NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26TH

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Friday’s High School Football Results:
Little Snake River Valley beat Hulett in the 1st round of the state playoffs 53-18.
Steamboat edged Lutheran 21-20
Meeker fell to Hotchkiss 35-12
Moffat County dumped Battle Mountain 48-14

METEOROLOGIST DON DAY PREDICTS A MORE NORMAL WINTER

Northwest Colorado’s recent snowfall is just a taste of what’s to come this winter.  That’s according to meteorologist Don Day, who says we likely won’t be seeing a repeat of last year’s warm, dry winter.  Day says this year we will likely return to normal trends in weather patterns.  He says we should return to normal amounts of precipitation, and colder temperatures will also be back.

 

WILDLIFE OFFICERS REMIND HUNTERS TO BE SURE OF THEIR SHOT

Colorado is in the midst of its main hunting seasons. As the seasons progress, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds every hunter that good judgment and ethical behavior are critical to ensure a safe and successful hunting experience.  The wildlife agency says that over 250,000 hunters enjoy the big game seasons in the state each year, adding billions of dollars annually to the state’s tourism economy.  The reminder was prompted by several incidents of hunters shooting the wrong game during the first part of the main hunting seasons this year, including moose that have been mistakenly shot by elk hunters and at least one case of a hunter that shot a mule deer he believed was an elk.  Wildlife managers say that accidents usually involve a combination of poor judgment, low-light conditions, a long-distance view of the animal and not using a good pair of binoculars or a spotting scope.  Hunters that mistakenly kill the wrong animal are urged to immediately field dress the animal and contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife as soon as possible. Wildlife officers will seize the animal and donate the meat. Officers will take prompt reporting into consideration when assessing penalties.

 

OBAMA LEADS COLORADO UNAFFILIATED VOTERS

President Barack Obama leads Governor Mitt Romney 48 percent to 45 percent in a live interview survey of likely Colorado voters.  The poll, conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, is the latest in a series of tracking polls released by Keating Research and OnSight Public Affairs. It shows the race for the Centennial State tightening, but Obama continues to maintain a lead among the state’s unaffiliated voters. He leads Romney 52 percent to 38 percent among unaffiliated voters, which make up about a third of the electorate.  The advantage among unaffiliated voters is also significant because both candidates appear to have secured their party’s base voters. Registered Democrats favor Obama 90 percent to 6 percent while Republicans favor Romney 87 percent to 7 percent.

 

FISH AND WILDLIFE LOOKING FOR CONSERVATION PROPOSALS

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking proposals from states and U.S. territories interested in obtaining federal financial assistance to acquire land or conduct planning efforts for endangered species conservation.  The Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund (CESCF) provides grants to states and territories to support participation in a wide array of voluntary conservation projects for species on the Federal Lists of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants, as well as for candidate species. For fiscal year (FY) 2013, the President’s budget request for the Fund includes $60 million in grant funding for conservation activities benefiting federally protected species.  More information about the program can be found by clicking here.

 

MARIJUANA ADVOCATES ARGUE COST OF PROSECUTING POT CRIMES

Colorado’s marijuana debate includes a back-and-forth over pot possession and the criminal justice system.  The marijuana legalization activists counted up arrest numbers for a report released yesterday.  The marijuana activists say that despite claims to the contrary, pot possession in small amounts still lands people in the criminal justice system. Marijuana possession in Colorado is a Class 2 Petty Offense.  Legalization activists say that people charged with pot possession still have to appear in criminal court, and that legalization would save money. Opponents of marijuana legalization planned a rival news conference, an event with mothers who oppose the measure.

 

DEA WARNS COLORADO RESIDENTS OF PHONE SCAM

The Drug Enforcement Agency is warning of scammers preying on internet prescription drug buyers.  The DEA says a caller will identify himself as a drug agent, and demand you pay a fine for purchasing drugs over the internet.  They say the victims often panic and pay their fine by wiring money overseas.  The DEA says they will never contact anyone over the phone regarding infractions.  They say the call is a scam, and should be reported to police.

I-70 SHUT DOWN FOR 4 HOURS YESTERDAY

An unidentified male was seriously injured Thursday evening when the vehicle he was riding in rolled over on Vail Pass. The crash shut down both directions of Interstate 70 for nearly four hours.  At approximately 5:30 p.m., a pickup pulling a trailer lost control near mile marker 184 on the snowy/icy roads and collided with a Volvo station wagon. Both vehicles spun into the center median and rolled.  The driver and two passengers in the pickup – all males – were transported to Vail Valley Medical Center. The driver and front-seat passenger suffered moderate to serious injuries, but they aren’t considered life-threatening. The rear-seat passenger was transported initially to VVMC but was then taken to Denver Health in critical condition.  The driver of the Volvo was uninjured.  The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but weather is considered a possible contributing factor. Neither alcohol nor drugs are considered factors at this time. It appears as though all occupants were wearing seatbelts.


In high school sports:
Yesterday:

In volleyball:
Steamboat lost to Battle Mountain (25-20, 20-25, 12-25, 22-25).
Little Snake River Valley fell to Kaycee in the 1st round of the State Playoffs (25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 17-25, 17-15).

Today:
In football:
Little Snake River Valley beat Hulett in the 1st round of the state playoffs 53-18.
Steamboat edged Lutheran 21-20
Meeker fell to Hotchkiss 35-12
Moffat County dumped Battle Mountain 48-14

In volleyball:
Little Snake River Valley plays Upton at 1 in the consolation round of the State Playoffs in Casper.
At the district tournament in West Grand, Hayden plays Vail Mountain at 9, Rangely at 1:30, and Hotchkiss at 4:30.
Meeker plays West Grand at 10:30, Soroco at 1:30, and Paonia at 3.
Rangely also plays Hotchkiss at 10:30 and Vail Mountain at 3.
Soroco plays Paonia at 9, and West Grand at 4:30.

Tomorrow:
In football:
Rangely goes to Kiowa at 1.
Hayden hosts Simla at 1.

In cross country:
All teams head to the state meet in Colorado Springs.

DENVER BRONCOS
The Denver Broncos host the New Orleans Saints Sunday.  You can catch all the action live on 55 Country with the pre-game at 4 and the kick-off at 6:20.

 

 

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