to recreational access. A septic line break forced the closure of the creek earlier this month, but there has been no noticeable contamination of the stream. Water samples that were tested in Continue reading

Two More Trips For Seniors Coming Up

The City of Steamboat’s Parks and Community Services Department will host two more trips this summer for seniors 55 or older. Next week, seniors will be able to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the Chicago White Sox. The cost of that trip is $45 which includes transportation and Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Woman Dies In ATV Accident

A Craig woman died over the weekend in an ATV accident near Toponas. 58-year-old Julie Nalty was driving a side-by-side ATV Sunday when she lost control, rolling it down a steep embankment. Both Nalty and her passenger, Vicky Hamblin also of Craig, were Continue reading