NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Trump Expected To Reform CPP And WOTUS

President Trump is expected to sign multiple executive orders this week, aimed at dismantling Coal Industry regulations enacted by the Obama administration. According to reports, one will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin re-writing the Clean Power Plan, and will order the Department of Interior to lift it’s moratorium on new coal leases. The Clean Power Plan set a target for green house gas emission reduction in the U.S., and limited green house gas emission from coal fired power plants. The plan was expected to Continue reading

TMH Looks To Save $100K Per Month

The Memorial Hospital  at Craig could save around $100,000 a month if they are successful in refinancing a loan they have through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. TMH is currently working on a $37.6 million refinance loan with the United States Department of Agriculture. The effective interest rate on the Continue reading

MOCO Kindergarten Registration Underway

Kindergarten registration started this week for all Moffat County Elementary schools for the 2017-2018 school year. To register for elementary school, your child needs to be 5 years old on or before August 31st. Registration will take place through March Continue reading

Online Sales Tax Coming To Wyoming

Wyoming residents will now have to pay taxes on online purchases. A bill, which is expected to be signed soon by Governor Matt Mead, will require online retailers to collect sales tax on purchases from the states residents and return the money to Continue reading

Tickets Still Available For Mule Deer Banquet

A limited number of tickets are still available for the annual Mule Deer Foundation banquet this weekend in Craig. Tickets can be purchased at the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Pawn or Thunder Runs Survival. Along with the dinner, the event will also feature a live and Continue reading

Drop Box Available For Unused Drugs

Drop BoA secure drop box for unused or expired household medication has been installed at the Moffat County Public Safety Center. The Moffat County Sheriff’s, Craig Police Department and Memorial Hospital Staff will work together to manage the drop box moving forward. The drop box Continue reading

Colorado Schools Can Apply For New Rec Center

Governor John Hickenlooper announced that the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils has selected Colorado to kick-off its 2017 DON’T QUIT! fitness campaign. The Council will deliver $100,000 fitness centers to three Colorado schools that demonstrate leadership in getting and keeping their students fit.  Hickenlooper said he is thrilled Continue reading

MOCO Democratic Party Meeting Wednesday

The Moffat County Democratic party will host a reorganization meeting tomorrow in Craig. The meeting will take place at Veterans Hall, formerly the VFW Continue reading

Proper Tree Pruning Practices

If you have Trees that need pruning now is the time to do it because pruning your trees late in their dormant season reduces impacts on the tree’s health.  Here are some steps to take to ensure you are properly pruning your trees.  Know what you want to accomplish before you saw, and don’t remove branches without a reason.  The branches Continue reading

Free Community Appreciation Celebration

The Yampa Valley Pregnancy and Family Center is hosting a Community Appreciation Celebration this weekend in Craig. To thank the community for their support, the Family Center will offer a free spaghetti dinner to all who attend. The celebration will take place Saturday Continue reading

Wyoming Cigarette Tax Won’t Go Up

A bill that would have increased the cigarette tax in Wyoming was defeated last week in a State Senate Committee. The bill would have increased the taxes paid on a pack of cigarettes from 60 to 90 cents. The bill faced oppositions from both sides, with convenience store owners worried the Continue reading

MOCO 10th, Meeker 2nd At State Championships

16 wrestlers from Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties brought home medals from the State Wrestling Tournament.  Sheridan Harvey of Meeker was the lone state champion.  As a team, Meeker came up short in defending their 2A state title, finishing 2nd to Rocky Ford.  In 3A, Moffat County claimed the number 10 spot in the team competition.  Valley, coached by former Moffat County wrestler Ryan Continue reading