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Study shows that hikers, mountain bikers use Steamboat trails in near equal numbers
Study shows that hikers, mountain bikers use Steamboat trails in near equal numbers

May 19, 2019

Editor’s note: This story is the first of a two-part series about trail use and the economic value of trails in the community based on a recently completed study. Check SteamboatPilot.com tomorrow for the second part, addressing the economic impact of trails in the Steamboat area.  This story was corrected at 1:50 p.m. Monday. 25% of trail users bring a dog.  STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — You’re just as likely to run into a hiker as a mountain biker on Steamboat Springs area trails, but no matter who you meet...




Routt County hosts two recipients of state preservation awards
Routt County hosts two recipients of state preservation awards

May 15, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Routt County was well represented at Colorado Preservation Inc. State Honor Awards this week. The Colorado Cattleman’s Land Trust, which was founded in Routt County in 1995, and the former Yampa Valley Electric...






Talking Green: Your cooperative, your vote, our future
Talking Green: Your cooperative, your vote, our future

May 12, 2019

By the 1930s, major cities and towns throughout the U.S. had electricity, but nine out of 10 rural farms were without power. With federal support, residents of rural communities came together to start member-owned rural...






Tips for a successful gardening season at 7,000 feet
Tips for a successful gardening season at 7,000 feet

May 6, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — With spring in full swing, it’s time to start planning this summer’s garden. Even if you don’t have your own plot of land, planting in containers or raised beds can make any space...




Steamboat water districts hold off on restrictions for now
Steamboat water districts hold off on restrictions for now

May 5, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs area water districts have decided not to implement mandatory Stage 2 water restrictions following a mostly cool and wet April, according to a news release from the city of Steamboat...


Volunteers needed for Recycling Drop-Off
Volunteers needed for Recycling Drop-Off

May 4, 2019

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is in need of volunteers for the Recycling Drop-Off on Saturday, May 11. The one-stop drop offers recycling for electronics, mattresses, appliances, batteries and much more. Volunteers will...