NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD

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Car Crashes Into Craig City Hall

Accident Site at Craig City HallNo one was injured in an accident that sent a car through the front door of Craig City Hall earlier today. According to the Craig Police Department, a medical condition may have been the reason that an elderly woman drove her car into the entryway. She reportedly had just exited the building when she got into her car and put the vehicle into the wrong gear, propelling the vehicle forward instead of reverse. The vehicle was extracted and the damaged doorway was removed from the building. Pictured: The location of the accident following the cleanup and removal of the outer doors.  Click to enlarge.

Input Sought For State Outdoor Recreation Plan

colorado parksThe 2014 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, the blueprint for sustaining Colorado’s outdoors heritage for current and future generations, is being released for public comment.  For many, outdoor recreation defines the quality of life in Colorado and is a significant factor in the state’s economy. Studies conducted as part of the 2014 plan estimate that outdoor recreation in Colorado contributes more than $34 billion in economic activity, creates over 300,000 jobs and generates almost $5 million in local, state and federal taxes annually. Surveys conducted as part of the recreation plan indicate that 90 percent of Coloradans participated in some form of outdoor recreation in Colorado over the past year.  The 2014 Outdoor Recreation Plan identifies five statewide outdoor recreation priority areas where attention and energy should be focused: Outdoor Education, Funding and Financial Sustainability, Healthy Lifestyles and Communities, Integration of Outdoor Recreation Interests, and Stewardship. Recommended actions are identified for each priority area to provide guidance for outdoor recreation stakeholders.  The full 2014 Colorado Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan can be found at this link. The public is encouraged to review and provide feedback on the SCORP by Feb. 14 via email at scorp@state.co.us or phone at 303-869-1350.

 

Flu Vaccination Still A Good Idea

seasonal-flu-300Following a December surge in hospitalizations for influenza, state health officials say it’s not too late to get vaccinated. The number of flu hospitalizations this season jumped to 448 to date, compared to 373 at this time last year.  According to the Colorado Department of Public Health, the surge in hospitalizations due to flu is concerning, as they normally see higher flu numbers among the young and elderly, but this season there are more cases among people ages 25 to 64.  Although is recommended that people get vaccinated in the fall, anyone who has not been immunized this season should get a flu vaccination now.  The vaccine is widely available at doctor’s offices, clinics and local pharmacies.

 

Baumgardner Bill

randy-baumgardner-300Senator Randy Baumgardner’s Senate Bill 14-075, which exempts deployed service members from paying basic motor vehicle registration fees, will receive its first committee hearing Tuesday afternoon. Under Senate Bill 14-075 military members, deployed outside of the United States for a full year, will be exempted from paying basic motor vehicle registration fees. If the member is deployed for less than one year the fees will be prorated. It is estimated that over 6,300 military members across Colorado will benefit from the proposed legislation.  Pictured: Randy Baumgardner.

 

Services Available to the Public During the 2014 Wyoming Budget Session

wyoming-state-flag-EDIT-300The Wyoming State Legislature offers a variety of services to help Wyoming residents actively participate in the legislative process during the upcoming 2014 Budget Session.  A list of those services includes information on how to contact legislators by email, a bill status hotline, services for the hearing impaired, streaming audio of legislative proceedings, Senate and House schedules, bill status information and standing committee meeting dates and times.  You’ll find the complete list of services HERE.  The 2014 Budget Session begins February 10th

 

Volunteers Needed For Winter Carnival

City-of-SteamboatOrganizers of the Steamboat Winter Carnival are putting out the call for volunteers for the 101st annual event which kicks off this Wednesday.  Volunteers are needed to sell buttons on Saturday evening and to sell beverage tickets at the public tent party after the Saturday evening VIP party and extravaganza.  There are other open positions as well.  You can volunteer online or if you’d rather not sign up on line, you can call Valarie at 846.4346 or email wintercarnivalcoordinator@gmail.com .

 

TMH Nursing Scholarship

tmh-150The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is offering a nursing scholarship.  The Auxiliary is offering $1,000 to a graduate or graduating student of Moffat County High School who plans to further their education in nursing.  The applicant must also have qualified for the nursing program at Colorado Northwestern Community College.  Applications are due March 31st.  They can be picked up at Moffat County High School, or at the TMH gift shop.  For more information, call 824-9533.

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Steamboat City Council Retreat agenda for 02-04

Routt County Planning Commission agenda for 02-06

Moffat County Tourism Association Agenda for February 5th

 

SPORTS

 

 

High School Sports Over The Weekend:

In basketball:
Hayden girls lost to Rangely 38-30
Hayden girls fell to Meeker 78-33
Hayden lost to Rangely 45-36
Hayden were defeated by Meeker 65-45
SoRoCo girls beat Rangely 68-23
SoRoCo boys defeated Rangely 50-43
The Meeker boys beat SoRoCo 61-48
The Meeker girls defeated SoRoCo 60-31
Little Snake River Valley girls beat HEM 41-30
Little Snake River Valley girls beat Encampment 44-24
Little Snake River Valley boys defeated HEM 61-40
Little Snake River Valley boys beat Encampment 62-38
Steamboat boys fell to Rifle 45-35
Steamboat girls lost to Rifle 50-35
NOTE: Moffat County’s postponed games against Gunnison have been rescheduled for Tuesday February 18th .  Girls play at 5:30, boys tip off at 7.

Today In Basketball:
Moffat County’s home games against Olathe, postponed from Friday, will be made up tonight.  The girls play at 6 and the boys at 7:30.

Tomorrow In Basketball:
Hayden hosts Little Snake River Valley.  Girls play at 5, boys play at 6:30.

Wednesday Wrestling:
Hayden, SoRoCo and Steamboat compete at the Routt County Triangular in Steamboat at 6pm
Meeker will compete at the Rifle Dual

In hockey:
Steamboat lost to Regis Jesuit 3-1
Steamboat’s game against Palmer was postponed.

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