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West Slope Airport Gets New Research Center

rifle airportThe Rifle-Garfield County Airport has won a statewide race to land a new research center to find the best ways to fight wildfires from the air. Researchers say they are trying to prevent a wildfire like the one that left 14 firefighters dead on Storm King Mountain in 1994. The Colorado Department of Public Safety’s Division of Fire Continue reading

This Week in the Colorado Legislature

co-state-capitol-300Legislators begin discussions this week on a package of bills aimed at increasing oversight on law enforcement and curbing their powers. In all, legislators are considering nearly a dozen bills on the topic. The first few will be heard Wednesday Continue reading

93.7/102.3 KRAI 55 Country Spring Expo is Today

Spring-Expo-300The 93.7/102.3 KRAI and 55 Country Spring Expo is today. This is the 32nd annual event. Visitors to the Spring Expo will get to see various new products and services from local businesses and non-profit organizations. Several of the Continue reading

Yampa Valley Data Partners Release Fast Facts

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their latest round of Fast Facts for Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. Mining held its place as Continue reading

Lawmakers Mover Forward with Ban on Using ATM Cards at Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300A second ban on welfare cards being used at pot shops is moving in the Colorado Legislature. The state House approved a bill Friday to add marijuana businesses and strip clubs to the list of Colorado businesses where electronic benefits cards – called EBTs – can’t be used to withdraw cash. A similar bill has passed in the Senate. But Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Relaxing Ban on Rain Barrels

co-state-capitol-300Backyard rain barrels are illegal in Colorado – but they’re widely used, and state lawmakers are considering changing the law to allow them. A bill that won preliminary approval in the state House Friday would allow homeowners to use up to two Continue reading

Truck Driver Robbed in Southern Wyoming

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A truck driver in Southern Wyoming was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning, and the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help from the public in identifying the suspect. William Hall, a truck driver from Mississippi hauling commercial air conditioning units to Washington, was parked at the Bitter Creek Rest Area about 40 miles east Continue reading

Spring Expo is Tomorrow

Spring-Expo-300The 93-7/102-3 KRAI and 55 Country Spring Expo is tomorrow. This is the 32nd annual event. Visitors to the Spring Expo will get to see various new products and services from local businesses and non-profit organizations. Several of the Continue reading

Lucas Johnson Formally Charged in Zimmerman Murder

routt-county-sherrifThe suspect in the death of a Routt County man has been formally charged with murder. Yesterday Lucas Johnson was charged with seven felonies in connection with the death of Edward Zimmerman. Charges include first-degree murder, second-degree burglary and theft. His next hearing is scheduled for March 23rd. Continue reading

Highway 64 Crash Victim Identified

RIO BALNCO SHERRIFAuthorities have released the name of the victim killed in last week’s car crash on Highway 64. Firefighters responded to the scene after a call of a brush fire on the side of the highway. When they got there, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the blaze, a body was found in the car. The Rio Continue reading

Governors Summer Job Hunt Program for Youth

GOVERNOR SUMMER JOB HUNTWith Spring approaching, thousands of high school and college students will soon be looking for a summer job. This year, the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt for youth is launching a new website, where young people can find Continue reading

Campaign Launched Against Allowing Supermarkets to Sell Liquor

ALCOHOLThe battle over whether to allow Colorado supermarkets to sell wine and beer could end up being decided by voters themselves and opponents are going on the offensive. Colorado liquor store owners and breweries expect a ballot proposal in the 2016 election and launched an opposition campaign called “Keep Colorado Continue reading