Commissioners Join Sage Grouse Petition

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday signed onto a petition to the U.S. Interior Department, asking for an administrative review of how the Greater Sage Grouse was recommended for listing on the Endangered Species List. Moffat County Natural Resources Director Jeff Comstock brought the petition to Continue reading

Shadow Mountain Residents to Learn Water Rates Next Week

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editShadow Mountain residents should know next week what their water rates will be while they’re paying off the water and sewer line improvements. The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday signed paperwork allowing them to take a grant from the Continue reading

Club 20 to Hold Winter Committee Meetings

club 20-229Club 20 will hold their Winter Committee Meetings over the next couple of weeks in Grand Junction. Those that would like to show up are asked to register online or by phone by calling 970-242-3264. The first Continue reading

Sexual Assault Bill Moving Through Senate

co-state-capitol-300Sex assault victims would be able to undergo forensic evidence collection without reporting a crime under a measure pending in the Colorado Legislature. The state Senate gave unanimous bipartisan support yesterday to the bill. It would Continue reading

Oil and Gas Commission Addresses Flooding

oil-and-gas-industry-300Colorado regulators are holding a public meeting on proposed new rules to keep oil and gas wells safer after the 2013 Front Range flood was blamed for spills. The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission met with interested parties yesterday. The commission is scheduled to vote on the proposals on March 2nd. The Continue reading

Routt County Businesses Voice Opinions on Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300The business community has started lobbying Governor John Hickenlooper to do what he can to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off the Endangered Species List. A letter asking as much was had delivered to the governor last week. It was reportedly signed by 17 Routt County businesses, and underscored the importance of Continue reading

Tickets Still Available for Craig Kiwanis Play

KIWANISThe Craig Kiwanis Club still has tickets available for their annual play. The Saturday night performance is sold out, but there are still individual tickets and full tables available for Friday night. The Kiwanis play is an annual tradition, in which members mock current events. Organizers remind attendees that while Continue reading

State Gets Extra Month to Prepare for Multi-State Marijuana Lawsuit

US SUPREME COURTColorado has been given an extra month to respond to a lawsuit that claims the state is inconveniencing neighboring states through marijuana legalization. Nebraska and Oklahoma filed the lawsuit. Kansas and Utah refused to join in. The states argue that Colorado’s marijuana stores violate federal law, and leak marijuana into the neighboring Continue reading

Colorado Marijuana Sales Reach Nearly $700 Million in 2014

MARIJUANA-300During the first full year of recreational marijuana sales, Colorado sold $700 million worth of product. That number includes both medical and recreational sales. The medical industry takes credit for about $385 million of that, while the recreational industry claims around $313 million. Those numbers are based Continue reading

Lawmakers to Debate Pensions, Juvenile Shackling, and Vets

co-state-capitol-300Still to come this week in the Colorado Legislature, lawmakers worried about shackles and restraints used on juvenile offenders want to change such policies in judicial districts. A proposal up for its first hearing in a House Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Banning Microbeads

MICROBEADSColorado may be the latest state to ban tiny plastic particles that are often included in soaps and cosmetic products. The so-called “microbeads” turn up in face scrubs, acne treatments and toothpaste. The particles are too fine to be caught in wastewater treatment plants, and the plastic bits can pollute lakes and rivers. A Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Sends 21 to State Wrestling Tournament

wrestling-#2Northwest Colorado is sending three 1st place finishers and 18 others to the State Wrestling Tournament in Denver this week. Meeker’s T.J. Shelton, North Park’s Adrian Cereceres, and Moffat County’s Issik Herod won their respective regional tournaments. In all Meeker is sending eight wrestlers, Hayden sends five, Moffat Continue reading