Tag Archives: water

Be Safe This Memorial Day!

Northwest Colorado residents are being reminded to be cautious when out celebrating this Memorial Day weekend.  Those who are visiting the area or are planning to take their Memorial Day celebration to the mountains should remember to let their bodies adjust to the higher altitude Continue reading

New Requirements For Colorado Boaters

As we get closer to tubing and water skiing season, its important to be aware of newl requirements for Colorado boaters. In an effort to mitigate costs, while continuing to prevention zebra and quagga muscles from spreading to the state’s waters, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has instituted new regulations for 2017. In addition to required Continue reading

Help CDOT Identify Potholes

Pothole season has begun.  Potholes form when snow and rain seep into a road’s foundation, decreasing its strength. When temperatures drop below freezing, the surface of the roadway becomes weak and freezes water in the Continue reading

Steamboat Water Restriction In Effect Monday

Due to minimal precipitation and above average temperatures this winter, combined with a very dry February and March, water restrictions will go into effect Monday in Steamboat. Because of these conditions, water providers Continue reading

Colorado Water Levels Prompt Concern

While winter snow pack was above average in the Colorado Mountains through January, dry conditions in February and March have prompted concern among water officials. According to the USDA’s Snow Survey and Water Forecasting Team, the state is now reliant on future participation to maintain above average water levels. Spring run off Continue reading

Green Algae in White River Near Meeker Prompts Concerns

A growing, green eyesore in parts of the White River near Meeker has caught the attention of local landowners, anglers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Over the last two years, a significant increase in the amount of algae in the river has local residents and agency officials exploring several possibilities that may be causing the bloom. Continue reading

Water Workshop In Steamboat

The Colorado Ag Water Alliance will hold an Ag Producers’ Water Workshop this week in Steamboat. The workshop will address water needs for cities, agricultural producers and the environment in light of projected water Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Routt County Master Plan

The Routt County Planning Commission will host a meeting this week in Hayden to discuss the Routt County Master Plan. The meeting will allow the planning team to answer questions about the regulations contained in the plan concerning water Continue reading

Rule Could Result In Nearly 80,000 Lost Coal Jobs

coalplugHouse Republicans are looking to put a stop to a rule that could cost the U.S. tens of thousands of coal mining jobs. Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton is pushing to add a provision to any possible end of year funding package.  The provision would end or delay the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation’s proposed Stream Protection Rule.  The purpose of the Stream Continue reading

Help Set A World Record

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for participants to help them set a world record this weekend at Stagecoach State Park. The “End of Summer Stagecoach Fun Fest” starts at noon tomorrow, at the park’s marina and swim beach. All stand-up paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and belly boarders, can attend the event, and help in the Continue reading

More Water For The Yampa River

YAMPA RIVERDue to low flow rates and high temperatures in the Yampa River, the Upper Water Conservation District is releasing an additional 10 cubic feet of water per second into the Yampa over the next few weeks. The additional Continue reading

Club 20 Meeting In Steamboat

club 20-229A CLUB 20 summer committee meeting will take place this week in Steamboat. CLUB 20 is an organization of  counties, communities, businesses, individuals and associations from Western Colorado that look to promote, and develop area resources, to support a Continue reading