NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Moffat County School Sports Physicals Offered Today

Moffat-County-School-DistriMoffat County High School and Junior High students who plan to participate in fall sports next school year can get their physicals today. The physicals are being offered at a reduced price ($15), and will not be offered again in July as they have been in past years. Physicals take place at The Memorial Hospital Clinic on Russell Street in Craig from 5 to 7 tonight.

Meetings Scheduled in Craig to Discuss ColoWyo Situation

coloyowAnother meeting will be held in Craig to discuss the ColoWyo situation. A June 3rd meeting at Moffat County High School has already been announced. That meeting will be used to give the public information about what is going on with the WildEarth Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Suspends Drilling Fees

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Rio Blanco County Commissioners are suspending oil drilling impact fees until February of next year as production slows from 42 wells last year to eight in the first four months of 2015. The county created the fees when it hit a peak of Continue reading

Steamboat Announces Trail Closures

City-of-SteamboatSteamboat’s Parks & Community Services Department will continue to close sections of the Yampa River Core Trail and other local trails as high water rises this spring. Continue reading

Bennet Signs on to Letter Urging Sage Grouse Conservation Funding

sage_grouse-300Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet yesterday was one of a group of senators who urged the Senate Appropriations Committee to include full funding for conservation of the Gunnison and Greater sage grouse. The senators wrote a letter to Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochoran explaining that funding for sage grouse Continue reading

YVRA to Host Runway Party

yampa-airport-signYampa Valley Regional Airport officials are inviting the public to stop by and check out their new runway. The airport has been closed for runway work. Construction is nearing completion, and airport officials will host a runway party next month to celebrate. They Continue reading

Northwest RAC to Meet in Kremmling Next Month

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet next month. The meeting is open to the public, with public comment periods related to items on the agenda scheduled for 10 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. Agenda items include a presentation Continue reading

Tipton Talks ColoWyo

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Representative Scott Tipton talked with Wild West Radio Friday about the situation facing ColoWyo Coal Mine. Tipton says he and other lawmakers have written letters to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and have talked with her staff. He says at this point they are pressing upon two main issues; whether or not an appeal is Continue reading

Meeting Planned to Discuss the ColoWyo Situation

coloyowA meeting has been planned for Craig residents to get the latest information on the ColoWyo situation. The meeting will include speakers from industry representatives and local government in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. Ray Beck and Continue reading

Hickenlooper Latest to Send Letter to Jewell over ColoWyo

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is the latest to send his thoughts to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell regarding the recent decision against the Office of Surface Mining that is threatening to shut down ColoWyo Coal Mine. A federal judge ruled the mine’s latest expansion project did not gather enough public input on the environmental impacts of the project, which took place eight Continue reading

Traffic Delays Expected During Steamboat Stormwater Project

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat will begin construction on a Stormwater Treatment Project at 5th and Yampa Streets starting today. Two-way traffic will be maintained Continue reading

Wilderness Designations Get New Life

WILDERNESSConservation groups hope their latest attempt to designate 90-square-miles in the heart of Colorado ski country as wilderness will have better luck now that Representative Jared Polis has a seat on the House Natural Resources Committee. The Colorado Continue reading