Tips For Hunters On Surviving At High Altitudes

hunting-300Every year more than a few hunters must be rescued from the wilds and high country of Colorado. Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in various types of accidents or simply get lost in the woods.   Hunters must remember that altitude can affect their health and their ability to move easily. And in the Rockies, weather can change Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Sheriff Recovering After Stabbing

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3Rio Blanco County Sheriff Si Woodruff is recovering at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction today, after being stabbed in an altercation in Meeker. Woodruff and Meeker Police Chief Bob Harvey were attempting to arrest a man in the Pioneers Hospital parking lot Thursday. Harvey was able to subdue the Continue reading

Group Challenges Pot Taxes

MARIJUANA-300A handful of marijuana activists in Denver are making a curious legal challenge. They believe that pot should be legal under federal law. But because it isn’t, they say the state of Colorado can’t collect taxes on the drug. The tax challenge is going before a Denver District Court judge Friday morning. Colorado pot Continue reading

New Forest Supervisor Introduced

Medicine Bow National ForestDennis Jaeger, a veteran of both the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Army, is the new Forest Supervisor for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB). Jaeger was selected for the post earlier this summer by Rocky Mountain Regional Forester Dan Jirón and Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Sheriff Hospitalized in Assault

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3The Rio Blanco County Sheriff was injured in an assault yesterday that sent him to the hospital. Sheriff Si Woodruff was attempting to take an unidentified man into custody in the parking lot of Pioneers Hospital in Meeker. The man reportedly assaulted Woodruff, who was admitted to Pioneers shortly Continue reading

Wilderness Society Wants Compromise on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The Wilderness Society says they would like to work with the oil and gas industry to come up with a compromise on drilling in states home to the sage grouse. The group sent a letter to Western Energy Alliance that offers to compromise on the issue, suggesting a multi-use approach that would encourage Continue reading

Judge Refuses to Lift Stay on Gay Marriage Ban Ruling

civil-union-3001Gay marriage isn’t coming to Colorado yet. A federal appeals court yesterday extended a stay on a ruling from last month that found the state’s gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals noted that the court Continue reading

Udall Gets Support From California Billionaire Environmentalist

mark-udall-300Mark Udall’s campaign is getting a big boost from a California billionaire. Tom Steyer’s political action committee has released its first round of attack ads against Cory Gardner. Steyer has vowed to support all of the lawmakers that support his environmental agenda, which includes the war on coal, as well Continue reading

Democrats Launch Attack Ad on Gardner

DEMOCRAT-2-300Senate Democrats’ campaign arm is spending $1 million on television ads criticizing the GOP nominee’s pro-life stance. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee yesterday ordered a two-week ad buy that hammers Republican congressman Cory Gardner. The narrator in the 30-second Continue reading

Statement From Moffat County High School

Moffat County High School in conjunction with the Emergency Management Services is conducting a Mass Casualty Drill.

THIS IS JUST A DRILL. 

Please stay clear of the high school campus this morning.  Again this is a drill of the Emergency Management Systems in Craig.

Cause of Rabbit Ears Plane Crash Still Being Determined

NTSBInvestigators don’t expect to identify the cause of a small plane crash near Steamboat that killed two people until next year. Sixty-two-year-old flight instructor William Earl Allen of Broomfield, and his student, 60-year old Terry Lynn Stewart of Houston, Texas died in the crash on Rabbit Ears Pass August Continue reading

Gardner Commits to Interview; Still no Word from Hickenlooper, Udall

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300mark-udall-300Still no word from Governor John Hickenlooper or Senator Mark Udall as to when they will turn their attention toward Northwest Colorado. Both have had standing invitations to conduct Continue reading