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Colorado Master Gardener: Managing bindweed in the garden
Colorado Master Gardener: Managing bindweed in the garden

July 16, 2019

Before I found it in my garden, I thought field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis var. linearifoliu) was a rather pretty plant. It looks like a morning glory (in the Convolvulus family), growing along the ground or as...






A ‘banner year’ for runoff on the Yampa River
A ‘banner year’ for runoff on the Yampa River

June 27, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Nearly 5 inches of June precipitation and 2 inches of June snow have contributed to keeping the Yampa River flowing near peak levels since the beginning of the month. Since the river...



Colorado Master Gardeners: Mosquitos already?
Colorado Master Gardeners: Mosquitos already?

June 25, 2019

Even though we have had a crazy wet, cold, snowy, late spring, the mosquitos are out buzzing our ears and are procreating en masse. You may even see their larvae wiggling in standing water. Mosquitos...


Assessing the damage: Routt County recovers from flooding
Assessing the damage: Routt County recovers from flooding

June 22, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The summer solstice did not leave Routt County residents much time for celebrating on Friday, as flooding and heavy snowfall sparked some businesses to mitigate damage and livestock owners to evacuate their animals. ...




From the Pilot archives: 1914 Steamboat Springs
From the Pilot archives: 1914 Steamboat Springs

June 14, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Photo, dated 1914, printed on cardstock with this information handwritten on the back, “Steamboat Springs — 1914/Ray Peck, forest supervisor, feeding elk for the U.S. Forest Service – the elk were eating...







Northwest Colorado Food Coalition: Food Matters
Northwest Colorado Food Coalition: Food Matters

June 2, 2019

We all have a personal connection to food. We have a history, a love-hate relationship, a favorite food, a least favorite food, stories of cooking successes and mishaps, family favorite meals and recipes. Food matters...