November 4, 2018 — Snowy weather during the kick off of the third deer and elk season kept Routt County Search and Rescue active this weekend. Volunteers responded to three calls Saturday and Sunday.With hunting season opening again and bad weather moving in, Search and Rescue was prepared for a busy weekend, said volunteer Kristia Check-Hill.She urges those adventuring in the backcountry to make sure cell phone batteries are full. Carry a GPS if you can, and be prepared for very cold, wet weather.“Be prepared that the weather could look nice at one point and five minutes later it changes,” Check-Hill said.
October 8, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Due to an extensive land and road closure caused by the Silver Creek Fire, Colorado Parks and Wildlife will offer hunters who hold licenses for Game Management Unit 27 the opportunity to request a license refund or preference points restoration up to the
October 1, 2018 — Many of the circumstances surrounding the death of an adult black bear found on private property near the Steamboat Pines subdivision south of Steamboat Springs remain a mystery more than a week after the animal was discovered, but Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials have no leads or proof the animal was illegally killed.
September 27, 2018 — ASPEN — A 68-year-old Pitkin County man who allegedly berated a hunter for legally killing a bear next door to his property earlier this month may face a third charge in connection with the incident. Thomas Andersen, who’s already been charged with felony arson and
August 28, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of elk and mule deer hunts on private property during certain hunting seasons this fall. The hunts on the
August 28, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — What's new for hunting in western Colorado this year? Plenty, affecting everything from license sales to youth hunting options and game-management units. We checked in with Colorado Parks & Wildlife for changes to put on your radar. Licensing: CPW transitioned to an integrated
June 18, 2018 — EAGLE COUNTY — The elk population in Eagle Valley — from Vail Pass to Glenwood Canyon — is down nearly 40 percent from what it was in 2002. This precipitous drop has personnel from Colorado Parks and Wildlife concerned. “I don’t think people realize the
April 4, 2018 — EAGLE — Enjoying the outdoors is a quintessential part of the Colorado mountain lifestyle. So, it only stands to reason that the central mountains region is a prime location to celebrate everything that’s spectacular about the state’s outdoor opportunities. That’s what the Western Colorado Outdoor
February 23, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — In late February and early March the sun is higher in the sky than it was in January, and residents of the Yampa Valley are justified in letting their thoughts wander toward spring. Ironically, late winter is also the time that the valley's
January 7, 2018 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It's hard to imagine a year of sports that could be more juxtaposed than 2017 was in Routt County. Some of the teams from the county's three high schools fought through seasons as long and as frustrating as could be imagined. Two
November 4, 2017 — MERINO — Few things in sports seem as reliable as the small-class football playoffs and the fate of Colorado high school northern mountain teams therein. Year in and year out, fine teams filled with nice kids come out of the mountains in late October and November
November 1, 2017 — Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are asking the public for information about a bull moose found dead and abandoned in the vicinity of Moeller Creek, near County Road 115, east of Meeker, Oct. 23. According to a news release, CPW officers learned about the moose
October 26, 2017 — A soldier's first successful bull elk hunt turned south when his prize harvest was stolen from the back of his pickup near Gypsum in the early morning hours of Oct. 20. The Eagle County Sheriff's Office and Eagle County Crime Stoppers hope someone with knowledge
October 24, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Even the most experienced hunters can get in trouble in the backcountry, and there are a lot of them in the woods right now trying to fill up their freezers with meat. "It's usually our busiest time of the year," Routt County
September 22, 2017 — STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — After a strong team-wide performance at the state championships, five local shooters are bound for the national 4-H shooting competition. Kendra Halder qualified in three events, .22 rifle, air rifle and air pistol. Richard Hallenbeck and Michael Henry qualified in shotgun, Taylor
June 21, 2017 — Life, Kendra Halder explained, can be complicated. The 18-year-old graduated from Soroco High School last month and is excited about what awaits her in the fall — class at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. An equine science program awaits, and she's excited. Still,
November 28, 2016 — Steamboat Springs — A 14,000-acre Routt County property that for years served as Peabody Energy’s corporate hunting retreat is now on the market as a handful of smaller ranches. Real estate development company Todd Interests of Dallas purchased the land in December 2015 for $12.2
October 25, 2016 — Steamboat Springs — A helicopter was used to find and rescue a hunter who got lost and hiked a couple miles into Wyoming on Monday. Hunting season is well underway, which means it is a busy time of year for Routt County Search and Rescue.