State Unemployment Rate Drops

Unemployment2Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500 over the month from June to July, to 2,452,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,000 and government decreased 500. Colorado has had 33 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey Continue reading

Steamboat Woman Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison

court-300Today, pursuant to a plea agreement, Lisa Lesyshen pleaded guilty to Murder in the Second Degree and was sentenced to 40 years in prison.  Lesyshen will be transferred immediately to the custody of the Colorado Department of Corrections.  Lesyshen killed her son, Asher Lesyshen-Kirlan on May 29, 2013.  She then shot Continue reading

Meteorologists Predict Tough Winter Without Coal

Energy consumers are in for a hard winter. That’s according to meteorologists at WeatherBELL Analytics. The forecasters say current weather patterns are “flowing along right now into the type of El Niño situation that is notorious for giving the United States cold, snowy winters, especially in the southern Continue reading

Interest High in Serving on Oil and Gas Task Force

Co-Oil-Gas-300The interest in serving on the governor’s task force charged with recommending new oil and gas regulations is higher than expected. There is so much interest, that the decision of who will serve has been delayed. Governor Hickenlooper wanted to make the announcement last week, but the number of Continue reading

Army Warns of Soldier Scam

SCAMS-300Army investigators are warning about a scam by which phony soldiers use tales of war to steal cash from unsuspecting civilians. The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command has received numerous reports from victims around the world who have been duped by people impersonating soldiers. The scam Continue reading

Poacher Pleads Guilty

POACHING1A Colorado man pleaded guilty Friday to illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats as part of a scheme to make hunting the cats easier for their clients. Christopher Loncarich, of Mack, was indicted earlier this year on charges including transportation and sale of unlawfully taken wildlife. Loncarich is Continue reading

State Tracking Licenses Issued to Illegal Immigrants

licenseOnly about half of Colorado’s illegal immigrants trying to get driver’s licenses or identification cards have managed to get documents during the first two weeks of a new law. Data from the state revenue department also shows that about 10 percent of illegal Continue reading

Man Awaiting Sentence Dies of Cancer

14th-judicial-district-300The family of a man awaiting sentencing in a fatal traffic collision in Steamboat says he has died of cancer. Reports say Scott Penfold died Tuesday. His family submitted a death notice to the judge. Penfold was convicted last month of careless Continue reading

Craig Relay-4-Life is Tonight

RELAY-FOR-LIFE-300The Craig Relay 4 Life takes place tonight at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Participants will walk to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Cancer survivors, patients, supporters, and caregivers will all take part in a shortened event. Organizers say they are Continue reading

Love INC to Hold Back-To-School Fair Tomorrow

LOVE-INC2Love INC will hold a Back-to-School Fair this weekend. The Fair will include low cost immunizations for kids. There will also be food, school supplies, haircuts, games, prizes, balloons, and more provided for free for kids. The Fair will take place tomorrow from 9 to 1 at Continue reading

Humane Society to Hold Bowling Fundraiser

mc-humane-society1The Humane Society of Moffat County will hold a fundraiser this weekend to raise money for the Bear Creek Animal Shelter in Craig. The money Continue reading

Big Game Hunting Licenses Still Available

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still approximately 20,000 leftover big-game and turkey licenses are available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table. Over-the-counter elk licenses are also now available. Continue reading