Category Archives: News

Rifle Season Begins, State to Make Big Bucks

hunting-300Big game hunting means big money for businesses across Colorado as the state’s nearly $1 billion hunting industry opened its first rifle season Saturday. Hunters can spend thousands of dollars for guided trips from local outfitters, and nonresident hunters pay $600 for an elk license. State officials say businesses that cater to hunters Continue reading

State Health Officials Violate Medical Privacy Rules

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Colorado health officials say they accidentally violated the medical privacy of about 15,000 people in a recent postcard mailing. The postcards were mailed as part of a survey sent to people receiving behavioral health services through Medicaid or the Department of Human Services’ Office of Behavioral Health. The breach Continue reading

Cybercafes Deemed Gambling

cybercafeThe Colorado Attorney General’s office has issued a legal opinion concluding that cybercafes are a form of illegal gambling and do not qualify for an exemption as sweepstakes. The opinion was prepared for the Colorado Department of Revenue’s gaming division. The opinion says the law requires that cybercafes be approved by Continue reading

Fraser Woman Killed in Rabbit Ears Crash

fatal-300A 61-year old Fraser woman was killed in an accident yesterday afternoon that closed Rabbit Ears Pass for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol was informed of the two-vehicle crash at Continue reading

Denver Post Endorses Gardner

gardnerThe Denver Post, a typically left leaning newspaper, has blasted Senator Mark Udall in a ringing endorsement for Congressman Cory Gardner. Gardner is trying to unseat Udall in the upcoming Senate race. The Denver Post has typically backed Democratic candidates in past election, having supported Udall during his 2008 campaign, and President Barack Continue reading

Gardner, Udall Added to Energy Forum

forumThe upcoming forum on the state’s energy future has just gotten bigger. Tuesday, Governor John Hickenlooper and his republican challenger, Bob Beauprez will enlighten Coloradans as to what their plans are for the future of energy in the state. Hickenlooper has been a supporter of green energy projects, and has aligned himself with the Continue reading

Tipton Honored by Farm Bureau

FARM BUREAUYesterday, the Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) recognized Congressman Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) work in Congress on behalf of agriculture issues that impact farmers and ranchers across the 3rd Congressional District with the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Friend of Farm Bureau Award. Tipton serves on the House Agriculture Continue reading

Highway 40 Over Rabbit Ears Closed

highway 40 crash-250An accident on Highway 40 on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass near the intersection of Highway 14 closed highway 40 in both directions earlier today.  Details of the accident have not been released.  Traffic was detoured to highways 131 and 134 during the closure.  Highway 40 was reopened around 7 Friday night.

Transit Improvements in Steamboat

City-of-SteamboatTransit users in Steamboat may notice a few changes and improvements to transit stops over the next month. Transit stops will see enhancements at Shadow Run, Herbage, Sundance Plaza, Rotary Park, Dream Island, as well as stops along Continue reading

Fire Preparedness Week

fire-fighter-1-300This is Fire Preparedness Week, and the Routt County Office of Emergency Management has some tips to share. The agency has released statistics regarding home fires and smoke alarms, and tips on how to prevent a fire in your home. In 2011 there were 370,000 home fires in the U.S., causing nearly 14,000 injuries and over 2,500 Continue reading

Rifle Sight-Ins Offered in Routt County

hunting-300Those needing to sight in their rifle before venturing out on their hunt can do so at sighting-in events in Steamboat. During the first three big-game hunting seasons, the Routt County Rifle Club will host sight-ins leading up to opening weekend. The events take place today, October 17th, October 30th and Halloween Day. Continue reading

Senators Want Answers on Rural Health Care

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300A group of 32 senators are conveying concerns to the Administration that federal rules for health care facilities do not adequately consider the needs of rural communities. In a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner, the senators pressed for details about whether and how the Continue reading