Steamboat Publishes December Sales Tax Report

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final December 2014 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s December sales taxes are 8.48% Continue reading

New Restrictions on Shed Antler Hunting

colorado parksIn an effort to reduce stress and the disturbance of wintering big game animals, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a new regulation in January that limits shed antler collecting in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, and Routt counties, effective March 1st. The new rule prohibits the collection of shed antlers in Continue reading

State Faces Yet Another Lawsuit over Marijuana Laws

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is facing first-of-its kind lawsuits from marijuana opponents who are asking a federal judge to order the new recreational industry to close. The owners of a mountain hotel and a horse farm argue in lawsuits filed yesterday that Colorado’s 2012 marijuana-legalization measure has hurt their property. The lawsuits say that the Continue reading

Lawmakers Advance Bill to Curb Cyberbullying

co-state-capitol-300Bullying on social media would be penalized with a misdemeanor harassment charge and possible jail time with a bill approved by Colorado House lawmakers. The proposal passed the chamber yesterday on a bipartisan 43-22 vote. But some Continue reading

Unfounded Kidnapping Report Shuts Down Rock Springs Schools

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3An unfounded report of an attempted kidnapping led to a brief lockdown of Rock Springs area schools yesterday. In a joint press release the Rock Springs Police Department and the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office said officers and deputies were dispatched to the area of the White Mountain Library and Clearview Acres Continue reading

State Wrestling Tournament Starts Today

wrestling-#2The high school state wrestling tournament starts today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Northwest Colorado sends 21 wrestlers to state this year. Meeker is taking eight, Hayden sends five, Moffat County and Steamboat will each send three, and North Park and Rangely will each send one. 93-7/102-3 KRAI will carry live coverage of the Continue reading

BLM to Burn Slash Piles Today in Grand County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is planning to burn slash piles of lodgepole pine today, if weather and air quality conditions are favorable. Slash piles are burned when there is at least three inches or more of Continue reading

Senate Votes to Allow Concealed Carry Without Permit

GUNThe Colorado Senate has approved a bill that would allow adults 21 and over to carry a concealed, unloaded gun without a permit. The proposal is a priority for Republicans newly in charge of the Senate. But the measure faces certain defeat in the Colorado House, which is still controlled by Democrats. The bill would Continue reading

Colorado Faces 2nd Lawsuit over Marijuana Legalization

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is already being sued by two neighboring states for legalizing marijuana. Now the state faces an additional federal lawsuit. Plaintiffs who oppose legal weed are appealing to federal courts to try to shut down Colorado’s $800-million-a-year marijuana industry. They plan to announce details of the claim today at the Continue reading

Lawmakers Renewing Marijuana Rules

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is moving ahead with its medical marijuana regulations – but questions remain about how far the state plans to go to drive medical pot users to the new recreational market. Colorado is the only state that regulates the sale of pot for both medical and recreational purposes. A bill to renew the medical rules won Continue reading

Snowpack Better in Western Colorado than Other Areas of the Country

SNOWPACKSnowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates is only a little below normal, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West. Measurement stations in western Colorado showed the snowpack yesterday at 90 percent of the long-term average. By contrast, many Continue reading

State Could Pay More for Local Food in Schools

SCHOOL FOODA Colorado bill to spend about $5 million to put more local produce in school cafeterias has passed its first test at the Colorado Legislature. But the bill passed narrowly after complaints that it takes money away from classroom instruction. The bill sets up a grant program to make Colorado the 17th state to chip in grant money in addition to federal programs to help get more locally grown foods on Continue reading