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Moffat County Balloon Festival Takes Place This Weekend

hot air balloon 368x383The Moffat County Balloon Festival officially kicks off today.  Balloon launches are scheduled for 6:30 each morning, weather permitting.  Tomorrow is the big day, with a pancake breakfast scheduled for 7.  At 10 people can enjoy a story hour and a chance to meet the woodcarvers who will be participating in carving Continue reading

Marijuana Edibles Have New Stricter Rules

MARIJUANA-300Recreational pot brownies in Colorado are about to get weaker. Or at least, easier to break up into manageable doses.  Colorado marijuana regulators have drafted an emergency rule aimed at making it easier for new marijuana users to tell how much pot they’re eating. A draft of the emergency Continue reading

State to Begin Issuing Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Immigrants Today

licenseColorado will begin issuing driver’s licenses and identification cards to immigrants who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status.  The documents will start being issued today amid high demand. About Continue reading

Tipton Questions EPA About Water Grab

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Wednesday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) questioned (EPA) Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe during a House Small Business Committee hearing on the EPA’s controversial new rule to redefine waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act. During the hearing, Tipton submitted a letter to the record from the Waters Advocacy Coalition, representing Continue reading

Ag Department Warns of Vesicular Stomatitus Outbreak

cdaAs the Moffat and Routt County Fairs approach, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has placed 21 locations under quarantine after horses tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). So far, none of Continue reading

Forest Service Wants to Hear from Residents on Trails

routt-natl-forest-signOn Wednesday, the Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District (HPBE) is inviting the public to join them for a planning session regarding the multi-use trail system on the Routt National Forest surrounding Steamboat. Various Continue reading

Tri-State Releases Statement on EPA Rules

tri-state-g-tTri-State Generation and Transmission Association has released a statement concerning the EPA’s carbon emissions hearings.  The release says Continue reading

National Manufacturing Group Testifies Against EPA Rules

namThe National Association of Manufacturers was one of the organizations that testified at the EPA hearings on carbon emission rules yesterday in Washington D.C.  Ross Eisenberg, Vice President of Energy and Continue reading

1800 Obama Rules and Regs Have No Congressional Approval

obamaCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) flagged reports yesterday that the Obama Administration, starting in 2012, implemented over 1800 rules and regulations-including 43 rules identified as major-without first reporting them to the House, Senate and General Accountability Office as required under the 1996 Continue reading

Routt County Communications Phone Lines Back Up

centurylinkRoutt County Communications says their non-emergency phone lines are back up and running.  The lines went down yesterday due to damage to the Century Link network.  It was first feared the lines wouldn’t be up until sometime Saturday.  However, a message was sent out by the agency yesterday evening, that said they had the lines working again.

Phone Service Down At Routt County Communications

nophonesRoutt County Communication has reported that all of their non-emergency phone lines are not functioning due to damage in the Century Link network.  It’s likely that non-emergency phone service may not be restored until this Saturday.  Until the problem is corrected Routt County Communications is requesting that non-emergency calls be kept to a minimum, and if non-emergency service is required, they encourage you to contact local law enforcement agencies in person.

Moffat County School District Hires New Football Coach, Athletic Director

BULLDOGSThe Moffat County School District has announced the hiring of two new staff members.  Mike Mitchell will be the new 7th through 12th grade Athletic Director. Mitchell just completed his first year as Principal and Athletic Director at Revere Jr./Sr. High School in Ovid, Continue reading