Category Archives: News

Steamboat to Send out Community Survey

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat will be sending out a community survey to residents this week. In order to make the survey a statistically valid compilation of information, they’ll be mailed through the post office to randomly selected community members. Those residents will Continue reading

Law Enforcement Switches to “Safe Use” Message

MARIJUANA-300Colorado law enforcement officials are breaking from decades of “Just Say No”-type messaging about marijuana use. Instead, they are starting a new campaign designed to promote safe pot use. The revised campaign started over the weekend, when tens of thousands were expected at public rallies and concerts in observation of the 4/20 Continue reading

Storm Increases Avalanche Danger

AVALANCHE WARNINGForecasters say a strong storm that is expected to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts of Colorado’s mountains by the time it’s over will increase the danger of avalanches. The Colorado Continue reading

VNA to Host Cyber Seniors Screening

Northwest Colorado VNAThe Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a screening of the documentary “Cyber-Seniors” next month. The film is about a group of seniors taking their first steps into cyberspace with the help of teenage mentors. The screening kicks off Continue reading

Tipton Reintroduces Water Rights Protection Act

WATER CONSERVATIONAs promised, yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton teamed with Wyoming Senator John Barrasso to reintroduce legislation to protect water users from uncompensated federal takings of privately-held water rights. The Water Rights Protection Act (WRPA), which passed the House in the 113th Congress with bipartisan support, Continue reading

Murder Mystery Dinner to be Held in Craig May 2nd

murder mysteryA Murder Mystery Dinner will be held in Craig next month. The performance, titled “Death for Dinner” will be led by the Theater troupe “Denver Talent”. Those that show up will enjoy a lasagna dinner before the interactive mystery begins. The event takes place May 2nd at 6:30 at the Moffat Continue reading

Lawmakers Take Vote on Probationary Pot

MARIJUANA-300House lawmakers gave preliminary approval to allowing medical marijuana use by people on probation or parole in Colorado. Colorado has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years, but not by people on probation or parole. The bill given initial approval on a voice vote yesterday would change that policy so those with Continue reading

Legislature Protects Yoga Training Programs from State Regulation

co-state-capitol-300Colorado’s governor has signed into law a bill to shield yoga training programs from state regulation – and yogis in Colorado are celebrating with mass poses. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill yesterday to exempt yoga teaching programs from occupational-training regulation. The bill passed after about 80 yoga training Continue reading

Over 60 Vehicles Involved In Pileups On I-80 In Wyoming

342 Pileup 1342 Pileup 2Three major vehicle pileups near mile post 342 on Interstate 80 on both the east and westbound sides currently have I 80 closed between Cheyenne and Laramie. Blizzard conditions were present at the time of the crashes that involved approximately 40 – 50 commercial vehicles and 20 passengers vehicles between the three pileups. Continue reading

YVRA Closes for Upgrades

yampa-airport-signThe Hayden airport is closing until June 15th to make way for a $16.6 million improvement project. Yampa Valley Regional Airport shut down Tuesday night so work could begin on resurfacing the runway and installing 25-foot shoulders on either side. The idea is to make the Continue reading

Steamboat to Impose Water Restrictions Next Month

WATER CONSERVATIONWith the water content in the snowpack at 64% of average and forecasts for a warm spring and dry summer, the four districts that provide water to the Steamboat area – the Mount Werner Water District, the Steamboat District, the Steamboat Two Metro District, and the Tree Haus Metro District – have issued a drought Continue reading

Median Work Planned for Next Week in Steamboat

City-of-SteamboatSteamboat city crews will be spring cleaning the landscaped medians along Highway 40 from downtown to Anglers Drive, as well as the Mount Werner Road medians. The Continue reading