Category Archives: News

Phone Service Down At Routt County Communications

nophonesRoutt County Communication has reported that all of their non-emergency phone lines are not functioning due to damage in the Century Link network.  It’s likely that non-emergency phone service may not be restored until this Saturday.  Until the problem is corrected Routt County Communications is requesting that non-emergency calls be kept to a minimum, and if non-emergency service is required, they encourage you to contact local law enforcement agencies in person.

Moffat County School District Hires New Football Coach, Athletic Director

BULLDOGSThe Moffat County School District has announced the hiring of two new staff members.  Mike Mitchell will be the new 7th through 12th grade Athletic Director. Mitchell just completed his first year as Principal and Athletic Director at Revere Jr./Sr. High School in Ovid, Continue reading

Thousands Attend Rally Against EPA Rules in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s hearings on Proposed Carbon Emissions Rules continue today in Denver.  Yesterday, thousands showed up for a rally against the new rules at Lincoln Park, across from the capitol in Denver.  Speeches were made promoting the use of coal as a clean and cost effective way to produce electricity.  Some Continue reading

EPA Regional Director to Visit Moffat County

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was one of those who got to testify before the EPA on their proposed new carbon emissions rules yesterday.  In fact, Kinkaid was first to speak.  He talked about the economic hardships the rules would place on rural Americans.  Afterward, Kinkaid met with the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shaun McGrath, Continue reading

Moffat County Fires Slowed by Weather

WILDFIRESporadic rain showers and overcast conditions continue to aid in putting out the 450 acre Elk Springs fire which remains at 90% contained. Management of the fire has switched to a Type 4 Continue reading

Tipton Votes for Transparency in Endangered Species Act

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, the House passed legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) to increase transparency under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by providing updates to ensure that the best publicly available scientific data is being utilized by the federal government when making listing decisions.  Under the Continue reading

Moffat County Balloon Festival Takes Place This Weekend

hot air balloon 368x383The Moffat County Balloon Festival is this weekend at Loudy Simpson Park.  This year’s festival is packed with events for all ages, including a pie eating contest, wagon rides, a kids money pit, a treasure hunt, a coloring contest and more.  There will be balloon launches at around 6:30 Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Saturday Continue reading

Mule Deer Summit to be Held in Glenwood

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), in coordination with The Keystone Center, will hold a West Slope Mule Deer Summit in Glenwood August 9th.  The summit agenda includes presentation of a draft of the West Slope Mule Deer Strategy slated to be released early next month.  The event is free and Continue reading

Regional EPA Administrator to Visit Moffat County for Listening Tour

EPA-300Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid has gotten a commitment from the EPA’s Regional Administrator, Shaun McGrath, to visit Moffat County for a listening tour.  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy repeatedly refused to hold any kind of hearings in Moffat County regarding the new rules, although the request was made Continue reading

EPA Hearings Begin Today in Denver

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency begins their Denver hearings on new carbon emissions standards today.  The EPA was asked by numerous parties, including the mining associations of several states, Americans For Prosperity, state and federal lawmakers, local officials and others to hold their hearings in a part of the state where Continue reading

Tipton to Monitor EPA Hearings from Washington, Pushes REINS Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton says he will be monitoring the EPA hearings on carbon emissions rules while working in Washington D.C.  Tipton says he is still trying to pass the REINS Act, which would limit the federal government’s authority to enact rules without legislative approval.  The EPA’s new rules have no legislative backing.  Tipton says Continue reading

Gardner Calls on Udall to Change Stance on EPA Rules

mark-udall-300As the EPA hearings begin in Denver today on the agency’s new carbon emissions rules, Congressman Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to change his stance on the rules.  Senator Udall praised the new rules as “a good start,” indicating that he wants the federal government to go even further Continue reading