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Legislation Gives States Protection from EPA

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Bipartisan legislation was passed yesterday, giving states protection from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on existing power plants should a state’s governor, in consultation with state officials, determine that the federal plan would have an adverse impact on ratepayers or on the reliability of the state’s Continue reading

Road Work Cut Short Next Week

C-DOT-300Due to the 4th of July holiday, crews working on Highway 13 north of Craig will take next Friday off. Work is scheduled to continue Monday through Thursday of next week. Crews are Continue reading

Study Shows Pot Helps with Few Conditions

MARIJUANA-300A big research analysis says medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses for which state laws have approved it. The analysis found the strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis. But the authors say evidence is weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, Continue reading

Judge Stays Ruling on Fracking

frackingU.S. District Judge Skavdahl, of Wyoming, has granted a stay of the BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing rule. The judge ruled that the states of Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Independent Continue reading

Wyoming Crash Kills Utah Man

fatal-300A single vehicle rollover crash north of Rawlins on Tuesday resulted in the death of 27 year old Parish Hansen of Sunset, Utah. The crash occurred at around 8 in the evening on US Continue reading

Moffat County Team Proposes Hiring “Champion”

nacoThe team of Moffat County Representatives that participated in the National Association of Counties’ Innovation Continue reading

Senators Push Interior Secretary to Come to Craig

JEWELLSenator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced yesterday that he, Wyoming Senators John Barrasso and Mike Enzi, and Nebraska Senator Deb Fischer have sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell regarding the Colowyo Mine. The mine is threatened by a recent Federal Court decision which determined that the Office of Surface Mining’s plan for the mine failed to Continue reading

Tipton to Visit Craig and Steamboat Next Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton will be in Craig and Steamboat next week to hold a number of events. On Monday, Tipton will start his day with a meeting with the Moffat County Commissioners to provide a legislative update and discuss issues important to Moffat County, including the Colowyo Mine, the PILT (pilt) program, Sage Continue reading

Hickenlooper Appoints State Supreme Court Judge

gabrielGovernor John Hickenlooper appointed Richard Lance Gabriel to the Colorado Supreme Court yesterday at the Colorado State Capitol. Gabriel will replace Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr., who is retiring on September 1st. Gabriel was one of three finalists that also included Melissa Hart and David S. Prince. They were chosen by the Continue reading

Wyoming Deputies Recover Stolen Items

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County deputies have recovered a quantity of stolen goods from a series of vehicle burglaries in the Jamestown area, and are seeking help from the public in identifying additional stolen merchandise recovered, including two handguns. Sheriff Mike Lowell said deputies, county detectives, and investigators of the Continue reading

Name Of Rafting Accident Victim Released

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe name of the 34-year old man from Denver who perished in a rafting accident on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument on Saturday has been released.  The body of Richard Francis Zinter was recovered by search and Continue reading

Steamboat Institute to Hold First Annual Fundraiser

STEAMBOAT INSTITUTEThe Steamboat Institute is holding their first ever Annual Fundraiser. The Red, White and Blue Bash takes place next month at the Coal View Ghost Ranch west of Milner. There will be food, Continue reading