BILL TO END ABORTION RESTRICTIONS IS ABANDONED

co-state-capitol-300A bill offered by Democrats aimed at guarding against restrictions of abortion was laid over until May 8th, effectively killing the bill.  Senate Democrats abandoned their own proposal Wednesday amid fears Continue reading

PARKS AND WILDLIFE SAYS SAGE GROUSE RESEARCH FUNDING WON’T SUFFER

sage_grouse-300Colorado Parks and Wildlife has sent a letter to the Moffat County Commissioners, assuring them research on Sage Grouse issues will not suffer as a result of budget cuts.  When the commissioners heard the CPW was adjusting their budget, they wrote a letter urging them not to take any money away from Continue reading

FOREST CREWS PLAN PRESCRIBED BURN SOUTH OF HAYDEN

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are hoping to conduct a prescribed burn as early as next week near the Indian Run State Wildlife Area south of Hayden.  The Indian Run Prescribed Burn will take place on the Continue reading

STEAMBOAT WILDLIFE OFFICER RECEIVES AWARD

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife’s Libbie Miller, the District Wildlife Manager in the Yampa District, was recognized as Colorado’s 2013 Shakir-Safari Club International Officer of the Year during the recent Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting in Denver, March 6th.  The Shikar-Safari Club International was formed in the 1950s by Continue reading

TRAFFIC DELAYS EXPECTED DURING MEDIAN WORK

City-of-SteamboatSteamboat City crews will be spring cleaning the landscaped Medians along Highway 40 from downtown to Anglers Drive as well as the Mount Werner Road Medians Continue reading

SKI AREAS GIVEN PERMISSION TO CONDUCT SUMMER ACTIVITIES

forest-service-signThe U.S. Forest Service’s final guidelines, announced yesterday, includes a provision to create year-round, sustainable jobs in mountain communities by expanding summer recreation opportunities on public lands. The Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act, which had Continue reading

LOCAL CONTROL QUESTIONS OVER OIL AND GAS DRILLING TO HIT BALLOT

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Voter initiatives to control oil and gas drilling are intensifying along with the energy boom. Front Range residents have proposed 17 state ballot measures to bolster local control over drilling.  Natural gas production is Continue reading

MICHIGAN MAN HELD IN DEATH AT FRISCO MOTEL

court-300The Summit County district attorney’s office says a 42-year-old Michigan man could face second-degree murder and assault charges in a death that apparently followed a fight at Frisco motel.  The district attorney’s office says Charles Sattler was advised of the possible Continue reading

SENATE APPROVES TUITION CAP

co-state-capitol-300Colorado‘s public colleges and universities would get a tuition cap and funding boost under a bill approved yesterday by the state Senate.  The Senate voted 34-1 for a bill to lower maximum annual tuition hikes from 9 percent to 6 percent.  The bill also adds about $100 million to Continue reading

STOLEN GOODS RECOVERED THANKS TO FACEBOOK

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man was arrested last week after a woman spotted her stolen wedding dress on Facebook.  Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said deputies and county detectives have been working a residential burglary since February. Among the items reported stolen from a home Continue reading

STATEWIDE HEALTH EXCHANGE NUMBERS RELEASED

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300The Colorado Health Exchange says they have enrolled over 124,000 Coloradans under Obamacare.  That’s well short of original projections of about 135,000, but exceeds recently adjusted projections by about 30,000.  Looking at the statistics on a County-wide basis, the majority Continue reading

DISTRICT ATTORNEY FILES MOTION OPPOSING UNSEALING MCKEON FILES

14th-judicial-district-300The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s office yesterday filed its response opposing the Motion to Unseal documents, filed by a media group in the case against Meghan McKeon. McKeon is accused of neglecting her 3 year old child.  The child was found dead after reportedly being Continue reading