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AAA Predicts Increase in Travel Over Holidays

AAATraveling is expected to increase this year for the holidays. According to AAA Colorado, 1.6 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the holiday season, an increase of 3.2 percent increase over last year. The period covers Continue reading

Rifle Woman Killed in I-70 Crash

fatal-300A 60-year old Rifle woman was killed in a crash yesterday morning on I-70. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the unidentified woman lost control of her vehicle and rolled it across the Continue reading

No Injuries in Accident at 4th and Ranney

Vehicle-Accident-300Craig Fire Rescue had to extricate the driver of a pick-up truck this morning after an accident on 4th and Ranney in Craig.  According to firefighters, the driver wasn’t seriously hurt, but was unable to get out of his truck after it was broadsided by an Interstate Batteries truck.  The other driver was uninjured.  The driver of the pick-up was taken to Continue reading

Lincoln Avenue in Steamboat to Close for Filming

movie-filmLincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat will be closed Thursday morning, while a commercial is being filmed for Ford trucks. The street will be closed between 5th and 11th Streets from 6:30 in the morning to 1 in the afternoon. No parking is allowed on Lincoln Avenue in the area of the closure during that time. Traffic will be rerouted onto Oak and Yampa streets. Pedestrian traffic will be allowed on Lincoln Avenue sidewalks during the closure with brief holds while cameras Continue reading

PILT Program Funded

piltThe Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, program, which last year provided Colorado counties with $34.5 million to carry out vital services like fire and police protection, school construction, and road maintenance, received $372 million in the government funding bill, which passed Congress this weekend. The bill provides funding for a Continue reading

Gardner Announces Committee Assignments

gardnerColorado’s newest Senator has announced his committee assignments. Republican Representative Cory Gardner will replace Democratic Senator Mark Udall in January. Yesterday, Senate Republicans finalized their caucus’ committee assignments for the next session. Gardner will sit on four committees. They are Energy, Foreign Relations, Commerce and Small Business.

Resort Towns Concerned About Pot Tourism

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s mountain resorts are getting a little worried about how legal marijuana is changing their image. Residents in Breckenridge voted last week to force the downtown’s lone dispensary to a less-visible area. And Granby annexed a piece of property to prevent the opening of a pot shop there. Colorado is coming off a record year for Continue reading

CBI Warns of Malicious Online Advertising

CBIThe Colorado Bureau of Investigation is warning online shoppers and Web surfers about malicious advertising aimed at hacking into Continue reading

States Moving to Ban Powdered Alcohol

palcoholStates are moving to ban alcohol in powdered form before the product goes on sale out of concern it will increase underage drinking. The product, called “Palcohol,” is touted by its inventor as a convenient way to mix a drink. But Continue reading

Craig Woman Killed in Nebraska Crash

fatal-300A Craig woman was killed in a car crash in Nebraska over the weekend. Reports say 20-year old Emily Barnes of Craig was a passenger in a car driven by her boyfriend, 22-year old Cody Continue reading

Student Won’t be Charged for Bringing Knives to School

CRAIG-MIDDLE-SCHOOL-300Charges will not be filed against a Craig Middle School student who brought several knives to school earlier this month. The student was detained by school staff December Continue reading

Steamboat Holiday Lights Shock Dog

christmas-lights-#2-300-Steamboat has pulled the plug on some holiday lights on its main street after a dog was shocked. The current from lights wrapped around a tree on Lincoln Avenue shocked the dog while it was Continue reading