STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado city has rejected a proposal for a snowmobile hill climb due to concerns about timing and impact to the historic slope.
Colorado man died of hypothermia after snowmobile broke down
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 64-year-old man whose body was found in a backcountry area in northwest Colorado after his snowmobile apparently broke down died of hypothermia.
Colorado man found dead after snowmobiling near Yampa
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 64-year-old man has been found dead in a Colorado backcountry area after his snowmobile apparently broke down.
Colorado girl who survived crash that killed mom back home
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 6-year-old Colorado girl who survived a crash that killed her mother on Christmas Eve is back home after getting a hero's welcome from her community.
Colorado man’s attempt to launch largest firework fails
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man's attempt to launch a world record aerial fireworks shell has failed.
Skier rescued after spending a night lost in Colorado storm
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 62-year-old skier has been rescued after spending a night lost in the northern Colorado mountains amid a heavy snowstorm.
Routt County Search and Rescue says the man was found at midday Friday near the Steamboat Resort, about 16 hours after he called 911 to say he was lost outside the resort boundary.
Avalanche danger elevated in western Colorado
DENVER (AP) — The avalanche danger is elevated in western Colorado because of fresh, heavy snow and strong winds.
The risk is highest Monday in the backcountry areas near Steamboat Springs, Gunnison, Aspen and Grand Mesa. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says travel isn't recommended in or below avalanche terrain in those regions.
The risk is ranked as considerable in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, where a skier died in an avalanche on Saturday.
Colorado community mourns loss of teacher killed on I-70
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Residents of a Colorado mountain community are mourning the loss of a mother of four and teacher who was killed in a Christmas Eve car crash on Interstate 70.
Bear puts off winter hibernation in search of food
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials say one black bear in Steamboat Springs is in no hurry to hibernate for the winter.
The Steamboat Pilot and Today reports Colorado Parks and Wildlife Officer Kyle Bond says a bear "has been cruising around Steamboat." He says people need to lock their vehicles and trash.
New electric vehicle charging stations set for Yampa Valley
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Four more electric vehicle charging stations are headed to the Yampa Valley.
The Steamboat Pilot and Today reports two public charging stations soon will be installed in Steamboat Springs, at Alpine Bank and another unannounced location. Two more stations will be installed in yet-to-be-announced locations in Craig and Dinosaur.
Colorado man dies in snowmobile crash
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 24-year-old northern Colorado man was killed in a weekend snowmobile crash.
Routt County officials say Hayden Savage of Oak Creek died Saturday when his snowmobile veered off a county road and crashed into a stand of trees near Stagecoach Reservoir, south of Steamboat Springs and east of Oak Creek.
Colorado pushes for more snowplow drivers among shortage
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado is looking for more drivers to plow roads across the state as winter weather descends.
The Steamboat Pilot and Today reports the state Department of Transportation has more than 100 open positions for snowplow drivers and highway maintenance employees.
Bear breaks into 5 cars in 3 days
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Officials say they have set a trap after a bear in Colorado broke into five cars in three days, causing serious damage.
The Steamboat Pilot and Today reports the two unlocked cars targeted by the black bear Thursday night were a Hyundai and a Subaru. Subaru cars are susceptible to bear break-ins because the animals can slip their paws behind the door handles.
Authorities say recovered body believed to be missing man
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say they believe they have found the body of the 66-year-old man who went missing in the Steamboat Lake area in northern Colorado.
Routt County Undersheriff Doug Scherar tells the Steamboat Pilot & Today that a helicopter crew spotted a possible body following a search of the area Wednesday.
Search called off for missing man in northern Colorado
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in northern Colorado have called off a search in the Steamboat Lake area for a 66-year-old man who has been reported missing.
Kristia Check-Hill of Routt County Search and Rescue tells the Steamboat Pilot & Today that winter weather conditions forced an end to the search.
Colorado trooper fired, women complained of behavior
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado state trooper was fired after three women complained about inappropriate behavior after he arrested them for driving under the influence.
Attorney Kris Hammond said three of his clients complained that Higgins offered to help them with the charges and required one to delete their text message exchange.
North-central Colorado wildfire nearly doubles in size
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A wildfire burning in north-central Colorado has nearly doubled in size over the last few days, forcing evacuations of two small communities and hunter camps.
The fire between Steamboat Springs and Kremmling in the Routt National Forest has burned nearly 15 square miles (38.8 square kilometers). It started in July and was nearly contained when hot, dry and windy weather this week revived it and sent it past containment lines.
Fire near Steamboat Springs flares up in hot, dry conditions
DENVER (AP) — The fire danger is high again in western Colorado, where hot and dry conditions have led to a wildfire burning near Steamboat Springs since mid-July to flare up.
Routt National Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos told the Steamboat Pilot & Today that the fire in the Routt National Forest jumped established containment lines Wednesday and moved to within about 5 miles (8 kilometers) of U.S. 40. Hunters and campers in the area were evacuated.
Horse injured in Steamboat Springs rodeo euthanized
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Officials say a horse was euthanized after it received a back or spinal cord injury during the rodeo in Steamboat Springs.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the 5-year-old gelding was in the saddle bronc competition Saturday during the Steamboat Pro Rodeo.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Wyoming police officer whose gun accidentally discharged at a youth baseball tournament in Colorado last month has been charged with two misdemeanors.
KCNC-TV in Denver reports that Markum King of Cheyenne is charged with reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct stemming from the June 15 incident in Steamboat Springs.
Colorado parks employee drowns in Steamboat Lake
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the 24-year-old Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee who drowned while swimming in Steamboat Lake.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports David Mutabazi died Tuesday after he was spotted struggling in the water at Steamboat Lake State Park.
Missing swimmer’s body recovered in Steamboat Lake
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the body of a Colorado Parks and Wildlife employee who went missing while swimming in Steamboat Lake.
Chairlift repair slated for Colorado ski area
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A chairlift on a Colorado ski area is set to get a face-lift.
The Steamboat Pilot and Today reports contractors are expected to complete repairs on the Barrows Chairlift on Howelsen Hill later this month.
The repair will keep the lift operational for this winter's Ski Free Sundays and the free learn to ski program for local second graders.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities in Steamboat Springs say they believe they've found the body of a man who went missing in April.
The Steamboat Pilot and Today reported Thursday that the body of 38-year-old Matthew Shelters was found on the banks of Soda Creek, just north of the Colorado mountain town.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a man drowned after he slipped below the surface of a northern Colorado lake.
Routt County Coroner Rob Ryg tells Steamboat Today that 64-year-old David Bass, of Hutchinson, Kansas, did not have any heart issues and was "a very healthy man" when he drowned at Steamboat Lake on Friday.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado pyrotechnics expert plans to launch a world record firework — but not until there's snow on the ground.
Tim Borden tells KUSA-TV that the shell would be just over 5 feet (1.5 meters) in diameter and weigh 2,400 pounds (1,088 kilograms). It will launch from a 26-foot (8-meter) long steel launch tube.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a man who went missing in a northern Colorado lake.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Ben Berend was lost in the desert.
That's actually not quite right. Ben Berend was in the desert, camping in New Mexico in late March, and Ben Berend was lost, unsure what to do with his future.
The Steamboat Springs Nordic combined athlete lived out his dreams in February, competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the end of a cycle into which he'd poured everything he had.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Forecasters say the Yampa and Elk rivers have likely reached their peak flows for the season, barring heavy rain this weekend.
The Steamboat Pilot and Today reports Colorado Basin River Forecast Center senior hydrologist Ashley Nielson says it would take "heavy precipitation over the Yampa and Elk rivers" to send them to a new level.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A search is continuing for a 38-year-old man who went missing from a Colorado mountain town last week.
The Steamboat Pilot and Today reports the search area to find Matthew Shelters has expanded beyond Steamboat Springs to include surrounding towns.
JetBlue to offer 3 new direct flights to Steamboat
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Skiers soon will have three more options to fly directly to a Colorado ski resort.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Glenn Arnold thought the old barn in Steamboat Springs where he took care of cows as a child and sought shelter from thunderstorms would just fall down someday and fuel a big bonfire.
So there was still a sense of surprise in Arnold's voice Monday, April 16 after he learned that barn is set to be preserved and become a new iconic landmark guiding tourists to the base of Steamboat Ski Area
Colorado ski town weighs pot dispensary location
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado ski town is debating where to allow a marijuana dispensary.
Rocky Mountain Remedies wants to open a store midway between downtown Steamboat Springs and the Steamboat ski resort on the edge of town.
The Steamboat City Council plans to vote on the application Tuesday.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say a 48-year-old man was killed in an accident at a home building site in northwest Colorado.
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A career filled with tragedy, trauma and "liquid grief" came with an enormous cost, and it drove Michael Ferrara to consider the most extreme option.
"I clear the weapon, hold it up to my head and pull the trigger," Ferrara said. "I realize this is a dress rehearsal. I know I'm in trouble."
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Mark Dennis was a typical Steamboat Springs kid.
He spent his childhood skiing on the slopes of Mount Werner and Howelsen Hill. He attended classes here and graduated from Steamboat Springs High School in 2009.
Colorado sheriff proposes placing armed marshals in schools
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A northern Colorado sheriff is proposing a program that places an armed marshal in each public school in the county.
The Steamboat Pilot and Today reports Routt County Sheriff Garrett Wiggins is planning meetings with school district officials to open discussions on a program that would place a marshal in each of the county's 11 school buildings.
3 towns rank in top 5 in US for growth in senior population
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's mountains aren't the only places showing more white on top. Residents of the resort towns below are graying at some of the fastest rates in the country.
Steamboat Springs, Edwards and Breckenridge ranked first, third and fourth, respectively, for the biggest gains in their senior populations this decade, while Glenwood Springs came in 13th, according to an analysis published in Newgeography.
Steamboat hosts annual Winter Summit
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Meteorologists from across the country are flocking to a small Colorado city for a weeklong conference.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the Steamboat Ski Area is the site this week for the 29th Annual Weather Summit.
Officials euthanize bald eagle found shot on side of road
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A bald eagle found injured alongside a Colorado road had to be euthanized.
The Steamboat Today reports that the eagle was found on Thursday in Routt County.
Officials originally thought the bird was hit by a car, but X-rays revealed it was shot.
One of the eagle's legs was nearly severed and it had bullet fragments in its body. Officials decided the most humane thing to do was put the bird down.
City officials approve funding to restore 90-year-old barn
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Steamboat Springs officials plan to help restore a nearly 90-year-old barn and relocate it to a more prominent spot in the city.
Steamboat Pilot and Today reports the city council on Tuesday voted in favor of providing funding for the project that seeks to move the Arnold Barn to a location in front of the Steamboat Grand Hotel.
Puerto Rican workers find support in Steamboat Springs
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — When Carlos Acosta arrived in Steamboat Springs in December 2016, he knew he would have a job, a steady source of income to support himself and a little extra to send back to his family in Puerto Rico.
But it's the things he never expected that have made Steamboat feel like home.
Colorado bus service grows, prompting talks of new routes
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Department of Transportation's statewide bus service has posted another quarter of strong ridership growth, with a nearly 25 percent jump between July and November compared with the same period last year.
Wildlife officers euthanize third bear in Steamboat Springs
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Wildlife officers say they have euthanized a third bear that was causing problems in the Steamboat Springs area.
The Steamboat Pilot & Today reports the bear had been breaking into garages, ripping into freezers and getting into food.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Area Wildlife Manager Kris Middledorf says there have been multiple property damage reports over the past week.
Hiker bit by rattlesnake in Denver area was a triathlete
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A hiker who died after he was bit by a rattlesnake in popular open space park near Denver was a triathlete who credited endurance sports for saving his life.
Thirty-one-year-old Daniel Hohs was bit as he hiked at Mount Galbraith Saturday about a mile and half from the trailhead. It took first responders 22 minutes to reach him. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Fall storm brings up to 18 inches of snow to Colorado peaks
DENVER (AP) — An early autumn storm brought heavy snow to northern Colorado mountains on Monday and led to power blackouts for thousands of customers.
The National Weather Service said 18 inches (46 centimeters) fell near Steamboat Springs. Red Cliff, south of Vail, reported 14 inches (36 centimeters) and Winter Park reported nearly 10 inches (25 centimeters).
The Latest: Fall storm brings heavy snow to Colorado peaks
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a snowstorm in the Colorado mountains (all times local):
A storm that brought up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) of snow to the Colorado mountains has knocked out electricity to 21,600 customers.
Xcel Energy says the problems began Sunday night. The company says crews had restored service to about two-thirds of the customers by mid-day Monday.
Colorado city donates cars to Harvey-affected city
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Officials in a Colorado city say they're donating six vehicles to a Texas city affected by Hurricane Harvey.
Steamboat Today reports that the city of Steamboat Springs recently retired the vehicles once used by its public works department.
Colorado man delivering pizza, music to Houston
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — With residents stranded and displaced due to floods in Houston following Hurricane Harvey, musician Mark Nuccio said it's inspiring to see communities near and far restoring hope to the area.
"It's amazing to see how everyone comes together in a time of need like this," said Nuccio, who is the principal clarinet player in the Houston Symphony and a longtime participant of the Strings Music Festival in Steamboat Springs.