Category Archives: News

Prescribed Burns Planned for Routt National Forest

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct multiple prescribed burns this fall near Crane Park in northern Routt County. In total, the Little Snake North burn unit consists of 800 acres and is 32 miles north of Steamboat and five miles south of the Wyoming border. The project Continue reading

State Supreme Court to Decide if Ski Resorts can be Held Liable for Avalanches

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe question of whether Colorado ski resorts can be liable for avalanches that happen within their boundaries comes before the state’s high court in a lawsuit prompted by a skier’s death. Attorneys presented arguments yesterday in a case with Continue reading

Mule Deer Foundation Starts up Wildfire Disaster Fund

MULE DEERThe Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) is starting a Wildfire Disaster Fund to raise funding to help restore western landscapes that have been devastated by massive wildfires. The Foundation will use 100 percent of the donations to the Fund for the restoration of mule deer and black-tailed deer habitat in areas impacted by fire. The Continue reading

Fossil Fuel Free Week Begins

WESTERN ENERGY ALLIANCEThis is Fossil Fuel Free Week. The Western Energy Alliance has declared this week a week for environmentalists to put up or shut up, by living fossil fuel free for a full week. The idea is to see Continue reading

House Passes Forest Foundation Bill

nffThe House of Representatives has passed a bill to ensure the National Forest Foundation (NFF) will continue to have the resources it needs to enhance and protect national forests and Continue reading

Toll Lane Coming to I-70

I70 SIGNMotorists stuck in Colorado highway traffic during ski season are getting a new option this winter to bypass traffic – for a price. Colorado is converting a highway shoulder lane on I-70 into an express lane. The 13-mile toll lane will have flexible pricing, as high as $30. Interstate 70 is a major corridor to Colorado’s ski resorts. On Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider E-Ticketing

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers are considering having some police agencies issue citations electronically as a way to ease data collection on racial profiling. A committee charged with finding ways to collect profiling data pitched the idea yesterday. The Continue reading

C-DOT Urges Use of Personal Breathalyzers

breathalyzerTechnology may be the answer to curbing the amount of drinking and driving in Colorado. Through widespread use of personal breathalyzers, which provide an estimate of one’s blood-alcohol level, people across the state will have the ability to make safe and responsible decisions when they’re drinking. And with Continue reading

Students Complain About Seating for Debate

REPUBLICANStudents at the University of Colorado are demanding more tickets to the Republican presidential candidate debate. The student government passed a resolution Thursday night criticizing the university, Republican National Committee and CNBC, the broadcast network hosting the October 28th event in Boulder. On Continue reading

OSM Proposes New Stream Protection Rule

osmThe Office of Surface Mining has proposed a new rule for regulation of coal mining they say will take advantage of new science to protect the environment, while still allowing coal mining. However, coal industry representatives say the Stream Protection Rule is a rule that seeks to fix a problem that doesn’t exist. The rule would adjust Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned for Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300The Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Aldrich Lakes area beginning Sunday. The 1200 acre prescribed fire site is about 19 miles northeast of Meeker and 19 miles south of Craig, on National Forest System lands and next Continue reading

Routt and Rio Blanco Counties Free of V.S.

cdaThe Routt and Rio Blanco County sites that were quarantined due to cases of vesicular stomatitis have been released from quarantine. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veternarian’s Office has 46 locations in 14 counties under quarantine due to the disease. In Continue reading