NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Senator Gardner Tours Beaver Creek Fire

gardnerOver the past week, cool temperatures low winds and higher humidity have helped limit the growth of the Beaver Creek Fire, burning 24 miles north of Walden. Crews have limited the fires growth to only a few hundred acres and have maintained containment at 53%. They are continuing to monitor spot fires in the area and are creating and maintaining fire lines. Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner recently announced Continue reading

Fishing Limits Reinstated At Harvey Gap Reservoir

kid-fishing-400You can no longer catch and keep as many fish as you want out of the Harvey Gap Reservoir, located about six and a half miles northeast of Rifle. The Silt Water Conservancy District has  cancelled plans to drain the reservoir Continue reading

Help Set A World Record

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for participants to help them set a world record this weekend at Stagecoach State Park. The “End of Summer Stagecoach Fun Fest” starts at noon tomorrow, at the park’s marina and swim beach. All stand-up paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and belly boarders, can attend the event, and help in the Continue reading

Cocktails With Council Tuesday

SteamboatThe monthly “Cocktails with Council” session is Tuesday night in Steamboat. The meeting will be held at Carl’s Tavern from 4:45 to 6:00. Council representatives will be at the meeting to discuss topics of concern to the public. The “Cocktails with Council”, and “Coffee with Council” Continue reading

Kids Can Learn About Cranes Saturday

YAMPA RIVER STATE PARKKids will have an opportunity to learn about cranes, the oldest living species of birds, at a discussion tomorrow morning at the Yampa River State Park. Park representative Nancy Merril  will be giving a talk about cranes, and providing more information about the upcoming crane Continue reading

Charges Related To Burglaries Filed Against Tracy

Jason TracyCharges have officially been filed against Jason Tracy, the Craig man suspected in a series of area burglaries. The 37 year old was arrested after police discovered numerous stolen items, including a 4-wheeler, on his property in early July. Tracy has been held in the Moffat County Jail on a parole violation since his arrest. Tracy was charged with 4 counts of criminal trespassing, three counts of theft Continue reading

Economic Diversification In Moffat County

economyMoffat County took another step forward this week in its quest for economic diversification. The Moffat County Commissioners voted at their weekly meeting on which recommendations to pursue from the Better City economic development proposal. The Commissioners have relayed their recommendations to the Local Marketing District who will begin to take Continue reading

Vote To Change Colorado Primary

Vote_Checkmark-300x300Two separate ballot initiatives focused on changing the Colorado Primary Election system have received enough signatures to reach the November ballot. Initiative 98 would allow unaffiliated voters to participate in the primary election without having to declare as either a Continue reading

Hickenlooper May Demand Carbon Emission Reductions

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper is considering instituting an executive order that would require the states power sector to reduce its carbon emissions by 35%, by the year 2030. A spokesman from Hickenlooper’s office said that the executive order is still in a rough draft phase, the governor is taking input and Continue reading

DUI Saturation Patrol In Steamboat

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300To ensure people in the area are enjoying the end of summer safely, the Colorado State Patrol will be conducting DUI saturation enforcement in and around Steamboat Springs Friday. So far this year in Northwest Colorado, the State Patrol has investigated 34 Continue reading

Silver Creek Fire Triples In Size

FireA meeting will take place Wednesday evening to allow the Silver Creek Fire Management Team to provide information on the fire. The meeting will be held at the Stagecoach fire station beginning at 6:30. The Silver Creek Fire, burning four miles south of Stage Coach Reservoir, in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area in the Routt National Forest increased to 25 acres yesterday. Crews are giving special attention to structures Continue reading

Tax Increases May Fund Full Day Kindergarten

FullDayKindergartenThe Steamboat Springs Board of Education voted yesterday to put a mill levy override on the November ballot that would help to fund free full day kindergarten in the Steamboat Springs School District. The levy would vary per year, depending on kindergarten enrollment, and would go away Continue reading