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Officials Release Environmental Impact Statement for Roan Plateau

ROANFederal land managers have released a tentative plan to protect most of the wild but energy-rich Roan Plateau in western Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management unveiled an updated environmental impact statement yesterday for the plateau, a step toward implementing a landmark compromise Continue reading

BLM to Burn Slash Piles North of Steamboat

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office plans to begin burning slash piles 21 miles north of Steamboat tomorrow. The slash piles were generated as a hazardous fuels reduction project completed in 2013. The project reduced the threat of wildfire to the Willow Creek Continue reading

Steamboat Receives Bike Friendly Award

Bicycle 32The League of American Bicyclists has again recognized Steamboat with a GOLD Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM) award. There are 371 Bicycle Friendly Communities across the country. Steamboat first received the Gold Level award in 2011 – and with this latest round of awards become one of just 24 to receive Gold Continue reading

Steamboat Releases September Sales Tax Report

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final September 2015 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s September sales taxes are 6.31% more than the Continue reading

Steamboat Teen Council to Host Turkey Bowling

TEEN COUNCILThe Steamboat Springs Teen Council will be hosting Turkey Bowling Friday. The event is a fundraiser, and all proceeds will go to the United Way Holiday Gift Exchange. It’s open to all High Continue reading

Tipton Sounds Off on Syrian Refugee Situation

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) released a statement underscoring the serious national security risks posed by the President’s unilateral plans to accept tens of thousands of Syrian refugees into the United States. Tipton called for an immediate stop to the admission of Syrian refugees into the U.S. given security risks. Continue reading

AGNC Applying for Sage Grouse Mapping Funding

sage_grouse-300The Department of Local Affairs Advisory Committee hearings to review Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Funding application will be held today and tomorrow in Grand Junction. Among the applications to be reviewed is the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) application for funding to conduct local Continue reading

Christmas Tree Cutting Permits Available for Routt National Forest

christmas treePermits to cut Christmas trees on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are now available at multiple locations in Colorado and Wyoming. Each permit costs $10 and allows for the cutting of one tree on National Forest System Lands. There is a limit of five permits per household. Trees must be for personal use, not for resale. Continue reading

Exhibit to Feature Local Artists

MUSEUM OF NWCOThe Museum of Northwest Colorado is hosting an art & photography show which features Moffat County residents. The show is a mix of work from professional and amateur artists and photographers. Opening Day is Thursday. There will be a reception from 5 to 7 Thursday evening. The exhibit, titled “The Best of Moffat Country in Continue reading

New Oil and Gas Rules Won’t have Much Impact

Co-Oil-Gas-300An analysis by state regulators shows new rules for oil and gas drilling near Colorado communities might have only limited impact, affecting as few as 1 percent of future sites. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, which regulates drilling, is hold hearings on the proposals in Denver. The rules would give local Continue reading

Feds Still Passing Buck on Mine Spill

EPA-300A federal agency is still trying to pass the buck for the toxic spill at the Gold King Mine. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is standing behind its assertion that Colorado officials signed off on a cleanup project that led to a 3 million-gallon toxic waste spill from the inactive gold mine. The Bureau’s statement yesterday was the latest twist Continue reading

Wyoming Authorities Warn of Tractor Scam

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert yesterday about a recent classified advertisement scam. Detective Dick Blust said the scam has been around for at least five years and is known in many circles as the “Kubota Tractor Scam.” The ad in this instance lists for a Continue reading