Water quality in the Yampa River Watershed is good for now

The Upper Yampa River Watershed comprises 1,880 square miles from the river's headwaters in the Flat Tops to the confluence with Elkhead Creek.

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Clean Power Plan carbon emission comments due Monday

Monday is the deadline to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency concerning the proposed Clean Energy Plan that aims to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.

Backcountry skiers watching to see if sun can heal ice layer in mountains surrounding Steamboat

On Rabbit Ears Pass Thursday morning hardened clumps of snow in the trees warmed in the sun and began to fall from the branches of lodgepole pines to clatter noisily over the icy surface of the snowpack.

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Routt County recycling rate at 13 percent, consultant says

Routt County residents were given a glimpse of their report card when it comes to recycling, and some think there is room for improvement. During a public meeting Wednesday night at Colorado Mountain College, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council presented the results of a recycling study. During a public meeting Wednesday night at Colorado Mountain College, the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council presented the results of a recycling study.

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Mid-valley homes featured on annual Green Building Tour

Standing next to a $6,000 bank of solar batteries in the mechanical room of a remote Routt County home, Tim McCarthy points out the connected monitoring system, explaining how the technology serves as the brains of the off-grid home.

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Environmentalist shares strategies for impacting climate change

One of the leading voices for stopping climate change was in Steamboat Springs last week and presented some shocking information about how global warming is on track to drastically change winter recreation.

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Stagecoach tailwaters receive face-lift

A popular fly-fishing stream at the tailwaters of Stagecoach Reservoir received the finishing touches of a complete restoration during the weekend as part of a project by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

More than 3,700 abandoned Routt County tires will fuel El Paso County cement plant

Funding of $17,000 from the Colorado Waste Tire Program is available to cleanup nearly 4,000 tires from four sites in Routt County including one in Oak Creek Canyon where an estimated 3,000 tires are being stored.

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Moffat County grills EPA about Clean Power Plan on Wednesday

Hundreds gathered at Moffat County High School Wednesday night to hear the Environmental Protection Agency talk about its proposed carbon emission plans for coal-fired power plants that are coming down the pike from the Obama administration in the next year.

EPA to visit Craig this week

Community invited to Wednesday night meeting

Moffat County is gearing up for a visit from the Environmental Protection Agency this week, as EPA representatives will meet with the community Wednesday night and tour Craig Station on Thursday.

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Tom Ross: CMC biology professor witnesses aftermath of rare geothermal event

People who were fortunate enough to be on the scene when Steamboat Geyser suddenly came to life in Yellowstone National Park this week were hugging and singing, and their clothing was covered with geyser crystals.

Forest Service concerned about parties on Buffalo Pass

Local U.S. Forest Service workers are not happy with the illegal activity and damage they say is taking place on Buffalo Pass.

Free, drop-off recycling program meets demise in Steamboat

After Saturday, recycling for some Steamboat Springs area residents will require a little more effort and possibly money.

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Beekeeping much more than filling a jar with honey

Roughly 95 percent of beekeepers worldwide are hobbyists. As a sustainability-minded and eco-friendly community, some Yampa Valley residents are making beekeeping their passion — a hobby that goes well beyond a jar of honey.

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Local community leaders will help to implement statewide environmental education plan

Here in Routt County, local and visiting children have access to a robust and growing environmental education program.

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