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22 Year Old Dies In Crash On I-70

I70 SIGNThe Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single vehicle crash that resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred today (February 1), at approximately 4 a.m., on Interstate 70 near mile 68, in Garfield County.  A Dodge Ram, driven by 22 year old Continue reading

Cable Failure Causes Power Outage in Craig

power-outage-300A power outage in Craig took out over a thousand customers Thursday night. According to Yampa Valley Electric Association, the outage started at about 11 Thursday night, due to an underground cable failure. A circuit was lost at the Williams Substation taking out much of the western and southern part of Craig. YVEA officials say power Continue reading

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Wild Horse Gather

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comments concerning proposed gathers of excess wild horses in areas managed by the White River Field Office. The BLM conducts gathers to sustain healthy public lands and healthy populations of wild horses. Maintaining healthy Continue reading

Lawmakers to Ban Using Food Stamps for Pot

MARIJUANA-300State lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can’t be used at dispensary ATMs. A bill facing its first hearing next week in the state Senate would add marijuana businesses and strip clubs to the list of Colorado businesses where public benefits cards can’t be used to withdraw cash. Liquor stores, Continue reading

State Health Exchange Repeal Bill Fails

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Legislation to repeal Colorado’s benefit exchange stalled at the Capitol on Thursday after the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee killed House Bill 1066 by a 7-6 vote. Sponsored by Representative Janak Joshi, the bill would have required the dissolution of Connect for Health Colorado, the state’s online marketplace Continue reading

Second of Two Embezzlers Sentenced

ADVOCATESThe second of two women who pled guilty to embezzling funds from Advocates Crisis Support Services was sentenced in District Court this week. Renee Virden pled guilty to felony theft up to $20,000. She was sentenced to three years of community corrections. The case was handled by the 9th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Fellow Continue reading

Beauprez Joins Steamboat Institute

BEAUPREZThe Steamboat Institute has announced that Bob Beauprez has joined its Board of Directors. Beauprez is a Colorado native, buffalo rancher, author, former dairyman and Member of Congress. In 2002, Beauprez was elected as Continue reading

Conservation Amendment Fails in Senate by One Vote

MICHAEL-BENNETgardnerYesterday, an amendment received 59 votes in the United States Senate, sending a clear signal that the Senate supports a permanent re-authorization of the Continue reading

Lawmakers to Tour Marijuana Dispensaries

MARIJUANA-300A marijuana industry group is taking Colorado lawmakers on a tour of some Denver dispensaries to show them how the pot business works. The tour is sponsored by a new industry group called the Colorado Cannabis Chamber of Commerce. They’ll be loading up a handful of lawmakers this afternoon to tour some dispensaries and see how Continue reading

Health Exchange to Mail out New Tax Forms

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Connect for Health Colorado is mailing a new tax form to all of its customers who purchased health insurance in 2014 to assist them in completing their federal income tax filings. The new Form 1095-A, also called a Health Insurance Marketplace Statement, contains information about what those customers paid for health Continue reading

All Quarantines Related to Vesicular Stomatitis have been Released

cdaAs of yesterday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has released all quarantines related to the 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak in Colorado. In all, there were 556 livestock investigations in the state resulting in 370 quarantines. Continue reading

Bill Would Encourage Spending Lottery Proceeds on Bike Trails

Bicycle 32A recreational bike trail from Wyoming to New Mexico is a goal set by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper. A proposal before the Colorado Senate could play a part in that goal. The Senate Finance Committee started work yesterday on a bill to encourage Parks and Wildlife and local governments to spend a portion of the net lottery Continue reading