Category Archives: News

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading

Udall-Alkali Fire

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall is using the Alkali Fire to reach out to Northwest Coloradans.  Udall has constantly dodged interview requests from Wild West Radio to speak about issues that concern Northwest Colorado.  The Senator is rarely seen in Northwest Colorado, and has consistently supported measures on energy, health, Continue reading

Police Hope to Wrap up Hazing Investigation Next Week

BULLDOGSEvanston, Wyoming Police looking into harassment and assault charges, plan to wrap up their investigation of the Moffat County High School football team sometime next week.  Members of the team have been accused of assault and harassment, as a result of Continue reading

Cast, Blast and Twang for Women Offered in Steamboat

colorado parksWomen interested in learning about fly fishing and the basics of shotguns and archery are invited to a women­ only “Cast, Blast & Twang” clinic in Steamboat August 9th.  Designed for beginners, no experience or equipment is required. Participants can bring their own shotgun but all ammunition will be provided. Continue reading

Fashion Show to Raise Money for Women’s Shelter

Fundraiser-300A fashion show fundraiser will take place in Craig tomorrow for the L.O.V.E.M.I. Women’s Shelter.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the L.O.V.E.M.I. Thrift Shop on Yampa Avenue, or at the Craig Continue reading

Tipton Votes in Favor of Three Higher Education Measures

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Stressing the need for greater flexibility and transparency in higher education, Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) voted to advance three pieces of legislation this week to promote innovative competency-based learning, and provide students and parents with information needed to make sound decisions on academic programs and tuition financing options.  The Continue reading

Firefighters Battling 20,000 Acre Blaze North of Maybell

fire-1-300Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres in northwest Colorado.  Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 Continue reading

Fires Burning in Routt National Forest

WILDFIRESmall fires were discovered in both the Pinkham area and Mount Zirkel Wilderness on the Routt National Forest, Tuesday afternoon.  The Pinkham area fire, named the Camp Creek Fire, was Continue reading

Public Comment Still Being Taken on EPA Emissions Rules

EPA-300Those that would still like to comment on the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules can do so through written response.  The EPA is holding hearings in Denver, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. next week, but all speaking slots have been filled at the Denver hearing.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be Continue reading

Steamboat to Host forum on Parking Issues

City-of-SteamboatAs part of the Downtown Area Parking Analysis, the City of Steamboat and Desman Associates Continue reading

Mesa County Boy Contracts Hantavirus

hantavirus-300Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus.  The Mesa County Health Department said yesterday the boy, whose name and age Continue reading

Denver Judge Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

civil-union-3001A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.  Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling yesterday Continue reading