Category Archives: News

Mayor Beck To Run For County Commissioner

moffat-county-commissionersCraig Mayor Ray Beck has become the 2nd person to announce their candidacy for Moffat County Commissioner. Both Beck and former Craig City Council member Tony St. John will be running for the Continue reading

Trails Closed For Steamboat Winter Carnival

FIREWORKS-3-300Due to the Steamboat Winter Carnival fireworks set-up and show, Blackmere Trail and all trails that access Emerald Mountain will be closed from 6 until 9 tomorrow night for public safety.  Signs will be posted at all trail-heads.  People are encouraged to respect the closures and instead enjoy the show from designated viewing areas at the base of Continue reading

Connections 4 Kids To Open Parent Education Center

CONNECTIONS4KIDSConnections 4 Kids is having a grand opening for their brand new parent education center on the evening of Thursday February 11th from 5 to 7. Connections 4 Kids is an organization who’s goal is to improve the lives of young families in Northwest Colorado by supplying education and support to ensure that their children grow up happy and healthy. The center will offer multiple Continue reading

Super Bowl Bound Broncos Mascot Delayed Due To Wyoming Roads

ThunderIIThe winter storm that blew across the west, kept all members of the Wyoming Highway Patrol very busy. Since January 31st through yesterday, Troopers in Wyoming have investigated 146 crashes statewide. 121 involved property damage only, 24 involved injury and there was one fatal crash southwest of Laramie. Dispatchers and office administrative employees have answered almost 5,000 phone calls since the end of January with 225 of those calls for broken down or stranded motorists including one phone call fielded by a Trooper on Feb. 1st from “Thunder”, the Denver Continue reading

Economic Numbers Released For Moffat, Routt & Rio Blanco Counties

DOLLAR-SIGN-#3The Yampa Valley Data Partners have released a report detailing the economic health of Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties. The report found that all three counties maintained a record low unemployment rate in 2015. While unemployment increased slightly in Moffat and
Rio Blanco counties, the number decreased to 2.4% in Routt. However, the report warns that labor shortages may get worse in the first Continue reading

You May Not Need A Permit For Concealed Carry

concealed_carry_graphicA bill that would allow concealed carry in Colorado without a permit has been sent to Colorado Senate Appropriations for approval. The bill would allow anyone in the state who legally posses a gun under state and federal laws to carry a concealed handgun Continue reading

American Lung Association Says Colorado Failed

american-lung-assocThe American Lung Association yesterday released their annual “State of Tobacco Control Report” and it found that Colorado failed at enacting control policies that could save lives.  Colorado was not alone, most of the states involved received poor grades.  The report found that 1 in 4 high school students use some kind of Continue reading

Meeker To Host Meetings To Discuss ColoWyo Assessment

Microsoft Word - Colowyo logo_6-5-14.docxPeople in the Meeker area will have an opportunity this Friday to submit comments on the draft environmental assessment for the Collum development at ColoWyo mine. The assessment by the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation will be available for review at three different meetings. Meetings will take place at the Continue reading

Governor’s Ag Forum Scheduled

AGWhen the Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture takes place later this month it will mark a milestone. The annual event – which brings Continue reading

How To Survive A Winter Storm

weather-cold-tempThe icy cold and winter storms are affecting everyone in Northwest Colorado this year and the American Red Cross has some recommendations to help people stay safe. Limit traveling, It is always safer to stay off the roads. If travel is required for emergencies plan ahead, bring the safety items you would need in the case of an accident. Wear layers of Continue reading

American Legion And Commissioners Agree To Lease

american-legion-craigThe American Legion and the Moffat County Commissioners agreed today on terms for the Legion to lease the Club house in the Shadow Mountain subdivision from the County. The American Legion has been operating the property under a purchase agreement for the last ten years at no expense to the tax payers, but they were unable to make the final payment of Continue reading

Millions May Be Returned To Northwest CO

Co-Oil-Gas-300Oil and Gas Revenues that are rightfully owed to counties in Northwest Colorado may be returned thanks to a bill that was introduced by Senator Michael Bennet and cosponsored by Senator Cory Gardner. The oil and gas lease revenues were collected to clean up the former Anvil Points federal oil shale research site near Rifle. The clean-up ended in 2013 leaving tens of Continue reading