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IRS Says Scammers are Still Operating

irsThe Internal Revenue Service has issued a consumer alert providing taxpayers with additional tips to protect themselves from telephone scam artists calling and pretending to be with the IRS. These callers may demand money or may say you have a refund due and try to trick you into sharing private Continue reading

Rollover Accident Near ColoWyo

Vehicle-Accident-300The Colorado State Patrol is investigating a single car roll-over accident near the ColoWyo Coal Mine entrance this morning. The accident occurred at around 6:30 this morning on Highway 13. According to troopers, the driver of the car suffered minor injuries, after falling asleep at the wheel and rolling the car, but Continue reading

CPW Says Meeting About Elkhead not Secret, Just Boring

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNColorado Parks and Wildlife is ensuring the public they will not hold secret meetings about the fate of Elkhead Reservoir. It was reported this week that a plan was being developed to drain Elkhead Reservoir and poison the water to prevent non-native fish, such as Small Mouth Bass and Northern Pike from entering the Yampa River. The idea would be to kill all the fish in the reservoir, and then restock it with non-natives that don’t threaten the Continue reading

Gardner Speaks on Northwest Colorado Issues

gardnerU.S. Congressman and Senate candidate Cory Gardner spoke with Wild West Radio about northwest Colorado issues yesterday. The congressman touched on issues such as energy, health care, and sage grouse. During the discussion, Gardner spoke against the federal government’s recent habits of trying to control water, land and energy development in the west. Gardner says Continue reading

Routt County Men Charged With Drug Trafficking

ACET-300The All Crimes Enforcement Team, or ACET, has targeted two men in an investigation into shipping marijuana across state lines. 29-year old Geoffrey Guinn has turned himself in on a Routt County warrant, while 26-year old Alan Arce is expected to turn himself in soon. Guinn has been Continue reading

Night Crews to Begin Working on Steamboat Road Project

road-work-300Crews working on the Highway 40 project in Steamboat will begin night work next week. The work is being done both east and west of the downtown area. The project includes installing new traffic signal conduits at Pine Grove Road. Crews will also make improvements to curbs, gutters, sidewalks and center medians from Continue reading

Elkhead Reservoir Could be Drained and Poisoned

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNThe Moffat County Commissioners were told yesterday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Colorado Parks and Wildlife want to talk with the Colorado River Water Conservation District about draining Elkhead Reservoir and poisoning the water to get rid of non-native fish species. The non-natives are escaping the reservoir into the Yampa River, and those fish are attacking and eating the native fish in the river. Avid fisherman Burt Continue reading

Boys and Girls Club to Take Over Lutrell Barn

boys and girls club-188The Boys and Girls Club of Craig will take over management of the Lutrell Barn. The proposal will be voted on at a later date, but the Moffat County Commissioners were agreeable to a Continue reading

Swim Beaches Around the State Preparing to Close

co-state-parksThis weekend is your last chance for some fun in the sun at several of Colorado State Parks swim beaches around the state. Labor Day weekend marks the end of the swimming season for many state parks but there are Continue reading

Water Enthusiasts Reminded About Life Jacket Laws

life jacketThere are still plenty of warm days remaining this summer to enjoy water sports, and all water-craft owners are reminded to know the rules for carrying life jackets on board. All water vessels, including power boats, pontoon boats, paddleboards, jet skis, kayaks, sailboats, canoes, and rowboats must carry one life jacket for every passenger on board. Continue reading

Hay Directory Available to Farmers and Ranchers

cdaThe Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually to help connect Colorado hay producers with buyers. The 2014 edition of the directory is now available to the public at no cost. The 28th edition features Continue reading

Craig Police Investigating Vandalism at Mountain Meats

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300Craig police are investigating a report of vandalism at Mountain Meat Packing. The incident was reported to police yesterday. Administrative Sergeant John Forgay says compressors on refrigeration units were damaged, causing freon to escape. He says fortunately the vandalism was Continue reading