Rim Rock Fire Rekindles

fire season smallFire fighters are suppressing the lightning caused Rim Rock Fire which started Wednesday and was declared controlled that evening on BLM land. The wildland fire rekindled Thursday afternoon and BLM crews Continue reading

Forest Service Withdraws Proposed Water Rule

WATER CONSERVATIONThe U.S. Forest Service has officially withdrawn its proposed Groundwater Management Directive, an initiative highly criticized as an attempt by the federal government to control and regulate all bodies of water in the U.S. The directive would have caused major problems for farmers and ranchers, as it would have included Continue reading

Women’s Cast and Blast Scheduled for Kremmling

colorado parksWomen interested in learning the basics of fly fishing, archery and how to handle a shotgun safely are invited to a women­ only ‘Cast, Blast and Twang’ clinic in Kremmling. Designed for novices 18 and older, no experience or equipment is required. The class fee is $20 and pre-­registration is required. Space is limited and the Continue reading

Parachute Ends Ban on Recreational Pot Shops

MARIJUANA-300Recreational marijuana businesses are now welcome in a western Colorado town that banned them in 2013. Trustees in the town of Parachute voted 4-2 to remove their ban on recreational marijuana shops, cultivation centers and testing or product manufacturing businesses. Local schools will be getting a percent of the sales tax Continue reading

Lawmakers Get Update on State Economy

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers are getting an update on the state’s economy that will provide a clearer picture of how much money they need to refund to taxpayers. The quarterly revenue forecast released Friday morning helps lawmakers budget for future years and gives an overview of the state’s economic health. One area budget writers Continue reading

Whittle the Wood

whittle-the-wood-tile-150There are two night’s of music planned for this year’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous in Craig, the first taking place tonight. The public is welcome to stop by anytime over the next couple of days to watch the carvers working on their projects. Live music will begin at 4 this afternoon with Dixie Leadfoot and the Chrome Struts, followed by Gone Before They Got Here at 6. There will activities available all day tomorrow, starting Continue reading

Letter Sent by Lawmakers Inviting DOI Director Back to Craig

department-of-interiorA letter signed by several Western legislators has been sent to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, inviting her back to Craig. The legislators would like to see Jewell hold a public meeting in Craig, to explain what she is doing to help residents of Northwest Colorado regarding the ColoWyo decision. The letter briefly goes over what has Continue reading

County Delays Re-opening of 9th Street

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editIt turns out 9th Street from Finley Lane through the Shadow Mountain neighborhood won’t be re-opened next week, after all. Moffat County officials sent out a notice yesterday, that said they would delay the repaving of the 9th until later in the month. Crews were going to start that Continue reading

Emergency Crews Respond to Fire, Accident in Craig

extri1extri2Emergency crews in Craig responded to a couple of incidents yesterday, including a fire at a local motel, and a car accident just east of town. The fire was reported early yesterday afternoon at the Super 8 Motel. A clothes Continue reading

Moffat County to Spray for Mosquitoes Later this Month

mosquito300Moffat County Pest Management says they will start aerial spraying for mosquitoes late this month. While the department says it treats the Loudy Simpson and golf course areas regularly from April through October, aerial spraying relies on good weather conditions. The plan is to spray sometime between June 30th and July 3rd in the Continue reading

Steamboat Releases Final April Sales Tax Figures

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published the final April 2015 Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s April sales taxes are 9.50% more than the April 2014 Continue reading

V-A Stripped of Ability to Manage Large Construction Projects

VETERANSThe U.S. Senate has tentatively approved legislation to strip the Veterans Affairs Department of the authority to manage large construction projects after massive cost overruns on a Denver-area hospital. The Senate voted Tuesday to amend a defense bill to give the Army Corps of Engineers management power over VA Continue reading