Reactions to EPA’s New Power Rule

EPA-300There has been plenty of reaction from both sides of the issue on the Clean Power Plan unveiled by President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday. Proponents of the plan say it will help fend off climate change by reducing carbon dioxide pollution. Opponents maintain that carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant, Continue reading

Moffat County Fair Continues

mc-fair-150The Moffat County Fair is underway. Open Class Entries will be accepted tonight from 6 to 8 at the Pavillion. Livestock Shows start tomorrow, with the Sheep Show at 5. 4-H and FFA members will show first, starting with the showmanship class, followed by market and breeding classes. The Open Division will close Continue reading

Yampa River Clean-Up Party Planned for Steamboat Friday

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat, in partnership with the Colorado Water Trust, CAN’d Aid Foundation, Colorado Watershed Assembly, Friends of the Yampa and Backdoor Sports, Continue reading

Sue and Settle Strategy to be Discussed

WESTERN ENERGY ALLIANCEWestern Energy Alliance will testify before the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Waste Management and Regulatory Oversite at a hearing on the Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Respond to Several Fires

craig-fire-rescue-300Fire danger remains high in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties and moderate in Routt County. Proof of that came last week, when Craig firefighters responded to three fires in a matter of minutes, Thursday. The first was a 30 acre blaze on Moffat County Road 183, which is the bypass north of town. The fire was on the north side of Continue reading

Moffat County Fair is Underway

mc-fair-150The Moffat County Fair is underway. Today’s 4-H and FFA Halter and Performance Horse Show is an all day event. The 4-H Dog Show will take place at 8 tomorrow morning in the Livestock barn. Open class entries will also be accepted tomorrow evening from 6 to 8 in the Pavillion. Livestock shows start Wednesday. Continue reading

Proposal Could End Hold on PILT Funds

piltA proposal in Congress could end federal delays in paying counties the money they are owed for public land. Representative Jared Polis introduced a bill that would extend funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes and Secure Rural Schools program. The funding is among programs tied up in the federal budget sequester. Continue reading

Moffat County Balloonfest and Colorado Cruisers Car Show Schedule

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States Urge EPA to Back Off on Water Rule

EPA-300Representatives from 31 states are urging the EPA to extend the effective date of the planned Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which is currently set to go in effect August 28th. Once the rule gets into effect, virtually every river, stream and creek in the U.S. will come under the oversight of bureaucrats from the EPA. The Continue reading

Businesses Write Letter Supporting EPA Clean Power Rule

EPA-300A group of Colorado businesses have opened themselves up to scrutiny by writing an open letter to Governor Hickenlooper, supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Rule. The rule will force power plants to reduce carbon emissions, significantly within the next 15 years, a costly move that could shut some plants Continue reading

New Laws Take Effect Wednesday

co-state-capitol-300Colorado will begin punishing habitual drunk drivers with felonies and longer prison sentences. The new law is among dozens taking effect Wednesday. Now a fourth DUI conviction will be punishable by up to six years in prison and a fine Continue reading

Law Enforcement Warns Parents to Buckle Kids Up Properly

carseatColorado law officers are warning parents to buckle up their children after a statewide seat belt patrol issued numerous tickets because kids weren’t in car seats or seat belts. Authorities say they wrote about 1,300 seat belt citations. The state transportation department partnered with the Colorado State Patrol and about 50 local law Continue reading