Study Shows EPA Regs Will be Costly

EPA-300The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon rule is the latest in a series of regulations alongside rising natural gas prices that will increase the cost of electricity and natural gas by nearly $300 billion in 2020 compared with 2012, according to a study released last week by Energy Ventures Analysis, Continue reading

Moffat County 4-H Open House Next Week

4-hThe Moffat County Extension Office will host a 4-H Open House next week. New members and those interested in joining 4-H are encouraged to show up. The event is an opportunity to meet staff, 4-H leaders and other 4-H youth. You will be able to get information about 4-H clubs and projects that are available through the Moffat Continue reading

Supreme Court Upholds Day of Prayer

prayerThe Colorado Supreme Court is upholding the governor’s right to issue Day of Prayer proclamations. Yesterday’s ruling reverses a 2012 appeals court decision that found the proclamations violated constitutional protections Continue reading

Enrollment Numbers Higher in Health Exchange

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Individual insurance sign-ups under Colorado’s health care exchange are running ahead of pace from a year ago, when the marketplace opened for the first time. Connect For Health Colorado announced yesterday that more than 6,000 health and dental insurance plans were sold in the first full week of enrollment for 2015. That’s way Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Respond to House Fire

craig-fire-rescue-300A house on Moffat County Road 103 burned early Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to the blaze at around 2 Saturday morning. Reports say the home is not a complete loss, but is not habitable at the moment. The fire is believed to be caused by a coal-burning stove, but the investigation is ongoing. Nobody was seriously hurt in the blaze.

Bodies Of Missing Man and Woman Found

missing womanThe search for a missing man and woman came to a tragic end yesterday when both were found dead in Routt County.  Steamboat Police began looking for 58-year old Page Stockdale and 59 year old Mark Shiebel, after a relative of Stockdale contacted the Steamboat Springs Police Department with concerns that Stockdale had missed a dinner date and also missed a flight from Hayden to Denver. Police also Continue reading

Law Enforcement Looking for Impersonator

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300Law Enforcement in Moffat County is looking for a police impersonator. In a joint press release from the Craig Police Department, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol, officials say they have had two reports over the last three weeks, of a possible impersonator performing traffic stops. Both Continue reading

Groups Notify Feds of Intent to Sue Over Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project have given notice of their intent to sue the federal government over the Gunnison Sage Grouse listing. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a branch of the Department of the Interior, announced that they would be listing the Gunnison Sage Grouse as a Continue reading

Settlement Reached on Roan Plateau

ROANSecretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Friday, joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to announce a landmark settlement agreement that will help protect the Roan Plateau near Rifle, while also encouraging natural gas development. The settlement helps protect wildlife and supports opportunities for outdoor Continue reading

Mack Man Sentenced for Poaching

POACHING1A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that 56-year-old Christopher Loncarich of Mack was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years’ probation for illegally Continue reading

BLM NWRAC to Meet in Grand Junction Next Month

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet December 4th in Grand Junction. Agenda items include a presentation on the volunteer efforts in the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, consideration of a resolution urging more support for volunteer Continue reading

Hickenlooper Angers Hispanics

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Hispanic activists are angry that the state’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, thinks it’s fruitless to pursue citizenship for immigrants who are in the country illegally. Hickenlooper on Wednesday told the Wall Street Journal that activists and Democrats should stop demanding a pathway to citizenship for those 11 Continue reading