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Public Meeting Planned to Discuss ColoWyo EA

coloyowA public meeting will be held tomorrow night in Craig to discuss the newly released Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining was ordered to redo the assessment, by a federal judge in Continue reading

Moffat County Considering Hiring County Manager

moffat-county-commissionersMoffat County officials are revisiting the idea of hiring a County Manager, but will get financial help if they decide to go that way. The Department of Local Affairs is offering a grant for Continue reading

Western Slope Could See More Environmental Protection Money

EPA-300Moffat County may be just one county on the Western Slope that could benefit from a decision by the EPA’s Supplemental Environment Project Selection Committee in Colorado. The committee has decided to spend more of its money in grants for the Western Slope. A supplemental environmental project is typically part of a Continue reading

House Passes REINS Act

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to require Congressional approval of any federal regulation with an economic impact over $100 million. The REINS Act, of which Congressman Scott Tipton is a co-sponsor, seeks to cut red tape, curb overregulation and reduce onerous compliance Continue reading

Leftover Licenses Go on Sale Next Week

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding hunters interested in leftover limited licenses and over-the-counter turkey license sales begin next week. Licenses can be purchased by phone or in person August 4th. Online sales begin at midnight August 5th. Leftover limited licenses are licenses that have gone through the draw process and still Continue reading

Water to be Shut Off in Shadow Mountain Wednesday

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editWater will be shut off tomorrow in the Shadow Mountain neighborhood. Moffat County’s Roy Tipton says there will be no water available between the hours of 8 and 5 tomorrow, as crews continue to work on the water and sewer lines. A line replacement and curb and gutter Continue reading

Temporary Parking Approved During Steamboat Project

City-of-SteamboatTemporary parking will be available for those in the Fish Creek Mobile Home Park in Steamboat, where a utility replacement and sanitary sewer upgrade project is Continue reading

Fast Facts Released for July

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released its Fast Facts for July. The fast facts are a snapshot of the economies of Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties. The report shows that unemployment rates in all three counties Continue reading

Free Entrance at State Parks Monday for Colorado Day

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will mark Colorado Day, the commemoration of Colorado’s acceptance into statehood, with free park entrance at all 42 state parks, Monday. Colorado was first recognized as a state August 1st, 1876. Most Coloradans live less than 30 minutes from a state park. The agency suggests residents take Continue reading

Rock Springs Woman in Jail after Running Over Boyfriend

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs woman is in custody charged with reckless driving after an incident reported Sunday night. A deputy responded to a complaint of a man, later identified as 28-year-old Robert Nellen, who had reportedly been run over by a woman on a dirt road southwest of Rock Springs about half a mile south of County Road 4-51. On Continue reading

Moffat County Fair Gets Underway this Week

mc-fair-150The Moffat County Fair gets underway this week. Those that would like to take advantage of early check-in for 4-H general projects can do so tonight from 6 to 8. Regular check-in is tomorrow morning at 8, with judging to occur at 9. Wednesday’s performance of the Black Mountain Junior Rodeo Series marks the first Continue reading

Hunters Reminded to be Sure of GMU

colorado parksWldlife Officers are reminding hunters to make sure they are in the right Game Management Unit when on their hunting trip this year. Officers say hunting in the wrong Unit is actually a common mistake, but one that can be costly. For example, an Oklahoma couple was recently hunting in Southwest Colorado, when an officer explained to Continue reading