Category Archives: News

Denver Post Endorses Gardner

gardnerThe Denver Post, a typically left leaning newspaper, has blasted Senator Mark Udall in a ringing endorsement for Congressman Cory Gardner. Gardner is trying to unseat Udall in the upcoming Senate race. The Denver Post has typically backed Democratic candidates in past election, having supported Udall during his 2008 campaign, and President Barack Continue reading

Gardner, Udall Added to Energy Forum

forumThe upcoming forum on the state’s energy future has just gotten bigger. Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper and his republican challenger, Bob Beauprez will enlighten Coloradans as to what their plans are for the future of energy in the state. Hickenlooper has been a supporter of green energy projects, and has aligned himself with the Continue reading

Tipton Honored by Farm Bureau

FARM BUREAUYesterday, the Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) recognized Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) work in Congress on behalf of agriculture issues that impact farmers and ranchers across the 3rd Congressional District with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Friend of Farm Bureau Award. Tipton serves on the House Agriculture Continue reading

Highway 40 Over Rabbit Ears Closed

highway 40 crash-250An accident on Highway 40 on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass near the intersection of Highway 14 closed highway 40 in both directions earlier today.  Details of the accident have not been released.  Traffic was detoured to highways 131 and 134 during the closure.  Highway 40 was reopened around 7 Friday night.

Transit Improvements in Steamboat

City-of-SteamboatTransit users in Steamboat may notice a few changes and improvements to transit stops over the next month. Transit stops will see enhancements at Shadow Run, Herbage, Sundance Plaza, Rotary Park, Dream Island, as well as stops along Continue reading

Fire Preparedness Week

fire-fighter-1-300This is Fire Preparedness Week, and the Routt County Office of Emergency Management has some tips to share. The agency has released statistics regarding home fires and smoke alarms, and tips on how to prevent a fire in your home. In 2011 there were 370,000 home fires in the U.S., causing nearly 14,000 injuries and over 2,500 Continue reading

Rifle Sight-Ins Offered in Routt County

hunting-300Those needing to sight in their rifle before venturing out on their hunt can do so at sighting-in events in Steamboat. During the first three big-game hunting seasons, the Routt County Rifle Club will host sight-ins leading up to opening weekend. The events take place today, October 17th, October 30th and Halloween Day. Continue reading

Senators Want Answers on Rural Health Care

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300A group of 32 senators are conveying concerns to the Administration that federal rules for health care facilities do not adequately consider the needs of rural communities. In a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, the senators pressed for details about whether and how the Continue reading

Wyoming Officials Seeking Information on Poacher

POACHING1The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information regarding a poaching case involving a trophy mule deer buck near Medicine Bow. Elk Mountain game warden Ryan Kenneda said somebody shot the buck with a rifle Saturday. A guest at a nearby ranch reported seeing the buck alive earlier in the day. Kenneda Continue reading

Vesicular Stomatitus Yet to Reach Northwest Colorado

cdaAs of Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 69 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 251 of the 320 quarantines have now been released. Fortunately, no cases have been Continue reading

Congressmen Ask for More Public Comment Time for Cuckoo Plan

ybcRepresentatives from several Western states, including U.S. Representative Scott Tipton, are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue taking comment on the status of the Western yellow-billed cuckoo and its habitat through December 14th. The federal agency is scheduled to close public comment on the proposal on October 14th. In their letter to Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe, the representatives wrote that the Continue reading

Hayden Harvest Festival to be Held Saturday

halloween-pumpkin-#3The Hayden Harvest Festival is coming up this weekend. The Town of Hayden’s Parks and Rec Department will host the event Saturday at Case Enterprise Flower and Garden Center on Industrial Avenue. There will be a pumpkin patch for the kids, as well as pumpkin bowling, gourd painting, a balloon pop, a straw maze, face Continue reading