Top 10 most read articles on this week: Residents could lose their homes, tubes are coming to Howelsen

Cars line the street of Whitehaven Mobile Home Park on Friday, August 26, 2022. The park’s more than 70 residents could soon lose their homes after a developer made an offer on property west of Steamboat Springs.
John F. Russell / Steamboat Pilot and Today

1. More than 70 Steamboat residents fear displacement with ongoing sale of mobile home park

Residents of the West Side Mobile Home Park in Steamboat Springs have received a notice of sale informing them that the owner of the property has received an offer from an anonymous buyer to sell the land under their homes for just over $3 million of dollars.

2. Steamboat Mountain Area Master Plan calls for updated Ski Time Square, parking structures

In the near future, the plan calls for the construction of a designated turnaround loop at the end of Ski Time Square and the reconstruction and upgrading of the gondola transit center.

In the long term, which the plan defines as 4 to 10 years, it outlines several potential “big moves”, including a parking structure at the Meadows parking lot

3. Steamboat City Council Approves Significant and Controversial Development in 4-3 Vote

In a 4-3 decision on Tuesday, August 23, Steamboat Springs City Council approved the Longview Highlands Development Plan, a 9.4-acre, 118-unit development on High Point Drive near McDonald’s.

4. Don’t call it a ‘drought’: Climatologist Brad Udall sees the Colorado River crisis as the start of aridification

The generous monsoon season along the upper Colorado River basin has been a relief to those who remember recent summers choked with smoke from wildfires in the American West. But according to Brad Udall, senior water and climate researcher at the Colorado Water Institute and director of Western Water Assessment at Colorado State University, the relief we’re feeling right now is a sign of bigger problems for years to come.

A Colorado Department of Transportation plow truck leads the way on U.S. Highway 40 at Rabbit Ears Pass in 2022.
John F. Russell / Steamboat Pilot and Today

5. CDOT in ‘competition with Wendy’s’ to fill 130 openings on the West Slope

The Colorado Department of Transportation is short of 130 employees on the West Rim, leaving a crucial region of the state that includes the heavily guarded stretch of Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon with about 22 percent of its staff.

At a meeting with Routt County Commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 30, CDOT officials said the agency has been slow to respond to the current job market and they are losing applicants to fast food chains. who offer better wages.

6. Routt commissioners blast UCHealth in letter, saying hospital system failed to engage with Peak Health Alliance

In a letter sent on Tuesday, August 30To UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center President Soniya Fidler and other company officials, the commissioners wrote that the hospital system is “more committed to the status quo, to insurance companies and to profitability only to the inhabitants of this community”.

7. Doc’s Auto Clinic has a new owner with the same desire to provide service to Steamboat

The Doc’s Auto Clinic driver changed seats in June when longtime mechanic and Steamboat Springs resident Jason Bongiorno bought the longtime local business, but he plans to stay the course.

The Oak Creek Tracks and Trails Museum has been closed for over two years due to a roof leak.
Dylan Anderson / Steamboat Pilot and Today

8. The Oak Creek Museum has been closed for two years and it may never reopen

Prior to Oak Creek’s election for mayor in 1925, wives of Ku Klux Klan members regularly attended city council meetings and complained about the Oak Creek City Hall building.

After researching the old building, Oak Creek historian Mike Yurich concluded that the complaints weren’t really about the building, but rather about its Italian-Catholic owner. Finding a new location for government in Oak Creek soon became the main problem for KKK-backed candidates.

9. The Bluebird Backcountry Experience will include accommodations during the 2022-23 season

The ski area, which Woodward founded with Erik Lambert, prides itself on offering a safe off-piste skiing experience with many of the same amenities found at a traditional resort. Bluebird Backcountry includes ski patrollers, instructors, guides, base hut, equipment rental, mountain warming hut, designated trails and avalanche risk reduction, and now accommodations .

Construction crews work on a new ski lift Wednesday August 24, 2022, which is being installed to service new tubing operations this winter at Howelsen Hill.
John F. Russell / Steamboat Pilot and Today

10. The tubes finally arrive at Howelsen Hill during the installation of the lift

There has been some commotion at Howelsen Hill this summer and the final product is nearing completion as a tube lift is installed at the base of Mile Run, just west of the base area.

The lift will welcome guests and their tubes as they ascend the slope, separated from downhill skiers and snowboarders.

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