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Fashion Show to Raise Money for Women’s Shelter

Fundraiser-300A fashion show fundraiser will take place in Craig tomorrow for the L.O.V.E.M.I. Women’s Shelter.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the L.O.V.E.M.I. Thrift Shop on Yampa Avenue, or at the Craig Continue reading

Tipton Votes in Favor of Three Higher Education Measures

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Stressing the need for greater flexibility and transparency in higher education, Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) voted to advance three pieces of legislation this week to promote innovative competency-based learning, and provide students and parents with information needed to make sound decisions on academic programs and tuition financing options.  The Continue reading

Firefighters Battling 20,000 Acre Blaze North of Maybell

fire-1-300Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres in northwest Colorado.  Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 Continue reading

Fires Burning in Routt National Forest

WILDFIRESmall fires were discovered in both the Pinkham area and Mount Zirkel Wilderness on the Routt National Forest, Tuesday afternoon.  The Pinkham area fire, named the Camp Creek Fire, was Continue reading

Public Comment Still Being Taken on EPA Emissions Rules

EPA-300Those that would still like to comment on the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules can do so through written response.  The EPA is holding hearings in Denver, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. next week, but all speaking slots have been filled at the Denver hearing.  Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be Continue reading

Steamboat to Host forum on Parking Issues

City-of-SteamboatAs part of the Downtown Area Parking Analysis, the City of Steamboat and Desman Associates Continue reading

Mesa County Boy Contracts Hantavirus

hantavirus-300Health officials say a western Colorado boy is being treated after contracting hantavirus.  The Mesa County Health Department said yesterday the boy, whose name and age Continue reading

Denver Judge Declares Gay Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

civil-union-3001A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado’s gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.  Judge Raymond P. Moore’s ruling yesterday Continue reading

Firefighters Manage Two Fires in Routt County

WILDFIREA fire in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area is burning in steep and rough terrain, and is being fought from the air.  A helicopter has been ordered to help fight the blaze.  The South Fork Fire was estimated at Continue reading

Three Springs Fire Contained

WILDFIRECrews have contained the Three Springs Fire which was reported to the Craig Interagency Dispatch Center Monday night around 7. The lightning caused wildland fire is on private land four Continue reading

Commissioners Approve Cultivation Question, Not Yet Looking at Retail

MARIJUANA-300The Moffat County Commissioners are clarifying language for the ballot question that will ask Moffat County voters whether they want the moratorium lifted on commercial marijuana grow operations.  County Attorney Rebecca Tyree brought language to the commissioners meeting yesterday.  Continue reading

Rally Participants Urged to RSVP Quickly

EPA-300Buses are being organized to take anyone who wants to participate in the rally against the EPA’s new carbon emissions rules in Denver next week.  The rally will be held at the Lincoln Park Veteran’s Memorial on the west side of the capitol building.  The buses are being paid for by the Craig Chamber and Friends of Coal.  There is no cost Continue reading