Steamboat Pilot & Today

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Steamboat Pilot & Today
Front page on Sunday June 14, 2009.
Type Weekly (Pilot)
Daily (Today)
Format Broadsheet (Pilot)
Tabloid (Today)
Owner(s) WorldWest LLC[1]
Editor Brent Boyer (since August 2007)[2]
Founded 1885 (1885) (Pilot)
1927 (Today)
Headquarters 1901 Curve Plaza
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477
 United States
Circulation 9,099 (as of 2009)[1]
OCLC number 82453875

The Steamboat Pilot & Today is an American newspaper serving Routt County, Colorado and owned by WorldWest LLC, a family-owned company[2] based in Lawrence, Kansas.[3] The Steamboat Pilot is a broadsheet published weekly on Sunday, and the Steamboat Today is a free tabloid published weekdays and Saturday.[1]

As of 2011, The Pilot & Today has been named the top newspaper in its circulation class eight times in nine years by the Colorado Press Association.[2]


Steamboat Pilot was a weekly newspaper established in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and first printed on July 31, 1885 by James Hoyle. It merged with The Routt County Sentinel in 1927, and later with The Oak-Creek Times-Leader in 1944.[3][4] Jack Kent Cooke acquired the Pilot in 1988.[5] Steamboat Today was first published as a daily tabloid newspaper on August 21, 1989 as an accompaniment to the Pilot.[3] In 1994, WorldWest acquired the papers from the Cooke estate.[6]

In 2008,, the website of affiliated magazine Explore Steamboat was nominated for the EPpy Awards as Best Regional Magazine-Affiliated Web Site.[7]

As of 2011, the staff of The Pilot & Today has a "strong contingent" of graduates from CU-Boulder's journalism school, outnumbered only by that of The Denver Post and Boulder Daily Camera.[2]

In June 2016, the newspaper was acquired by Swift Communications.[8]


  1. ^ a b c "Steamboat Pilot & Today". Mondo Times. Mondo Code LLC. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d Lawrence, Mike (May 13, 2011). "CU journalism alums happily report and edit in Steamboat Springs". University of Colorado at Boulder. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c About the Pilot & Today from
  4. ^ "About Southern Routt County Oak Creek-Yampa times-leader. (Oak Creek, Routt County, Colo.) 1942-1944". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved January 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ Dee Richards: Steamboat's newswoman
  6. ^ Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1610752325. 
  7. ^ "2008 EPpy Award Winners Announced". Mediaweek. May 15, 2008. Retrieved August 13, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Aspen Times owner acquires papers in Craig and Steamboat". Aspen Times. June 17, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016.