NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Blood Drive This Week In Steamboat

BLOOD-DRIVE2There will be a blood drive this week in Steamboat. Bonfils  Blood Center recently sent blood to Louisiana to help flood victims, and are now looking for donations to ensure there is enough blood in Colorado for the Labor Day weekend. The drive will take place Thursday at the Yampa Valley Medical Continue reading

Comment On Wild Horse Trapping Near Craig

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments on their plan to trap horses in the Sand Wash Basin, about 45 miles west of Craig. After trapping, the BLM plans to administer fertility treatments and remove up to 50 horses from the area. The basin management plan is to keep the wild horse population below 362, currently the Continue reading

Free Cooking Classes In Criag

CONNECTIONS4KIDSFree cooking classes are being offered next month in Craig for low income adults. Connections 4 Kids is putting on the Cooking Matters classes which will be held every Wednesday starting September 7th through October 12th. The 6 Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Burning East Of Meeker

WILD FIREA lightning started fire that began earlier this month is burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area near Buford, about 25 miles east of Meeker. The Lost Solar fire is burning through an area with high fuel density on Continue reading

Safety Tips For The 2016 School Year

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOLThe 2106 school year is underway at Rangely, SoRoCo, Hayden, Meeker, and Little Snake River Valley Schools, and starts Monday in Craig and Steamboat. Drivers in the area need to be aware that with the beginning of school comes an increase in pedestrian traffic along roadways. The public should increase caution while driving, and be prepared to Continue reading

Senator Gardner Tours Beaver Creek Fire

gardnerOver the past week, cool temperatures low winds and higher humidity have helped limit the growth of the Beaver Creek Fire, burning 24 miles north of Walden. Crews have limited the fires growth to only a few hundred acres and have maintained containment at 53%. They are continuing to monitor spot fires in the area and are creating and maintaining fire lines. Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner recently announced Continue reading

Fishing Limits Reinstated At Harvey Gap Reservoir

kid-fishing-400You can no longer catch and keep as many fish as you want out of the Harvey Gap Reservoir, located about six and a half miles northeast of Rifle. The Silt Water Conservancy District has  cancelled plans to drain the reservoir Continue reading

Help Set A World Record

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for participants to help them set a world record this weekend at Stagecoach State Park. The “End of Summer Stagecoach Fun Fest” starts at noon tomorrow, at the park’s marina and swim beach. All stand-up paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and belly boarders, can attend the event, and help in the Continue reading

Cocktails With Council Tuesday

SteamboatThe monthly “Cocktails with Council” session is Tuesday night in Steamboat. The meeting will be held at Carl’s Tavern from 4:45 to 6:00. Council representatives will be at the meeting to discuss topics of concern to the public. The “Cocktails with Council”, and “Coffee with Council” Continue reading

Kids Can Learn About Cranes Saturday

YAMPA RIVER STATE PARKKids will have an opportunity to learn about cranes, the oldest living species of birds, at a discussion tomorrow morning at the Yampa River State Park. Park representative Nancy Merril  will be giving a talk about cranes, and providing more information about the upcoming crane Continue reading

Charges Related To Burglaries Filed Against Tracy

Jason TracyCharges have officially been filed against Jason Tracy, the Craig man suspected in a series of area burglaries. The 37 year old was arrested after police discovered numerous stolen items, including a 4-wheeler, on his property in early July. Tracy has been held in the Moffat County Jail on a parole violation since his arrest. Tracy was charged with 4 counts of criminal trespassing, three counts of theft Continue reading

Economic Diversification In Moffat County

economyMoffat County took another step forward this week in its quest for economic diversification. The Moffat County Commissioners voted at their weekly meeting on which recommendations to pursue from the Better City economic development proposal. The Commissioners have relayed their recommendations to the Local Marketing District who will begin to take Continue reading