Wyoming Officials Seeking Information on Poacher

POACHING1The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is seeking information regarding a poaching case involving a trophy mule deer buck near Medicine Bow. Elk Mountain game warden Ryan Kenneda said somebody shot the buck with a rifle Saturday. A guest at a nearby ranch reported seeing the buck alive earlier in the day. Kenneda Continue reading

Vesicular Stomatitus Yet to Reach Northwest Colorado

cdaAs of Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 69 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 251 of the 320 quarantines have now been released. Fortunately, no cases have been Continue reading

Congressmen Ask for More Public Comment Time for Cuckoo Plan

ybcRepresentatives from several Western states, including U.S. Representative Scott Tipton, are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue taking comment on the status of the Western yellow-billed cuckoo and its habitat through December 14th. The federal agency is scheduled to close public comment on the proposal on October 14th. In their letter to Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe, the representatives wrote that the Continue reading

Hayden Harvest Festival to be Held Saturday

halloween-pumpkin-#3The Hayden Harvest Festival is coming up this weekend. The Town of Hayden’s Parks and Rec Department will host the event Saturday at Case Enterprise Flower and Garden Center on Industrial Avenue. There will be a pumpkin patch for the kids, as well as pumpkin bowling, gourd painting, a balloon pop, a straw maze, face Continue reading

Pot Sellers Offer Less Potent Products

MARIJUANA-300Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with a raft of edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they won’t regret taking. The marketing shift is the pot-industry equivalent of selling beer and wine alongside higher-alcohol options such as Continue reading

Students Encouraged to Compete in Radon Poster Contest

RADONColorado students have until October 31st to put their creativity to work promoting awareness of indoor radon risks by participating in the 2015 National Radon Poster Contest. The contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes, is coordinated by the Colorado Continue reading

Moffat County Submits Public Comments on Two Issues

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have signed off on public comments regarding two key issues in Northwest Colorado. Jeff Comstock from the county’s Natural Resources Department presented the commissioners first with comments regarding U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s proposal to list the Yellow Billed Cuckoo as a threatened species. Continue reading

Gardner, Udall Hold 2nd Debate this Week

mark-udall-300gardnerIt’s another day, another debate in Colorado’s nationally watched U.S. Senate race. Democratic Senator Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Representative Cory Continue reading

Beauprez, Hickenlooper to Debate Energy Policies

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300BEAUPREZA debate still to come in Colorado is one of the most anticipated of this election season. Governor John Hickenlooper and his challenger, Republican Bob Beauprez, will debate energy policies next week. Continue reading

Flood Recovery Effort Report Released

FLOOD-WATER-300Governor John Hickenlooper and the Colorado Recovery Office have released a review of the recovery efforts for the September 2013 floods. The report covers lessons learned and continuing Continue reading

Bairoil Mayor Charged with Nepotism

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sue Rigano, the mayor of Bairoil, Wyoming, was served with a summons yesterday charging her with two counts of Nepotism. Rigano was served with the summons following a County Commission meeting in Green River. Nepotism, a misdemeanor that carries a fine of up to $1,000, is part of the Ethics and Disclosure Act under Continue reading

Accident Injures Four People

Vehicle-Accident-300Colorado State Patrol is investigating an accident on Routt County Road 53, that occurred south of Hayden over the weekend. An extended cab pick-up truck rolled after veering off the side of the road, injuring four young men who have not been identified by authorities. Friends of the crash victims say three of the four were high Continue reading