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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

Lincoln Avenue in Steamboat to Close for Filming

movie-filmLincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat will be closed Thursday morning, while a commercial is being filmed for Ford trucks. The street will be closed between 5th and 11th Streets from 6:30 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon. No parking is allowed on Lincoln Avenue in the area of the closure during that time. Traffic will be rerouted onto Oak and Yampa streets. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed on Lincoln Avenue sidewalks during the closure with brief holds while cameras Continue reading

PILT Program Funded

piltThe Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, program, which last year provided Colorado counties with $34.5 million to carry out vital services like fire and police protection, school construction, and road maintenance, received $372 million in the government funding bill, which passed Congress this weekend. The bill provides funding for a Continue reading

Gardner Announces Committee Assignments

gardnerColorado’s newest Senator has announced his committee assignments. Republican Representative Cory Gardner will replace Democratic Senator Mark Udall in January. Yesterday, Senate Republicans finalized their caucus’ committee assignments for the next session. Gardner will sit on four committees. They are Energy, Foreign Relations, Commerce and Small Business.

Resort Towns Concerned About Pot Tourism

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s mountain resorts are getting a little worried about how legal marijuana is changing their image. Residents in Breckenridge voted last week to force the downtown’s lone dispensary to a less-visible area. And Granby annexed a piece of property to prevent the opening of a pot shop there. Colorado is coming off a record year for Continue reading

CBI Warns of Malicious Online Advertising

CBIThe Colorado Bureau of Investigation is warning online shoppers and Web surfers about malicious advertising aimed at hacking into Continue reading