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Avalanche injures Search and Rescue volunteer during mission

A Routt County Search and Rescue member is expected to recover after being swept away in an avalanche Thursday night during a mission on Buffalo Pass.

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Snow, wind create avalanche danger in Steamboat backcountry

Forecasters are warning of considerable danger in the backcountry after avalanche warnings were issued for many parts of Colorado, including the Steamboat Springs zone.

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Avalanche watch issued for Steamboat zone

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has issued an avalanche watch for the Steamboat area until 12 p.m. Thursday.

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Beaver Creek Fire cost $30 million

The Beaver Creek fire in neighboring Jackson County proved to be costly.

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Snowmobilers survive avalanche on Rabbit Ears as slide danger grows in backcountry

A group of snowmobilers on Rabbit Ears Pass discovered just how high the danger was Sunday.

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Small wildfire outside Steamboat Sunday threatens structures

Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue was called to help put out a small wildfire threatening structures on Routt County Road 179 Sunday afternoon.

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Wildfire threatened home near Stagecoach

A contractor working in the area of Routt County Road 16 called the Oak Creek Fire Protection District at about 1:30 p.m. to report seeing smoke.

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ReTree event has deep roots in Steamboat Springs community

More than 90 volunteers turned out to the Chuck Lewis State Wildlife Area on Saturday to spend their morning planting almost 400 trees — 280 willows and 110 alders, both native, riparian species — along the rehabilitated banks of the Yampa River as part of the seventh annual ReTree event.

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Routt National Forest plans prescribed burn on Elk River corridor

After a long summer of battling wildfire from the Wyoming border south to Lynx Pass, the U.S. Forest Servce is tentatively planning this month to fight fire with fire in a heavily visited area of the forest along the upper Elk River.

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Rain, snow help calm fires

Moisture over the weekend has helped calm the Silver Creek Fire burning in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area east of Stagecoach.

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Talking Green: U.N. renewable energy advisor to speak Sept. 27

Fresh off a trip to Bonn, Germany, earlier this month to advise the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Paul Komor, who holds a Ph.D. in in engineering, will be the speaker for the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Talking Green on Sept. 27.

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Fire activity increases in Routt County

On Tuesday morning, smoke had settled in the Yampa Valley after the previous day's increased fire activity.

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Snowmaking hydrants could be used to fight a larger wildfire on ski slopes in the future

Steamboat Ski area personnel and firefighting agencies have been meeting for years to ensure they have the necessary adapters to couple firefighting hoses to snowmaking hydrants so they can deliver water to suppress a larger wildfire.

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Extreme behavior

Firefighters in the region are reporting unprecedented fire activity at regional fires this summer. With stands of beetle-killed lodgepole pine trees littering the forest, officials believe the fire activity will only continue in future years, putting homes and property at risk.

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Lost Solar Fire said to be ‘more a marathon than a sprint’

Burning for the last month after a lightning strike, the Lost Solar Fire in the western Flat Tops Wilderness has grown to about 4,500 acres. But U.S. Forest Service personnel say they could hardly have prescribed a better fire.

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