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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

Christmas Tree Permits Through Wyoming BLM

Christmas tree permits in Wyoming can be purchased starting Friday, through The Bureau of Land Management. Permits may be purchased from any BLM Wyoming field office at the cost of $5 to $10 per tree, depending on the location. A maximum of five Christmas tree permits can be purchased by an individual for personal use on BLM-administered lands. The permits are valid for trees located on BLM lands only. Permits for trees on U.S. Forest Service- 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

Driver Has Seizure, Hits Tree On Highway 40

A vehicle went off the road and struck a tree Wednesday on Highway 40 east of Steamboat.  A passerby called 911 and told dispatch the driver of the crashed vehicle was in the midst of a seizure. According to a representative with the Routt County Continue reading

Tree Removal Underway On Emerald Mountain

Seasonal hazardous tree mitigation work is underway on Emerald Mountain near Steamboat. Crews will focus their efforts near the Morning Gloria trail area, with the goal of removing as many dead and dying trees as possible. This is the final phase of the tree mitigation project that Continue reading

Free Mulch Available

The mulch generated through the City of Steamboat Springs Christmas tree recycling program is now available. The mulch is located to the right of the Howelsen Ice Arena entrance. Contractors and commercial operators are asked to refrain from taking the mulch as it is meant only for residents and homeowners. The mulch is available on a Continue reading

Steamboat Offering Christmas Tree Recycling

The City of Steamboat is recycling Christmas trees through the month of January.  Trees can be dropped off at the northeast corner of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot.  Before taking Christmas trees to the parking lot, be sure to remove all tinsel, ornaments and lights. Wreaths will not be accepted.  The mulch resulting from the Continue reading

Emerald Mountain Closure

emerald-mountain-300A majority of Emerald Mountain will be closed either tomorrow, Friday or Monday to allow the City of Steamboat to continue removing beetle kill trees from the area. A helicopter will be utilized during the one day closure to assist with tree removal. Additional details on the project Continue reading

Routt National Forest Road Closed

routt-natl-forest-signForest Road 250 near Yampa has been temporarily closed on the Routt National Forest during hazard tree removal operations. The closure is expected to be in place through the end of July. Nearly the entire stretch of road on the Yampa Ranger District is affected by the temporary closure. Over six miles in length, the road is located in south Routt County, in the Gore Range. The closure Continue reading

What To Do With Damaged Trees

tree damageThe wet heavy snow that fell over the weekend caused damage to power lines and took a toll on trees in the area. Damaged limbs can be difficult to remove, and it is important to take proper steps to stay safe through the process. Before you start, examine your surroundings to avoid making contact with utility lines or standing under broken or hanging branches. Continue reading

Free Mulch Available Now In Steamboat

christmas tree mulchThe mulch generated through the City of Steamboat Springs Christmas tree recycling program is now available to be picked up. The mulch is located to the right of the Howelsen Ice Arena entrance. Contractors and commercial operators are asked to refrain from taking the mulch as it is meant for residents and homeowners. The mulch is available on a first come first Continue reading