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Home Struck By Lightning

Lightning 2A home near Steamboat was struck by lightning yesterday damaging the structure. Fire fighters were alerted to the strike on Fawn Creek Road, between Steamboat and Milner, by a neighbor who reported seeing and hearing the lightning strike. The neighbor, who went to check on the home, said that a window and a door had been “blown out” and Continue reading

You Can Now Collect And Use Rainwater

RainBarrelIt is now legal for Coloradans to collect and use rainwater on their property. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law late last week, that allows anyone to collect rainwater on their property. The legislation barely made it through the legislative session in what turned out to be a Continue reading

CO Letter Carriers Collect Food For Needy

food-driveMail carriers statewide Saturday picked up 350,000 pounds of food during the annual “Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.” All of the food collected will stay in the state to help those in need. 2016 numbers for Nothwest Colorado have not been released, but last year during Continue reading

Pothole Repairs In Steamboat

SteamboatPothole work will be taking place this week in Steamboat at the intersection of Highway 40 and Elk River Road. The work will start tomorrow and last through the end of the week. The Colorado Department of Transportation will control traffic while the work is taking place so Continue reading

Miller Receives 5 Years In Prison

joel millerFormer Craig Doctor Joel Miller, who was convicted in November of over-prescribing opiates to his patients, was sentenced to prison Friday. Miller received a five year prison sentence along with three years of supervised probation.  The sentence resulted from charges that he prescribed drugs without a medical reason.  He had also been charged with causing the the death of one of his patients. 44-year-old Shelly Volkmar  of Craig who died in 2010 from Continue reading

New EPA Standards For O&G Producers

US-EPA-logoThe Environmental Protection Agency issued federal standards yesterday that will limit methane restrictions for the oil and natural gas industry. These standards are the latest in the Obama administrations efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. The regulations will Continue reading

Another Lawsuit Over Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300A group has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service claiming that their plan for Sage Grouse conservation ignores sound science and will cost jobs in the states where it will be implemented. Western Energy Alliance in conjunction with the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the lawsuit Continue reading

River Road Now Open

SteamboatRiver Road in Steamboat is now open to traffic after being shut down by a minor rock slide earlier this week. Crews finished cleaning up the area yesterday afternoon, but some damage still remains so drivers should continue to use caution while passing through the area. The Public Continue reading

Crime Rates Increase In Moffat County

moffat-county-sheriff-300A report released by the Moffat County Sheriffs Office shows that crime rates increased in the county in 2015 as compared to the previous year. Notable increases include the assault rate which rose by 14 cases over the last calendar year or by 200%.  The number of criminal mischief cases rose Continue reading

Grocery Store Liquor Bill On Governors Desk

liquor-storeThe bill that would allow grocery stores in Colorado to sell full strength liquor wine and beer has reached Governor Hickenlooper’s desk for his signature. The proposal puts into place a fairly complicated plan to phase out Colorado’s existing liquor laws over a 20 Continue reading

New Sidewalks In Steamboat

steamboat sidewalksA community meeting has been scheduled to discuss the redevelopment of the Steamboat Springs Sidewalk Master Plan. The meeting will take place this Continue reading

River Road Remains Closed Due To Rock Slide

SteamboatRiver Road in Steamboat remains closed today to through traffic in the canyon section between Brooklyn neighborhood and Tree Haus due to a minor rock fall. The City is asking that all traffic including bike and pedestrian avoid River Road until further notice. Public Works staff will continue Continue reading