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Beetle-Kill Tree Removal Scheduled

The Colorado State Forest Service will be working with the BLM to address beetle-kill timber on public lands in Grand County with the objective of harvesting dead beetle-kill trees in the area for beneficial use. This will make the forest in the area healthier and easier to defend against future wildfires. The BLM and Forrest Service are Continue reading

Proper Tree Pruning Practices

If you have Trees that need pruning now is the time to do it because pruning your trees late in their dormant season reduces impacts on the tree’s health.  Here are some steps to take to ensure you are properly pruning your trees.  Know what you want to accomplish before you saw, and don’t remove branches without a reason.  The branches Continue reading

BLM Plans Sage-Grouse Projects In NW Colorado

Public comments are being accepted by the Bureau of Land Management regarding a plan that would streamline the approval of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat improvement projects in Northwest Continue reading

Time To Winterize Trees

winterize-boatWith winter on the horizon in our area, it’s time for homeowners to begin preparing their trees Continue reading

Emerald Mountain Closed Next Week

emerald-mountain-300The majority of the front side of Emerald Mountain will be closed Monday through Wednesday to allow the City of Steamboat to continue to remove beetle kill trees from the area. During the closure, a helicopter will assist with tree removal. During the closure the Bluffs Continue reading

Trail Closures On Emerald Mountain

emerald-mountain-300A number of trails are closed on Emerald Mountain to allow the City of Steamboat to continue the removal of beetle kill trees in the area. Root Canal, Upper and Middle Stairway to Heaven and No Mo’Bluez will all be closed through October, to allow the project to be completed. Additional closures Continue reading

Fire Destroys Steamboat Residence

IMG_1791An overnight fire early Sunday destroyed a home in Steamboat at 1855 Fish Creek Falls Road. Neighbors called Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue to report the fire in the home that had also ignited trees next to the residence. West Routt Fire Protection District firefighters were also called to the scene. Upon arriving, fire crews first attacked the flames in the Continue reading

Steamboat To Remove Beetle Kill Trees

PINE-BEETLECrews will begin removing beetle kill trees on Emerald Mountain in Steamboat next week. Beginning Monday, the city will be working with the Colorado State Forest service in the process that’s expected to last through mid October. The tree removal Continue reading

Spruce Beetles Continue Destruction

PINE-BEETLEOne type of tree-killing beetle is attacking Colorado forests at a faster pace, but another is slowing down, partly because it’s running out of live trees to infest. State and federal forestry officials said Friday spruce beetles were active on Continue reading

Annual Hayden Christmas Tree Auction Set for December 6th

christmas-tree-indoor-#2-30The annual Hayden Christmas Tree Auction is being held on Sunday, December 6th at the Routt County Fairgrounds. The auction will feature decorated wreaths, trees and centerpieces – all created by local youth groups and service organizations, such as the Girl Scouts, various school groups, 4-H Groups, Love Inc. (INK), and the Routt County Cattlewomen. 100% of the sale Continue reading

Hayden Christmas Tree Auction is Sunday

christmas treeThe annual Hayden Christmas Tree Auction will be held Sunday. The auction will feature decorated wreaths, trees and centerpieces – all created by local youth groups and service organizations, such as the Girl Scouts, various school groups, 4-H Groups, Love Inc., and the Routt County Cattlewomen. 100% of the sale Continue reading

Wind Topples Trees onto Power Lines

WINDHigh winds caused problems for Yampa Valley Electric crews last night.  Crews responded to two incidents of trees falling onto power lines.  The first happened just a little before 9 in the alley between Stout and Steele Streets in Craig.  A pole and Continue reading