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Blood Drive in Steamboat Next Week

BLOOD-DRIVE2The last blood drive of 2014 at Yampa Valley Medical Center will take place next week. Hospital officials say every unit of blood donated can save or enhance the lives of up to 3 people. You can make an appointment by calling 1-800-365-0006. You can also register online. Walk-ins are welcome between 3 and 5:30. Bonfils is conducting the blood drive, which will take place from 12:30 to 6 at the hospital. Health Continue reading

Rifle Woman Found Dead of Hypothermia

GARFIELDAuthorities say a woman whose body was found at the base of a cliff near Rifle died of hypothermia. Thomas Walton, Garfield County’s deputy coroner, says it appears 65-year-old Maureen Jewell was injured in a fall down the ravine where the body was found Sunday. Jewell was last seen alive last Wednesday and had spoken with a friend by Continue reading

Hickenlooper Discusses State Budget

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Governor John Hickenlooper says Colorado voters would be resistant to let government keep money above the limit set by the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, even though areas of the budget can use the funding. The Democratic governor made the comments yesterday while presenting lawmakers with his proposed state budget for next year. Hickenlooper said during his re-election Continue reading

Craig City Council Acts on Chickens, Electric Vehicles

City-Council-300The Craig City Council last night approved a one-time fee for raising chickens within city limits. The city recently approved a measure allowing city residents to raise up to 4 hens at a time. However, residents must first fill out an application for permit to do so. The fee for that Continue reading

Steamboat’s “Coffee with Council” is Friday

City-of-SteamboatSteamboat City Council member Scott Ford will conduct this month’s “Coffee with Council” meeting Friday. The sessions take place the second Friday of the month in Continue reading

Medicare Workshop in Craig

medicareA Medicare Open Enrollment workshop will be held at CNCC Bell Tower building in Craig next week. There are changes in the 2015 Medicare plan so it is important to make sure you have the right health and prescription drug coverage that fits your needs. Medicare experts will be Continue reading

Connect for Health Launches Updated Enrollment Site

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Connect for Health Colorado has launched an updated and improved enrollment site for individuals and families shopping for private health insurance in the upcoming Open Enrollment, which begins Saturday. The early opening provides a Pre-Enrollment Preview for Coloradans obtaining coverage through Connect Continue reading

Marijuana Tax Collections Down for September

MARIJUANA-300Recreational marijuana sales in Colorado took a month-over-month dive in September for the first time since the drug was legalized. The Colorado Department of Revenue says retailers sold $31,626,965 in recreational marijuana in September – down 7.3 percent from August’s retail sales of $34,125,200. The sales of medical Continue reading

Schools in Northwest Colorado to Benefit from Grant

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOLOn November 6th, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Northwest Colorado BOCES as a”highest-rated” applicant for the competitive Investing in Innovation grant (i3) which supports innovative projects aimed at increasing student achievement. Once Northwest Colorado BOCES secures matching donations, it Continue reading

Firefighters Remind Residents to Have Chimneys Swept

chimney fire 200The temperature is starting to drop, which means residents are starting to light up their wood and coal stoves and fireplaces. Fire officials urge residents to have their chimneys inspected and cleaned before building any fires. Dirty chimneys are a common cause of house fires every year, that can be prevented with a little attention. Craig firefighters Continue reading

Snow Causes Road Problems

B2G477dCIAAj_FFYesterday’s snowfall caused problems on many of the state’s roadways yesterday. The Colorado State Patrol reported several accidents along I-70 and I-25 yesterday, as well as along mountain roads. An accident yesterday on Highway 40 involved a jack-knifed semi just west of Milner. No details have been released on that Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners to Send Congratulatory Letter to Hickenlooper

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have agreed to form a letter to Governor John Hickenlooper, congratulating him on winning his second term, and reminding him of promises he made to rural Coloradans during his campaign. During the campaign, Hickenlooper was accused of ignoring the needs of rural residents, and catering to urban Continue reading