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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

Proper Pruning Practices

PruneIf you have Trees that need pruning now is the time to do it.  That’s because pruning your trees late in their dormant season reduces impacts on the tree’s health.  Here are some steps you can take to make sure you are properly pruning your Continue reading

Recycle Your Christmas Tree In Steamboat

christmas tree recyclingThe City of Steamboat’s annual Christmas Tree recycling program is going on now through the end of the month, trees may be dropped off anytime in the Northeast corner of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot. Before dropping off a tree you are asked to remove all tinsel, ornaments, lights Continue reading

Highway 40 Rollover Death

HIGHWAY-40-150A Kremmling man died yesterday in a single vehicle rollover crash on Highway 40.   The victim, 31 year old Blake Mascia was killed when the Jeep CJ he was driving went off the road, collided with a tree and rolled down a steep embankment.  The accident occurred  about 8 miles east of Kremmling.  Mascia Continue reading

Steamboat Gets Early Start On Tree Recycling

christmas tree recyclingThe City of Steamboat is getting an early start on their annual Christmas Tree recycling program. Now through the end of the month, trees may be dropped off anytime in the Northeast corner of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot. Before dropping off a tree you are asked to remove all tinsel, ornaments, lights and nails. Also, wreaths will not be accepted. The Continue reading

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Xmas Tree fireWith the Christmas season now here, it’s important to consider how your Christmas Tree, no matter how beautiful, can present a fire safety issue in your home. A primary concern with a Christmas tree is fire danger, often brought on by the combination of electrical malfunctions and, in the case of a real tree, a dry tree. Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals nationwide. Electrical Continue reading