News for Thursday, June 6, 2019

Steamboat Radio News - Shannon Lukens

Steamboat is planning on having a fireworks show on the 4th of July. Here’s City Manager Gary Suiter.

The city will keep an eye on fire conditions and check the soil on Howelsen Hill to make sure the fireworks show would be safe. Winnie DelliQuadri with the city says Steamboat hasn’t had fireworks on the 4th since 2016, so there is a stockpile of fireworks that needs to be used. She hopes to get help from volunteers

That number is 970-846-4705. Here is more from City Manager Gary Suiter:

The City of Steamboat Springs - Government is making plans to have a fireworks show in Steamboat Springs for the 4th of July. The Colorado drought is over so it is looking promising. Fourth of July fireworks haven't happened in Steamboat since 2016. Here's City Manager Gary Suiter with more on the big fireworks show which will be held in tandem with a laser light show on Howelsen Hill. Also, volunteers are needed to help with the 4th of July fireworks show. If you can help, email Winnie DelliQuadri at

Posted by Steamboat Radio on Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Artist rendering of a new playground slated to replace the old Yampa River Queen playset in West Lincoln Park, which was removed last year.  Courtesy city of Steamboat Springs

A new playground has been chosen to replace the Yampa River Queen playground in West Lincoln Park. Steamboat Springs City Council had a budget of about $140,000. The playground equipment will be ordered next week. An artist rendering is on the Steamboat Radio website.


29-year-old Kyle Hallaran from Johnstown and 29-year-old Justin James Davis from Loveland were arrested in connection to the incident.

The two men who stole an Alpine Lumber delivery truck and a bunch of tools, and then led police on a high-speed chase all the way through Kremmling last November are headed to prison. 29-year-old Justin Davis, and 33-year-old Matthew Woldorf, both of Loveland pleaded guilty to burglary charges in Routt County. Davis also has a charge of motor vehicle theft. He faces a four-year prison sentence. Woldorf was an accomplice and faces 42 months, also in the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Marijuana shops in Steamboat Springs will have to get half of their products from within city limits. That’s according to a new regulation from City Council. A vote to increase the number of pot shops in town from three to more will be voted on at council’s June 17 meeting. The new ordinances would go into effect on January 1 next year.

The Meeker Farmers Market starts this Friday afternoon in downtown Meeker. About 25 vendors have signed up so far.

And in the opposite direction, Trail Ridge Road is now open for the season. The popular scenic road opened nearly two weeks later than it did last year.

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