Daily Archives: September 24, 2012

NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH

ROMNEY VISITS COLORADO, SAYS HE CAN BRING THE RIGHT CHANGE TO WASHINGTON

Mitt Romney says he’s the man who can finally change Washington.  Romney made his first Colorado appearance since early August last night at a school on the border of Denver and Jefferson County.  He says Barack Obama has admitted he can’t change Washington from the inside and that it can only be changed from the outside. Romney urged the crowd to give the president the chance to be outside Washington again after Nov. 6.  Romney appeared before an enthusiastic crowd after a rough two weeks during which he was criticized for a secret recording in which he admits that the 47 percent who don’t pay income taxes likely won’t vote for him.  He is in Pueblo today.  Last night, the campaign announced that Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, will attend two events in Colorado on Wednesday.  Ryan will take part in a town hall at Walker Manufacturing in Fort Collins at noon and then will head to Colorado Springs for a rally at America the Beautiful Park.

 

STATE WATER GROUP TO MEET FOR SEMINAR IN STEAMBOAT

The local office of the Colorado Division of Water Resources will host a third free water seminar October 2nd at the Steamboat Community Center. The seminar will be offered at three times that day; at 9, 2, and 6. Each session will cover how to submit water use records, general water administration, future administration, filing for a water right, issues and concerns that arose this irrigation season, and navigating the water resources website and aquamap. There will be time for questions with the local water commissioner and Division Engineer Erin Light. If you have questions, call 846-0036.

 

HICKENLOOPER SIGNS EMERGENCY LIVESTOCK FEED BILL

Governor John Hickenlooper says drought conditions have prompted him to sign an executive order that suspends permits necessary for the transportation of large bales of hay or baled livestock feed.  The governor announced the order during the inaugural Pedal the Plains bicycle ride yesterday, saying the drought has severely affected the ability of the state’s livestock producers to get the required amount of feed for their animals.  The order will allow the state to issue single-trip, extra-legal permits for divisible loads of “baled hay” or “baled livestock feed” of heights ranging from 14 feet, 6 inches to 15 feet. It will stay in effect until Oct. 21.

 

SENATE ADVANCES SPORTSMEN’S ACT OF 2012

The U-S Senate has advanced a bill that would protect and enhance opportunities for hunting, fishing, and shooting.  The Sportsmen’s Act of 2012 is a package of nearly twenty bills that would increase access and opportunities for sportsmen and women. The legislation includes a provision to allow bowhunters with archery equipment to cross national park lands in order to access adjacent hunting lands. Currently, bowhunters do not enjoy the same rights as those with firearms to access prime hunting lands adjacent to national parks.  It’s supported by several hunting and fishing organizations throughout the U.S.

 

LOVE INC HOLDING COAT DRIVE THIS WEEK

Love INC is conducting a coat drive in Craig this week.  As the weather turns colder, there will be many families in need of coats to get them through the winter.  Love INC will collect the coats this week, and then distribute them as needed throughout the winter.  The drive starts today and ends Friday.  It runs from 1 to 4 every day this week, at Saint Mark’s Church at 6th and Green Streets.  October 1st, the project will move to Hayden.  Organizers will set up at Hayden Congregational Church until the 12th.  Other dates will be announced in the future.

 

CRAIG TEACHER FELT SLIGHTED BY ROMNEY

A Craig teacher is featured in an Obama campaign email.  Obama for America-Colorado has released a video showing Craig teacher Cheryl Arnett’s voicing support for Obama.  The commercial actually focuses on the fact that the teacher was able to meet with Mitt Romney in a roundtable discussion in May, when the candidate was in Craig.  While most participants in that discussion were pleased with the attention and feedback they received at the meeting, Arnett was disappointed.  She said Romney was more interested in talking about his plans for education, rather than listening to the issues she brought to the table.  She said she wasn’t appreciative of the way Romney talked about teacher’s unions, and says his views are old fashioned.  You can see the video by clicking here.

 

WATER BOARD TO HOLD HEARING ON EXTENDING CLOUD SEEDING PERMIT

The Colorado Water Conservation Board is holding a public hearing on a Durango-based company’s request to renew its cloud-seeding permit.  Western Weather Consultants wants to renew its permit for the next five winters so it can do cloud seeding for the water departments of several Colorado municipalities. The goal is to boost precipitation and snowpack to benefit water users, from farmers to ski areas.  The company uses ground-based generators to produce silver iodide crystals that become the center of clouds.  The Colorado Water Conservation Board plans a public hearing tonight in Silverthorne on the request to renew the permit.

In high school sports:
Over the weekend:

In football:
Little Snake River Valley beat Meteetse 56-44.
Hayden topped Soroco 49-7.
Rangely lost to West Grand 42-35.
Steamboat was defeated by Glenwood 55-12.
Moffat County fell to Delta 21-7.
Meeker lost to Del Norte 51-22.

In volleyball:
Steamboat fell to Palisade (21-25, 24-26, 25-27), and Delta (14-25, 20-25, 20-25).
Soroco lost to Plateau Valley (20-25, 21-25, 13-25) and Paonia (25-23, 25-16, 25-17).
Rangely beat West Grand (14-25, 25-16, 25-20, 25-17).
Hayden lost to Vail Christian (25-17, 25-14, 20-25, 21-25, 11-15).
Moffat County fell to Grand Valley (25-27, 26-24, 20-25, 21-25).

In boys soccer:
Moffat County lost to Roaring Fork 4-1.
Steamboat fell to Evergreen 1-0.

In cross country:
The Moffat County girls took 1st at their home meet, while the boys took 2nd.  The Steamboat boys took 1st, while the girls took 2nd.

Tomorrow:
In volleyball:
Hayden hosts Little Snake River Valley at 6:30.
Soroco is on the road to play Glenwood’s JV squad at 5:30.

In boys soccer:
Moffat County heads to Colorado Rocky Mountain for a game at 4.
Steamboat hosts Eagle Valley at 6.