Category Archives: News

Tipton Seeking Nominees for Service Academy

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton’s office is accepting applications from students who are interested in attending a United States Service Academy in 2015. Each year members of Congress can nominate a limited number of people from their districts to U.S. Service Academies-including the Air Force, West Point, Annapolis and Merchant Continue reading

4th Graders Can Get Free Passes to National Parks

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Dinosaur National Monument invites all 4th grade students to visit the monument for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. 4th grade students can now go to a website to complete an activity and obtain a free Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Commission to Meet in Craig Next Week

colorado parksThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meets next week in Craig. Commissioners will receive briefings on a variety of issues including updates from the Departments of both Natural Resources and Agriculture, Great Outdoors Colorado, and CPW regional managers. Informational updates to the Commission include Continue reading

CPW Offers Private Hunt Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of private property, elk and mule deer hunts during certain hunting seasons this fall. Nine hunts will be available to hunters who have already drawn limited deer and elk licenses for Game Continue reading

Labor Day Campers Asked to be Firewise

fire season smallThose planning to play or relax outdoors during the upcoming Labor Day weekend are reminded that the potential for wildfires to get out of hand is still very real. Despite recent rains, forest and parks managers urge visitors to use caution with campfires. Always make sure your fire is Continue reading

Steamboat Offers Preschool

City-of-SteamboatSteamboat’s Parks & Community Services Department is offering a fall pre-school program for children 2 ½ to 5 years of age that are potty trained. The program Continue reading

Johnson to be Returned to Steamboat

District Attorney 14thThe man convicted of killing Steamboat resident Lori Bases in 2000 will be coming back to the area. Thomas Lee Johnson attended a hearing yesterday, at which the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office asked the judge to return Johnson to Routt County. Johnson was taken back to Fort Collins after his Continue reading

Coffman to Join Lawsuit over Federal Clean Power Act

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will join a multi-state legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan, also called the 111(d) rule, which was issued by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 3rd. Coffman says the Continue reading

Mining Group Blasts OSM’s Stream Protection Rule

osmThe Obama Administration is proposing another rule intended to interfere with the coal industry. The Office of Surface Mining will hold a public listening session on their proposed Stream Protection Rule. Experts say the “rule” will amend or modify 475 existing rules that will decimate coal Continue reading

Intersection Improvements Topic of Open House in Steamboat

City-of-SteamboatOn Thursday the City of Steamboat and the Urban Renewal Authority Advisory Committee (URAAC) will host an Open House to update the community on Continue reading

Karzen Promoted in District Attorney’s Office

District Attorney 14thThere’s been a promotion in the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Matt Karzen has been promoted to Assistant District Attorney, effective today. The position is considered the number two spot in the office. Karzen had served as Chief Deputy District Attorney in Routt County since February of 2014. He Continue reading

Huge Illegal Marijuana Growing Operation Shut Down Near Steamboat

marijuana-leaf-300Two Mexican Nationals in the country illegally were arrested based on a Criminal Complaint when law enforcement found a large marijuana grow in the Routt National Forest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the U.S. Forest Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Routt County Sheriff’s Continue reading