Homecoming Week for Moffat County and Hayden

homecoming-week-300Hayden and Moffat County High Schools continue celebrating homecoming this week. At Hayden, where the theme is “Avengers, Above & Beyond”, today is Villain Day, where students are encouraged to dress as a famous villain. Tomorrow will see the class t-shirt color wars. Students are encouraged to wear their sunglasses Continue reading

Fossil Fuel Rally to be Held in Utah

coalThe South East Utah Energy Producers Association will hold a Coal and Fossil Fuel Rally in Price, Utah next month. The event will include free food, entertainment, contests and addresses from keynote speakers. The rally is in response to new EPA rules regulating carbon emissions. The group is trying to bring attention to the Continue reading

Water Districts Discuss Plan in Ongoing Drought

WATER CONSERVATIONThe Colorado River and Southwestern Water Conservation Districts met in a special joint meeting September 18th in Montrose to address the on-going drought conditions in the Colorado River basin and its effects on storage and operations of Lakes Powell and Mead. The two boards unanimously adopted a recommended Continue reading

Health Insurance Board Increases Premiums

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Premiums for health insurance in Colorado are on the rise. State regulators have approved more than 1,000 health insurance plans offered by 20 carriers for 2015 that, on statewide average, will increase premiums by 1.18 percent over last year. Insurance commissioner Marguerite Salazar says the average premium increase breaks down into Continue reading

Biden Criticized for Cost of Visit

BIDENTwo Colorado sheriffs aren’t happy about the security costs of vice president Joe Biden’s short weekend visit to Aspen. Biden was in town for less than 24 hours to speak at an annual event hosted by the private equity firm Forstmann Little & Co. His 40-car motorcade caused temporary closures along its 70-mile route from the Eagle County airport to Aspen Friday and Continue reading

Granby Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

fatal-300A man from Granby died early Sunday morning when he crashed his motorcycle on US Highway 34 about 9 miles east of US Highway 40. Thirty-three year old Jonathan Mathern was Continue reading

CMC Holds Strategic Plan Meeting

colorado-mountain-college-3The Colorado Mountain College system is assessing changes to their strategic plan. A new plan has been drafted and is now being presented to the public. The college is holding a series of meetings at its campuses across the Western Slope to gain input from the public. The Steamboat meeting will be held this afternoon at Continue reading

Gardner Bashes Udall’s Energy Votes in Radio Address

gardnerRepublican Representative Cory Gardner is getting a little lift from his party. Gardner was selected to give Saturday’s weekly Republican party radio address. Gardner is challenging Democratic Senator Mark Udall in November. In his national radio speech, Gardner criticized the Obama administration and Senate Democrats for not approving the Keystone pipeline to Continue reading

Biden Visits Denver

BIDENVice President Joe Biden was in Denver Friday to attend an event on domestic violence and a Democratic fundraiser. The fundraiser was for former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, who is challenging Republican Representative Mike Coffman in the state’s 6th Congressional District. Biden attended a round Continue reading

Wyoming Woman Killed in Highway Accident

whpA single vehicle rollover about 15 miles south of Green River, Wyoming resulted in the 105th highway fatality in Wyoming for 2014. The accident occurred September 10th. A 2000 Dodge Ram truck was being driven by 54 year old Denise Olson of Rock Springs. The truck was traveling south on WY 530 when it went Continue reading

Former Teacher Sentenced To 20 Years To Life

JohnBrothers_thumbOn September 19 Routt County District Judge Shelley Hill sentenced John Holland Brothers to a sentence of 20 years to life for his conviction on 16 felony counts arising from eight separate sexual assaults on a child. Continue reading

House Passes Energy Legislation

gardnerSCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted on a broad energy package, which included House Resolution 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act. H.R. 6 was introduced by Congressman Continue reading