Category Archives: News

Tipton Calls on Bennet to Support SAFE ACT

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) has called on Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) to join him in advancing legislation to suspend admission of refugees from Syria into the United States until more stringent vetting processes are in place. Tipton is a co-sponsor of the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Busted for Meth Possession

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man is facing felony drug charges after a traffic stop Tuesday evening. 55-year old Stephen Workman was stopped for a traffic infraction on Highway 191 north of Rock Springs, when a drug detection dog alerted to the presence of drugs. A subsequent search of Workman’s vehicle produced 20 grams of a crystalline Continue reading

Steamboat Institute to Host Global Security Summit

STEAMBOAT INSTITUTEThe Steamboat Institute is inviting residents to their “Summit on Foreign Policy and Global Security”. The group has sent out a “Save the Date”, and will open Continue reading

Craig VNA to Host Celebration of Light

Northwest Colorado VNAThe Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Craig will again host this year’s Celebration of Light. The Celebration of Light is a way for locals to recognize and celebrate those that have passed on, through the creation of Christmas ornaments. Each Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Congress to Reinstate LWC Funding

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, announced yesterday he has sent a letter, along with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund (“LWCF”), which expired at the end Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Allowing ATVs on County Roads

atv-300Lawmakers are set to consider whether to allow off-highway vehicles on county roads next year. Lawmakers approved a bill last week after a similar effort failed in the state Legislature earlier this year. The bill would require county clerks to provide a one-time registration program for ATV Continue reading

Congressman Tipton Sends Letter To President Regarding Refugees

scott-tipton-AT-KRAI-300Today, underscoring that the federal government must rigorously vet and verify the identities of refugees, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) took steps to halt the President’s unilateral actions to admit tens of thousands of unverified Syrian refugees into the United States. Tipton urged that the focus instead be on moving forward with alternative options to protect the refugees, including establishing safe-zones within Syria. Continue reading

Man Sentenced for Drug Distribution and Assault

District Attorney 14thA Craig man was sentenced yesterday for drug distribution and assault. Justin Warren pleaded guilty to Second Degree Assault on two Peace Officers and Distribution of a Controlled Substance (Drug Felony 2) and was sentenced to 16 ½ years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. The charges stem from a Continue reading

Officials Release Environmental Impact Statement for Roan Plateau

ROANFederal land managers have released a tentative plan to protect most of the wild but energy-rich Roan Plateau in western Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management unveiled an updated environmental impact statement yesterday for the plateau, a step toward implementing a landmark compromise Continue reading

BLM to Burn Slash Piles North of Steamboat

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office plans to begin burning slash piles 21 miles north of Steamboat tomorrow. The slash piles were generated as a hazardous fuels reduction project completed in 2013. The project reduced the threat of wildfire to the Willow Creek Continue reading

Steamboat Receives Bike Friendly Award

Bicycle 32The League of American Bicyclists has again recognized Steamboat with a GOLD Bicycle Friendly Community (BFCSM) award. There are 371 Bicycle Friendly Communities across the country. Steamboat first received the Gold Level award in 2011 – and with this latest round of awards become one of just 24 to receive Gold Continue reading

Steamboat Releases September Sales Tax Report

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final September 2015 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s September sales taxes are 6.31% more than the Continue reading