NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Ski and Skate to be Held at Yampa River State Park

YAMPA RIVER STATE PARKColorado Parks and Wildlife invites everyone to enjoy a little winter recreation at Yampa River State Park’s Ninth Annual Ski and Skate Festival. Those that show up will gather at the park’s visitors center on Highway 40, 2 miles east of Hayden, for a chance to enjoy a full day of ice skating on the park’s pond, followed by a trek on Continue reading

VNA Offers Measles Vaccinations in Wake of Outbreak

Northwest Colorado VNAThe United States is experiencing a multi-state measles outbreak that started in California last month. Measles is a highly contagious, viral illness. Symptoms generally appear seven to 14 days after a person is infected and begin with fever, cough, runny Continue reading

Cultural Heritage Summit to be Held in Steamboat

cultural heritageThe Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program is inviting the public to help them celebrate five years of collaborative work in Jackson, Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties at an event in Steamboat next month. Federal, State and local agencies will be on hand to provide resource information, while Program Continue reading

State May Require Background Checks for Youth Coaches

co-state-capitol-300Colorado is considering becoming the first state to require background checks for people who work for youth sports organizations. The state Senate started work yesterday on a proposal to require background checks for employees to Continue reading

Health Exchange Will be Scrutinized

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado’s new Republican senate majority passed two bills out of the Senate this week to increase scrutiny of executive bonuses at Colorado’s ObamaCare exchange and require a performance audit of the struggling organization. Senate Bill 15-019 sponsored by Senator Sonnenberg passed out of the Senate on a Continue reading

All Routes to Denver to Include Delays this Summer

C-DOTMoffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe, yesterday, announced that the Colorado Department of Transportation will be working on all routes to Denver over the next year. Grobe Continue reading

Commissioners Vent Concerns Over Clean Power Plan

EPA-300The Moffat County Commissioners have finalized letters they’re sending to Governor Hickenlooper and the Environmental Protection Agency. The first letter is being sent by the Independence Institute, a Denver think tank. The letter urges the governor to consider the costs the EPA’s Clean Power Plan will have on the state. It Continue reading

Commissioners to Urge Governor to Leave Severance Tax Funds Alone

MC Commissioners-150Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe urged the rest of the board to sign on to a letter being sent to Kent Lambert, head of the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee, asking him to refrain from using severance tax money for Urban projects on the Front Range. Another letter will be sent to Governor John Hickenlooper, asking Continue reading

Booming Pot Industry Could Mean Big Refunds for Coloradans

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s marijuana experiment was designed to raise tax revenue for the state and its schools, but a state law may give some of the money directly to residents. The voter-approved constitutional amendment requires Colorado to pay back taxpayers when the state collects more than the limit in a formula based on inflation and Continue reading

Lawmakers Mulling Right-to-die Legislation

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Democrats are introducing legislation to allow the terminally ill choose when they die, with the help of doctor-prescribed medication. Democrats from the House and Senate announced details of the proposal yesterday, Continue reading

Judge Bars Government from Requiring Companies to Cover Birth Control

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300A federal judge has barred the government from requiring three companies in Colorado to provide certain kinds of contraception under the federal health care law. The order yesterday cites last year’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that some companies with religious objections can avoid the contraceptives requirement. Yesterday’s order Continue reading

Nine Running for Four Craig City Council Seats

City-Council-300So far, eight people are running for four open seats on the Craig City Council this spring. The deadline for gathering enough signatures to be put on the ballot is Friday . There will be two people running for mayor; Don Jones and Ray Beck. Their council seats will be up for grabs, as Continue reading