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OSM Has Until Tonight to File Appeal in ColoWyo Case

osmToday is the last day the Interior Department has to file an appeal of a federal judge’s ruling that has put the future of ColoWyo Coal Mine in jeopardy. A judge ruled that the Office of Surface Mining didn’t do enough to consider burning coal, when it approved the mine’s South Taylor Permit. Tri-State Continue reading

Craig Parks and Rec to Hear public Opinion on Breeze Park

craig parks and rec-150Craig Parks and Recreation will hold a meeting tonight to gather input from residents about plans for Breeze Street Park. Plans have been in the works for some time to improve the park with more than just new playground equipment. The city is looking for a new design for the park, and Continue reading

Routt County Communication Loses Communication

nophonesRoutt County Communications temporarily lost their 9-1-1 phone lines yesterday. It was around 3:30 yesterday afternoon when the Communications Center was notified that 9-1-1 calls to Routt County were being diverted to Craig. At around 5, Century Link notified dispatchers that they were having problems with Continue reading

Road Work Continues in Northwest Colorado

C-DOTRoad work continues on State Highway 9 in Grand County, as crews continue a wildlife mitigation project. Those looking to travel in that direction should know that delays of up to 45 minutes can occur. The project was shut down over the 4th of July weekend, Continue reading

Health Officials Warn of Rabbit Fever

rabbitFed by unusually lush vegetation, rabbits have been breeding like…well, like rabbits around Colorado, increasing the risk for what is normally a rare bacterial disease in the state. Fifteen people have contracted tularemia, or rabbit fever, so far this year. The increase has led state and local health officials to urge doctors to Continue reading

Wyoming Crash Results in Fatality

whpA fatal crash on Sunday resulted in the death of 64 year old Linda Brantner of Bairoil, Wyoming. The crash was on US Highway 287 about 16 miles north of Rawlins. Brantner was driving a pickup in heavy rainfall and wet road conditions. A jeep, driven by 58 year old Robert Harlow of Oceanside, California was also on 287, going Continue reading

Storm Spotter Classes Scheduled for Craig and Steamboat

national-weather-service-loThe National Weather Service is planning storm spotting training classes in Craig and Steamboat this month. The first class takes place in Steamboat July 20th. Those who attend will learn how to report weather incidents to the National Weather Service. The Steamboat class will take place from 6 to 8 in the evening at the Steamboat Continue reading

Rainbow Trout Populations Making Comeback from Whirling Disease

rainbow troutAfter being devastated by whirling disease in the 1990s, rainbow trout populations are increasing in most major rivers in the state thanks to a 20-year effort by Colorado Parks and Wildlife Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Warn About Vehicle Collisions

colorado parksWildlife are on the move again – deer and elk are migrating to their summer habitats, and that means they will be crossing highways in higher numbers. The Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and and other statewide organizations make efforts each migration season Continue reading

Burn Where You Buy

firewoodIn summer, many people are packing up the tent and sleeping bags to enjoy all of Colorado’s great camping locations, and the Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds outdoor enthusiasts to leave their firewood at home. Jeanne Ring, CDA’s cooperative agricultural pest survey Continue reading

CPW Wants Boaters to Take the Pledge to Boat Safely

boatingColoradans are urged to ‘take the pledge’ to make this summer safe. According to the U.S. Coast Guard’s 2014 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics, more than 11 million boats are registered in the United States and more than $38 million was lost in property damage in 2014. Parks and Wildlife managers are asking boaters Continue reading

Survey Uses Marijuana Statistics for First Time

MARIJUANA-300New data from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment show 13.6 percent of Colorado adults surveyed in 2014 reported using marijuana in the past 30 days. This is the first time the department has collected marijuana use data in the survey. The National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), Continue reading