Public Services

Public Utilities in Steamboat Springs Colorado

Qwest 800-244-1111
AT&T 800-222-0300
MCI 800-950-5555
City of Steamboat Springs Water Office
Steamboat II District
ATMOS Energy
Yampa Valley Electric Association

Emergency Contacts

Fire/Ambulance 911 or 970-879-0700
Police/Sheriff 911 or 970-879-1144

Steamboat Springs Fire Department

The Steamboat Springs Fire Department started as a volunteer-based public safety service.  While the Steamboat Springs Fire Department still takes volunteers, the department now manages three local stations with paid firefighters, paramedics & EMTs.  Not only are they the first responders for mountain emergencies, and local emergencies, and service the surrounding areas, they regularly train and educate the public about basic fire prevention and rescue techniques.

Steamboat Springs Police Department

In the free community paper, Steamboat Today, anyone can read about local police happenings in a daily section called The Report. The mission statement for the Steamboat Springs Police Department encompasses the following pledges (source:

  • To never tolerate the abuse of our police powers.
  • We recognize that our conduct, both on and off duty, is inseparable from the professional reputation of police services.
  • We believe that the police derive our power from the people we serve.
  • We support an organizational climate of mutual trust and respect for one another.
    We believe in open communication and partnerships with the community.
  • To provide service to our community while fairly and impartially enforcing all state, federal, and local laws.
    To affirmatively promote, preserve, and deliver a feeling of security, safety, and quality services to members of our community while protecting the constitutional rights of all individuals.
    We believe we can achieve our highest potential by actively involving our community and employees in problem-solving to improve police services.

Hospitals, Clinics & Medical Facilities

Yampa Valley Medical Center
1024 Central Park Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone: (970) 879-1322

Located on a 46-acre facility near the Steamboat Ski area, the Yampa Valley Medical Center services the entire community with its full-service hospital. The emergency department is a level IV trauma center that offers emergency services 24 hours a day. The hospital is one of the newest facilities of its kind in Colorado.

Steamboat Medical Clinic
1475 Pine Grove Road
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80487
Phone: (970) 879-0203

The Steamboat Medical Clinic has been helping residents in Steamboat for over 50 years.  The Medical Clinic has a distinguished reputation in the community for providing excellent care and personal attention to patients.  It is interesting to note that Steamboat Medical sponsors a co-ed soccer team in which some staff members are active players as well.  In addition, the team has dominated the local summer league for the past few years.

Veterinary Facilities
Mt Werner Veterinary Hospital (24-Hour Service) 970-879-3486
Pet Kare Clinic (24-Hour Service) 970-879-KARE
Steamboat Springs Animal Shelter 970-879-0621
Steamboat Springs Veterinary Hospital (24-Hour Service) 970-879-1041

Steamboat Colorado News

Steamboat has a local access television station called Channel 6.  Most of the time any viewer will find locally created documentaries about the history of Steamboat, the Ute Indians, and the Yampa Valley.  Other programming includes locally televised hockey games, some school performances, short public safety films compiled by local actors and residents, local commercials, short films produced by students at the high school during a film class, and general skiing and snowboarding films, those recorded in Steamboat and others as well. Although there is not a daily news program, Steamboat residents will typically enjoy the Denver news on T.V. and get their local news the old-fashioned way, by reading the daily papers.

The Steamboat Pilot & Today
The Steamboat Pilot is a weekly newspaper that serves Steamboat Springs and Routt County, Colorado. It is published on Sunday. The Today is a free daily newspaper published Monday through Saturday.
Contact: Phone: (970) 879-1502, fax: (970) 879-2888

The Local
The Local is an alternative newspaper issued for free each week. The Local targets readers that already live in Steamboat and delivers insightful articles and commentary in a distinctively artistic format.  They even publish poems submitted by pensive locals. 
Phone: (970) 875-1057, fax: (970) 875-1057

Radio – KFMU
A solar-powered radio station in the heart of Steamboat Springs has been broadcasting here for over 25 years. Local programming keeps listeners informed of community events, arts, and entertainment schedules, and special radio events like the Friday Afternoon Club.  Each Friday one advertiser will sponsor a happy hour event with drink specials and prizes.  Many of the free concert series presented in Steamboat during the summer and winter are also made possible by the sponsorship and support of the radio station.

Colorado State Park Info

Stagecoach State Park
Stagecoach State Park is located in the Yampa Valley, just south of Steamboat Springs.  Visitors will enjoy 92 campsites near a 780-acre reservoir with a marina, fishing, and hiking. The reservoir serves as a reminder of the area’s rich mining and logging history.
Camping open dates: All Year
RV Sites: 65
Tent Sites: 27
Total Sites: 92

Steamboat Lake & Pearl Lake State Parks
Steamboat Lake is located just 30 miles outside of Steamboat Springs at the base of Hahn’s Peak.  Pearl Lake is just a few miles further.  The lakes offer boating, fishing, camping, and a full-service marina.  Visitors can reserve one of the 7 yurts(cabins) for a truly rustic experience or enjoy any of the 224 campsites for overnight visits.
Lodging Open Dates: All Year
Camper Cabins: 7
Camping open dates: All Year
RV Sites: 77
Tent Sites: 147
Total Sites: 224

Recycling 970-870-7575
Road & Weather Conditions 877-315-7623