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Tipton Seeks to Improve Health Care Access for Veterans

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) is working to advance a measure in the House of Representatives to ensure that veterans living farther than a 40 mile drive from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facility are able to receive and use Veterans Choice Cards to access alternative care providers closer to home. Continue reading

Community Ag Alliance to Hold Groundhog Dinner

caaThe Community Agricultural Alliance will hold a Groundhog Day Dinner next week. Those that show up will be treated to all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy. There will also be sausage patties, Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Banning “Palcohol”

palcoholColorado lawmakers will consider whether to ban powdered alcohol before the product arrives in stores. Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, South Carolina and Vermont have already banned the product, which is pending approval from federal Continue reading

State Senators Reject Lowering Credit Cap Limits

co-state-capitol-300 Colorado senators have overwhelmingly rejected an effort to reduce finance charges on some credit cards. The Democratic bill failed 6-1 in a Senate committee yesterday. The measure would have capped finance charges on credit cards from Continue reading

State Still Recovering from Poor Economy

economyColorado’s overall income grew more than 6 percent between 2009 and 2012, but nearly half of that new money went to the wealthiest 1 percent of Coloradans. That’s according to the Colorado Center on Law and Policy. They say in 2012 the state’s top 1 percent took home nearly 27 times more than the bottom 99 percent. They Continue reading

Pilot Survives Plane Crash South of Rabbit Ears

plane-crash-300A pilot called emergency dispatchers Sunday and said he was injured after his single-engine plane crashed south of the summit of Rabbit Ears Pass. Routt County officials say the pilot, Mark Darling of Eaton, asked for a rescue team. Darling said he Continue reading

Tipton Says Congress is Actually Working

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300U-S Representative Scott Tipton says Congress is finally starting to move along, now that Harry Reid is no longer the Majority Leader in the Senate. There were 382 House Bills that never made it to the Senate floor in 2014, due to interference from Reid. Tipton says some of those bills are now being reintroduced. He says Continue reading

Communities Invited to Hear About Solar Panels

SOLARThe Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is celebrating the completion of the Yampa Valley Electric Association Community Solar Array, with a couple of Grand Opening celebrations. The group is inviting the Craig and Steamboat communities to learn how customers can purchase panels, and how it will eventually save Continue reading

CPW to Hold Open House on Elkhead

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNResidents of Craig and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to discuss the Upper Colorado River Endangered Fish Recovery Program and Elkhead Reservoir fish management with several key partners during an open house next month. The open house format will allow program representatives to answer questions and provide information about the multi-faceted program and its goals of protecting four endangered native fish – the Colorado Continue reading

Health Insurance Enrollment Deadline Approaching

Northwest Colorado VNAFebruary 15 is the last day to enroll in health insurance for 2015. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association says they’ve been told that some people are having difficulty enrolling online. The VNA wants local residents to know that Continue reading

Former Senator Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement

steve kingA former state senator accused of falsifying time sheets for work at a sheriff’s department and a university has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The district attorney’s office added in a statement that Steve King also pleaded guilty Friday to official misconduct. He was a senator, former sheriff and the Republican nominee for Mesa County Sheriff when he committed the crimes at jobs he held when the legislature was not in session. He dropped out of the sheriff’s race amid Continue reading

Steamboat Offers Open Gym Archery

ARCHERYThose who would like to sharpen their archery skills will be able to do so in an indoor facility in Steamboat starting next month. The City of Steamboat will offer an Open Gym Archery Program for adults and children beginning February 4th at the Soda Creek Gym. The program will run every Wednesday evening from Continue reading