News for Monday, Aug. 3, 2020

Steamboat Radio News by Shannon Lukens

Mark Satkiewicz, courtesy SBT GRVL.

Steamboat Gravel race organizers are reporting the death of race co-founder Mark Satkiewicz. Their website says he died from a cardiac incident on a bike ride Saturday. Cyclists held a tribute bike ride to the Satkiewicz family in their Steamboat neighborhood Sunday night, which they appreciated, according to family friend Craig Keefe.

Satkiewicz was also a former CEO of Smartwool, and worked in the outdoor and sporting goods industry for 25 years.

Link of Bike Tribute:

A woman was flown to Swedish Hospital on the Front Range Friday evening, after a head-on collision on Highway 40, just west of Steamboat Springs. Colorado State Patrol says they are trying to reach the 30-year-old woman from Arvada because she will be issued a citation for the accident that closed the highway for about an hour. 50-year-old Marco Perez of Craig was also taken to the hospital for minor to moderate injuries, but CSP says he will not be getting a ticket.

A bear gets into a trash can on Fish Creek Falls Road.

A bear has been euthanized in Steamboat Springs. The bear had to be put down by Colorado Parks & Wildlife on July 10 because it broke into a house near the Ore House at the Pine Grove restaurant. Kris Middledorf with Colorado Parks & Wildlife in Routt County says to make sure your ground level windows and doors are locked and closed.

Keep your car doors locked as well because they’ll get into that too.

Irish Canyon Fire courtesy Karina Schwartznau.

Two fires are burning in north Moffat County. The Pot Creek Fire started Friday afternoon in the Dinosaur and Brown’s Park area. 235 acres have burned. 110 people are working the fire. A second fire started Saturday afternoon in Irish Canyon. 100 acres of pinyon and juniper in BLM land have burned and 30 people are working the fire.

Testing results were released before the weekend for Routt County. Two more people have tested positive for COVID-19 at The Haven Assisted Living Facility in Hayden. One is a resident in his 70s. The other is a member of the staff. She is in her 40s, and is a resident of Moffat County. There are also two new community cases in Routt County. Both are female; one is in her 20s and the other is a teenager.

The number of positive cases of the Coronavirus in Routt County is changing, per state regulations. It’s now at 99 with six deaths. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has moved some previous Routt County cases to other counties once legal residency is confirmed. That information is being gathered and the Routt County dashboard and website will be updated early this week. Link:

The Steamboat Springs School District has confirmed that schools will start in Phase 3 this month. Masks will be required for all students and staff. Students in grades K through 12 will be divided into two groups and assigned certain days of the week. Those groups will learn in the classroom with their teacher. On the days that they aren’t in school, they will be remote learning at home, with the assignments that have been given to them by their teachers. Teachers are making their plans and there will be more information on the district website.

There is a meeting tonight for parents of high school students in Steamboat Springs School District, who are considering the online education program that is available. It’s a 4 p.m. via Zoom. The link is on the district website under the announcements tab. Link:

Today is free day for all Colorado State Parks, since it is the 144th birthday of the State of Colorado. In our area of the state, that would be Stagecoach Reservoir, Pearl Lake and Steamboat Lake, Yampa River State Park and Elkhead Reservoir.


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