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Moffat County Starts 4-Her of the Month Program

4-hMoffat County 4-H Council has started a new program within 4-H called 4-Her of the month. This can be an individual, a group, a club, a leader or volunteer that has gone above and beyond to represent the Moffat County 4-H program. The 4-Her of the month has to be nominated by a leader, parent, 4-H member, or member of the Continue reading

Steamboat Teen of the Month

Sankey PhotoThe Steamboat Springs Teen Council has selected Logan Sankey as the Teen of the Month for February. Sankey has been chosen by members of the Steamboat Springs Teen Council because she is an outstanding teen in the community and embodies the values of Teen Council. Those values include demonstrating that teens are Continue reading

Invasive Weed Conference to be Held in Craig

There will be an invasive weed conference in Craig Sunday. The primary focus of the conference will be on invasive grasses. Attendees will talk about the spread of the weeds, management of them, and their health effects on domestic animals and wildlife. Speakers will include Chris Rhyne, Ann Hedges and Wayne Davis. The Continue reading

Gardner Blasts President for Keystone Veto

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner has some harsh words for President Obama, over his veto of a bill to begin building the Keystone XL Pipeline. Gardner said that “Last November, Coloradans and Americans voted for a change. They voted for a Congress that could work together and pass legislation that benefits all of us. Unfortunately, with his veto of the bill to build the Continue reading

Moffat County Loses Over $100K in Tax Abatements

MC Commissioners-150Moffat County lost over $100,000 yesterday in tax abatements. Both ColoWyo Coal and Trapper Coal filed tax abatements for 2012 and 2013, claiming they were taxed wrong. The difference is in washed and unwashed coal, and amounts to about $3 per ton. The error was discovered during an internal audit at Trapper. It seems the Continue reading

Shadow Mountain Water Rates Set

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editMoffat County Director of Development Services Roy Tipton announced yesterday the rates that Shadow Mountain Village residents will be paying for improvements to water and sewer lines in their neighborhood. Tipton says when the project was first announced, the estimated cost to those Continue reading

Air Quality Control Commission to Hold Summer Retreat in Craig

MC Commissioners-150The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission will hold their summer retreat in Craig this year. That announcement was made yesterday by Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe, who sits on the commission. This year’s retreat will be held June 17th through the 19th, and meetings will take place at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Continue reading

Commissioners Accept Assistance Grant from Parks and Wildlife

colorado parksThe Moffat County Commissioners yesterday accepted an assistance grant from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The grant is similar to a federal PILT payment, but at the state level. The department gives grants to counties that have lost taxable land to the state, due to conservation projects. It was also announced yesterday that Continue reading

Dems Propose More Funding for Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Residents

licenseColorado Democrats are setting the stage for a big fight with Republicans over funding for a program that lets immigrant drivers get a license regardless of their legal status. The latest development in the dispute came yesterday when House Democrats used their majority to give initial approval to add $166,000 for program Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Bill to Ban Palcohol

palcoholLegislation to put the sale of powdered alcohol on hold in Colorado advanced in the state Senate as lawmakers grapple with how to regulate a product that’s not in stores yet. The product called Palcohol is still awaiting federal approval. It Continue reading

Study Finds Marijuana 114 Times Safer than Alcohol

MARIJUANA-300Compared with other recreational drugs – including alcohol – marijuana may be even safer than previously thought. And researchers may be systematically underestimating risks associated with alcohol use. Those are the top-line findings of recent research published in the Journal Scientific Reports, a subsidiary of Nature. Continue reading

Woman in Steamboat Attacked by Moose

mooseIn the wake of the third moose attack in two years, residents of and visitors to Steamboat are reminded to practice caution in moose territory. A woman was injured Sunday afternoon when she was run over by a moose in the Storm Mountain Continue reading