NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Bilodeau Recovering from Motorcycle Accident

bilodeauGene Bilodeau, former CNCC vice-president, city council member and participant on several local boards and organizations, was reportedly severely injured in a motorcycle accident recently. According to an email from the Craig Chamber, Bilodeau is in a hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota, recovering from broken ribs, a broken clavicle, and blood around his lungs, among other injuries. While the email says he is Continue reading

Report Finds EPA Knew of Spill Potential

EPA-300An internal government investigation has found that federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a blowout from a Colorado mine. The disclosure was contained in documents released yesterday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Investigators concluded that EPA and state regulators underestimated how Continue reading

Power Outage Strands Elevator Rider

craig-fire-rescue-300There were two power outages in Moffat County yesterday. The first began at around 4 yesterday afternoon in the Maybell area. About 300 members were affected, and the outage lasted until around 9. Another outage, this time in Craig, had firefighters responding to a local hotel to deal with a person stuck in an elevator. The outage, Continue reading

Moffat County Looking for People to Serve on EMS Reserve Unit

MOFFAT-COUNTY-LOGO-300Moffat County EMS officials are working on putting together an EMS Reserve Unit. The Unit would be comprised of those with experience working in medical services, but are not affiliated with current services. That Continue reading

Monument Reopens Portion of Jones Hole Creek

Dinosaur-National-Monument-The section of Jones Hole Creek in Dinosaur National Monument that remained closed after the 2013 rock slide has reopened to the public. Visitors can once again access the entire length of the creek downstream of the Jones Hole National Continue reading

Registration Open for Steamboat Middle School Programs

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOLRegistration is now open for Session 1 Steamboat Middle School Programs. Session 1 runs from August 26th through October 23rd. Session 1 Middle School programs include Cooking on Mondays, GROW, a mentoring program just for girls, on Tuesdays, Golf at Rollingstone Golf Continue reading

MCSO Advises Public of SVP

sexual pedatorThe Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is notifying the public that a sexually violent predator is moving into the area. According to the sheriff’s office, 33-year old Michael Maretta will be in Moffat County for two weeks for work purposes. Maretta was originally convicted of Predatory Continue reading

Forest Officials Confirm Tularemia Case in NWCO

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest officials are urging visitors to pay special attention to wildlife and to keep an eye on their pets after a rabbit recently tested positive in the Bear River Corridor for the bacterial disease tularemia, better known as Continue reading

Moffat County’s Kelly Pierce Named State Labor Department’s Employee of the Year

colorado-workforce-center-3The Craig Workforce Center’s Kelly Pierce has received a huge honor from the Colorado Department of Labor. Pierce was recently Continue reading

Workforce Centers Get Grants for Updating Worker Skills

colorado-workforce-center-3Workforce Centers across Colorado’s Northwest Region have announced plans to ramp up outreach efforts to notify out-of-work job Continue reading

EPA Spill Requires Federal Clean-up Funds

EPA-300The Colorado town where the Environmental Protection Agency caused a toxic mine leak earlier this month, unleashing a torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers, has decided to change course and request federal disaster funds to clean up the mine. The Silverton Board of Trustees and the San Juan County Commission approved a Continue reading

State Republicans Eliminate Presidential Poll

REPUBLICANRepublicans in Colorado have decided to diminish their role in the party’s presidential nominating contest. The state party’s executive committee has voted to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party’s March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The delegates Continue reading