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Moffat County Deputies Investigating Abuse of Horse

moffat-county-sheriff-300Moffat County deputies are investigating a case of animal abuse that left a horse dead. The owner of the horse, Glen Gariner, says he found the horse dead in his pasture earlier this month. He says someone had hobbled the animals back legs and tied it to a fence in the heat of the day. The Continue reading

State Prepared for New Air Quality Rule

EPA-300Colorado officials say they’re ready for an expected EPA rule by next month that would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions nationwide by 2030. Colorado Air Pollution Control Division director Will Allison says a number of options are being considered. They include improving insulation at existing Continue reading

Wednesday Lightning Sparks more Wildfires

WILDFIREStorms that moved through the area Wednesday generated 780 lightning strikes on the Northwest Fire Management Unit which covers Grand, Jackson, Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. From lightning associated with the storms, eight new wildland fires were reported. Of the new fires seven are on BLM land in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

Sportsmens Roundtable to be Held in Kremmling Next Week

colorado parksLocal sportsmen and women are invited to meet and discuss hunting and fishing issues with their citizen representatives during the Northwest Region Sportsmen’s Roundtable caucus next week in Kremmling. There are a variety of topics open for discussion, including the 2015 Strategic Plan, the West Slope Mule Deer Strategy, and Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office Offers Mobile App

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office has a new free mobile app to connect with residents through smartphones and tablets. The new app allows the Rio Blanco Communications Center to quickly disseminate emergency alerts, and post news about missing persons, traffic delays, and weekly crime reports. In the event of an emergency, app Continue reading

Tipton Speaks About ColoWyo on House Floor

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday to continue to pressure U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to take every action necessary to save the 220 jobs at the Colowyo Mine. Tipton met with Secretary Jewell and Western Colorado leaders in Continue reading

Small Power Outage Planned for Steamboat Tomorrow

yampa-valley-electric-assocA power outage is planned for Steamboat tomorrow, but the effects won’t be wide spread. Starting at noon Yampa Valley Electric Association will shut down power at Centennial Hall, which will close the Planning Department Continue reading

Science Night at Wyman Museum

Wyman-Museum-150Tomorrow night is Science Night at Wyman Living History Museum. The museum will host an event where residents can stop by and look at the stars through telescopes provided by staff at Colorado Northwestern Community College. There will be night hikes, flashlight tours of the museum, studies on nocturnal animals and crafts. You’re encouraged to bring your own flashlight. Food and drinks will be provided. The event is Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Renovating Facility

rmycThe Rocky Mountain Youth Corps in Steamboat is planning to build a warehouse and renovate an office building, and is looking for input on its operations from Continue reading

Former Employees of Uranium Site May be Eligible for Compensation

energy deptEmployees who worked at what is now the U.S. Department of Energy office in Grand Junction could be eligible for compensation if they suffer from illnesses related to radiation exposure. The U.S. Department of Labor has added some employees and subcontractors who worked at the facility between 1975 and 1985 to a special group Continue reading

EA for South Taylor Pit to be Released Monday

coloyowAn announcement is expected Friday from the Office of Surface Mining, that will declare the office has completed the Environmental Assessment for the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. That’s according to the Moffat County Continue reading

Kinkaid Reviews Meeting with Jewell

JEWELLMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid gave a review of his meeting with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell yesterday. Kinkaid met with Jewell and other federal officials Friday night in Glenwood to talk about the ColoWyo situation. Several other local, state and federal officials were there, including Commissioners from Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Delta Counties, Moffat Continue reading