LAWMAKERS TO CLARIFY AUTHORITY ON DESIGNER DRUGS

co-state-capitol-300Lawmakers want to make clear that, when it comes to designer drugs, the Division of Liquor Enforcement within the Department of Revenue has the authority to enforce criminal provisions governing their use, possession, and Continue reading

Colorado Employment Up Slightly

Unemployment2Colorado’s nonfarm payroll jobs increased 3,300 over the month from February to March to 2,423,300 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,700 and government increased 600.  According to the survey of households, the unemployment rate increased Continue reading

Colorado Tax Freedom Day Is This Tuesday

TaxTax Freedom Day is the day when Americans finally have earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year.  On average Americans will work until Monday, April 21, to pay for their taxes this year — three days later than last year, according to the Tax Foundation.  This year, In Colorado, Continue reading

PRESCRIBED BURN PLANNED FOR JACKSON COUNTY

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management is planning to begin the Fischer Draw prescribed fire 12 miles northwest of Walden sometime in the next 30 days depending on weather conditions. The first phase of the project Continue reading

WILDLIFE OFFICERS WARN PEOPLE TO LEAVE INJURED ANIMALS ALONE

colorado parksDue to concerns about people approaching, feeding and harassing an injured cow elk grazing in a field near East Vail, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is issuing stern warnings about the dangers of approaching wild animals.  In recent days, local police and state wildlife officers have received calls Continue reading

UDALL WRAPS UP “STATEWIDE” TOUR

mark-udall-300While some statewide candidates are doing their best to visit every one of Colorado’s 64 counties before the primary elections, Mark Udall is content with visiting just 15 of those counties.  Udall sent out a press release yesterday announcing he had just finished his “True to Colorado” tour.  The tour was Continue reading

GARDNER BLASTS UDALL OVER KEYSTONE DECISION

gardnerCongressman Cory Gardner is chastising the Obama administration for yet another delay on a decision on the Keystone Pipeline project.  Gardner says while extreme special interest groups and their billionaire backers celebrate another victory for their pocketbooks, tens of thousands of Americans who could benefit from the approval of Continue reading

EASTER ACTIVITIES IN NORTHWEST COLORADO

easter eggsEaster weekend will be full of activities for Northwest Colorado children.  There will be a large celebration tomorrow at New Creation Church in the Ridgeview subdivision of Craig, where over 10,000 eggs will be hidden for kids to find.  There will also be 16 new bikes Continue reading

HAZMAT INCIDENT CLOSES HIGHWAY

HAZMATCraig emergency personnel responded to a Hazmat incident earlier this week.  Just after midnight, Monday, an oil company driver lost a 300 gallon tote out of the back of the truck he was driving, when he slammed on the brakes to avoid hitting a deer.  The incident happened about 4 miles north of Craig on Continue reading

CRAIG POLICE OFFER SHOPLIFTING PREVENTION CLASS

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300Due to a recent increase in theft from stores in the area, the Craig Police Department is reaching out to local business owners, to help them prevent theft.  The department will host a shoplifting and loss prevention class next month.  The class will help employers and their employees recognize how to prevent Continue reading

STEAMBOAT RELEASES TAX FIGURES

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final February 2014 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. February sales taxes are Continue reading

GARDNER CALLS ON UDALL TO RETURN CAMPAIGN DONATIONS

gardnerCongressman Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to return campaign donations from an extreme anti-fracking lobbying group. Senator Udall has taken over $115,000 in campaign donations from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) – a partisan group that has opposed domestic energy production in Colorado, including Continue reading