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Ag Leadership Program Looking for Participants

calpThe Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program (CALP) is looking for people interested in enhancing their understanding of public affairs and developing their expertise, to play a leading role in guiding matters affecting Colorado agriculture and Continue reading

Udall, Hickenlooper Yet to Commit to Talking About Northwest Colorado

mark-udall-300JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300It has been over a month since Wild West Radio requested interviews with Senator Mark Udall and Governor John Hickenlooper.  There has still been no commitment from either camp.  Both are up for Continue reading

Hidden Lakes Campground to Open Friday

routt-natl-forest-signThe Parks Ranger District is announcing that Hidden Lakes Campground and Forest Road 20 will be open to the public on Friday.  The popular campground on the Routt National Forest has nine campsites near a number Continue reading

Tips Offered for Hunters in Northwest Colorado

hunting-300Every year more than a few hunters must be rescued from the high country of Colorado. Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in various types of accidents or simply get lost in the woods.  Wildlife officials say hunters must remember that altitude can affect their health and their ability to move easily. Continue reading

State Lawmakers to Start Marijuana Tax Spending Discussions

MARIJUANA-300After months of uncertainty about marijuana and its tax potential, Colorado lawmakers start work today deciding how to spend pot taxes.  Voters have already decided to spend the first $40 million on school construction, but anything beyond that is up to lawmakers to appropriate.  Estimates vary widely Continue reading

Tipton to visit Glenwood Thursday

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) will hold a town hall meeting in Glenwood Thursday. During that meeting Tipton will answer questions from constituents and provide an update on the work that he’s doing to encourage economic growth and job creation in the 3rd District. The following day, Tipton will lead a roundtable discussion with local representatives from the housing and Continue reading

Saratoga Man Killed In Head On Crash

wyoming hpAlcohol is suspected as the contributing factor that lead to a head on double fatality crash early Sunday morning just west of Douglas, Wyoming on Interstate 25.   The Wyoming Highway Patrol said that 39 year old Craig B. Powell of Saratoga, Wyoming was identified as the driver of a car that was going  the wrong way in the northbound lanes of Interstate 25.  At the same time 55 year old Kevin S. Martin of Continue reading

Routt County Plane Crash Victims Identified

plane-crash-300Authorities say two people aboard a small plane that was reported missing have been found dead at the crash site in Routt County.  Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch says rescue workers found the wreckage early yesterday near Continue reading

Culvert Project in Routt County Will Cause Delays

C-DOT-300A culvert project gets underway in Routt County today.  The Colorado Department of Transportation has partnered with Continue reading

$90-Million Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Rifle

POWERBALLSomeone in Rifle may be holding the winning Powerball ticket for a $90 million prize.  The Colorado Lottery says it’s the largest Powerball jackpot ever won in the state.  It says the winning ticket for Saturday night’s multistate drawing was Continue reading

Teen Anti-Pot Campaign to Start Today

MARIJUANA-300A campaign to discourage Colorado youth from using marijuana titled “Don’t Be a Lab Rat” will use human-sized rat cages and television and movie-theater ads.  The goal of the campaign is to tell teens about the uncertainty surrounding the effects of pot, instead of focusing on scaring them like Continue reading

Plane Crash Near Steamboat Kills Two

plane-crash-300Two people, both occupants of a downed airplane, were found dead early Sunday morning.  A search by the Routt County Civil Air Patrol found the aircraft late Saturday night after a caller reported that a plane had gone down east of Lake Continue reading