Soroco High School Locked Down Briefly

oak-creek-police-cruiser-30Soroco High School was locked down for a brief period yesterday. Oak Creek Police and the Routt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an irate student outside the building screaming to be let in. The student had apparently left on her own, and then tried to return, and was upset when she wasn’t immediately let in. By the time Continue reading

Two Craig Men Appointed to Northwest RAC

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management announced new appointments or reappointments of members to Colorado’s citizen-based Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues. The RACs are composed of members with Continue reading

Insurance Commissioner Urges Smokers to Quit

NO SMOKINGColorado insurance Commissioner Marguerite Salazar is urging people to take advantage of smoking cessation programs at no cost through plans under the country’s new health-care law. Salazar issued a consumer alert yesterday to raise public awareness about available help to stop smoking. She notes that plans compliant with Continue reading

Slash Pile Burns Cancelled

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office has cancelled their plans to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine today. Two burns were planned today, the first on Independence Mountain, about 15 miles northwest of Walden, Continue reading

Rollover Crash Injures 5 in Rio Blanco County

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3Yesterday afternoon, the Rio Blanco Communications Center was notified of a one-car rollover crash about four and a half miles west of Meeker on State Highway 64 with multiple victims being injured. The first Deputy to arrive found one occupant had been ejected, the driver was partially ejected and the other three Continue reading

Routt County Snow Crews Prepared for Storms

weather-snowflake-#2Routt County officials want residents to know that snow plows are on the equipment, sand trucks are loaded, and County crews are ready to start plowing. Some plowing already took place during last weekend’s storms. There are no changes to the plowing program this year, and crews will continue to head out on one plow shift Continue reading

Slash Piles to be Burned Today near Walden

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine today. Of the two slash pile locations, the first burn to be conducted will be on Independence Mountain. The piles are 15 Continue reading

Steamboat Releases September Sales Tax Report

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final September 2014 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s September sales taxes are 8.01% Continue reading

Wyoming Traffic Stop Nets 59 Pounds of Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300A traffic stop for speeding on November 7th resulted in the seizure of approximately 59 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred at on Interstate 80, about 11 miles east of Lyman, Wyoming. A State Trooper observed a car going 87 mph in an 80 mph zone. When he stopped the car, he became suspicious that the occupants Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Support State Fight Against Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday indicated they were happy that the state is going to fight the Gunnison Sage Grouse decision in court. U.S. Fish and Wildlife recently made the decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as a threatened species. A decision on the Greater Sage Grouse is expected next year. The Greater Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Support OHV Efforts

atv-300The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday approved a letter of support for the BLM Little Snake Field Office to obtain a grant to hire a Seasonal Ranger for OHV activities. The Ranger would be responsible for maintaining trails and signage, and for educating riders. The position Continue reading

Firewood Permits Soon Available in Walden

firewoodThe Parks Ranger District in Walden will soon be issuing personal free-use firewood permits. The permits allow individuals to gather firewood at specific sites within the District. The sites are stacked primarily with beetle-killed trees. Those who take advantage will need a firewood permit and Continue reading