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Residents Encouraged to Join Rally Against EPA Rules

EPA-300The coal industry and Moffat County officials are urging residents to participate in next week’s rally for coal miners and power plant workers.  The rally will be held near the state Capitol on the 29th, the first day of hearings being held in Denver.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will lead off the first day of Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Remind Residents to Control Dogs

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding pet owners to keep dogs from chasing wildlife.  Chasing wildlife can cause enough stress to kill the animal.  The owner of the dog can be fined for harassing wildlife, and further consequences could occur if the animal dies.  The Continue reading

C-Dot to Start Highway Work in Craig Monday

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is beginning a resurfacing project on State Highway 13, near the intersection of US 40.  The first phase of the project will involve Continue reading

Clerks Ordered to Stop Issuing Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples

civil-union-3001More than 1,000 same-sex married couples in Utah must wait longer for state benefits after the U.S. Supreme Court granted the state a stay on an order requiring it to recognize the marriages.  Justice Sonia Sotomayor issued the Continue reading

Moffat County Social Services to Provide Differential Response Training

cdhsMoffat County Social Services will host a Differential Response Community Training session next week.  Trainer Matt Holtman, a Referral and Assessment Specialist with the Colorado Department of Human Services, will oversee two of the four sessions, while Marck Winokur, Continue reading

Aerospace Industry to be Discussed Next Week

csbrThe future of the aerospace industry in Northwest Colorado will be discussed next week. The three day event will touch on all aspects of the industry including Aerospace Business Development, Economic benefits, connections with local businesses, education, employment and more. The event will Continue reading

Bulldog Graduate to Conduct Baseball Academy this Weekend

herndonHerndon’s Five Tool Baseball Academy takes place this weekend in Craig.  The Academy is led by former Moffat County High School graduate and professional baseball player Junior Herndon, along with former Marlins and Rockies pitcher Jeff LaRoche. Herndon graduated in 1997, and was drafted that year by the San Diego Padres.  He has spent the last Continue reading

Details Emerging on Misappropriation of Advocates Funds

ADVOCATESDetails are emerging about the possible embezzlement of funds at Advocates Crisis Support Services.  In December of last year the Advocates board of directors contacted the 14th Judicial District Attorney to initiate an investigation in regard to misappropriation of funds by former associates. The case was Continue reading

Lightning Sparks Several Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

fire-fighter-1-300Wednesday’s thunderstorms produced lightning that ignited seven confirmed wildland fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties. The largest of the new incidents is the Key Fire at 252 acres, primarily on private land with a small portion on BLM land about 27 miles southwest of Maybell. The blaze Continue reading

Cast and Blast at Wyman Museum Tomorrow

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks & Wildlife along with Yampa Valley Chapter Safari Club and Northwest Colorado Guide & Outfitters Association will hold a Cast and Blast tomorrow at Wyman’s Museum.  The day will include archery, shotgun, fishing and fly fishing demonstrations.  Continue reading

Tipton Warns that EPA Wage Garnishing Idea Not Abandoned

EPA-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) warned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement this week that it was abandoning the direct implementation of a proposed rule to garnish Americans’ paychecks to collect fines shouldn’t be construed as the agency backing away from the rule.  The EPA Continue reading

Hickenlooper Opposes Energy Ballot Measures

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300A day after giving up on a special legislative session on oil and gas drilling, Governor John Hickenlooper spoke with industry allies about his opposition to proposed Colorado ballot measures to limit drilling.  Hickenlooper is spoke yesterday afternoon at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.  The Democratic governor reiterated his Continue reading