NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Texas Company Ordered by Colorado to Cease and Desist Recruiting Investors

natural-gasThe Colorado Division of Securities has issued a cease and desist order against a Texas firm and its owner, accusing the firm of telling investors the firm had invented new technology to dispose of Continue reading

Lawmakers to Debate Fetal Homicide Bill

co-state-capitol-300With less than two weeks to go, lawmakers are scrambling like they do every year to finish all their work before the legislative session ends May 6th. In what’s expected to be one of the most emotionally charged debates of the session, Continue reading

Sage Grouse Protection Act Introduced in House

sage_grouse-300Last week, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) helped introduce the Sage Grouse Protection and Conservation Act (H.R.1997) in the House. The bill, of which Tipton is an original co-sponsor, seeks to empower state-based sage grouse recovery efforts in lieu of a one-size-fits-all federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing that Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offer Boating Tips

colorado parksColorado boat ramps and put-ins open this month around the state. As outdoor enthusiasts prepare to head out onto the water, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has several safety tips for boat navigation, boating equipment and getting to know recreational waters before you go. Accidents, injuries and fatalities rose slightly Continue reading

Governor Signs Budget

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado’s $25 billion budget for next year, which includes money for taxpayer refunds and more funding for education, has become official. Governor John Hickenlooper signed the budget Friday afternoon. The refunds are required by the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights when the state’s revenue exceeds the rate of population growth Continue reading

Lawmakers Stalling on Red Light Camera Ban

TRAFFIC CAMERAA push to ban speeding and red-light cameras in Colorado advanced out of a key House committee but time is running out for the bill as the session nears its end. State legislators have tried for years to ban red-light and speeding cameras, which supporters say are used as Continue reading

Steamboat Police Investigation Update

Steamboat Police BadgeThe investigation of alleged misconduct within the Steamboat Springs Police Department continues. Investigator Katherine Nuanes is gathering information and interviewing individuals identified as having information related to the investigation. That update comes from a press release from the City of Steamboat. Continue reading

Routt County High Water Plan Available Online

river floodingThe Routt County Office of Emergency Management is advising residents and businesses to prepare for high water this spring. Typically snowmelt and rainfall cause the Yampa River and its tributaries to swell close to or beyond flood Continue reading

Lawmakers Work to Eliminate Penalties for Using Medical Pot While on Parole

MARIJUANA-300The Colorado Senate started work yesterday on a bill to allow medical marijuana use by people on probation or parole. Colorado has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not by people on probation or parole. The bill would change that policy so those with permission to use marijuana for medical purposes wouldn’t be Continue reading

Lawmakers Set up Program for Farmers Wanting Hemp Seeds

HEMPAn effort to help Colorado’s new hemp farmers find seeds that produce hemp and not marijuana is advancing in the state Legislature. A bill approved 35-0 yesterday would set up a “certified seed” program through the state Department of Agriculture. Continue reading

Wyoming Man Added to Sweetwater County Most Wanted List

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A former Rock Springs man who failed to appear for sentencing last month has been added to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office most wanted list. 39-year old Matthew Payne was arrested by county deputies in July of last year and charged with aggravated assault and battery, strangulation of a household member, false Continue reading

Water Shut Off in Shadow Mountain Friday

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editWater will be shut off Friday for residents of Shadow Mountain, Sunrise Lane and properties on city water on the west side of the bypass.  The shut-off is necessary for part of the work being done in the Water and Sewer Line Repalcement Project in the Shadow Mountain Subdivision.  The shut-off will last from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.