FLOOD RELIEF EFFORT EXTENDED THROUGH TOMORROW
One load of donations has been taken to the Front Range, and more will head out this week. The Steamboat Institute has organized a flood relief effort for those displaced in the Fort Collins and Greeley areas. Organizers say yesterday’s drive was so successful, they decided to extend it through the rest of the week. Yesterday’s donations came from collections in Craig and Steamboat. The drop box at the Centennial Bank in Steamboat will remain open from 9 to 5 today and tomorrow for those who did not get to make their donations yesterday. You can find all the information you need for making a donation by clicking here.
WEAPONS, JEWELRY STOLEN FROM CRAIG HOME
On Tuesday at around noon, Craig Police were notified of a residential burglary at a home in the 500 block of Barclay Street. The home was forcibly entered and it was reported that the suspects stole a large amount of weapons, jewelry and other items from the home and the interior of the home sustained a large amount of vandalism. It is believed this incident occurred between September 12th and 17th. Anyone with information about the crime that would lead to an arrest or conviction of those responsible is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 824-3535. You will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. In addition, the victims of the crime are offering a personal reward for the recovery of property in this case. You may contact the Craig Police Department, Investigations Division, or CrimeStoppers.
CNCC RANGELY TO HOST BROADBAND PRESENTATION
Colorado Northwestern Community College of Rangely and a networking group invite the public to participate in a broadband summit presentation on implementing abundant, redundant, and affordable high speed fiber optic telecommuncations throughout Rio Blanco County. There is no cost to attend, but organizers are requiring registration, so they can get an accurate seat count. The seminar will be held on Tuesday from noon until 2 at the Weiss Center on the CNCC campus. RSVP by September 20, to CNCC Conference Coordinator Becky Dubbert at 970 675-3301 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. CNCC is located at 500 Kennedy Drive in Rangely.
ROAD SCHEDULED FOR TEMPORARY CLOSURE NEXT WEEK
The Moffat County Road Department is announcing a temporary road closure for next week. The Department will close Moffat County Road 33 approximately 3 miles north of the intersection of State Highway 317 and County Road 33 for culvert replacement. The work starts Tuesday, and is expected to last for about 3 days. For more information call the Road and Bridge Department at 824-3211.
SWEETWATER COUNTY ASKS FOR HELP IN FINDING FUGITIVE
The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Apprehension Team is seeking information on the latest entry on the agency’s Sweetwater County’s Most Wanted list. Sheriff Rich Haskell said Travis Boren of Green River is wanted on three counts of Unlawful Manufacture or Delivery of methamphetamine. The charges stem from a 2012 investigation. Each charge is a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to 20 years, a fine of $25,000, or both. Haskell described Boren as a 36-year-old white male 5’8″ in height, weight about 180 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office or other law enforcement agency.
STEAMBOAT RELEASES TAX REPORT
The City of Steamboat has published the final July 2013 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. July sales taxes increased by 5.57% over last year’s collections. Year to date through July the increase is 6.01%. Sales tax collections for July 2013 exceeded the year prior in all categories except utilities, with the largest gains seen in sporting goods, liquor stores, and miscellaneous retail. All reported areas saw increases compared with 2012, with the greatest change occurring in West Steamboat.
TIPTON AMENDS BILL TO MAKE FEDS ACCOUNTABLE FOR REGULATION IMPACTS
Yesterday, Representative Scott Tipton amended a key piece of regulatory oversight legislation to ensure that those impacted most by agency regulations have a voice in the process. Tipton’s amendment, which was adopted by voice vote during a House Small Business Committee markup of the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2013 (H.R. 2542), would require federal agencies to solicit public comment during mandated periodic revues of rules with a significant economic impact, and respond to those comments. Tipton is a co-sponsor of the bill. Tipton says his amendment will greatly increase transparency and provide small businesses with a stronger voice on agency rules and regulations that are killing jobs, driving up costs for consumers and negatively impacting the overall livelihoods of small businesses. He also says it makes sense for agencies to solicit and respond to input from the small businesses whose function, finances, and future are most greatly impacted by a regulation. The Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA) of 1980 requires federal agencies to assess the economic impact of their regulations on small businesses, and if the impact is significant, consider alternatives that are less burdensome before the rule is finalized. The new Act would ensure careful consideration of consequences of rulemaking through the removal of loopholes that agencies have used to avoid compliance with the RFA.
In high school sports:
Meeker beat Rangely (3-0).
Moffat County goes to Gunnison at 6.
Hayden is home against Vail Christian at 5:30.
Soroco welcomes West Grand at 5.
In boys soccer:
Steamboat hosts Glenwood at 6.
Little Snake River Valley Plays at Farson at 2.
Steamboat is home against Glenwood at 7.
Soroco hosts Hayden at 7.
Rangely welcomes West Grand at 7.
Moffat County heads to Delta. You can catch that game live on KRAI, with the pre-game at 6:45 and the kick-off at 7. You can also listen online.
Moffat County goes to Olathe at 5.
Meeker travels to Vail Mountain at 6.
Steamboat goes to Palisade at 6:30.
Hayden hosts Hotchkiss at 6:30
Rangely welcomes West Grand at 5.
In boys tennis:
Steamboat goes to a tournament in Hotchkiss.