Ray Beck Elected Craig Mayor

Unofficial vote totals for the Craig municipal election:

For Mayor:

Ray Beck – 969
Don Jones – 805

For Craig City Council: top 4 elected

John Ponkivar – 1232
Joe Bird – 1095
Derek Duran – 1052
Kent Nielson – 994
Liane Davis-Kling – 870
Matt Winey – 630
Marilynn Hill – 451

BLM Plans Wild Horse Gather in Rio Blanco County

wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in northwest Colorado within the White River Field Office to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations. Maintaining healthy wild horse populations is a key aspect of the BLM’s multiple use mission to manage public Continue reading

Fire Danger High in Northwest Colorado

fire-danger-high-signThe fire danger is high across much of Colorado partly because of a dry air mass in place across much of the Southwest. The dry weather combined with warm weather and expected strong winds led to the posting of red flag warnings south of the Palmer Divide and across southern and northwestern Colorado yesterday. Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned Northwest of Walden

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct a prescribed burn this month, approximately twenty miles northwest of Walden, in the area of Big Creek Lakes and Twisty Park. The Big Creek Lakes Prescribed Continue reading

Steamboat Releases Preliminary February Tax Figures

City-of-SteamboatThe City of Steamboat has published their preliminary February Sales, Use, and Accommodation Tax Report. Steamboat’s February sales taxes are 9.62% Continue reading

Lawmakers to Address Marijuana Concentrates

MARIJUANA-300Lawmakers worried about explosions caused by people trying to make homemade hash will begin debate on a bill addressing the topic. Under the proposal, people without a license to make marijuana concentrates would face felony charges if they used flammable gases in the attempt. Last year, there were 32 explosions and Continue reading

Gay Conversion Therapy Bill Taken up in Senate

co-state-capitol-300A Democrat-sponsored proposal to forbid therapists from trying to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person under 18 faces its first vote – and toughest test – in the Republican-controlled Senate. With the bill, Continue reading

Fire at Sunset Meadows

sunset fireCraig firefighters responded to a small fire inside an apartment at the Sunset Meadows Assisted Living facility last night. Details of the fire, including what caused it, have not been released. It’s also not clear whether anyone suffered any injuries.  Click picture to enlarge. Photo courtesy of Doug Slaight.

House Debates Budget This Week

Co-State-Capital-300This week it’s the House’s turn to debate and vote on the state’s $25 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1st. The GOP-controlled Senate has already approved it on a largely partisan vote, leaving Democrats upset over not getting funding for some of their priorities, such as affordable housing grants and money for a Continue reading

Woman, Two Children Escape Serious Injury in Rollover

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001The Colorado State Patrol and Craig Fire/Rescue responded to a rollover accident on Highway 13 about 20 miles south of Craig yesterday. Troopers say 42-year old Tonya Humphrey of Wyoming was driving toward Craig, when she drove off the side of the road and rolled her car. There were two children in the car with her. Everyone was wearing seatbelts, and no one Continue reading

Man Sentenced for Firing Gun in his Home

District Attorney 14thA Routt County man was sentenced Wednesday to 5 years probation and 30 days in the county jail for firing a gun in his home back in October. Scott Brooks was sentenced after pleading guilty to Prohibited Use of a Weapon, a class 2 misdemeanor. The round he fired traveled through an exterior wall of his Continue reading

BLM Planning Prescribed Burns in Moffat County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning to conduct up to two prescribed fires in the upcoming week in the Douglas Mountain area 30 miles west of Maybell to reduce the threat from large wildland fires and Continue reading