August 11, 2021

Routt County tourism economy will suffer as climate change worsens

From Suzie Romig, Steamboat Pilot and Today

With this week’s dire and disheartening reports of faster planetary warming from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, thoughts turn to what can be done locally to help with the global climate crisis.

Both the Routt County Board of Commissioners and Steamboat Springs City Council unanimously approved the 132-page Routt County Climate Action Plan on July 6, followed by a unanimous vote for adoption by the Yampa Town Board last week.

“The Town of Yampa feels it is important to minimize our carbon footprint in the county and feel working together as a county will make a united front for our community,” Yampa Town Clerk Sheila Symons said.