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C-DOT Reminds Motorists to Watch for Wildlife During Migration Season

MULE DEERThe Colorado Department of Transportation is urging caution to drivers as deer and elk migrate to summer habitats across roads and highways. According to CDOT, there were 3,437 wildlife-vehicle collisions reported in Colorado in 2013, down from 4,016 in 2012 and below the 10-year average of 3,605. Of the 3,437 collisions, 3,183 Continue reading

Lawmakers Urge Changes in Rural Broadband Funding

internetColorado’s rural communities were well represented last week in two separate letters to the Federal Communications Commission calling on the agency to update how rural companies receive funding for voice and broadband services. A bipartisan U.S. Senate letter featured signatures from 61 members, including Senators Continue reading

Tipton Questions Witnesses on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton underscored the impractical nature of the federal government’s proposed listing of the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act. During the House Committee on Natural Resources hearing on “Empowering State Management of Greater Sage Grouse,” witnesses Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Testing Shot Animal to Determine Whether Wolf or Coyote

us-fish-wildlife-300The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is conducting DNA tests on an animal shot by a coyote hunter near Kremmling to determine if the animal is a gray wolf. The hunter thought the animal was a coyote. After shooting the animal he realized it looked like a wolf and turned it over to Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Grey wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act. Colorado is Continue reading

Cops, Kids, and Vets Fishing Day is Next Week

kids fishing 1Moffat County Sheriff K.C. Hume has announced the date for this year’s Cops, Kids, and Vets Fishing Day at the Little Rascals Pond. The pond is located at the Public Safety Center. This year’s event will take place May 27th from 5 to 7 in Continue reading

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