Tag Archives: 2016

Trump Admin To End “War On Coal” By Eliminating Clean Power Plan

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt announced yesterday that the agency will start the process of withdrawing the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan was instituted by the Obama administration, designed to significantly cut emissions from coal fired power plants. During his announcement Continue reading

Wyoming Highway Patrol Busy In 2016

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has issued a report detailing the department’s activities in 2016. Highway Patrol officers issue more than 42,000 citations last year. 1,000 people were arrested for driving under the influence with 1,700 people being arrested on misdemeanor and felony drug charges. Troopers investigated more than 6,600 motor vehicle crashes Continue reading

CO Receives Funds To Repair Rock Slide Damage

Colorado has been granted over $7 million from the Federal Highway Administration, to help pay for damage from the rock-slide which closed down I-70 through Glenwood Canyon, in early 2016. These funds will be critical in addressing the issues caused by the slide, and will help support the State’s Emergency Relief account, which was facing significant shortfalls. According to Continue reading

Steamboat Tax Collections Fall

For the first time in over a year sales tax’s collected in Steamboat dropped.  According to the most recent Sales Use and Accommodation Tax Report taxes fell by 1.12% or just over $25,000 in February, when compared to February of last year. Despite the overall decrease, city marijuana Continue reading

Lots Of Visitors At Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park was the fourth most visited national park last year in the United States. More than 4.5 million people visited Rocky Mountain National Park in 2016. The most popular park in the Continue reading

Steamboat Tax Collections Increase

Sales tax collections in Steamboat started the year on a positive note according to the City’s Sales Use and Accommodation Tax Report. Taxes collected in January increased by almost 5% when compared to taxes collected in January of 2016.  The Continue reading

Craig Police Release Year End Report

The Craig Police Department recently released their year-end report for 2016. The report details the strategic direction of the department, future priorities the department will undertake and breaks down the crime statistics for 2016. Craig Police increased DUI patrols last year by 113 hours and Continue reading

Steamboat Sales Tax Collections Up To End Year

Sales taxes collections in Steamboat ended the year on a positive note according to the most recent Sales, Use and Accommodations Tax Report. Taxes collected in December grew by 1.4% when compared to December of 2015, and total taxes collected for the year were up 6.7% when compared to taxes collected in 2015. The biggest Continue reading

Three Deaths This Week On Wyoming Highways

Three traffic fatalities early this week in Wyoming have brought this year’s traffic death total inline with 2016 numbers. Rawlins resident, 59 year old Robin Banks died in an accident Monday afternoon 22 miles south of Jeffrey City. Banks rolled her vehicle due to high Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Production Nears Record Low

Coal Production continues to fall in Wyoming, hitting a nearly record low in 2016. For the first time in almost 20 years, the state’s coal production fell below 300 million tons, with Wyoming’s Powder River Basin producing its lowest coal total since Continue reading

New Years DUI Enforcement Starts Friday

The New Years Eve “Heat Is On” campaign in Colorado is taking place through Wednesday. The Colorado State Patrol and other local law enforcement are combining efforts to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. Last year, nearly 400 impaired drivers were arrested and seven deaths occurred during Continue reading

Steamboat Tax Collections On The Rise

SteamboatTaxes collected in Steamboat continue to increase according to the city’s October Sales, Use and Accommodation tax report. Taxes collected in October grew by nearly 4% as compared to October of last year, with the biggest gains coming from marijuana sales which Continue reading