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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 Udall.  The Colorado race for governor continues to be a close race, with former Congressman Bob Beauprez, the Republican, leading Democratic incumbent John Hickenlooper 45 percent to 43 percent. Beauprez is gaining while Hickenlooper’s numbers have not moved from a month ago, when he led Beauprez 43 percent to 41 percent.  In Colordo the election this year is an all mail in ballot election.  If you wish to vote in person, or have not received your ballot in the mail.  Contact your local clerk and recorders office for assistance.

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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MCHS Still On the List of Schools Vying for $100,000

bulldog 3Moffat County High School remains near the middle of the pack in its chance to receive money from the State Farm Safe Driver Program.  The school is participating in a contest in which the grand prize is a concert by country music artist, The Band Perry. In the contest anyone can vote online every day to support their school. It’s separated into two different categories: small schools and large schools. In each category, the top 50 schools will each receive at least $25,000…the top 5 schools will get $100,000, and the top school will win a free concert from the Band Perry. Moffat County, which has been listed as high as number 11, was at number 30 on the list earlier this morning. Everyone is encouraged to help Moffat County High School students in their quest for a cash prize.  Follow this link to contribute with your vote.  Voting in the contest ends Tomorrow.

Rankin Visits Moffat County Commissioners

BOB RANKINHouse District 57 Representative Bob Rankin stopped by the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday morning to get the commissioners to sign a resolution regarding repayment of Roan Plateau leases. Years ago, oil and gas leases were sold atop the Roan Plateau. Continue reading

C-DOT Reminds Residents of Campaign Sign Restrictions

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding people that there are certain restrictions that must be followed when posting campaign signs. The signs are not allowed in a Continue reading

Clinton Stumping for Udall…Again

hillaryHillary Clinton is back in Colorado. The former Secretary of State was in town last week for a fundraiser for embattled Democratic Senator Mark Udall. On Tuesday she headlined a get-out-the-vote rally for Udall, Governor John Hickenlooper and Democratic congressional candidate Andrew Romanoff. Clinton has been Continue reading

Clerk Allows Udall Propaganda Near Polling Place

mark-udall-300A Colorado county clerk has reversed her order that a university remove copies of the student newspaper from boxes outside the student union yesterday because the front page had coverage of Democratic Senator Mark Udall’s visit to campus. Larimer County Clerk Angela Myers, a Republican, said the front-page photo and story Continue reading

Unemployment Rate Drops in Colorado

Unemployment2State officials say Colorado gained 14,600 jobs in September and the unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said yesterday most of the gains came from the private sector. The Continue reading

Internet Tax Question to be Heard by Supreme Court

internetThe fight over which court has authority to rule in the battle over Colorado’s Internet tax law will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. The federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals claimed it has no jurisdiction to rule over a state tax-related case. At the center of the suit is the state’s Collection Act, dubbed the “Amazon tax,” that Continue reading

Wyoming to Allow Same-Sex Marriages

civil-union-3001Wyoming is now allowing and recognizing same-sex marriages. Attorneys for the state filed notice yesterday morning that they would not challenge a federal judge’s ruling striking down a Wyoming law defining marriage as between a man Continue reading

Ballots Trickling in to Elections Clerks

Ballot-300Northwest Colorado ballots are trickling into local county elections clerks. An updated count on the number of ballots turned in by voters across the state show that 700 Routt County residents have turned in their ballots. 325 Moffat County voters and 187 Rio Blanco County voters have done the same. In all three counties, the Continue reading