NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Regional Wrestling Tournaments Underway

wrestling-#2Regional wrestling got underway today.  For area teams the 2A tournament is being held at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction.  3A teams are competing at Montrose High School.  In the latest “On The Mat” state rankings, Meeker has moved up to number 2 in the state, behind Continue reading

Tipton Blasts EPA

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton ripped into the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday after a “House Committee on Natural Resources” report uncovered that the Agency deliberately misled the public as employees attempted to cover up the Agency’s knowledge of risks at the Gold King Mine following the spill. Tipton said that, EPA was aware of Continue reading

Permits and Information For Hunting Season Available

hunting-300Hunters preparing for this years hunting seasons, can access brochures and information that is now available online. The Big Game brochure is available to explain regulations for deer, elk, antelope, moose and bear hunting. The Sheep and Goat brochure contains regulations to properly hunt the Rocky Mountain bighorn Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Goats To Be Removed From Dinosaur National Monument

640px-Mountain_Goat_Mount_MassiveThe National Park Service is asking for input from the public on a draft management plan to restrict or remove exotic Rocky Mountain goats in Dinosaur National Monument. The first documented mountain goat sighting in Dinosaur National Monument was in June 2014, the goat was seen again in the summer of 2014 and then again in June 2015. It is believed Continue reading

Taste Of Chocolate And Art Walk Tomorrow

ARTWALKThe 21st Annual Art Walk and Taste of Chocolate will be held tomorrow night from 5 to 9 in Downtown Craig. Tickets for the chocolate tasting are sold out, but their will be plenty of other activities. The Art Continue reading

Statute Of Limitations On Sexual Assault To Increase

sexual-assault-300A new bill moving through the state legislature would increase the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases. Sen. John Cooke says advances in DNA technology and new methods of tracking down sex offenders prompted him to co-sponsor the bill. The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday voted Continue reading

Colorado Responds To Decision To Stay Clean Power Plan

US-EPA-logoFollowing Tuesday’s United States Supreme Court decision to put the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan on hold, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment released a statement regarding that decision. The Continue reading

Beware Of Falling Ice!

Watch-Falling-Snow-Ice-Sign-K-7260The recent collapse of a building due to snow in Craig has highlighted the dangers that large snow totals can create. With temperatures on the rise and lots of sunshine, potential problem from snow and ice falling from the roof is a true hazard. The large amounts of snow that remains on roofs across the Continue reading

Open House To Discuss Bear River Park Expansion Tonight

NATIONAL-PARK-SERVICEThe City of Steamboat Springs and the National Parks Service will host the first of a series of open houses tonight, to provide information and gather comments about plans to update the Bear River Park master plan.  The park near the Yampa River currently includes a picnic area, a skateboard park and provides access to the river.  Tonight’s open house will be from 6 to 7:30 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Anyone Continue reading

Tax Returns May Take More Time

TaxThe Colorado Department of Revenue says it is taking extra time and care reviewing returns after seeing an increase in fraud. Last year, they issued paper checks instead of directly depositing some returns thanks to an Continue reading

BLM To Host Open House

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management will hold an open house to gather input from Northwest Colorado residents to learn about their requests and interests for transportation and access on specific public lands.  All ideas and comments will be taken into account as the BLM office in Craig moves to develop a plan to manage, maintain and support public use of BLM managed areas Continue reading

Wildlife at Risk Due To Extreme Winter

MULE DEERWildlife in Northwest Colorado is at risk of increased mortality due of the harsh winter weather that the area is experiencing. This winter has been comparable to some of the most extreme conditions the region has faced in the last 35 years which may lead to an adverse effects on wildlife. The areas experiencing the most severe impacts are Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties. The particular concern this Continue reading