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Forum of Hayden School Board Candidates Takes Place Tonight

Ballot-300An open forum of the candidates for the Hayden School Board will take place tonight. There are four people running for two seats; Kevin Lind, Greg Hermann, Lacey Ramos, and Tammie Delaney. Tonight’s forum will give residents an opportunity to hear from the candidates personally. They’ll give their views for the future Continue reading

Routt County Riders Looking for Volunteers for Trail Work

emerald-mountain-300The Routt County Riders will be doing some trail work on Emerald Mountain this weekend, and they’re looking for people to help them out. This could be the final day of trail work, due to weather. It’s only a matter of time before the Continue reading

Soup Bowl Supper Almost Sold Out

sacThe Steamboat Arts Council Soup Bowl Supper is tonight, and organizers say they are almost sold out. There are some tickets left, though, and they can be picked up at Blue Sky Pottery, All That, and the Arts Depot. The Soup Bowl Supper is an annual fundraiser for the Arts Council, in which clay artisans have created soup bowls to be sold Continue reading

Advocates to Present “Take a Stand” Next Week

ADVOCATESAdvocates Crisis Support Services in Craig will host an event next week bringing awareness to domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Advocates will present “Take a Stand” October 22nd. The presentation will include local experts explaining the effects of domestic violence, and what you can do to help. Continue reading

Moffat County in Top 10 of Most Charitable Counties in Colorado

MOFFAT-COUNTY-LOGO-300According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, an online organization that measures the giving of residents from state to state, Moffat County is the 10th most generous county in the state. The Continue reading

Make Sure Children are Properly Buckled Up

carseatMotor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages one to 13, and in the U.S. in 2013, a child under 13 was involved in a crash every 33 seconds. Last year in Colorado, seven children under the age of 15 died in passenger vehicle crashes — four of those in Weld County. According to preliminary data, so far in 2015, Continue reading

Woman Dies in ATV Accident in Wyoming

fatal-300The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Rock Springs woman in an ATV crash that occurred Saturday. Sheriff Mike Lowell said 64 year old Janice Oliveto and her husband, Dominic, were on White Mountain Continue reading

Accident Kills Kremmling Man

Vehicle-Accident-300A single vehicle accident late Saturday afternoon claimed the life of a Kremmling man. The rollover crash occurred on Colorado Highway 125 approximately 15 miles northwest of Walden. A van, being driven by Candido Pinedo of Kremmling, was traveling northbound on Highway 125 when the van Continue reading

CPW Urges Hunters to Avoid Illegal Activity

colorado parksAs the hunting seasons continue, Colorado Parks and Wildlife alerts hunters traveling throughout the state that several CPW check stations are slated during the rifle seasons, from now through November 10th. Animal check stations help officers ensure compliance with big game regulations and also offer hunters the service of Continue reading

Tipton Applauds Judge’s Ruling on EPA Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONCongressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) called Friday’s Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling to block the nationwide implementation of the President’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule a “major victory for Western water users and private property rights.” The controversial WOTUS rule would have drastically expanded the regulatory scope of Continue reading

Search Continues for Missing Wyoming Man

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The search for a missing Superior, Wyoming man continues. 59 year old Darrell Sowder was last seen at his Superior home around 12:30 in the afternoon on October 2nd. Family members told investigating deputies they feared Sowder might harm himself. Deputies and Superior townspeople have been searching for him on a Continue reading

EPA Triggers Another Mine Spill In Colorado

US-EPA-logoThe Town of Crested Butte has been notified by the EPA of a spill estimated at 2,000 gallons or less of water and gray-colored sediment from a holding pond at the Standard Mine. According to the EPA, a contractor had been dewatering the pond containing un-mineralized sediment from drilling operations and water from the lower mine adit. The contents had been treated to a neutral PH of 7. The treated water from the sediment pond was being discharged into Elk Creek as part of a planned maintenance activity. A vacuum truck siphoning clear water from the surface of the pond accidentally dipped into gray-colored sediment leading to the accidental discharge of sediment and gray-colored water into Elk Creek. The discharged material contained a mixture of PH-neutral rock slurry and water from the mine. Based upon the size and content of the spilled material as understood from the EPA, the flow levels downstream, and the 10 million gallon storage reservoir at the Town’s treatment plant, the Town Department of Public Works has determined that any impact to the Town’s drinking water would be negligible. The Town has also hired an independent contractor to perform additional testing to ensure that there is no negative impact to the Town watershed or drinking water. Work on the holding pond is now complete. The Town is communicating and working closely with the EPA on this issue. The EPA has additionally contacted the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Gunnison County and the Coal Creek Watershed Alliance. The Town is also in contact with these agencies.