Primary Elections Voted Down

colorado-state-seal-300The house bill that would have instituted a primary system to select Colorado presidential candidates was shot down yesterday in a Senate committee on a party line vote. The bill was being considered because the use of caucuses to select the states nominees had recently come under scrutiny by both Republicans and Democrats. The bill passed out of Continue reading

Hang Gliding Competition Expected To Bring The Best To NW CO

Hang_glider_aero_towA hang gliding event has been scheduled for 2017  that is expected to bring national attention to Northwest Colorado. The competition will be covered by ESPN, and the top 50 Continue reading

Yampa River Trail Closures

YAMPA RIVERDue to water continuing to rise in the Yampa, another section of the Yampa River Trail in Steamboat is now closed. In addition to the closures at the Highway 40 underpass at Walton Creek, and at the Railroad underpass Continue reading

Police Investigate Threat Allegation At Moffat County High

moffat-co-high-2After receiving a report, Tuesday morning, of a student who was accused of making a serious threat against other students, administrators of Moffat County High School and the Craig Police Department investigated the allegation and found no threat to anyone at the school. According to the Craig Police Department Division Commander Bill Leonard, a parent called the Continue reading

Rockfall Closes Road In Steamboat

steamboat-logo-charcoal-300River Road in Steamboat is closed to through traffic in the canyon section between Brooklyn neighborhood and Tree Haus due to a minor rockfall. The City is asking that all traffic including bike and pedestrian traffic Continue reading

Primaries Considered For Colorado

Vote_CheckmarkDue to criticism over the use of caucuses to determine Colorado’s presidential nominees the state is taking steps towards adopting a primary election system for the next election. A bill was passed out of the Colorado House of Representatives yesterday that would require the Governor to set a presidential primary date for any Continue reading

Are Regulations Negatively Affecting Business In CO

colorado-state-seal-300CEO’s from around the country have rated Colorado as the 15th best state in which to do business. In “The Best and Worse States Survey” CEO’s are asked to provide insights on factors that affect their decision on weather to do business in a state. These factors include tax and regulatory requirements, quality of workforce, and quality of living environment. Colorado’s ranking in the survey feel from 11th in the previous Continue reading

Coffee With Council Friday

SteamboatThe monthly “Coffee with Council” will take place this Friday in Steamboat.  The meeting will be held in the morning from 7:30 to 9 in the Crawford Room of the Centennial Hall. Councilman Scott Ford and others will be in attendance to discuss new locations for a police Continue reading

11 Year Old Injured In ATV Accident

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300An eleven year old girl was injured this weekend when she wrecked her four-wheeler in Craig. According to the Craig Police Department, the girl was riding the four-wheeler in the skate park near Ashley and Baker drive, when she was forced to make a sudden turn causing her to lose control and crash. The girl suffered minor injuries and was Continue reading

Good And Bad Signs For Local Economies

economyEconomic numbers have been released by the Yampa Valley Data Partners that give mixed signals about the economic health for Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. On a positive note retail sales for August when compared to the previous year increased slightly in both Routt and Moffat, along with coal and oil production, which also grew when Continue reading

Marijuana To Be Allowed In CO Schools

colorado-state-seal-300The bill that would allow Colorado Students who use medical marijuana to receive their medication from a school nurse or parental guardian has reached the Governors desk for a signature. The bill was unanimously approved 35-0 last week by the State Senate on the second of two votes required to pass the bill. The bill would allow schools to permit Continue reading

Learn About Archeology And Biodiversity At Dinosaur

Dinosaur National Monument QuarrySpecial programs are being hosted at Dinosaur National Park this month to highlight the archeological aspects and biodiversity of the park. Anthropologists from Utah State University will lead a group on a hike to Jones Hole Canyon where they will explore the different archeological Continue reading