Commissioners Sign on to Letter Blasting Clean Power Act

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday agreed to become signatories on a letter to Governor Hickenlooper that highlights the downfalls of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Act. The letter was drafted by the Independence Institute, a think tank in Denver. The letter states that the Act will damage Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife to Gather Input on Strategic Plan

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will seek public input on a strategic plan to set goals and guide the agency’s operations for the next three to five years. The agency said Monday it will hold public meetings, but the schedule hasn’t been announced. Parks and Wildlife manages state wildlife, more than 340 parks and wildlife areas Continue reading

Hickenlooper Takes Oath of Office

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Democrat John Hickenlooper has taken the oath of office for a second term as Colorado governor. Hickenlooper fended off a challenge from Republican Bob Beauprez in November. Hickenlooper touted the state’s economic accomplishments and looked back at the tragedies Colorado has endured – from massive Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife offer Winter Safety Class

SNOWMOBILEWith winter in full swing and snow depths beginning to rise, winter and avalanche safety is of primary importance to anyone that enjoys cold weather activities, whether skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. To help everyone stay safe this winter, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a two-part winter and Continue reading

Communities Receive Grants for Water Projects

WATER CONSERVATIONThe state has awarded $9.5 million in grants for 15 drinking water and wastewater systems in small communities, including a couple in Northwest Colorado. The Department of Public Health Environment announced Friday the grants are for planning, designing or building systems. Grants for drinking water projects Continue reading

Missoula Children’s Theater to Perform in Craig

wizardWhen the Missoula Children’s Theater comes through Craig there will be several local cast members. More than 60 local students will help to perform an original musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz later this week. There will be two performances, both on Saturday. Show times are at 1 and 3:30 in the Moffat County high School Continue reading

Craig Chamber Seeking Nominations for Business of the Year

Craig-Chamber-150The Craig Chamber is seeking nominations for businesses of the year. There are three different categories, Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and Business Person of the Year. Small businesses are considered those that employ less that 50 employees. Nominations can Continue reading

State Forest Offers Seedlings for Educational Purposes

Co-State-Forest-Service-300The Colorado State Forest Service is accepting applications from all Project Learning Tree-trained educators to receive free seedling trees from its Fort Collins nursery. Interested teachers may request seedlings for planting projects on public or private land, or as awards to students for events and contests. The purpose of the Free Seedlings for Teachers Program is to Continue reading

Doctors Studying Health Effects of Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Colorado needs to know a lot more about the health effects of marijuana and how people are using it. That’s the conclusion yesterday by a panel of Colorado doctors studying the health effects of marijuana use. The doctors are getting ready to report on things like pot use by nursing mothers and whether marijuana use impairs Continue reading

Judge Considers Reclassifying Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300A federal judge in California is weighing the constitutionality of a 45-year-old act that classifies marijuana as a dangerous drug along with LSD, cocaine and heroin. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller in Sacramento held a five-day fact-finding hearing on the classification question late last year, and final arguments are Continue reading

Jackalope Bill To Be Considered By Wyoming Legislatators

If the Jackalope should be declared Wyoming’s official state mythical creature, is just one of over a hundred bills that will be on the agenda for elected officials when the Wyoming Legislature’s general session kicks off tomorrow for a two-month long session. It addition to the lighthearted Jackalope declaration, dozens of serious bills will be considered. Continue reading

Don’t Feed the Wildlife

colorado parksWinter is here and that means animals will have to search a little harder for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind people that the best way to help hungry animals is to let them find their next meal on their own. A law passed in 1992 makes it illegal to feed big game animals. This includes deer, elk, pronghorn, mountain Continue reading