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Pot Creek Campsites Reopen after Lack of Bear Activity

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Park rangers have reopened two river campsites at Pot Creek which are located along the Green River in the Canyon of the Lodore. The campsites had been closed due to bear activity in the area. The Pot Creek campsites are often used by Continue reading

Attempted Arson Being Investigated in Eagle County

logo-eagle-county-sheriffThe Eagle County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding the person or people responsible for breaking into a home in Minturn. Deputies say it appears the culprit was trying to burn the home down. When they arrived, the gas had been turned on, a water pipe had been damaged, and the furnace had been tampered Continue reading

State Board Refuses to Add PTSD as a Condition Treatable with Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s Board of Health has voted against adding post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of ailments eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. The 6-2 vote yesterday came despite the backing of the state’s chief medical officer. The board has voted at least three times against adding PTSD to the list of eight debilitating Continue reading

Farmers and Ranchers Eligible for Grasslands Assistance

USDA-300Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced yesterday that beginning September 1st, farmers and ranchers can apply for financial assistance to help conserve working grasslands, rangeland and pastureland while maintaining the areas as Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Will Meet With Interior Secretary Jewel This Week

JEWELLMoffat County Commissioners will meet with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel this Friday.  That according to Commissioner John Kinkaid.  Jewell will be in Aspen Friday to speak as part of the Aspen Institute’s Hurst Lecture Series.  The Commissioners, who will meet with Jewel in Glenwood Spring at 8pm, are expected to impress on Continue reading

Lightning Strikes Cause Several Wildfires

WILDFIREA few wildland fires were started on Bureau of Land Management land yesterday, all caused by lightning. The Juniper Fire, 23 miles west of Craig off Moffat County Road 53, was contained last night at three acres. An air tanker dropped one load of retardant to slow the fire’s advance toward private land. There were four wildland Continue reading

Steamboat Police Officer Charged for Lying on Job App

14th-judicial-district-300A Steamboat Police Officer has been charged with a felony for allegedly lying on a job application. The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office issued a press release yesterday that says Officer Kristin Bantle has been charged with one count of attempting to influence a public servant, a class 4 Continue reading

Boat Donated to Grand County for Water Rescues

grand county sheriffGrand County is getting a boat to patrol and help with rescues on Lake Granby following the death of a swimmer over July 4th weekend. Boulder County resident Richard Paquette says he was watching the news about the search for 31-year-old Christopher Mullinex when he got the idea to donate his 1991 Boston Whaler. Grand Continue reading

Marijuana Tax for Schools Hits Record High

MARIJUANA-300A marijuana tax for schools in Colorado raised more in the first five months in 2015 than it did for all of 2014. May excise tax collections reported this week showed the recreational pot tax for school construction raised $3.5 million, bringing the 2015 total to $13.7 million. The tax brought in just $13.3 million in all of 2014. The Continue reading

Eagle County Employee Jailed for Embezzlement

logo-eagle-county-sheriffA former Eagle County employee has been ordered to spend two years in a prison-based community corrections facility after admitting to embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from taxpayers. 55-year-old Brenda Wright was sentenced Monday for theft and embezzlement of public property, both felonies. She has already Continue reading

Court Rules Against Colorado Nuns

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300The federal health care law doesn’t burden faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans. That’s according to a decision issued yesterday by a federal appeals court in Denver. A group of Colorado nuns and four Christian colleges in Oklahoma sued over the federal health Continue reading

State Panel Looking at Teen Depression

CDPHEA Colorado panel looking at how to prevent school violence started work by hearing alarming data about rates of depression among teenage students. Data presented to the panel yesterday showed about 25 percent of middle and high school students reported being depressed for at least two weeks in 2013. That’s Continue reading