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XCEL URGES RESIDENTS TO CHECK THEIR GAS METERS FOR SPRING DAMAGE

Xcel_EnergyXcel Energy is asking its customers in Colorado’s mountains to check their gas meters for damage that can be caused by fluctuating temperatures this spring.  Energy company representatives say customers should gently remove snow or ice from the meters and the roof lines above the meters.  Buried or iced-over meters can prevent the regulator vent from working properly. That can Continue reading

BACKGROUND CHECKS NET LESS THAN 2% REJECTION RATE

GUNThe actual number of background checks for private-seller gun transactions submitted to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is much lower than previously stated.  It was reported Saturday that of the 6,198 private-sale back ground checks conducted between July and December, 3,838 were conducted for Continue reading

LAWMAKERS SEEK TO TWEAK MARIJUANA RULES

MARIJUANA-300Marijuana edibles, and whether they look too enticing to children, is under scrutiny from lawmakers in the final weeks of the session. Two bills pending in the House address the issue of marijuana edibles and concentrates. One would direct state regulators to determine equivalency standards that translate just how much Continue reading

LAWMAKERS CONSIDERING CHANGES TO COURT FINE RULES

ACLUResponding to concerns raised from an American Civil Liberties Union report, lawmakers are considering a proposal that forbids courts from jailing people who don’t Continue reading

LAWMAKERS CONSIDER BAN ON TRAFFIC CAMS

TRAFFIC CAMTraffic cameras that capture people who run red lights or speed would be banned in Colorado under a bill that has the backing of legislative leaders. The bill from Republican Senator Scott Renfroe, who has proposed it before, has gained momentum this year with the Continue reading

Great Ways to Celebrate Easter and Spring with Kids

kids-running-300The onset of spring brings with it more than mild weather, it’s the season for Easter celebrations, spring cleaning and renewal. Remember all those favorite Easter traditions you had as a kid? It’s time to keep them alive with your family and to start new ones.  There are many ways your family can make spring and Easter fun and even educational: Continue reading

Colorado Women Offered a Workshop in Outdoor Sports

colorado parksWomen interested in learning the basics of shotguns, archery and fly fishing are invited to attend Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s “Cast, Blast and Twang” clinic in Palisade, Saturday, May 17 from 8 a.m. to mid-afternoon.  Space is limited. Visit the pre-registration page to sign up, or go HERE, click on ‘Colorado”, then click on ‘View Upcoming Events’ under ‘Colorado Outreach’ and go to the registration link on page 2.  ”It’s a great opportunity Continue reading

MOFFAT COUNTY GRAD RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP FROM ATTORNEY GENERAL

SUTHERSA Moffat County High School graduate is one of the first recipients of the John Suthers Scholarship.  April Rogers is now a junior at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs.  She hopes to work in law enforcement following her planned Continue reading

STEAMBOAT EMERGENCY CREWS PREP RESIDENTS FOR HIGH WATER

FLOOD-WATER-300While peak flows can vary, the Yampa River generally peaks in late May to early June while smaller tributaries, such as Butcherknife Creek, Burgess Creek, and, Spring Creek can peak significantly earlier in the year. In fact, Continue reading

SONNENBERG PROPOSAL DISCUSSED AMONG RURAL COUNTIES

SONNENBERGState Representative Jerry Sonnenberg’s Concurrent Resolution to change election of state representatives was the focus of a hearing on Wednesday, April 9, which was attended by officials from 13 rural counties. The resolution, if adopted by a two-thirds majority of each house, would refer a measure to Colorado voters in November that proposes election of representatives from each of 64 counties instead of Continue reading

FOREST R.A.C. SEEKING VOLUNTEER MEMBERS

forest-service-signThe Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are seeking members to serve on a citizens’ Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC reviews and recommends projects which benefit natural resources on the National Forests in five counties.  The committee was established in 2009 to Continue reading

SWANSON SENDS SPACE’S FIRST INSTAGRAM

SWANSONA Steamboat native has sent the first ever Instagram from space.  Steve Swanson is an astronaut, who is on his third trip to space, sent the Instagram April 7th, posting it on the International Space Station’s account.  The account was created by NASA recently, and features new science discoveries, launch information and Continue reading