Tag Archives: 2016

Man Gets 50 Years For Child Prostitution

Miguel Diaz-Martinez of Steamboat, who had previously pleaded guilty to multiple counts of Sex Trafficking and Inducement of Child Prostitution, was sentenced to 50 years in prison in a Routt County Court Friday. District Attorney Brett Barkey says the sentencing of Diaz-Martinez, will allow the nine courageous victims in the case to continue their Continue reading

Second Wyoming Highway Death Of The Year

The second death to occur this year on Wyoming Highways took place earlier this week near Greybull. 28-year-old Simon Augedahl of Casper, rear ended a semi truck on Highway 14 Monday. Augendahl, who was not wearing a seat-belt when the accident occurred, sustained fatal injures. The two Continue reading

Cheney Calls For Investigation Of “Anti-Trump” FBI

Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney called for the FBI to be investigated in a recent interview, over what she referred to as an anti-Trump bias at the agency during the 2016 election. Cheney called for the investigation in an interview with the Wyoming Tribune Eagle last week, saying there were real Continue reading

119th Death Occurs On Wyoming Highways

A fatal crash occurred earlier this week in Wyoming, making that the 119th fatality to occur on Wyoming Highway’s this year. 61-year-old Terry Molgard of Guernsey was driving on Highway 26 near Fort Larime, when his vehicle left the road, causing him to over correct, flipping the vehicle. Molgard was not wearing a seat-belt Continue reading

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