NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


M.C. Commissioner Meeting Room Remodel Project Underway

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners met in the main floor conference room yesterday, due to construction on their own meeting room. The commissioners approved a remodel of their meeting room at a meeting last month, and the construction has begun. Walls have been torn down and the room has been gutted. The plan is Continue reading

M.C. Commissioners Buy Six Vehicles

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday spent some money replacing county vehicles. The Commissioners approved spending over $75,000 for three trucks from Victory Motors for the Road and Bridge Department. They also approved two pick-ups for the Sheriff’s Office at a cost of around $17,000, and an S-U-V for the Continue reading

Routt County Sheriff’s Office Searching for Missing Man

routt-county-sherrifThe Routt County Sheriff’s Office is reportedly looking into the disappearance of a Steamboat resident. According to reports, Edward Zimmerman has been missing for a few days. Deputies are treating his home as a crime scene, after finding the home tossed and items missing, including his car, a handgun and several Continue reading

CPW to Hold Class on Submitting Hunter Applications

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding hunters that the application deadline for the 2015 limited license draw is April 7th, and now is the time to start preparing. Anyone that has questions or needs help with the process is invited to attend a ‘License and Application 101′ class March 24th in Grand Junction. In addition to help and guidance Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission sets New Flood Plain Rules

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission yesterday unanimously approved new rules that outline requirements for operators with facilities located within floodplains. The new rules implement several of the recommendations contained in the Commission’s “Lessons Learned” report published in March 2014 following the Continue reading

House Bill would Set Mandatory Fines for Animal Fighting

co-state-capitol-300A Colorado bill to set mandatory fines for people convicted of animal fighting is headed to the governor’s desk. Animal fighting is not widespread in Colorado, with only two people in the state convicted of the crime during the past Continue reading

Tipton Reacts to Netanyahu’s Speech

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) spoke to the importance of the bond between the United States and Israel in a statement following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress. Tipton says he agrees with the Israeli leader, in that the two countries share the critical goal of bringing about peace in an Continue reading

BLM Seeks Public Input on Coal Mine Modification

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is now seeking public comment on a coal lease modification 30 miles southeast of Craig. Twentymile Coal Company seeks to modify their existing federal coal lease at the Foidel Creek Mine by 310 acres to gain access to Continue reading

Steamboat to Step up Leash Law Enforcement

Media Release-08.14.13-Injuries In Dog Death Appear To Have Been Caused By A HumanSteamboat’s Parks and Community Services is increasing enforcement of dog leash laws. Leash laws are intended to help protect wildlife, domesticated animals, and people. In Steamboat, a six foot handheld leash is required in all public spaces in order to keep pets from injuring others and to keep neighboring wildlife from harm. Rita Continue reading

Steamboat Looks for Police Station Committee Members

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat is inviting citizens to apply to serve on the Police Station Committee, formed to research and provide recommendations to City Council regarding a Continue reading

Democrats Expected to Vote Down Republican Energy Bill

co-state-capitol-300Democrats are expected to vote down a GOP plan to lower Colorado’s renewable energy mandates. A bill to lower the mandates has passed the Republican state Senate and had its first hearing in a House committee yesterday. That committee Continue reading

Legislature Moves Forward with Ban on Palcohol

palcoholA powdered alcohol ban is advancing in the state Legislature, though sponsors insist the ban is more of a “time-out” to figure out how to regulate a product that doesn’t exist yet. The Senate voted 28-7 yesterday for a bill to ban the sale of a Continue reading