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BETPP to Hold Meet and Greet with Commissioners

bears-ears-tea-party-300The Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots in Craig have invited the Moffat County Commissioners to a meet and greet next month. The group is also inviting the public to the event, which is intended to allow them to meet the commissioners and talk with them one on one. There will be an update on county events and a question and answer period. Continue reading

Lawmakers Spar Over Licenses for Illegal Immigrants

Illegal-Immigration-300Lawmakers got into a heated debate yesterday over a program that provides driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Republicans introduced legislation to reject money for the program, a move Democrats were unhappy with. The bill would block the Hickenlooper administration from spending $166,000 in fees generated from Continue reading

Lawmakers Reject Tuition Hike Cap

Tuition-300A measure to permanently cap tuition hikes at Colorado’s public colleges and universities has been rejected in the state Legislature. The Senate Education Committee voted 5-4 on party lines yesterday to reject a bill to extend the current 6 percent hike cap indefinitely. The defeat was a Continue reading

Fire Destroys Home In Craig

craig-fire-rescue-300Fire destroyed a home Craig today.  The fire which is thought to have been caused by faulty wiring or an electrical appliance began in the kitchen of the mobile home on West 3rd street in Lamplighter Estates.  Although the fire was mostly contained to the kitchen area of the home, damage from smoke Continue reading

Tipton Reintroduces Energy Bill

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Citing the need for a long-term domestic energy plan to ensure reliable production and stable prices, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO), yesterday, reintroduced the Planning for American Energy Act for the 114th Congress. Tipton says the all-of-the-above energy legislation would unleash the potential for thousands of new jobs as well as establish a reliable, affordable and secure source of Continue reading

Green River Man Falls through Ice, Dies at Flaming Gorge

fatal-300A Green River man lost his life Monday when he went through the ice on Flaming Gorge. According to a press release, the body of 61-year old John Henderson was recovered Tuesday Continue reading

Steamboat Releases November Sales Tax Report

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final November 2014 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s November sales taxes are 10.46% Continue reading

State Health Exchange May get Review

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado is poised to give its health insurance exchange a new review. A Senate committee started work yesterday on a bill to order a more thorough audit for the state-run exchange, called Connect For Health Colorado. The audit was a priority for Republicans last year, but the proposal failed amid concerns that the exchange Continue reading

State Won’t Address Same-Sex Unions until Court Ruling

civil-union-3001Colorado won’t address some legal questions about same-sex unions until there’s a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage. A Republican-controlled Senate committee voted 3-2 yesterday to reject a bill clarifying aspects of Continue reading

CPW Reminds People to Leash their Dogs

colorado parksDogs chasing wildlife is nearly a constant problem in Colorado. The issue is particularly serious during the winter when dogs can easily rundown deer and elk in the snow and injure or kill them. So far this winter, wildlife officers in every corner of the state have filed reports of chasing incidents. During winter deer and elk can lose up Continue reading

Environmentalists Sue for Stronger Designation of Gunnison Grouse

sage_grouse-300Two environmentalist groups filed suit yesterday seeking stronger protection for a bird found only in Colorado and Utah, reaching that legal step ahead of state officials who counter the federal government already has gone too far. The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project said in court papers that the Continue reading

Commissioners Announce Board Appointments

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners announced county board appointments yesterday. Doug Winters will replace Audrey Anna Masterson for a three year term on the Fair Board. Tom Mathers and Len Browning will serve 5 year terms on the Housing Authority Board. Dave Watson, Burt Clements, Dean Gent, Ed Winters, Continue reading