NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH

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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 yesterday. 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. The building itself received only minor damage.  Pictured: The location of the accident following the cleanup and removal of the outer doors.  Click photo to enlarge.

 

Wyoming Most Conservative State

wyoming-state-flag-EDIT-300A new Gallup poll found that Wyoming is now the most conservative state in the country.  The poll said 51.4 percent of Wyoming residents in 2013 identified themselves as conservatives. That’s up from 2012, when Alabama was 1st and Wyoming and North Dakota tied as second-most conservative with 48.6 percent. The results indicate the reason Wyoming has gotten more conservative is based on the energy-based economy, which draws new residents from conservative states. Rounding out the top 5 most conservative states in 2013 were Mississippi, Idaho, Utah, Montana. Conversely Washington DC was the most liberal area followed by the states of Vermont, Massachusetts, Deleware and New York.

 

Cherish The Little Things Children’s Art Show

CONNECTIONS4KIDS“Connections 4 Kids”, the early childhood council of Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, is hosting its 3rd annual Cherish the Little Things children’s art show this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  The show will feature more than 300 pieces of art created by Moffat County students. The show, at the Center of Craig,  is open to the public from 3 to 6 Thursday; 2 to 6 Friday; 10 to 8 Saturday, at The Center of Craig.  The show will also include free art workshops for kids ages 4 to 18.  A parent or guardian must accompany all children age 11 and younger.  At the art show, community members may vote by monetary donations on their favorite pieces among 20 finalists in preschool through fifth grade. The top vote-getter will be featured on the cover of the 2014-2015 “Connections 4 Kids” calendar.

 

Adopt a Colorado Highway

CDOTRoadside litter costs millions of dollars annually to control. The Colorado Department of Transportation relies on thousands of volunteers in the Adopt a Highway Program to help CDOT’s maintenance forces keep state roadsides clean. But there are still more than 4,000 miles left to be adopted—and more volunteers are needed to help keep Colorado beautiful by picking up litter along state highways.  Through CDOT’s Adopt and Highway Program, the adopting group typically agrees to pick up litter from both sides of a highway for a two-mile section at a minimum of four times per year. However, each segment has its own special needs. A few segments may be longer or shorter than two miles or they may be in an area that doesn’t need attention more than twice in a year. Some groups have adopted several sections of highway.  Adopting groups are encouraged to sort litter when picking up, taking recyclable materials to recycling centers. The group may keep any money collected from their recycling efforts. “In addition to the beautification benefits of roadside litter removal, the program is a great way for an organization or small group to give back to their community,” said AAH Coordinator Cindy Hancock. “It’s something that brings people outside, working together and sharing in the results—a cleaner, prettier roadside.”  CDOT makes it easy for volunteers to clean up the roadsides. The department will provide a sign crediting the group for volunteering on adopted section of highway; provide litter bags, safety vests and safety videos; and haul the litter bags away after the group places the full bags at the edge of the roadway.  For more visit THIS LINK.

 

Teens on Tour

Registration is going on now for the Teens on Tour overnight trip to Denver on March 6th and 7th. The program is for middle school teens, and registration is going on until February 27th. The trip includes shopping, swimming, three games of Laser Tag, I-MAX, and Maya Hidden Worlds Exhibit at the Museum of Nature & Science.  The registration fee is $100 and covers transportation, activity fees, dinner Thursday, breakfast and lunch Friday and hotel accommodations. Participants must bring a sack lunch for Thursday.  You’ll find an online registration form HERE or call 871-7054.

 

BLM Taking Comments On Proposed Whitewater Park

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is taking public comments on its environmental assessment of the proposed Gore Canyon Whitewater Park at the Pumphouse Recreation Site on the upper Colorado River, about 10 miles west of Kremmling.  Grand County was recently awarded historic water rights for constructing this waterpark. The County has submitted a right-of-way application with the BLM to build the feature across the full width of the river upstream of the Pumphouse boat launch 2.  The feature consists of engineered designed boulders and block-like concrete objects placed across the stream channel that are not visible at normal flows and allow for fish passage at all flow rates. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall.  “The project would provide a unique recreational experience for the 60,000-70,000 people that visit the area each year,” said BLM Kremmling Field Manager Stephanie Odell. “It would also provide permanent protection for water flows supporting recreational floatboating.”  Developing a recreational in-channel diversion below Gore Canyon implements part of the Colorado River Cooperative Agreement among Denver Water and more than 30 Western Slope entities.  The BLM is writing an environmental assessment of the proposal that addresses multiple alternatives for the waterpark’s location and construction. Comments specific to the proposal and alternatives will be most helpful.   A copy of the preliminary environmental assessment, including maps, is available HERE.  The BLM will accept written public comments through Feb. 28, 2014.  Comments should be addressed to Annie Sperandio, Realty Specialist, Kremmling Field Office, P.O. Box 68, Kremmling, CO 80459.

 

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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

 

Yesterday In Basketball:
The Moffat County boys defeated Olathe 88-31
The Moffat County girls edged Olathe  58-53

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

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

 

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