NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Supreme Court Agrees to Review EPA Regs

EPA-300The Supreme Court has agreed to take a closer look at EPA clean air standards. Twenty-one states, the National Mining Association, and the Utility Air Regulatory Group appealed the federal appeals court ruling in April that favored the EPA. The groups say the EPA should have considered the cost of the regulations. The EPA Continue reading

M.C. United Way gets Grant for Bridges out of Poverty

united way-150Moffat County United Way has received a $50,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Bridges Out of Poverty Program. Bridges Out of Poverty is a model for economic and social change, sustainability, and stability. It inspires innovative solutions in those looking to counter Continue reading

CPW Asks Residents to be Wildlife Aware While Decorating for the Holidays

deer tangled in lightsThroughout Colorado, deer are entering the mating season, and Colorado wildlife officers are reminding residents to put away equipment in which big game animals can become tangled. Residents are also asked to be careful how outdoor Christmas decorations are hung. On November 8th, a large mule deer buck got stuck Continue reading

CPW reminds Motorists to Watch for Wildlife

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds motorists to be on the lookout for migrating wildlife. Although winter weather is settling in, it is still autumn, the breeding season for elk, deer and moose. Males will pursue mates aggressively and may not be inhibited by traffic. Wildlife officials add that because bears are especially active during fall as Continue reading

State Workers get High Pay

DOLLAR-SIGN-#3More than 1,700 of Colorado’s highest-paid state employees are making more than $100,000 a year. An analysis of state employee compensation shows the judicial branch tops the list with nearly 500 employees in that salary range. The Colorado Department of Transportation has about 160 employees making Continue reading

Holiday Trash Schedule for Craig

craig-road-bridge-signThursday is Thanksgiving Day, which means City of Craig trash crews will have the day off.  To accommodate those who have their trash picked up on Thursdays, the Solid Waste Department will be working to get all of Thursday’s trash picked up tomorrow.  The rest of the week’s Continue reading

Study Shows EPA Regs Will be Costly

EPA-300The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon rule is the latest in a series of regulations alongside rising natural gas prices that will increase the cost of electricity and natural gas by nearly $300 billion in 2020 compared with 2012, according to a study released last week by Energy Ventures Analysis, Continue reading

Moffat County 4-H Open House Next Week

4-hThe Moffat County Extension Office will host a 4-H Open House next week. New members and those interested in joining 4-H are encouraged to show up. The event is an opportunity to meet staff, 4-H leaders and other 4-H youth. You will be able to get information about 4-H clubs and projects that are available through the Moffat Continue reading

Supreme Court Upholds Day of Prayer

prayerThe Colorado Supreme Court is upholding the governor’s right to issue Day of Prayer proclamations. Yesterday’s ruling reverses a 2012 appeals court decision that found the proclamations violated constitutional protections Continue reading

Enrollment Numbers Higher in Health Exchange

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Individual insurance sign-ups under Colorado’s health care exchange are running ahead of pace from a year ago, when the marketplace opened for the first time. Connect For Health Colorado announced yesterday that more than 6,000 health and dental insurance plans were sold in the first full week of enrollment for 2015. That’s way Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Respond to House Fire

craig-fire-rescue-300A house on Moffat County Road 103 burned early Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to the blaze at around 2 Saturday morning. Reports say the home is not a complete loss, but is not habitable at the moment. The fire is believed to be caused by a coal-burning stove, but the investigation is ongoing. Nobody was seriously hurt in the blaze.

Bodies Of Missing Man and Woman Found

missing womanThe search for a missing man and woman came to a tragic end yesterday when both were found dead in Routt County.  Steamboat Police began looking for 58-year old Page Stockdale and 59 year old Mark Shiebel, after a relative of Stockdale contacted the Steamboat Springs Police Department with concerns that Stockdale had missed a dinner date and also missed a flight from Hayden to Denver. Police also Continue reading