STEAMBOAT EMERGENCY CREWS PREP RESIDENTS FOR HIGH WATER

FLOOD-WATER-300While peak flows can vary, the Yampa River generally peaks in late May to early June while smaller tributaries, such as Butcherknife Creek, Burgess Creek, and, Spring Creek can peak significantly earlier in the year. In fact, Continue reading

SONNENBERG PROPOSAL DISCUSSED AMONG RURAL COUNTIES

SONNENBERGState Representative Jerry Sonnenberg’s Concurrent Resolution to change election of state representatives was the focus of a hearing on Wednesday, April 9, which was attended by officials from 13 rural counties. The resolution, if adopted by a two-thirds majority of each house, would refer a measure to Colorado voters in November that proposes election of representatives from each of 64 counties instead of Continue reading

FOREST R.A.C. SEEKING VOLUNTEER MEMBERS

forest-service-signThe Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are seeking members to serve on a citizens’ Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). The RAC reviews and recommends projects which benefit natural resources on the National Forests in five counties.  The committee was established in 2009 to Continue reading

SWANSON SENDS SPACE’S FIRST INSTAGRAM

SWANSONA Steamboat native has sent the first ever Instagram from space.  Steve Swanson is an astronaut, who is on his third trip to space, sent the Instagram April 7th, posting it on the International Space Station’s account.  The account was created by NASA recently, and features new science discoveries, launch information and Continue reading

TIPTON VOTES FOR BILL THAT AIMS TO BALANCE BUDGET

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) voted to balance the budget, expand economic opportunity for Americans, and protect vital programs like Medicare for current and future generations. The House passed a budget yesterday that seeks to cut spending by $5.1 trillion and Continue reading

MULE DEER FOUNDATION THANKS VOLUNTEERS DURING RECOGNITION WEEK

MULE DEERDuring National Volunteer Recognition Week, the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) is tipping their hat to the thousands of volunteers that make the organization what it is today.  That’s according to Foundation President Miles Moretti.  He says volunteer leaders help organize MDF chapter Continue reading

LAWMAKERS WORK ON NEW LIMITS FOR CONCENTRATED MARIJUANA

MARIJUANA-300Colorado lawmakers have started work on two hot-button marijuana measures in the final weeks of this year’s legislative session.  One bill would lower possession limits for concentrated forms of marijuana such as hash oil. Currently, Colorado adults are allowed to possess up to Continue reading

COMMITTEE APPROVES BILL TO PREVENT ANTI-ABORTION LAW

co-state-capitol-300The Reproductive Health Freedom Act (SB 175), a pro-active bill to protect the right Colorado women to get an abortion, has passed its first vote in the Senate Health and Human Services Committee. The legislation ensures that all women in Colorado have the fundamental right to have Continue reading

CELL PHONE BILL DIES IN COLORADO LEGISLATURE

CELL PHONE BANRestrictions on cellphone use while driving in Colorado won’t advance this year after lawmakers missed a deadline to vote on the bill.  With the bill, Colorado would’ve joined 12 states and the District of Columbia in requiring drivers to use a hands-free device while talking on the phone.  House lawmakers Continue reading

STEAMBOAT SUMMER BUS SCHEDULE NOW ONLINE

City-of-SteamboatSteamboat Transit will start their summer bus schedule on Monday. The summer schedule will be very similar to the summer 2013 schedule as well as the Winter Night Line. Service areas will include all locations served in past summers.  You can find schedule information on-line by clicking here.

SEBELIUS LEAVING WHITE HOUSE

sebeliusA White House official says Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from the Obama administration.  The move comes just a week after the close of the rocky enrollment period for President Barack Obama’s health care law. Website failures marred the opening weeks Continue reading

HORIZONS TO HOLD “PICK-A-DISH”

HORIZONS-300Horizons Specialized Services will hold their Pick A Dish event Thursday night, April 10th.  Local restaurants will provide dishes for judging, with Horizons clients helping to serve the meal.  The night starts at 5, with the first dish to be served at 5:15.  Judging will take place in the form of donations, Continue reading