NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


CPW Celebrates National Bat Week

BATNational Bat Week, a campaign to inspire Americans to help protect bats, kicks off October 26th. This initiative is important to Colorado, home of 18 species of bats, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) who is monitoring bat hibernation sites this winter for the effects of White-nose Syndrome Continue reading

Man Killed on Oil Rig North of Parachute

fatal-300An investigation is underway after a worker was killed in an accident on a drilling rig in western Colorado. WPX Energy spokeswoman Susan Alvillar says the man was killed Tuesday night on Continue reading

Democrats Trail Republicans In Early Returns

republican and  democrat 300With just over one week to go before election day, more than a half million Coloradans have already cast their ballots. A breakdown of ballot returns by county shows that more than twice as many Republicans as Democrats have returned their ballots in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties.  Statewide, Democrats have returned only 72% as Continue reading

Burn Planned In Northern Routt County Tomorrow

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct a prescribed burn tomorrow and possibly Sunday, southwest of the Seedhouse Campground in northern Routt County.  Suitable weather and fuel moisture will determine the exact date of this burn. Continue reading

Rulon Gardner Bankruptcy Auction Tomorrow

oly_g_gardner_300Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off tomorrow in Salt Lake City.  The money collected at the auction will go to pay off debts Gardner Continue reading

Final Day To Vote For Moffat County High

bulldog 3If you’ve been tracking Moffat County High School’s progress to win $25,000 to $100,000 from the State Farm Safe Driver Program, you’ll notice that the ranking list is no longer available on-line. According to the program’s website the ranking page was removed overnight, even though voting on the site continues through 11 o’clock tonight. Moffat County High School Continue reading

Colorado Big Game Structure for 2015-19

colorado parksAfter more than a year of discussion and public participation, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved the a five-year big game season structure, which will become effective next year. The approved season structure process and framework, including season dates, are now available online. According to a release, the CPW Continue reading

Video Claims To Expose Colorado Voter Fraud

Ballot-300An new video by conservative guerrilla filmmaker James O’Keefe that claims to raise questions about the integrity of ballots in Colorado was released overnight. The undercover video focuses on Colorado’s hotly contested Senate race between Senator Mark Udall and congressman Cory Gardner. Continue reading

Colorado AT&T Cramming Victims Eligible For Refund

Attorney-General-CO-165.pegThe Colorado Attorney General’s office has announced a settlement with AT&T to resolve allegations that AT&T placed unauthorized charges on consumers’ mobile telephone bills, a practice known as “cramming.” Consumers who were crammed often complain about recurring monthly charges for premium text message Continue reading

Applications Now Being Accepted For Leopold Conservation Award

Leopold Con awardApplications are now being accepted for the Leopold Conservation Award honoring agricultural landowners in Colorado who demonstrate outstanding stewardship and management of natural resources.  Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the $10,000 award recognizes private landowner achievement in voluntary conservation.  Applications are due in February. Finalists and recipient will be announced in March. Follow this link to application information.

Lastest Poll Results Shows Gardner and Beauprez Gaining Ground

Vote_Checkmark-300x300With election day less than 2 weeks away Democratic incumbent Mark Udall now trails Republican challenger Cory Gardner by 7 points in the Colorado race for U.S. Senate.  That according to the latest Suffolk University/USA TODAY poll.  The poll of likely voters shows 46 percent backing Gardner with 39% supporting Continue reading

Partial Solar Eclipse This afternoon

Partial_solar_eclipseA rare opportunity to view a partial solar eclipse will occur this afternoon across much of the country, including Colorado and Wyoming.  A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, with total eclipse leaving just the corona visible while a partial eclipse, which we will see today, will produce a crescent-shaped sun. For eye safety reasons do not directly look at the sun with the naked eye.  In Colorado and Wyoming the Solar eclipse will start around 3:15 this afternoon, with the greatest eclipse expected around 4:30 and ending at 5:45.  Almost 50% of the sun is expected to be obscured at maximum eclipse.
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Additional information about today’s solar eclipse.