Category Archives: News

Judge Refuses to Stop Gay Marriages

civil-union-3001A judge is refusing to halt gay marriages in Denver.  District Court Judge C. Scott Crabtree yesterday rejected a request by Colorado Attorney General John Suthers to stop Denver’s clerk from issuing marriage licenses to Continue reading

Eagle County Man Arrested in Double Homicide Investigation

logo-eagle-county-sheriffA 33-year-old man suspected of shooting two people to death in western Colorado has been arrested.  William Amaya was arrested at work early Sunday morning. Eagle County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jessie Mosher says deputies called to a home in the El Jebel area at about 11:15 Saturday night found a Continue reading

Steamboat to Settle Lawsuit

court-300The City of Steamboat has decided to settle a case against them in the death of Cooper Marsh.  Marsh died after skiing into a closed area around Howelson Hill.  His mother, Maureen Ryan, filed suit against the city, claiming the area where Marsh died was not marked well enough.  The judge in the case agreed, and Continue reading

Wildfires Sparked by Lightning

WILDFIREWith afternoon thunder and lightning storms last week new wildland fires erupted in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties. Fire crews and engines responded to six fires on BLM land Thursday afternoon. All Continue reading

Bridge in Maybell to Close for Repairs

M.C.-Road-and-Bridge-300The Moffat County Road Department will be temporarily closing the bridge north of Maybell on County Road 19 on Monday at noon.  The bridge will be closed for repairs for approximately six weeks. For further information or alternate routes, contact the Road Department at 824-3211.

Udall Fights Court’s Religious Freedom Ruling

mark-udall-300U.S. Senator Mark Udall is jumping on the “not your boss’s business” bandwagon.  Nancy Pelosi was ripped on national television last week for misrepresenting the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Hobby Lobby’s decision not to provide insurance for 4 specific forms of birth control that actually destroy a fertilized egg.  Continue reading

Udall Supports Rural “Listening Session” on EPA Rules

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall has written a letter to EPA Administrator Gin McCarthy asking her to hold “Public Listening Sessions” on the agency’s new Carbon Pollution Rules in a rural Colorado area.  Udall has been asked by several elected officials to support holding one of the EPA’s upcoming hearings on the rules in Moffat County.  While Continue reading

Tipton Condemns New EPA Rule to Garnish Americans’ Paychecks

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Today, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) demanded the withdrawal of a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule under which the agency would garnish Americans’ paychecks to collect fines. The EPA, which quietly published the rule in the federal register last week, claims that the rule is not large enough to be subject to a public comment period, and is attempting to quietly Continue reading

TMH Interim CEO Considered For Permanent Position

Rossfeld new photoThe Memorial Hospital (TMH) Board of Trustees announced at their Thursday board meeting that they are considering John Rossfeld for the permanent CEO position.  Rossfeld is currently TMH’s interim CEO. Rossfeld has held the interim position since January. He recently indicated to the board that he wanted to be considered as a finalist for the position after spending the past six months working for the hospital. “I have worked in the Los Angeles area, Reno, Miami and Salt Lake City as well as at 3 Continue reading

Rollover Accident North Of Craig Sends 20 Year Old To Hospital

roll-over-300A single vehicle rollover accident, just after noon Friday, on Highway 13 north of the Craig city limits, resulted in 1 person being transported to The Memorial Hospital.  That, according to Captain Lingo of the Craig Fire Department.  The Colorado State Patrol Continue reading

MCSD to Interview for Middle School Principal Next Week

BULLDOGSThe Moffat County School District will conduct interviews with their Craig Middle School Principal finalists next week.  The board has narrowed their choices down to two finalists, one internal and one external candidate.  The internal candidate is current Continue reading

Gardner, Daines Encourage Committee to Delay Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300Yesterday Colorado Congressman Cory Gardner and Montana Congressman Steve Daines sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior and Environment requesting that authorized federal funds from the National Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) program Continue reading