NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Moffat County High Needs Help with Online Contest

moffat-co-high-2Moffat County High School is participating in a contest that could bring the school money, and possibly a concert by The Band Perry. The contest is one in which communities can vote for their favorite schools online. The contest is Continue reading

Early Voting Starts Today

Ballot-300Residents across Colorado are able to vote in person or drop off ballots at polling centers starting today. Counties were able to mail ballots to voters starting Tuesday for the November 4th election. As of Friday, 657 voters in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties had voted, the majority of those coming from Routt County.

Appearance of Edible Pot up for Discussion

MARIJUANA-300Marijuana regulators in Colorado have already tightened rules on popular forms of edible pot by requiring manufacturers to make it easier to tell how much of the drug consumers are eating. Now they’re writing new rules on what the products themselves look like. A third and possibly final workgroup meeting today is focused on Continue reading

Ballot Issues, Health Care to be Discussed at Senior Meeting

seniorsThe Senior Center Coffee and Conversation in Craig, this week, will be an important one for voters. Moffat County Elections Clerk Lila Herod will be there to open a discussion on ballot issues. CNCC President Russel George will also stop by. There will also be a Continue reading

More Coloradans to Lose Insurance Plans

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300In a letter to the Colorado Senate Republicans Friday, the Colorado Division of Insurance announced that an additional 18,783 Coloradans have had their health insurance policy cancelled in the last month due to ObamaCare and 192,942 Coloradans will have their policies cancelled next year. That means the total number of policies Continue reading

Warren Stumps for Udall

warrenOne of the Democratic Party’s biggest stars was in Colorado to help embattled Senator Mark Udall. Senator Elizabeth Warren joined Udall at get-out-the-vote events in Boulder and Englewood on Friday. The Massachusetts liberal is very popular with the Democratic party’s base, which is less likely to vote in a non-presidential election. Udall Continue reading

Activists Protest Criminal Code Ballot Measure

Ballot-300Pro-abortion activists are stepping up protests against a ballot measure to add “unborn human beings” to Colorado’s criminal code. Rallies were planned Friday at the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver and in Pueblo Saturday. Abortion opponents say Amendment 67 would strengthen protections for pregnant women. Continue reading

Congressmen Urge Fish and Wildlife to Reevaluate Designation Process

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton signed on to a letter this week that urges U.S. Fish and Wildlife to reassess how they evaluate species for protection. Tipton says the legislation stems from recent proposals to list species as threatened or endangered in the Western U.S. Some of those proposals have been for the Greater and Continue reading

Bob Rankin to Visit Craig Monday

BOB RANKINState Representative Bob Rankin will be in Craig Monday. The republican is running for reelection this year. Rankin represents House District 57. He’ll stop by The Memorial Hospital at Craig Monday for a meet and greet with the public. Those that would like to speak with him can show Continue reading

Applications for LEAP Available Soon

LEAPApplications for the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program, or LEAP, will be available soon. LEAP is a program designed to help low-income households meet their winter home heating costs; it does not pay the entire cost of home heating. The program period is November 1st through April 30th. For most households, LEAP benefits will be paid directly to the utility company or fuel supplier. Processing your LEAP application takes time. Program reps urge applicants to keep their accounts current by making payments towards heat bills on time to avoid disruption of service. Qualification is based Continue reading

Hickenlooper Takes Heat Over Obamacare Comment

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper is taking heat over comments he made this week regarding the Affordable Care Act. Hickenlooper hass been a stern supporter of the law. Some feel a recent poll, showing growing dissatisfaction with Obamacare is what has the governor changing his tune. The governor told a crowd that he is “no fan Continue reading

VS Quarantines Being Released

cdaAs of this week, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 65 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 261 of the 326 quarantines have now been released. Northwest Colorado is still VS free at this point, Continue reading