Community Update
December 16, 2022

Are you interested in getting more involved in your community? We need you! There are numerous volunteer boards and commissions that have open positions for community members. Routt County relies on our residents to keep these boards and commissions running smoothly. The following have openings:
  • Board of Adjustment
  • Cemetery Boards
  • Extension Advisory Committee
  • Fair Advisory Board
  • Historic Preservation Board
  • Library Districts
  • Museum and Heritage Fund Advisory Board
  • Noxious Weed Advisory Board
  • Planning Commission
  • Purchase of Development Rights (PDR) Advisory Board

Find all descriptions online at to see which one suits you best. Some boards require a good deal of time commitment and others meet infrequently. Complete the Boards and Commissions Application to apply.
General County Updates
Winter Road Closures: With the recent snow, all county roads beyond Winter Maintenance have snowed themselves shut. Anyone who travels into these areas, travels at their own risk and should be prepared and take precautions in case they cannot get out. Here are some links for updated road closures:
  • Routt County Public Works is updated with county road closures. 
  • The Bureau of Land Management has updated their seasonal closures.  
  • US Forest Service includes access updates. US forest service enacted big game habitat closures as of December 1.
  • Colorado Parks and Wildlife would like to make the public aware that the Adams State Wildlife Area off of County Road 14, north of Stagecoach State Park is also closed from December 1 to June 30.

Routt County Fairgrounds Camping & RV Park: Don't forget about the Camping and RV Park at the Routt County Fairgrounds. There are 9 full-hook up (water, sewer, electric 20/30/50 amp) sites with concrete pads and an asphalt parking lot. Full-hook up sites are open year-round. We recommend heated hoses for the winter months. The bath house is available year round with coin operated showers. Routt County allows for a fourteen (14) day maximum reservation within a 30 day period per RV. No long term camping is available. If you book more than fourteen (14) days it will be reduced to the 14 day stay. Make your reservations here.

Routt County Conservation District Developing Landowner Toolkit: The Routt County Conservation District (RCCD) is launching an educational program to develop a Routt County Landowners Toolkit for Drought, Wildfire & Soil Health Resiliency. The Toolkit will be designed specific to Routt County and will provide effective, practical, and affordable climate smart solutions for building resiliency. They are currently asking for Routt County landowners and Agricultural producers to complete this brief questionnaire.

Yampa Valley Recycles Depot moves to new location: Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Yampa Valley Recycles Depot has moved to a new, winterized location. Previously located at 1801 Lincoln Ave, customers can now visit the YVR Depot at Riverside Plaza, 2851 Riverside Plaza, Unit 250. Reopening on Wednesday, December 7, the YVR Depot is open Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Visit the new location for your hard-to-recycle needs, including electronics, light bulbs, batteries, and more. For mattresses or other large items please call ahead. For more information about our new location and what can be recycled call (970) 387-4433 or visit

Survey for The Wildfire Protection Plan: The Routt County Community Wildfire Protection Plan needs your input! Take our community survey and tell us your thoughts about wildfire risk in Routt County. Please contact Alyssa Ingles,, 970-761-9168 with any questions. All details can be found on online at:

Are you signed up for Routt County Alerts? Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for Routt County Alerts. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. Sign up now at

Stay Connected! There are lots of ways to stay connected to Routt County! For non-emergent news you can sign up for County News, follow Routt County on Facebook, Twitter Instagram or LinkedIn, and of course visit the County website.
Public Health Updates
CDPHE Vaccine Bus Returns to Routt County: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Vaccine Bus returns to Routt County to provide free flu and COVID-19 vaccinations for the community. Vaccines are free, and no ID or insurance needed. If you are getting a follow-up dose, please bring your CDC vaccine card. Registration recommended, but not required:
  • December 16, 10:00 am-6:00 pm – Walmart Parking Lot, 1805 Central Park Drive Register online
  • December 18, 10:00 am-6:00 pm – The Ponds at Steamboat, 700 Walton Pond Circle, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487 Register online

Flu Vaccines Offered at Routt County Public Health: Routt County Public Health continues to offer flu vaccines to the public each Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00-3:00 pm by appointment only. Please click here to schedule an appointment. You may also call us at (970) 870-5341 to schedule an appointment over the phone. Please click here to visit our website for more information. 

Respiratory Viruses On the Rise: Respiratory viruses, including Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), flu, and COVID-19 are spreading across Colorado and the nation. Protect your loved ones, the community, and our health care system by:
  • Getting vaccinated. Both flu and COVID-19 have effective, safe vaccines. Anyone 6 months and older can get vaccinated for flu and COVID-19. It is safe to get the vaccines together. Consider getting vaccinated by December 10 for holiday protection.
  • Seeing or calling a health care provider or doctor before going to a busy emergency department when you or your child has respiratory symptoms. Your provider can help you determine the best ways to manage symptoms and when it is important to be seen in the clinic, urgent care, or emergency department.
  • Staying home when sick, including not visiting or interacting with people who may be at higher risk, including older adults, young children, and infants. What might feel like a mild cold for one person can be very serious for another person. This is important in preventing the spread of viruses and causing outbreaks, which put additional strain on the hospital system.
  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol.
  • Covering your nose and mouth with a tissue or upper arm sleeve when you cough or sneeze, throw away the tissue after you use it, and clean hands as instructed above.
  • Cleaning potentially contaminated surfaces, like doorknobs, tables, handrails, etc.
  • Avoiding sharing cups, eating utensils, and touching your face with unwashed hands.
Treasurer's Office Updates
Property Tax Notices Mailed in January: Tax notices for 2022 taxes, payable in 2023 will be mailed before the end of the month January 2023. About 27,000 notices are typically mailed for our nearly 29,000 taxable parcels and will include two payment coupons and a return envelope. Notices are required by state law to be sent to all property owners in Routt County and are mailed to residents whose mortgage companies pay their property taxes.

As part of our office's commitment to being environmentally friendly and simplifying tax payment processes for our residents, Routt County offers an electronic tax notice option that allows residents to receive their future tax notices electronically to a designated email address. To sign-up for eNotices, please update your preference here.

If you have not received your tax statement by February 15, 2022 or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call 970-870-5555, email us at, or use our popular chat feature found on our website at
Employment Opportunities
Full Time Job Openings:
  • Detention Kitchen/Laundry Services Coordinator - $22.32 - $30.20/hr
  • Board of County Commissioners – Office Assistant - $20.00 - $24.94/hr
  • YVRA– Operations-Safety-Security Officer - $22.69 - $25.90/hr
  • Recording & Motor Vehicle Department – Deputy Clerk - $20.00 - $27.06/hr
  • Public Safety Dispatcher I - $24.75 - $26.65/hr
  • Detention Deputy - $32.50 - $38.24/hr
  • Road & Bridge Motor Pool/Heavy Equipment Mechanic - $26.41 - $31.06/hr
  • YVRA Equipment Operations Technician - $20.40 - $30.31/hr
  • Early Childhood Program Leader - $86,798.40 - $117,416.00/Annually
  • Senior Deputy Clerk - Elections - $29.34 - $39.69/hr
  • Assistant County Attorney - $98,321.60 - $133,016.00/Annually
  • YVRA– Building & Grounds Maintenance Tech - $22.49 - $30.42/hr

Part-Time Job Openings:
  • Human Services - Case Aide - $20.00 - $21.41/hr – Some Benefits
  • Human Services - Program Specialist – Fatherhood Program - $20.00 - $24.94/hr – Some Benefits
  • YVRA – PT/YR Operations-Safety-Security Officer - $22.69 - $25.90/hr – Sick Time & Worker’s Compensation
  • Extension - Office Technician - $22.65-$30.65/hr – Some Benefits

Seasonal/Temporary Job Openings:
  • Temporary YVRA Building & Grounds Maintenance Tech - $22.49/hr – Benefits Available: Sick Time & Worker’s Compensation
  • Temporary YVRA Janitorial Service Worker - $20.00/hr – Benefits Available: Sick Time & Worker’s Compensation
  • Seasonal YVRA Food Service Server- $14.00/hr + Tips – Benefits Available: Sick Time & Worker’s Compensation
  • Seasonal YVRA Food Service Kitchen Assistant - $20.00/hr + Tips – Benefits Available: Sick Time & Worker’s Compensation
  • Seasonal YVRA Airport Security Guard - $20.00/hr - Benefits Available: Sick Time & Worker’s Compensation
  • Temporary YVRA Food Service Cook - $20.00/hr - Benefits Available: Sick Time & Worker’s Compensation
  • Temporary YVRA Food Service Counter Attendant- $20.00/hr - Benefits Available: Sick Time & Worker’s Compensation

Find all Routt County job opportunities and apply on the Routt County website.
One Fun Thing
Winter Solstice on Wednesday, December 21

Although it has felt like winter in Routt County for a while now, Winter Solstice (marking the beginning of astronomical winter) is right around the corner. Winter Solstice is the day of the year with the fewest hours of sunlight, the "shortest day" of the year.