Category Archives: News

Meeker Has Three in Championship Round

wrestling-#2The Meeker Cowboys have three wrestlers that will compete in championship rounds tonight at the high school state wrestling tournament in Denver.  Anthony Watt, Casey Turner, and T.J. Shelton will try tonight to take home individual championships.  Fellow Cowboys Sheridan Harvey, Tristin Pelloni, and Devon Pontine are Continue reading

Dinosaur Monument Looking for Celebration Ideas

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryDinosaur National Monument turns 100 years old on October 4th and is looking for a few more community partners to help spread the word and join the celebration. From April through October, a variety of special events and projects will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Dinosaur National Monument. Continue reading

Students Drive Campaign to get CU to Stop Investing in Fossil Fuels

cuA campaign to get universities to stop investing in fossil fuels has come to energy-rich Colorado. Students asked the University of Colorado Board of Regents on Friday to divest from coal and petroleum companies. The board isn’t expected to decide any time soon. Getting CU to shun those industries would be a prize for the “fossil-free” Continue reading

Meeker Advances Six to Quarterfinals at State Tournament

wrestling-#2Meeker sent 6 wrestlers to the round two of the state wrestling tournament in Denver yesterday. Hayden passed three through, Moffat County advanced 2, and North Park sent one into round two. All wrestlers who lost yesterday will try to make their way back into medal contention through wrestlebacks. Our coverage of the state Continue reading

Steamboat Publishes December Sales Tax Report

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final December 2014 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s December sales taxes are 8.48% Continue reading

New Restrictions on Shed Antler Hunting

colorado parksIn an effort to reduce stress and the disturbance of wintering big game animals, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a new regulation in January that limits shed antler collecting in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, and Routt counties, effective March 1st. The new rule prohibits the collection of shed antlers in Continue reading

State Faces Yet Another Lawsuit over Marijuana Laws

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is facing first-of-its kind lawsuits from marijuana opponents who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close. The owners of a mountain hotel and a horse farm argue in lawsuits filed yesterday that Colorado’s 2012 marijuana-legalization measure has hurt their property. The lawsuits say that the Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Bill to Curb Cyberbullying

co-state-capitol-300Bullying on social media would be penalized with a misdemeanor harassment charge and possible jail time with a bill approved by Colorado House lawmakers. The proposal passed the chamber yesterday on a bipartisan 43-22 vote. But some Continue reading

Unfounded Kidnapping Report Shuts Down Rock Springs Schools

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3An unfounded report of an attempted kidnapping led to a brief lockdown of Rock Springs area schools yesterday. In a joint press release the Rock Springs Police Department and the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office said officers and deputies were dispatched to the area of the White Mountain Library and Clearview Acres Continue reading

State Wrestling Tournament Starts Today

wrestling-#2The high school state wrestling tournament starts today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Northwest Colorado sends 21 wrestlers to state this year. Meeker is taking eight, Hayden sends five, Moffat County and Steamboat will each send three, and North Park and Rangely will each send one. 93-7/102-3 KRAI will carry live coverage of the Continue reading

BLM to Burn Slash Piles Today in Grand County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine today, if weather and air quality conditions are favorable. Slash piles are burned when there is at least three inches or more of Continue reading

Senate Votes to Allow Concealed Carry Without Permit

GUNThe Colorado Senate has approved a bill that would allow adults 21 and over to carry a concealed, unloaded gun without a permit. The proposal is a priority for Republicans newly in charge of the Senate. But the measure faces certain defeat in the Colorado House, which is still controlled by Democrats. The bill would Continue reading