Dam Work At Willow Creek

SteamboatWork will be performed on the Willow Creek Dam at Steamboat Lake State Park beginning later this month. Engineers will be performing an assessment on the bridge to determine if there are areas of the damn that need to be strengthened. Willow Creek Damn is considered a ‘high hazard’ damn which Continue reading

Interior Department OKs Trapper Mine EA

office of surface miningTrapper Mining Inc. Friday welcomed the final approval of its Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) by the U.S. Department of the Interior. The completed EA, developed by the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) in response to a lawsuit brought by WildEarth Guardians, allows Continue reading

UPDATE: Accidents On Rabbit Ears Pass

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Two accidents on Rabbit Ears closed the pass Friday afternoon.  According to the Colorado State Patrol there was about 6 inches of snow on the roadway  at the time and road conditions were a contributing factor to both accidents.  In the first accident Ruth Feiring of Steamboat, who was driving a Suburban lost control of her vehicle which then Continue reading

Oil and Gas Companies Could Be Liable For Earth Quakes

Co-Oil-Gas-300The Colorado Senate is considering two bills that would make it difficult for oil and gas producers in the state to frack wells. The first proposal would make any oil and gas company who uses hydraulic fracturing or fracking, liable for any damage caused if an earthquake occurs in the area where wells are being fracked. This bill was proposed despite the Continue reading

High Speed Chase Suspect Remains At Large

Lohner, MA suspect that took the State Patrol on a high speed chase through Eagle and Summit County on I-70 late last week is still at large. Colorado State Patrol attempted to pull over 32 year old Mathew Loner from Parker around 1 Sunday morning when he fled at speeds up to 100 mile per hour. Shortly after contact was made, 911 received a call from Loner, who claimed to be a Taxi driver who was taking someone form Denver to Grand Junction. Loner claimed that his passenger pulled a gun on him and that was Continue reading

$10 Million To Capture Carbon

coalplugIn an attempt to revive the coal industry, Wyoming state officials broke ground on a test center at a Gillette coal-fired power plant Wednesday with the goal of identifying economic uses for carbon emissions. The groundbreaking provides some positive news for the coal producers.  At the test center, teams of scientists will compete to Continue reading

Tragic Accident Toxicology Report

Roll Over Death 1According to a toxicology report, the Craig man who rolled his truck killing himself and his son last month had a significant amount of alcohol in his system. The report showed that 32 year old James Wards blood alcohol level was .243 percent at the time of the crash which is over three times the legal limit, it also noted Continue reading

One Dead In Rollover

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001A Rifle woman lost her life early Thursday morning in a single vehicle rollover accident on Highway 40, 4 miles east of Hayden. A little after midnight last night, 22 year old Desirae Martinez, the sole occupant of the vehicle, struck a highway sign after losing control, causing her vehicle to flip multiple times. Martinez was Continue reading

Review Of Coal Program Continues

coalplugAs part of the next step in the Department of Interiors review of the National Coal plan, six meetings are scheduled to gain community input on potential reform Three of the meeting will be held in western states. The first will be held in Salt Lake City on May 19th, a 2nd will take place in Casper on May 23rd and another is scheduled in Grand Junction on June 23rd. At these meetings the BLM will attempt to Continue reading

Call Before You Burn

controlled-burns-300Those planning agricultural burns in Northwest Colorado are asked to provide a courtesy call to emergency officials before beginning the burning process. Agricultural burning is the open burning of cover vegetation for the purpose of preparing the soil for crop production, weed control, maintenance of water conveyance structures related to agricultural operations and any other agricultural cultivation purposes.  Before you start agricultural burns in Routt Continue reading

CO Birth Control Budget Increases

BC-PILLFunds have been approved that will go towards a public health program that has already decreased teen pregnancy and abortions in Colorado by close to 50% since 2009. The 2016-2017 State budget recently signed by governor Hickenlooper, allocated an additional $2.5 million to go towards the Colorado Department of Health’s family planning budget which helps to provide contraception services around the state. The family plan Continue reading

New Sidewalks In Steamboat

steamboat sidewalksThe City of Steamboat is asking the community to help them redevelop the Cities sidewalk master plan.  The goal is to determine what areas in the city are missing and could use new sidewalks. A website has been set up with a questionnaire for Continue reading