Another Lawsuit Over Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300A group has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management and the US Forest Service claiming that their plan for Sage Grouse conservation ignores sound science and will cost jobs in the states where it will be implemented. Western Energy Alliance in conjunction with the North Dakota Petroleum Council filed the lawsuit Continue reading

River Road Now Open

SteamboatRiver Road in Steamboat is now open to traffic after being shut down by a minor rock slide earlier this week. Crews finished cleaning up the area yesterday afternoon, but some damage still remains so drivers should continue to use caution while passing through the area. The Public Continue reading

Crime Rates Increase In Moffat County

moffat-county-sheriff-300A report released by the Moffat County Sheriffs Office shows that crime rates increased in the county in 2015 as compared to the previous year. Notable increases include the assault rate which rose by 14 cases over the last calendar year or by 200%.  The number of criminal mischief cases rose Continue reading

Grocery Store Liquor Bill On Governors Desk

liquor-storeThe bill that would allow grocery stores in Colorado to sell full strength liquor wine and beer has reached Governor Hickenlooper’s desk for his signature. The proposal puts into place a fairly complicated plan to phase out Colorado’s existing liquor laws over a 20 Continue reading

New Sidewalks In Steamboat

steamboat sidewalksA community meeting has been scheduled to discuss the redevelopment of the Steamboat Springs Sidewalk Master Plan. The meeting will take place this Continue reading

River Road Remains Closed Due To Rock Slide

SteamboatRiver Road in Steamboat remains closed today to through traffic in the canyon section between Brooklyn neighborhood and Tree Haus due to a minor rock fall. The City is asking that all traffic including bike and pedestrian avoid River Road until further notice. Public Works staff will continue Continue reading

Primary Elections Voted Down

colorado-state-seal-300The house bill that would have instituted a primary system to select Colorado presidential candidates was shot down yesterday in a Senate committee on a party line vote. The bill was being considered because the use of caucuses to select the states nominees had recently come under scrutiny by both Republicans and Democrats. The bill passed out of Continue reading

Hang Gliding Competition Expected To Bring The Best To NW CO

Hang_glider_aero_towA hang gliding event has been scheduled for 2017  that is expected to bring national attention to Northwest Colorado. The competition will be covered by ESPN, and the top 50 Continue reading

Yampa River Trail Closures

YAMPA RIVERDue to water continuing to rise in the Yampa, another section of the Yampa River Trail in Steamboat is now closed. In addition to the closures at the Highway 40 underpass at Walton Creek, and at the Railroad underpass Continue reading

Police Investigate Threat Allegation At Moffat County High

moffat-co-high-2After receiving a report, Tuesday morning, of a student who was accused of making a serious threat against other students, administrators of Moffat County High School and the Craig Police Department investigated the allegation and found no threat to anyone at the school. According to the Craig Police Department Division Commander Bill Leonard, a parent called the Continue reading

Rockfall Closes Road In Steamboat

steamboat-logo-charcoal-300River Road in Steamboat is closed to through traffic in the canyon section between Brooklyn neighborhood and Tree Haus due to a minor rockfall. The City is asking that all traffic including bike and pedestrian traffic Continue reading

Primaries Considered For Colorado

Vote_CheckmarkDue to criticism over the use of caucuses to determine Colorado’s presidential nominees the state is taking steps towards adopting a primary election system for the next election. A bill was passed out of the Colorado House of Representatives yesterday that would require the Governor to set a presidential primary date for any Continue reading