NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Forest Visitors Asked to Avoid Certain Areas for Wildlife Purposes

forest-service-signA long-standing request for public involvement in big game, winter range management is being made by the Routt National Forest again this year. The U.S. Forest Service is asking recreational users to stay out of designated elk and deer winter range areas from November 15th to April 15th. Courtesy closure signage has been Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Looking for Camp Site Hosts

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is now accepting resident host applications for a variety of locations for the 2015 season. Resident or campground hosts are volunteers who spend part of their year camping for free in exchange for 20-30 hours of service each week. 2015 CPW resident hosts begin their duties in the spring. Continue reading

Craig Teen Dies In Auto Accident

fatal-30017 year old  male Torivio Tovar  of Craig died following a two vehicle collision that occurred just before 3pm on US Highway 40 one mile west of Craig. Tovar was driving a Ford F250 away Continue reading

Semi, Pickup Accident On 40 West Of Craig Closes Highway

highway 40 crash-250An accident which took place around 3 Friday afternoon on highway 40 about 2 miles West of Craig completely stopped through traffic.  According to a State patrol Continue reading

Spending Bill May Not Protect Western States against Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300Federal officials say Congress acted too late if it wanted to block protections for a bird found in Colorado and Utah. A spending bill approved by Congress last week blocks any money for a final rule to protect the Gunnison sage grouse. But the final rule was issued before the bill passed. An estimated 5,000 Gunnison sage grouse remain, Continue reading

Craig Middle School Student Expelled for Bringing Knives to School

CRAIG-MIDDLE-SCHOOL-300A student who brought several knives to Craig Middle School earlier this month will be expelled Continue reading

Seasonal Changes to Visitor Access at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-The arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access in some areas. In Utah, roads around the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are maintained throughout the winter. The Cub Creek Road is Continue reading

Ponikvar Resigns as United Way Director

united way-150Moffat County United Way Executive Director Corrie Ponikvar has announced her resignation. Ponikvar will step down in March after being with the organization for 18 years. The decision is based on a need to spend more time with her family. Ponikvar will help transition the new Continue reading

Boys and Girls Club to be Open During Christmas Break

boys-and-girls-club2The Boys and Girls Club of Craig will be open on certain days of the Christmas Break. The club hopes that will help out parents who either still have some shopping to do, or simply have to Continue reading

Health Officials Urge Coloradans to get Flu Shots

seasonal-flu-300State health officials urge Coloradans to protect themselves and their families by getting a flu vaccination. Last year, there were 1,759 hospitalizations caused by the flu in Colorado. Health officials say the single best way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting vaccinated. It takes about two weeks after getting the vaccination to build the antibodies needed to protect you from the flu. The CDC recommends Continue reading

Oklahoma, Nebraska Sue Colorado Over Marijuana Legalization

MARIJUANA-300Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a declaration that Colorado’s legalization of marijuana violates the United States Constitution. The two don’t say exactly how the law violates the constitution, but Bruning says Continue reading

Gardner in Steamboat Tonight

gardnerColorado Senator-elect Cory Gardner will be in Steamboat tonight. Gardner will be at the Strings Music Pavillion in Steamboat tonight for a meet and greet with residents. The event is being hosted by the Steamboat Institute. There will be refreshments available, including a cash bar. The event takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight, and RSVP’s are appreciated. To RSVP, or for more information, call 846-6013.