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Survey Shows Nearly 275,000 Visits to Dinosaur National Monument Last Year

Dinosaur-National-Monument-A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 274,361 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2013 spent $15,791,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 186 jobs in the local area.  Dinosaur experienced a Continue reading

Big Game Licenses Go on Sale Next Month

colorado parksHunters seeking big game tags, can look forward to an ample number of leftover big-game licenses for the 2014 seasons.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has approximately 6,000 deer, 30,000 elk, 5,000 pronghorn and 1,800 bear licenses available for the fall hunting seasons. Leftover licenses are surplus licenses Continue reading

Alkali Fire 75% Contained

WILDFIREContainment lines on the Alkali Fire have held for a second day and fire personnel feel confident they have turned the corner on the fire. Three engines and one of the State 20-person hand crews Continue reading

Fire Crews Battling Blazes in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are now conducting suppression actions on several fires within or near the monument.  The Hog Fire located on the Yampa Plateau is estimated to be 40+ acres and is Continue reading

John Rossfeld Named CEO of The Memorial Hospital

Rossfeld new photoThe Memorial Hospital (TMH) Board of Trustees announced Friday that John Rossfeld will become the Chief Executive Officer of The Memorial Hospital at Craig. The offer was finalized Friday.  Rossfeld became the Interim CEO in late January and recently announced his desire to fill the permanent position. During a meeting with community members, Rossfeld said, Continue reading

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading

Udall-Alkali Fire

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall is using the Alkali Fire to reach out to Northwest Coloradans.  Udall has constantly dodged interview requests from Wild West Radio to speak about issues that concern Northwest Colorado.  The Senator is rarely seen in Northwest Colorado, and has consistently supported measures on energy, health, Continue reading

Police Hope to Wrap up Hazing Investigation Next Week

BULLDOGSEvanston, Wyoming Police looking into harassment and assault charges, plan to wrap up their investigation of the Moffat County High School football team sometime next week.  Members of the team have been accused of assault and harassment, as a result of Continue reading

Cast, Blast and Twang for Women Offered in Steamboat

colorado parksWomen interested in learning about fly fishing and the basics of shotguns and archery are invited to a women­ only “Cast, Blast & Twang” clinic in Steamboat August 9th.  Designed for beginners, no experience or equipment is required. Participants can bring their own shotgun but all ammunition will be provided. Continue reading

Fashion Show to Raise Money for Women’s Shelter

Fundraiser-300A fashion show fundraiser will take place in Craig tomorrow for the L.O.V.E.M.I. Women’s Shelter.  Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the L.O.V.E.M.I. Thrift Shop on Yampa Avenue, or at the Craig Continue reading

Tipton Votes in Favor of Three Higher Education Measures

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Stressing the need for greater flexibility and transparency in higher education, Representative Scott Tipton (R-CO) voted to advance three pieces of legislation this week to promote innovative competency-based learning, and provide students and parents with information needed to make sound decisions on academic programs and tuition financing options.  The Continue reading

Firefighters Battling 20,000 Acre Blaze North of Maybell

fire-1-300Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres in northwest Colorado.  Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 Continue reading