Category Archives: News

Steamboat Publishes March Sales Tax Report

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final March 2015 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s March sales taxes are 2.67% more than the March 2014 Continue reading

State Patrol Reminds Drivers of Extra Patrol this Weekend

COLO-STATE-PATROL-300The Colorado State Patrol along with several other agencies around the state are stepping up enforcement for the Memorial Day Weekend. The enforcement period will begin Friday and continue through Tuesday morning. Troopers will have zero tolerance for drivers under the influence of any substance that may affect their ability to operate a motor vehicle in a safe Continue reading

Gardner Urges Jewell to Help Keep ColoWyo Operational

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner has drafted a letter to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the decision issued against ColoWyo mine by a federal judge. The letter states the devastation the ruling would have on the economies of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. The mine is located in both counties, and is the primary provider of coal to Tri-State’s Craig Station. The judge Continue reading

Renewable Energy Grant Training to Take Place in Hayden

USDA-300REAP grant training will take place in Hayden Thursday. REAP is a program of the U.S.D.A. that stands for Renewable Energy for America Program. It helps eligible applicants install renewable energy systems such as solar panels or Continue reading

Law Makes it Harder for Citizens to Add Ballot Measures

Ballot-300Colorado citizens have a new hurdle to petition for new provisions in the state constitution. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law yesterday to require that citizen petitions have estimates of the fiscal impact when organizers are gathering signatures. That’s a Continue reading

Governor Signs Stricter Medical Marijuana Requirements into Law

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s governor signed into law a new crackdown on medical marijuana. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill yesterday that directs state health authorities to set new guidelines for doctors who recommend pot for “severe pain.” That’s the most common condition on Colorado’s medical marijuana registry. The new law will also Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Arrested on Drug Charges

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man arrested Friday faces a range of drug-related charges. 28 year old Jerrod Lee Griffin is charged with unlawful manufacture or delivery of Subutex and Suboxone, a felony, and misdemeanor-grade possession of prescription pills, and marijuana. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said Griffin’s arrest was the result of Continue reading

WildEarth Guardians Think Craig Residents are Clueless

wildearthThe environmental group WildEarth Guardians has issued a statement that seems to indicate Craig residents are clueless when it comes to the group’s lawsuit against ColoWyo mine. The group has sued the mine over its expansion project that took place eight years ago, saying the Office of Surface Mining issued mining permits for the Continue reading

Fire In Shadow Mountain Subdivision Destroys Chicken Coop

An electric heat lamp was determined to have been the cause of a fire late Saturday night in Craig’s Shadow Mountain Subdivision.  The fire, which consumed a chicken coop was reported by a neighbor.  A number of chickens and turkeys were killed in the blaze.  Craig Continue reading

Hickenlooper Signs Order to Create Habitat Exchange Program

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor Hickenlooper has signed an executive order, creating a voluntary, market-based habitat exchange program that is expected to help keep the Greater Sage Grouse from being placed on the Endangered Species List. The order is being praised by conservationists, energy representatives and government agencies. The Continue reading

Obama Threatens to Veto Defense Bill Over Sage Grouse Provision

obamaReports say President Obama is threatening to veto the nation’s entire defense spending bill, because it includes a provision to postpone listing the Greater Sage Grouse as an Endangered Species. The report says that the White House has proclaimed that if the sage grouse and other provisions aren’t eliminated from the bill, the Continue reading

Fire Managers to Release Wildfire Forecast

WILDFIREState and federal fire managers are preparing to release their forecast for the 2015 wildfire season in Colorado. A preliminary outlook released by the National Interagency Coordination Center Continue reading