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Shake Your Tail Feathers | View Greater Sage Grouse Dance

We've teamed up again this year with our partners to offer Greater Sage Grouse viewing tours. While the future of this western icon seems to be in doubt, there are still opportunities to see it and one of the wild’s most spectacular mating displays.

No Grousing Around

Early spring’s sun has yet to rise over the vast open range north of Craig. The intoxicating smell of sage is heady, even with a giant wool scarf wound around my head and a puffy down jacket peeking over the tip of my nose.

New Find at Sulphur Cave

SULPHUR CAVE has never been a big secret. Cavers' know it’s in downtown Steamboat Springs – a small, malodorous hole near the base of a travertine slope that is Howelsen Hill, Colorado’s oldest operating ski area.

Retracing Routt - An inside look at the man behind our county's name.

Fans of the annual Cabaret show’s Mailman spoof will be happy to know that a link to the U.S. Postal Service is behind the moniker.

Hidden Highlights

The face of Steamboat’s downtown is being transformed before our very eyes, from the new Bud Werner Memorial Library at 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue to the commanding new mixed-use developments eastward on Lincoln.

Energy and Green Building

Stories in the Steamboat Pilot during the 1920s hailed one gushing gas well in the ToCreek anticline between Steamboat Springs and Hayden “a wonder.” Now, Australian oil and gas developer Comet Ridge Limited is actively rediscovering, and re-drilling, for Routt County oil.

One Feisty Town

It’s the “town that skied,” not a ski town, or a field or a ranch that became a resort, an invented ski town recreated by outsiders or started from scratch.