3 Dead Elk Found Abandoned Near Dinosaur

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife investigators are asking the public for help in finding the person or persons responsible for killing and abandoning three mature, high-quality bull elk near the town of Dinosaur this past week.  According to CPW investigators, the intact carcasses of two elk were discovered the morning of Nov. 6 Continue reading

Hickenlooper Announces Salazar Retirement

john-salazar-flag-293Governor John Hickenlooper announced today that John Salazar, Colorado’s Commissioner of Agriculture, will retire at the beginning of January 2015. He has served in the role since 2011. The announcement came in a press release. Salazar served three terms representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District and was a member of the House Agriculture Committee, Veteran’s Affairs Committee, and the Continue reading

Hermacinski Win Confirmed

Cari-Hermacinski-300Cari Hermacinski has now officially defeated Steve Ivancie for Routt County Commissioner District 3. The race was a close one, with less than 100 votes separating the two by the time Election Night ended. However there were over 100 ballots that still needed to go through the signature verification process. While Continue reading

Hunters Safety Course in Craig this Weekend

hunting-300Colorado Parks and Wildlife is holding another Hunters Safety Course this weekend in Craig. The course will feature a day and a half of classroom instruction, followed by a test and then a chance to fire off live rounds. This weekends class will be held at the CNCC Campus in room 175. Hours are from 9 to 4 Saturday. Sunday, participants will Continue reading

Accidents Reported During Yesterday’s Snow Storm

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001The Colorado State Patrol responded to a commercial motor vehicle crash yesterday on I-70 in Eagle County. The westbound lanes of the interstate were closed for nearly three hours because of the incident. A semi-truck and box trailer was on Interstate 70 in a left curve when the trailer lost traction on the snowy road. The Continue reading

BLM Kremmling Offers Opportunity for River Entrepreneurs

BLMIn an effort to ensure a variety of recreational opportunities are available within the Upper Colorado River Special Recreation Management Area, the Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office is encouraging special recreation permit applications from commercial Continue reading

State Urges Coloradans to get Flu Shots

seasonal-flu-300The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is advising people to get a vaccine as soon as possible to protect themselves from seasonal influenza. During the 2013-14 flu season, there were 1,759 hospitalizations in Colorado caused by the flu. The vaccine now is available at most physician’s offices and pharmacies. An annual influenza vaccination is recommended for everyone, beginning with Continue reading

Predator Class Offered in Grand Junction

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is offering novices a unique opportunity to learn the basics of trapping and predator calling at a one-evening only seminar later this month in Grand Junction. Among the topics to be discussed include the various types of predator calls and decoys, the differences between day and night calling, Continue reading

Gunnison Sage Grouse Listed as Threatened

sage_grouse-300The Federal Government is going against the will of individual states, when it comes to listing sage grouse as threatened. That’s according to Governor Hickenlooper’s point man on sage grouse, John Swartout. Swartout says yesterday’s decision to list the Gunnison Sage Grouse as threatened means that control of the species goes Continue reading

KRAI & 55 Country Holiday Drive Coming up Next Month

santaThe 93-7/102-3 KRAI and 55 Country Holiday Drive is less than a month away. The drive helps local non-profit agencies provide services for those that need it in Craig and surrounding areas. The agencies benefiting from this year’s drive are the Interfaith Food Bank of Craig, Advocates Crisis Support Services, Christmas for Kids, and Christmas for Seniors. This will be the 16th year for the Holiday Drive, which last year netted over Continue reading

Routt County to Hold Open Budget Meeting

routt-county-signThe Routt County Finance Department will have a meeting later this month to go over the proposed 2015 Budget. The meeting is open to the public. It will take place in the Commissioners Meeting Room of the Routt County Courthouse Continue reading

Blood Drive in Steamboat Next Week

BLOOD-DRIVE2The last blood drive of 2014 at Yampa Valley Medical Center will take place next week. Hospital officials say every unit of blood donated can save or enhance the lives of up to 3 people. You can make an appointment by calling 1-800-365-0006. You can also register online. Walk-ins are welcome between 3 and 5:30. Bonfils is conducting the blood drive, which will take place from 12:30 to 6 at the hospital. Health Continue reading