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Changing climate impacts human health

Article written by Diane Miller for Steamboat Today The American Public Health Associationrecently declared that climate change represents “the nation’s greatest public health challenge.” But, how exactly does a changing climate affect health? According to the World Health Organization, health threats from climate change include increased heat-related illness, injury and illness from intensifying weather-related disasters […]

A Wildlife Reminder: Time to be Bear Aware

Adapted from Colorado Parks and Wildlife Bears have emerged from hibernation and are on the prowl for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sending its annual reminder, asking Colorado residents and visitors to be “Bear Aware.” In early spring, bears can usually find sources of natural food as wild plants begin to grow nutritious new […]

Earth Hour 2017, Let’s Celebrate

Every year since 2007, around the globe millions of people, businesses and landmarks set aside one hour to host events, switch off lights, unplug electronics and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Earth Hour is more than just an hour. YVSC is encouraging […]

Yampa Valley Electric Association offers Cen$ible Energy rebates for a third year

Article adapted from Steamboat Today, written by Sasha Nelson Craig — Yampa Valley Electric Association is offering residential and small business members Cen$ible energy rebates for a third consecutive year. “In addition to reducing energy use and utility bills across the YVEA territory, the first two years of the program supported local businesses and vendors with […]

Hazardous Household Waste Part II

Household Hazardous Wastes Part II Reuse and Recycle  Community Recycle Drop Off Day is schedule on October 12th at Howelsen Hill from 9:00 to 12:00.  This is the second blog in a series on items to be collected on the Drop Off Day.  The first blog post discussed Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) and how to […]

The Trees are Thriving

  Steamboat Springs — If I had to guess how many thousands of buckets of water the Service Learning Corps and Community Youth Corps students carried this summer to water the seedlings planted as part of ReTree Steamboat, I would say at least 5,000. And because of all those buckets, I can report the trees are […]

Stagecoach State Park Tree Planting a Success

The second planting for Retree Steamboat 2013 happened May 22nd, in Stagecoach State Park, with amazing sun filled skies, and 14 wonderful volunteers. Stagecoach, located in Routt County, is in great need of trees due to the amount of wide open space surrounding the existing reservoir. This treeless area creates high winds and very hot temperatures […]

2013 Community Clean Up Day had perfect weather and great turnout

The primary conversation during the Saturday, May 18th registration for the Community Clean Up Day was the weather – and how perfect it was, and how miserable it’s been before.  In prior years, dedicated locals have picked up trash along the three main highways in the rain, in high winds, and in freezing cold.  This […]

Have YOU seen the Greater Sage Grouse do its thing?

From our friends at Conservation Colorado: Learn more and support our work to preserve public lands in Colorado that provide habitat for Greater Sage Grouse habitat by joining us for a  Sagebrush Safari.  Greater Sage Grouse are found only in North America. They are on a path to extinction.  In 2010 they became candidates for […]

Routt County Cleaned Up

Over 100 locals registered for the Routt County Cleanup Day and cleaned up 30 miles of county highway this week, with over 50 showing up to clean today despite some inclement weather and multiple in-town events, beating last year’s turnout by far! The event was hosted by Routt County Environmental Health, a huge thanks to […]