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Grand County Fire Sparked by Target Shooting

grand county sheriffA more than 500 acre wildfire in Grand County was sparked by target practice at a shooting range. That’s according to Grand County deputies, who say the blaze started at around noon yesterday at the Byers Canyon Shooting Range. As of yesterday evening, the fire had burned about 568 acres. There have been no Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Produce Draft Plan

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is inviting the public to learn more about the agency’s draft Strategic Plan, released last week. The draft plan was developed using input provided by stakeholders, public, staff, and the Parks and Wildlife Commission. The plan is a high-level, living document, which will be updated as needed. The Continue reading

Summit County Teen Drowns in Green Mountain Reservoir

drowning-300The Summit County Coroner’s Office has identified a teenager who drowned Saturday at Green Mountain Reservoir. Authorities say 16-year-old Jefte Flores, of Frisco, drowned while chasing a ball. The youth was a junior at Summit High School. Officials say people tried Continue reading

EPA Puts Mine Clean-Up Plan on Hold

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency is putting their mine clean-up plan on hold, while they work to identify which mines are at risk of spilling toxic materials, like the Gold King Mine. The EPA spilled 3 million gallons of toxic metals into the Animas River earlier this month, and they are trying to avoid similar disasters in the future. Continue reading

PTSD Sufferers Sue State Over Pot Ruling

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s decision not to allow marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder has prompted a lawsuit by PTSD sufferers. Five PTSD patients filed suit last week in Denver District Court. They’re challenging a July decision by the Colorado Board of Health not to make PTSD the first condition added to Continue reading

Area Air Quality Improving

downloadFollowing a week of smoky and hazy conditions that have even set off smoke detectors, conditions for our area are expected to begin clearing today. The Air Quality Index (or AQI) for much of Northwest Colorado has been updated from “unhealthy” to “moderate”. Moderate air quality is defined as acceptable; however, there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually Continue reading

Steamboat vs Moffat County

football-boxHigh School football kicks off this Friday night when the Steamboat Sailors travel down-valley to play the Moffat County Bulldogs. The game will be broadcast live on 93.7  102.3 KRAI and on-line at KRAI.COM.  Pregame for the non-league contest, will begin at 6:45 Friday night. Kickoff is scheduled for 7.

Hunter Gets Huge Fine For Illegal Hunt

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife cautions hunters to respect private land and avoid trespassing after a Grand County judge ordered Robert Johnson, 55, of Granby, to pay $11,653.50 in fines and court costs and perform 50 hours of community service in a sentencing hearing last Monday. Johnson, his wife and three accomplices trespassed onto the Devil’s Continue reading

2015 USA Pro Challenge Concludes

USA-Pro-Cycling-Challenge-Logo-300x250Organizers say the USA Pro Challenge, which kicked off the 5th year of the race in Steamboat, had its biggest year yet by adding a women’s race. But the race still has yet to turn a profit. According to the race organizers, the Pro Challenge lost around $2 million this year. The good news Continue reading

Coach Kubiak Speaks About Win Over Former Team

gary-kubiakThe Denver Broncos picked up their 2nd preseason win Saturday night against the Texans. The game generated a high degree of interest for a pre-season game, as it marked the return to Houston for the former Continue reading

Steamboat Added to Northwest Enterprise Zone

COLORADO-STATE-FLAGSteamboat Springs will become part of the Northwest Colorado Enterprise Zone next year, making a variety of state tax credits available for eligible business investors within the city. For the first time, the Colorado Economic Development Commission included Steamboat Springs within the Northwest Colorado Enterprise Zone boundary, which also includes the balance of Routt County and Garfield, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Jackson, Grand and Clear Creek counties. The inclusion of Steamboat Springs within the Enterprise Zone was supported by the City of Continue reading

Ted Cruz Address Obama’s War On Coal In Wyoming

cruzPresidential candidate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was campaigning in Wyoming yesterday released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent proposal to require that by 2030 power-generating facilities reduce their Continue reading