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EASTER ACTIVITIES IN NORTHWEST COLORADO

easter eggsEaster weekend will be full of activities for Northwest Colorado children.  There will be a large celebration tomorrow at New Creation Church in the Ridgeview subdivision of Craig, where over 10,000 eggs will be hidden for kids to find.  There will also be 16 new bikes Continue reading

HAZMAT INCIDENT CLOSES HIGHWAY

HAZMATCraig emergency personnel responded to a Hazmat incident earlier this week.  Just after midnight, Monday, an oil company driver lost a 300 gallon tote out of the back of the truck he was driving, when he slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting a deer.  The incident happened about 4 miles north of Craig on Continue reading

CRAIG POLICE OFFER SHOPLIFTING PREVENTION CLASS

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300Due to a recent increase in theft from stores in the area, the Craig Police Department is reaching out to local business owners, to help them prevent theft.  The department will host a shoplifting and loss prevention class next month.  The class will help employers and their employees recognize how to prevent Continue reading

STEAMBOAT RELEASES TAX FIGURES

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final February 2014 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. February sales taxes are Continue reading

GARDNER CALLS ON UDALL TO RETURN CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

gardnerCongressman Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to return campaign donations from an extreme anti-fracking lobbying group. Senator Udall has taken over $115,000 in campaign donations from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) – a partisan group that has opposed domestic energy production in Colorado, including Continue reading

STATEWIDE BAN ON TRAFFIC CAMS GETS INITIAL APPROVAL

TRAFFIC CAMERAA statewide ban on red-light and speeding cameras has won initial approval in the Colorado Senate after a lively debate over whether the cameras improve safety, or just provide money for local governments.  There were backers and opponents from Continue reading

EPA’S MERCURY RULE UPHELD BY FEDERAL JUDGE

EPA-300The EPA’s mercury emissions rule, which has been responsible for forcing hundreds of coal fired power plants across the country to shut down, has been upheld by a federal court.  The Mercury Air Toxic Standards, or MATS, is responsible for the closing of over 300 power plants across the country so far, with Continue reading

ROUTT COUNTY RADON RISK UPGRADED

RADONTwelve Colorado counties previously considered to be at moderate risk for radon exposure have been upgraded to the high-risk category. Routt County is one of those.  The change means all 64 Colorado counties are categorized as Zone 1 for radon, or high-risk, by the Colorado Department of Continue reading

STEAMBOAT JUDGE UNSEALS DOCUMENTS IN MCKEON CASE

14th-judicial-district-300A Steamboat judge has gone against the wishes of both attorneys in the case against Meghan McKeon, by ordering documents in the case unsealed.  McKeon is charged with the death of her 3-year old child, which she reportedly left alone for several hours.  Reports Continue reading

TIPTON APPLAUDS SKI AREA LEGISLATION

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) applauded the announcement that the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has finalized policy guidelines to allow year-round recreation opportunities in ski areas located on USFS lands. The policy is the result of the bipartisan Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act, of which Tipton was a co-sponsor. The Act was signed into Continue reading

CONGRESSIONAL REPORT CONFIRMS ENERGY PRODUCTION ON FEDERAL LANDS DECLINING DRASTICALLY

oil-and-gas-drilling-300A Congressional Research Service (CRS) report released yesterday confirms production on federal lands continues to decline in absolute terms as well as relative to state and private lands. While the rest of the Continue reading

COMMITTEE PASSES BILL TO STUDY HEALTH CARE COSTS

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300The Senate Health and Human Services Committee passed a bill Wednesday to establish a commission that will study health care cost drivers in Colorado and provide solutions for lowering costs.  The Colorado Center on Law and Policy has taken a leading role in developing the bill, SB-187, in order Continue reading