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Conservation Project Completed on Routt County Property

BLMWestern Rivers Conservancy, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service completed conservation of a historic property at the confluence of the Yampa River and Sarvis Creek yesterday. The project conserves outstanding fish and wildlife habitat and opens Continue reading

Oil and Gas Leaders Say Fines for Violations are Excessive

Co-Oil-Gas-300Colorado oil and gas industry leaders say new fines for rule violations could lead in some cases to companies shutting down or curtailing operations. An attorney for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association industry group told regulators penalties should be waived for minor infractions. The commission is considering the new fine Continue reading

Safari Club International Holding Fundraising Raffle

SCI-300The Yampa Valley Chapter of Safari Club International is giving away a half a beef and a 14 cubic foot upright freezer, and Saturday is the last day you can obtain a chance to win them. The club is giving the items away as part of a fundraising raffle. Tickets are $5 a piece, or 5 for Continue reading

Senior Social Center to Host Christmas Party

seniorsThe Senior Social Center will host a Christmas party at their next monthly membership meeting. All seniors are welcome to show up and enjoy the activities. The evening will start off with a brief membership meeting for those looking to join the Continue reading

Colorado Uses Government Money for Marijuana Study

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is awarding more than $8 million for medical marijuana research. Researchers say it the first time government money will be used to explore marijuana’s medical potential. The grants awarded by the state Board of Health yesterday will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease Continue reading

Fast Facts Show N.W. Colorado Economy Improving

YVDPThe economy in Northwest Colorado is improving. That’s according to Yampa Valley Data Partners, who says that unemployment rates in Moffat and Routt Counties are the lowest since 2008. In fact, they say Routt County’s employed worker to labor force ratio Continue reading

State Parks to Sponsor First Day Hikes

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will once again sponsor guided hikes in 27 of their 42 state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. First Day Hikes was created to offer everyone an opportunity to begin the New Year rejuvenating and connecting with the outdoors at a state park close to home. Continue reading

Craig Rotary Still Has Christmas Trees for Sale

christmas treeCraig Rotary still has a few Christmas trees left. The Craig Rotary club is selling Christmas trees as a fundraiser. All trees are now priced at a reduced rate of $30. If you still need a tree you can pick one up in the lot next to McDonalds until Sunday or until all the trees are sold. If you have questions, call 629-0654.

Steamboat November Sales Tax Figures Released

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final October 2014 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s October sales taxes are 11.21% more than the October Continue reading

AAA Predicts Increase in Travel Over Holidays

AAATraveling is expected to increase this year for the holidays. According to AAA Colorado, 1.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday season, an increase of 3.2 percent increase over last year. The period covers Continue reading

Rifle Woman Killed in I-70 Crash

fatal-300A 60-year old Rifle woman was killed in a crash yesterday morning on I-70. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the unidentified woman lost control of her vehicle and rolled it across the Continue reading

No Injuries in Accident at 4th and Ranney

Vehicle-Accident-300Craig Fire Rescue had to extricate the driver of a pick-up truck this morning after an accident on 4th and Ranney in Craig.  According to firefighters, the driver wasn’t seriously hurt, but was unable to get out of his truck after it was broadsided by an Interstate Batteries truck.  The other driver was uninjured.  The driver of the pick-up was taken to Continue reading