NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Police Chief put on Paid Leave

Steamboat Police BadgeSteamboat Police Chief Joel Rae and Deputy Chief Bob DelValle have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into serious allegations by a former detective. City Manager Deb Hinsvark said Friday a full investigation is needed into allegations by former detective Dave Kleiber that administrators had Continue reading

Controlled Burn gets out of Control

wyman fireA controlled burn near the Wyman Living History Museum got out of control yesterday afternoon. Craig Fire/Rescue responded to the blaze, which was burning in a haystack. The fire was visible from Highway 40. No one was injured, and firefighters were able to keep the blaze from spreading any further.  Click picture to enlarge.

Lawmakers Working on State Budget

co-state-capitol-300Colorado’s budget constrictions mean that they’ll have to refund about $58 million from the new pot taxes- even though the taxes were approved by voters. Expect lawmakers to propose a ballot measure after the budget passes to ask voters to Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Man Dies from Accidental Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A man that shot himself in the head near Rangely on Thursday, did so accidentally. That’s according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, who says an elderly gentleman was walking out of a shed with a rifle, when he tripped. The gun reportedly went off, striking the man in the head. Authorities say he died from the Continue reading

BLM Amends Management Plan for White River Field Office

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Friday released its Proposed Oil and Gas Amendment to the White River Field Office Resource Management Plan, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin for the next 20 years. The Continue reading

Forest Officials Removing Temporary Signs on Rabbit Ears Pass

routt-natl-forest-signStaff from the Routt National Forest began removing the marker poles for skier/snowshoe trails on Rabbit Ears Pass this past week. Trail users should be aware of their location at all times since some temporary signage will no longer be in Continue reading

Colorado Defends Pot Law

MARIJUANA-300Colorado defended its pot law for the first time Friday in a filing to the U.S. Supreme Court. Yesterday was the deadline for Colorado to respond to a legal challenge from Oklahoma and Nebraska. The lawsuit challenges Colorado’s legalization of recreational marijuana and is one of four lawsuits that aim to dismantle the young Continue reading

Republicans Plan Fetal Homicide Bill

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Republican lawmakers upset about a decision not to file a murder charge in an attack on a pregnant woman plan to introduce a fetal homicide bill. Senate President Bill Cadman announced Friday that legislation to extend legal Continue reading

Kristen Johnson Formally Charged in Murder Case

District Attorney 14thThe 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has formally filed charges against Kristen Johnson, who is accused of helping her husband kill a Steamboat man. The charges were filed yesterday, in connection with the death of Edward Zimmerman. They include 1st degree murder, 2nd degree burglary, child abuse, Continue reading

Shooting Near Rangely Being Investigated

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office has released little details about a shooting incident within the county. The office sent out a press release overnight that says the Rangely Police Department received a 9-1-1 call yesterday afternoon in reference to an individual with a gun shot wound to the head, just outside Rangely Continue reading

Moffat County Officials to Attend National Workshop

nacoMoffat County has been selected as one of seven counties to attend the National Association of Counties (NACo) Coal Reliant Communities Innovation Challenge Workshop. NACo and the Continue reading

Legislature Approves New Tire Chain Rules

co-state-capitol-300A bill to require all motorists in Colorado to use snow tires or chains during snowy months on Colorado’s major mountain highway has passed its toughest test in the state Legislature. The Senate Transportation Committee voted 5-0 for Continue reading