Category Archives: News

Routt County Businesses Voice Opinions on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The business community has started lobbying Governor John Hickenlooper to do what he can to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List. A letter asking as much was had delivered to the governor last week. It was reportedly signed by 17 Routt County businesses, and underscored the importance of Continue reading

Tickets Still Available for Craig Kiwanis Play

KIWANISThe Craig Kiwanis Club still has tickets available for their annual play. The Saturday night performance is sold out, but there are still individual tickets and full tables available for Friday night. The Kiwanis play is an annual tradition, in which members mock current events. Organizers remind attendees that while Continue reading

State Gets Extra Month to Prepare for Multi-State Marijuana Lawsuit

US SUPREME COURTColorado has been given an extra month to respond to a lawsuit that claims the state is inconveniencing neighboring states through marijuana legalization. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the lawsuit. Kansas and Utah refused to join in. The states argue that Colorado’s marijuana stores violate federal law, and leak marijuana into the neighboring Continue reading

Colorado Marijuana Sales Reach Nearly $700 Million in 2014

MARIJUANA-300During the first full year of recreational marijuana sales, Colorado sold $700 million worth of product. That number includes both medical and recreational sales. The medical industry takes credit for about $385 million of that, while the recreational industry claims around $313 million. Those numbers are based Continue reading

Lawmakers to Debate Pensions, Juvenile Shackling, and Vets

co-state-capitol-300Still to come this week in the Colorado Legislature, lawmakers worried about shackles and restraints used on juvenile offenders want to change such policies in judicial districts. A proposal up for its first hearing in a House Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Banning Microbeads

MICROBEADSColorado may be the latest state to ban tiny plastic particles that are often included in soaps and cosmetic products. The so-called “microbeads” turn up in face scrubs, acne treatments and toothpaste. The particles are too fine to be caught in wastewater treatment plants, and the plastic bits can pollute lakes and rivers. A Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Sends 21 to State Wrestling Tournament

wrestling-#2Northwest Colorado is sending three 1st place finishers and 18 others to the State Wrestling Tournament in Denver this week. Meeker’s T.J. Shelton, North Park’s Adrian Cereceres, and Moffat County’s Issik Herod won their respective regional tournaments. In all Meeker is sending eight wrestlers, Hayden sends five, Moffat Continue reading

Legislature to Tackle Budget and Voter Laws

co-state-capitol-300There are a couple of hot items that will be addressed in the state legislature this week. The return of divided control means a return of intense budget tussles. The Democratic House and Republican Senate will continue a Continue reading

Controlled Burn Out Of Control

BEHRMAN-FIRE2-300The Craig fire department quickly extinguished a controlled burn which got out of control Saturday morning.  The grass and sagebrush fire near Moffat County Road 64 about two miles northwest of Craig, was close to structures, but none were effected by the blaze.  Firefighters contained the fire to about an eighth of an acre in less than 15 minutes.

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Annual Event is Next Month

rmycThe Rocky Mountain Youth Corps in Steamboat will hold their 9th annual Moonshine Ski & Dine next month. The event allows for cross country skiing and Continue reading

Gardner Receives Committee Assignments

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced Friday that he has been placed on three key subcommittees of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Senator Gardner will serve on the Subcommittee on Energy, the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining, and also on the Subcommittee on Water and Power. According to Gardner, the subcommittees have Continue reading

Lawmakers Address Online Bullying

co-state-capitol-300Bullying on social media would be subject to new criminal penalties under a bill advancing in the Colorado House. The sponsor of the bill, Democratic Representative Rhonda Fields, is naming her proposal after a Douglas County high Continue reading