NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Open House To Discuss Dog Park Improvements

There will be an open house tonight in Steamboat to discuss potential improvements to the Rita Valentine Dog Park. The public will have the opportunity to review the proposed changes and make comments and give suggestions on Continue reading

Yampa Valley Medical Considers Merger

Yampa Valley Medical Center is considering a partnership with UCHealth.  UCHealth, also known as the University of Colorado Health Systems, is a Continue reading

Should BLM National Office Be Moved West?

Colorado’s elected leaders are spearheading an effort to relocate the national BLM office to the Western United States, and would like to see it in Colorado.  Senator Cory Gardner introduced the idea of moving the national office west during the confirmation hearing for newly confirmed interior secretary Ryan Continue reading

CO Representatives React To Trump’s Energy Plans

Not surprisingly, elected officials in Colorado had mixed reactions to  President Trump’s executive order, which targeted regulations contained within President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.  Congressman Scott Tipton applauded Continue reading

Civilian Handgun Courses In Wyoming

The schedule for this year’s Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Civilian Handgun Training Courses is now available. The courses will consist of a classroom session followed by range shooting. Topics covered will include proper grip, stance, trigger control, firearm storage and above all safety. Participants are Continue reading

Trump To Target Obama Coal Regulations

According to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order today targeting regulations within the Clean Power Plan.  It’s anticipated the executive order will instruct the EPA to rewrite regulations concerning carbon emission reductions for new and existing power plants in the US. The order will also Continue reading

DA Files Extension For Hixson Case

The Weld County District Attorney, who had until last Friday to file charges against Cory Hixson, has filed a 30 day extension to have more time to consider the case. Hixson was arrested, accused of breaking into a home in the Greeley area earlier this month. Days earlier Hixson went missing from his home in Broomfield after he experienced adverse Continue reading

Wyoming Shooting Victim Shot Himself

A man who reported that he was shot yesterday in Sweetwater County was later determined to have shot himself. The 54 year old man is expected to have shot himself in his car before driving to the Wamsutter Town Hall, where he told someone he had been shot, and needed help. The man was Continue reading

Blood Drive Thursday

There will be a blood drive this week at the Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat.  The blood drive will be held Thursday from 12:30 to 6. Appointments can be made by calling the Bonfils appointment center at 1-800-365-0006, or by following the this link and using the site code 0234. Walk- Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Stays Steady

Colorado’s unemployment rate stayed steady between January and February of this year, holding at 2.9%. This is well below the national unemployment rate, which fell by .1% to 4.7%, over that time period. The average Colorado work week Continue reading

Cocktails With Council Tonight

The monthly “Cocktails with Council” session will be held Tuesday in Steamboat. The meeting will take place 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 monthly “Cocktails with Council”, and “Coffee with car Continue reading

Click It or Ticket Enforcement This Week

The Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be conducting increased Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement this week. According to numbers from CDOT, nearly half of the people killed in crashes last year were not wearing seat belts. Crash victims in rural communities can be especially vulnerable as they are Continue reading