NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29TH

ROLLOVER ACCIDENT SENDS ONE TO HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES

A rollover accident on Highway 13 sent one person to the hospital yesterday morning.  Details are few, but authorities don’t believe the injuries were serious.  The accident happened about 30 miles north of Craig.  The driver was taken to The Memorial Hospital by ambulance.

STEAMBOAT REMINDS BUSINESS OWNERS OF LIQUOR LAWS

The City of Steamboat is reminding businesses that serving alcohol without a license or a non-profit permit is illegal.  If a business does not have a special event permit, art gallery permit, or a liquor license, and chooses to serve alcohol for any occasion, the event needs to be a private party.  They go on the further describe a private party as one by invitation only, free of charge, and not publicly announced.  The business must be closed to the public for the event.  The reminder comes in anticipation of New Year’s Eve parties.  If you have questions, call the City Clerk’s office at 879-2060.

BOB RANKIN TO HOLD MEETING IN CRAIG

Representative elect Bob Rankin will be in Craig Thursday.  Rankin will meet with the public to discuss issues important to Moffat County.  The theme of the meeting is “Where do we go from here?”  Rankin is trying to meet with as many of his constituents as possible before the legislature convenes January 9th.  Rankin will meet with the Bears Ears Tea Party Patriots from 6:30 to 7 Thursday evening, and then will meet with the public at 7 at the Center of Craig.  The meeting is expected to last about an hour.

CONGRESS APPROVES WATERSHED FUNDS

Members of the Colorado Congressional delegation praised a bill passed in the Senate to help Americans continue recovery efforts from natural disasters. The bill, which is based on a request for supplemental appropriations from President Obama, includes a boost in resources the delegation secured to support Colorado’s watershed recovery efforts following this year’s wildfire season. The bill must now pass the House of Representatives.  If the House passes the bill, the $125 million for the Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program likely will be used, in part, to repair watershed damages that El Paso, Larimer and Weld counties sustained during this year’s wildfire season.  The EWP Program supports the restoration of eroded watersheds and damaged drinking water infrastructure. Projects include unclogging debris from stream channels, fortifying stream banks, securing water control structures, and improving other public infrastructure damaged or compromised by fire and drought.

DENVER BRONCOS

The Denver Broncos host Kansas City tomorrow.  You can catch all the action live on 55 Country, with the pre-game at noon and the kick-off at 2:15.