Category Archives: News

Initiatives Regulating New O&G Development Fail To Make Ballot

Co-Oil-Gas-300Two proposed ballot initiatives aimed at increasing regulations for new oil and gas development failed to gather enough signatures to reach the November ballot. The first initiative would have given local governments authority to ban fracking and to regulate new oil and gas development as they saw fit. The second would have extended the buffer zone around new oil and gas developments from 500 to 2,500 feet. If passed this Continue reading

CPW Prepares For Wolves In Northern Colorado

Grey_WolfDue to an increase in wolf sightings, Colorado Parks and Wildlife are preparing for the possibility that the species will establish its self in the northern part of the state. There have been numerous confirmed sightings in recent years, including a grey wolf that Continue reading

Free Tax Seminar For Small Business Owners

TaxA discussion will be held Wednesday in Craig to educate small business owners in the area about taxes. Bonnie Peterson, Executive Director of Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado will give a presentation about credits small businesses can receive by taking advantage of Moffat County’s Continue reading

Tickets Available For Steamboat Rubber Ducky Race

racing-duckTickets are available for purchase for this years Rubber Ducky Race in Steamboat, sponsored by Northwest Colorado Health, formerly the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association. Rubber ducks can be purchased for $10 online, at Northwest Colorado Health on Central Park Drive, or from Yampa Valley Bank on Lincoln Ave. All proceeds benefit the Continue reading

Blood Drive This Week In Steamboat

BLOOD-DRIVE2There will be a blood drive this week in Steamboat. Bonfils  Blood Center recently sent blood to Louisiana to help flood victims, and are now looking for donations to ensure there is enough blood in Colorado for the Labor Day weekend. The drive will take place Thursday at the Yampa Valley Medical Continue reading

Comment On Wild Horse Trapping Near Craig

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments on their plan to trap horses in the Sand Wash Basin, about 45 miles west of Craig. After trapping, the BLM plans to administer fertility treatments and remove up to 50 horses from the area. The basin management plan is to keep the wild horse population below 362, currently the Continue reading

Free Cooking Classes In Criag

CONNECTIONS4KIDSFree cooking classes are being offered next month in Craig for low income adults. Connections 4 Kids is putting on the Cooking Matters classes which will be held every Wednesday starting September 7th through October 12th. The 6 Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Burning East Of Meeker

WILD FIREA lightning started fire that began earlier this month is burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area near Buford, about 25 miles east of Meeker. The Lost Solar fire is burning through an area with high fuel density on Continue reading

Safety Tips For The 2016 School Year

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOLThe 2106 school year is underway at Rangely, SoRoCo, Hayden, Meeker, and Little Snake River Valley Schools, and starts Monday in Craig and Steamboat. Drivers in the area need to be aware that with the beginning of school comes an increase in pedestrian traffic along roadways. The public should increase caution while driving, and be prepared to Continue reading

Senator Gardner Tours Beaver Creek Fire

gardnerOver the past week, cool temperatures low winds and higher humidity have helped limit the growth of the Beaver Creek Fire, burning 24 miles north of Walden. Crews have limited the fires growth to only a few hundred acres and have maintained containment at 53%. They are continuing to monitor spot fires in the area and are creating and maintaining fire lines. Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner recently announced Continue reading

Fishing Limits Reinstated At Harvey Gap Reservoir

kid-fishing-400You can no longer catch and keep as many fish as you want out of the Harvey Gap Reservoir, located about six and a half miles northeast of Rifle. The Silt Water Conservancy District has  cancelled plans to drain the reservoir Continue reading

Help Set A World Record

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for participants to help them set a world record this weekend at Stagecoach State Park. The “End of Summer Stagecoach Fun Fest” starts at noon tomorrow, at the park’s marina and swim beach. All stand-up paddle boarders, kayakers, canoers, and belly boarders, can attend the event, and help in the Continue reading