CRAIG ROTARY HOLDS WORLD CAFÉ MIXER

ROTARY-CLUBThe Craig Rotary is inviting the public to join them at their World Cafe mixer Thursday, April 10th.  Participants will enjoy appetizers and drinks while finding out how Craig Rotary is involved in the community, the nation and the world. The mixer runs from 5:30 to 7 at the Center of Craig.  If you have any questions call 826-4444.

MANY SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURES TO BE LIFTED NEAR KREMMLING

BLMThe majority of seasonal restrictions to motorized travel on BLM lands north of Kremmling will be lifted on April 15th.  The seasonal closures begin December 15th each year to protect wildlife and reduce road damage.  Some closures continue Continue reading

TIPTON, GARDNER URGE UDALL TO OPPOSE FRACKING BANS

frackingRepresentatives Cory Gardner and Scott Tipton are blasting Mark Udall for his position on fracking.  Garnder challenged Udall last week to take a position against any fracking ban Continue reading

COFFMAN BEGINS CAMPAIGNING FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

COFFMANCynthia Coffman, candidate for Colorado Attorney General, has started airing campaign ads, and the first one hits on a controversial topic in Colorado.  Coffman says she is a full supporter of the 2nd Amendment, Continue reading

GARDNER GETS BIG START IN CAMPAIGN FUNDRASING

gardnerCampaign fundraising has gotten off to a good start for Cory Gardner.  Gardner is running for Mark Udall’s seat.  In the first month of campaigning, Gardner raised $1.24 million dollars.  By comparison, Udall has raised $1.4 million in the last 3 months.  As of the end of the first quarter, Gardner’s campaign has about Continue reading

LEGISLATURE DEBATING TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAWS

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado General Assembly is currently debating a legislative package focused on updating many laws governing telecommunications and phone services in Colorado.  According to the Continue reading

STATISTICS SHOW COLORADANS SMOKING LESS

NO SMOKINGSmoking is declining in Colorado, but continues to be linked to thousands of preventable deaths.  The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said yesterday that its most recent survey of health attitudes and behavior shows 19.1 percent of Coloradans smoked Continue reading

VNA WARNS OF HANTAVIRUS THREAT DURING SPRING CLEANING

hantavirus-300This is the time for spring cleaning, and representatives of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association are reminding residents about the dangers of hantavirus.  Hantavirus is a serious respiratory disease carried by Continue reading

YAMPA, GREEN RIVERS EXPECTED TO SEE HIGH FLOWS THIS YEAR

RAFTINGA whitewater rafting group, O.A.R.S., has announced which river systems will feature the best boatable flows, including early-season big water runs, for the 2014 season.  The Colorado, Yampa, and Green Rivers are on that list.  Based on regional data Continue reading

TIPTON DEMANDS DISCLOSURE OF SCIENCE LEADING TO SPECIES LISTINGS

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, during a House Natural Resources Committee hearing, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) underscored that federal agencies’ refusal to disclose scientific data used in the Endangered Species Act (ESA) listing process raises questions on the validity of that data and undermines species preservation efforts.  During his testimony, Tipton said “if ensuring a species’ well being is truly the goal, Continue reading

BENNET JUSTIFIES PICKING WINNERS AND LOSERS IN ENERGY

MICHAEL-BENNETWhile testifying in support of the wind energy Production Tax Credit Monday, Senator Michael Bennet indicated that in this one instance, it’s ok for the government to choose winners and losers in private business.  The PTC gives tax credits to wind energy producers, which Bennet says has created around 5,000 jobs in the state.  While testifying, Bennet said he actually agrees with the notion that the government Continue reading

DINOSAUR MONUMENT PREPS FOR NATIONAL PARK WEEK

Dinosaur-National-Monument-April 19th through the 27th is National Park Week.  All National Park Service sites will waive entrance fees on April 19th and 20th.  Special events at Dinosaur National Monument this year range from Continue reading