Category Archives: News

Moffat County Commissioners say Shadow Mountain bid is higher than expected

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners say the bids for Phase 1 of the Shadow Mountain Subdivision project have come in higher than expected.  The County and Continue reading

State officials prepared to sue over Gunnison Sage Grouse listing

sage_grouse-300Colorado officials say they are prepared to file a lawsuit if Interior Secretary Sally Jewell tries to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as endangered.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed the Gunnison sage-grouse for listing under the Endangered Species Act and is to Continue reading

Bill would guarantee legal counsel for juvenile suspects

co-state-capitol-300Juveniles detained for crimes would be guaranteed legal counsel at their initial hearings under a bill that also seeks to educate them and their families about their rights.  The bill, which already cleared the House, Continue reading

Lawmakers considering bill to limit solitary confinement use for mental patients

co-state-capitol-300Colorado is trying to stop the use of solitary confinement for inmates with a serious mental illness with a bill being considered in the state House.  The mental health impacts of being placed in solitary has gotten more Continue reading

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Prescribed Burn Scheduled West Of Maybell

controlled-burns-300The Little Snake Field Office is planning a 30 acre prescribed fire 15 miles west of Maybell along the Little Snake River on Bureau of Land Management and Colorado State Land Board managed lands.  Burning is anticipated to take place this Thursday (April 24) if weather and ground conditions remain favorable.  Smoke may be visible for a few hours from Highway 318.  The objective of the Oxbow prescribed fire is to improve waterfowl habitat by burning cattails, rushes and riparian grasses. This follows the herbicide application conducted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife in 2013.  Weather and fuel moisture conditions will be closely monitored. Each prescribed burn has a detailed fire plan developed in advance with pre-determined parameters along with appropriate smoke permits.  The burn will only be initiated if conditions are ideal for safe and effective fires.  For more information please contact the Little Snake Field Office at 970-826-5000.

GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR FOREST PROJECTS

forest-service-signProposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) are due May 9th.  The funding is provided for counties through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, reauthorized by Congress in October.  Funding is available Continue reading

HIGH WATER TO AFFECT TRAILS IN STEAMBOAT

FLOOD-WATER-300Steamboat’s Parks and Rec Department will be closing sections of the Yampa River Core Trail and other local trails as high water rises this spring. Each spring, as snow melts and Continue reading

CNCC RANGELY GETS $75,000 GRANT FROM BOETTCHER FOUNDATION

CNCC-3001Nine of Colorado’s higher-education institutions got a significant boost toward their efforts last week with the announcement of capital grant awards from the Boettcher Foundation.  The nine institutions were awarded a total of $825,000 for capital projects.  Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely was one of those institutions.  The school will receive Continue reading

PROPOSAL TO CHANGE LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATION MAY APPEAR ON BALLOT

COLORADO-STATE-FLAGThe 51st State Initiative, a group determined to bring a bigger rural voice to the state legislature, says their proposal to assign a senator from every Colorado county has been defeated along party lines.  The group isn’t finished though.  The Phillips County proposal, also known as the Sonnenberg Continue reading

ANALYST PREDICTS GARDNER VICTORY OVER UDALL

mark-udall-300A CNN analyst says it appears Mark Udall is on track to lose his seat to Cory Gardner.  Less than two months ago, experts had Udall as a sure bet to retain his Senate seat.  However, Udall’s determination to stick with the president on nearly every issue, his connection to the Continue reading

CONCENTRATED MARIJUANA BILLS CLEAR STATE HOUSE

MARIJUANA-300Bills setting restrictions on marijuana edibles in Colorado have cleared the state House unanimously.  The bills approved yesterday would set possession limits for concentrated forms of marijuana such as hash oil. Currently, Colorado adults can possess up to an ounce of marijuana without regard to Continue reading