Tag Archives: Steamboat

Bear Head Came from Legal Hunt

black-bearA severed bear head discovered in a Steamboat neighborhood came from a bear that was legally hunted. The head was found Thursday, ironically on Bear Drive. Colorado Parks and Wildlife determined that the head came from a bear legally hunted. The investigation determined that Continue reading

CMC Holds Strategic Plan Meeting

colorado-mountain-college-3The Colorado Mountain College system is assessing changes to their strategic plan. A new plan has been drafted and is now being presented to the public. The college is holding a series of meetings at its campuses across the Western Slope to gain input from the public. The Steamboat meeting will be held this afternoon at Continue reading

Steamboat Bike Park Closed for Improvements

Bicycle 32The Bear River Bike Park in Steamboat is closed temporarily through September 19th, in order for Routt County Riders to make improvements to the park. City officials request that everyone stay out of the area during this time for their own safety and so that the work can be done quickly. Improvements will include completing the return Continue reading

Steamboat Wal-Mart Evacuated Briefly

Steamboat Police BadgeThe Steamboat Wal-Mart was evacuated briefly yesterday, while investigators searched for a gas leak. Two customers at the store suffered seizures, and a couple more reported feeling sick. That prompted store officials to call authorities, who shut down the store at around noon to search for a possible gas leak. Nothing was found. Continue reading

Forest Rangers Cracking Down on Buffalo Pass Parties

BUFFALO-PASSDestructive partying on the Routt National Forest is drawing the attention of U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement Officers in the Steamboat area, as multiple events have resulted in a variety of issues, dangerous Continue reading

First National Bank of the Rockies Changes Hands

BofSJMeeker2 (1)One of the oldest banks in northwest Colorado begins a new chapter this week when 10 First National Bank of the Rockies branches are renamed Bank of the San Juans following an acquisition by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc. Bank officials say customers will notice few changes at the Grand Junction, Steamboat, Continue reading

Teens on Tour Registration Open

City-of-SteamboatRegistration is open for Steamboat’s Teens on Tour overnight trip to Denver on November 6th and 7th until Thursday, October 30th or spots are filled. Continue reading

Night Crews to Begin Working on Steamboat Road Project

road-work-300Crews working on the Highway 40 project in Steamboat will begin night work next week. The work is being done both east and west of the downtown area. The project includes installing new traffic signal conduits at Pine Grove Road. Crews will also make improvements to curbs, gutters, sidewalks and center medians from Continue reading

Economic Sessions in Craig, Steamboat, and Meeker

economyStrengthening Economies Together, or SET, will meet next month to go over their program with a representative of the South Dakota Badlands River Region. The event provides an opportunity for anyone to learn about the SET process. It starts in Meeker September 15th with a focus group meeting. On the 16th the group will Continue reading

Cause of Rabbit Ears Plane Crash Still Being Determined

NTSBInvestigators don’t expect to identify the cause of a small plane crash near Steamboat that killed two people until next year. Sixty-two-year-old flight instructor William Earl Allen of Broomfield, and his student, 60-year old Terry Lynn Stewart of Houston, Texas died in the crash on Rabbit Ears Pass August Continue reading

Steamboat Woman Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison

court-300Today, pursuant to a plea agreement, Lisa Lesyshen pleaded guilty to Murder in the Second Degree and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.  Lesyshen will be transferred immediately to the custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections.  Lesyshen killed her son, Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan on May 29, 2013.  She then shot Continue reading

Man Awaiting Sentence Dies of Cancer

14th-judicial-district-300The family of a man awaiting sentencing in a fatal traffic collision in Steamboat says he has died of cancer. Reports say Scott Penfold died Tuesday. His family submitted a death notice to the judge. Penfold was convicted last month of careless Continue reading