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Colorado Parks and Wildlife Purchases Wildlife Area Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife has completed the acquisition of 695 acres, most of which is adjacent to the Rio Blanco State Wildlife Area, located a few miles west of Meeker. Purchased from ExxonMobile with funding from Great Outdoors Colorado and from the sale of Habitat Stamps, the 1.5 million dollar addition increases the Rio Continue reading

Steamboat President Announces Retirement

steamboat-logo-charcoal-300Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation announced today that Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer, has decided to step down from his current role on June 30, 2015, the end of the Continue reading

Embezzler in Advocates Case Sentenced

court-300One of the 2 women accused of embezzling funds from Advocates Crisis Support Services has been sentenced. Kim Gardner was sentenced earlier this week to 3 years in prison, 3 years of parole, and restitution for felony theft. Gardner also had to read a public apology to the court. The second woman, Renae Virden will be sentenced January Continue reading

Literacy Carnival to be Held in Craig

boys-and-girls-club2Moffat County school children and their families are invited to a Literacy Carnival later this month. There will be free books for the kids, and plenty of activities, including games and a movie. Continue reading

Hickenlooper Delivers State of the State Address

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper told lawmakers Colorado faces fiscal challenges in the coming years, but he stopped short of directing them to go to voters to allow the state to keep budget surpluses that must be refunded. Hickenlooper celebrated Colorado’s growing economy during his annual State of the State Continue reading

CDPHE Encourages Radon Testing

RADONWinter is the perfect time to test your home for radon. That’s according to Chrystine Kelley, radon program manager for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, who says “testing your home for radon is simple and works best when all your doors and windows are closed.” Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas responsible for Continue reading

USDA Awards Money for Hydropower Programs

USDA-300The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $8 million to projects in Colorado’s 3rd District under the agency’s new Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) created under the new conservation title of the 2014 Farm Bill. The Continue reading

Ag Forum to be Held in Denver Next Month

forumThe 2015 Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture, themed “Water: Colorado’s Treasure,” highlights the challenges facing Colorado in meeting the water demands of a diverse state with competing needs. The forum will take place in Denver next month. It will include speakers from all facets of Colorado’s agriculture, including produce Continue reading

Free Use of Ice Fishing Kits Offered by Stagecoach

ice fishingAccording to Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers, a growing number of people are heading out over the state’s iced-over reservoirs and lakes each winter to try their hand at ice fishing. To help introduce aspiring ice anglers to the sport, Stagecoach State Park is offering the free rental of ice fishing kits to anyone that wants to try it. Made possible with a grant through the Continue reading

State of the State Address to be Delivered Today

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper’s State of the State address today is likely to highlight Colorado’s economic prosperity during the past four years. While the economy on the Western Slope has been stagnant, areas of the Front Range have been improving. The Democratic governor’s annual speeches to lawmakers have also Continue reading

Historic Routt County Supporting Effort for Special Plates

HISTORIC ROUTT COUNTYColorado Preservation, Inc is leading the charge to create a specialized group license plate that highlights the importance of historic preservation. The move is being supported by the Historic Routt County, who has asked citizens to show their support by signing a petition to create the plates. Colorado Preservation needs 3000 Continue reading

Christian Reece is New Executive Director of Club 20

club 20-229The CLUB 20 Executive Committee announced yesterday that Christian Reece, a native to the Western Slope, will assume the role of Executive Director effective February 9th. Reece holds a Continue reading