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Community Agriculture Alliance: The importance of agricultural education
Every day, students who are involved in the agricultural program at Soroco High School experience and learn the importance of agriculture education. It's more than learning how to plant flowers or judge livestock. According to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, by the year […]
Published: February 7, 2019

Community Agriculture Alliance: Wildfire risk and mitigation conference set for May 11
The deep snow and frigid temperatures of winter make it hard for us to think of the heat of summer — and the threat of wildfire — as around the corner, but they are. With the example of Paradise, California, fresh on our minds, we […]
Published: January 31, 2019

Community Agriculture Alliance: Conservation districts important for agriculture, environment
As you are driving around the state, you may notice a sign that indicates you have crossed into the next county. Often, there is a sign next to it that lets you know you are entering a new conservation district. If you are involved in […]
Published: January 24, 2019

Community Agriculture Alliance: Listening to the needs of our community
Last July, Yampa Valley Land Trust developed a comprehensive survey to better understand our community's evolving needs and how land conservation can continue to improve the quality of life we enjoy here. The survey was sent to more than 300 donors, landowners, partners and community […]
Published: January 17, 2019

Tales from the Tread: Taste the history of Routt County
"…the most treasured things passed down from generation to generation are the family recipes." ― Robert St. John Take a culinary journey through the past with the Tread of Pioneers Museum in the tasty three-part series, "A Taste of History." We invite you to savor the […]
Published: January 15, 2019

What is the Northwest Colorado Food Coalition?
Did you know there is a group that meets quarterly to discuss food related issues? You're welcome to join us. The Northwest Colorado Food Coalition is an open community group that meet quarterly to work on, discuss and share information about food. The group includes […]
Published: January 13, 2019

Community Agriculture Alliance: Taylor Grazing Act and Routt County Range Improvement Fund
In June 1934, Hayden area attorney, homesteader and cattleman Farrington Carpenter became instrumental in the process that changed livestock grazing in the West from a frontier free-for-all to a system of managed grazing on public lands. Carpenter and his good friend Congressman Ed Taylor, of Colorado, […]
Published: January 10, 2019

Kelly Northcutt: Pinning elk population decline on trails in narrow minded
I am writing in response to the letter to the editor regarding "Retracting the Mad Rabbit Trails project.” It is important to look at this issue from a much bigger mindset, rather than blaming trails. As Larry Desjardin’s referenced article mentioned, “We all know what […]
Published: January 10, 2019

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council awards honor achievements, old and new
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council handed out six awards Wednesday to community members who contributed to local sustainability in 2018. Among the recipients were Marsha Daughenbaugh, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award for decades of environmental work in Routt County, as well […]
Published: January 9, 2019

Community Agriculture Alliance: Mitigation erosion on Elkhead Creek
Elkhead Creek is a large tributary to the Yampa River upstream from Craig, and its adjacent valley floor has been used for grazing and hay production since the late 19th century. Over the last several decades, due to various factors, Elkhead Creek has transitioned from a […]
Published: January 3, 2019

Community Agriculture Alliance: The climate is in our hands
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — With the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report in October and the National Climate Assessment in November, it's been a deluge of depressing information on the impacts of climate change on the global economy, human welfare and the environment. […]
Published: December 27, 2018