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Lawmakers Advance Racial Profiling Bill

co-state-capitol-300A measure to further prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement has cleared the Colorado House. The 36-28 vote yesterday came on a largely party-line vote with Democrats in favor. The bill would broaden Colorado’s existing ban on racial Continue reading

Craig Police Warn of Mail Scam

SCAMS-300The Craig Police Department has been made aware of what they call an unethical practice involving a company out of California, called “Record Transfer Services”. Their mailings appear as an official “Recorded Deed Notice” concerning property owned by a resident of Moffat County. The paperwork advises that for a Continue reading

Steamboat School District to Hold Master Plan Meeting

STEAM-SCHOOL-DISTRICTThe Steamboat School District will hold a public meeting tomorrow to go over their Facility Master Plan. Those showing up will participate in an interactive period of design and planning for the Master Plan. The District says they need input from the public on the options being presented by the district architect for the long Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Offers Tips on Being Bear Aware

black-bearColorado’s bears have awoken from their winter’s nap and are again active throughout the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges state residents in bear country to make sure they aren’t providing any food attractants around residences. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials Continue reading

C-Dot Starts Work on Highway 9

C-DOT-300The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has begun a safety and improvements project on Continue reading

Gun Laws Debated Monday

AR GUNRepublicans got their last chance of the year yesterday to change Colorado’s firearm laws. Lawmakers considered several proposals, including two bills to eliminate gun-control measures passed by Democrats in 2013. The GOP-controlled Senate has already passed legislation to repeal a 15-round limit on Continue reading

Marijuana Recommended for Sufferers of PTSD

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s chief medical officer plans to recommend post-traumatic stress disorder as a condition to be treated with medical marijuana. The addition of PTSD would be the first medical ailment added to Colorado’s medical pot program since it was approved by voters in 2000. The decision still awaits consideration by the full Continue reading

Health Officials to Study Pot’s Effects on Epilepsy

MARIJUANA-300Even as some states are allowing use of certain marijuana extracts to treat severe epilepsy, the rigorous research needed to prove if one of these compounds really works is just getting under way. Yesterday, researchers said new findings from a small safety study suggest the extract cannabidiol should be put to the real test. That Continue reading

Lawmakers to Hold School Liable for Violence

Co-State-Capital-300Colorado lawmakers are advancing a bill to make schools liable for shootings and violence. A bill that won approval 4-1 in its first test yesterday in a state Senate committee is a response to school shootings. Among the bill’s main supporters are the parents of Claire Davis who was killed in 2013 at Arapahoe High School. The bill waives Continue reading

Antler Hunting Illegal in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Gathering shed antlers is both a popular and lucrative activity for many people – with antlers used for everything from chandeliers, to knife handles, to dog chews. Dinosaur National Monument staff are reminding antler hunters that Continue reading

Shooting Range Re-Opening this Week

rangeColorado Parks and Wildlife will reopen the Byers Canyon Shooting Range in Hot Sulphur Springs Wednesday. The popular range, about two miles west of Hot Sulphur Springs, closes each year after the hunting seasons end. The property was acquired in 1940 to protect big game winter range. In keeping with the original Continue reading

Lawmakers Require Snow Tires in Winter

WINTER-DRIVING-300The Colorado Senate has approved a bill requiring winter drivers to have snow-appropriate tires during winter months on the state’s mountain highways. The bill would require all motorists without four-wheel drive to Continue reading