Tag Archives: 2017

Bill Introduced To Help Fund Rural Hospitals

 A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would permanently extend Medicare financing programs, which help support hospitals in rural areas like Northwest Colorado. Colorado Senator Michael Bennet joined a bi-partisan group which introduced the bill last week. The Rural Hospital Access Act of 2017, would extend the Medicare Dependent Hospital and Low Volume Hospital programs in perpetuity. The Medicare Dependent Hospital Continue reading

Register For Steamboat Fire Academy

Enrollment is now open for the Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue, 2017 Fire Academy. The academy provides entry level training for those who may be interested in a career as a firefighter. Steamboat fire has full-time, part time, and reserve fire fighters on staff. Individuals who complete the program may 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

2017 Colorado Fishing Licenses On Sale

2017 fishing licenses are now on sale in Colorado. Annual licenses will be good April 1st through March 30th of next year, with one-day fishing passes also available for purchase. Licenses can be purchased 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

MOCO Kindergarten Registration Underway

Kindergarten registration started this week for all Moffat County Elementary schools for the 2017-2018 school year. To register for elementary school, your child needs to be 5 years old on or before August 31st. Registration will take place through March Continue reading

Demand For Coal Projected to Increase

Coal production in the USA hit a nearly 40 year low last year.  However, according to the Energy Information Administration, demand and production are expected to increase in 2017. They predict production should 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

Time To Research Schools For 2017-2018

Governor John Hickenlooper has declared this week National School Choice Week in Colorado. Families are encouraged to research and evaluate the K through 12 school choices available to their children in advance of the 2017 and 2018 school year. National School Choice Week also looks to raise awareness around the importance of providing Continue reading

Wyoming May Take $144 Million From State Savings

wyoming-flag-graphicGovernor Matt Mead released his preliminary budget for 2017 yesterday. The Governor has proposed using $144 million from the states $1.6 billion rainy day fund to help cover the nearly $400 million budget shortfall. Mead is also calling for Continue reading

Mead To Release Budget For 2017, Cuts Expected

matt_meadWyoming Governor Matt Mead is expected to announce his plans for the 2017 budget sometime today. The budget will have to compensate for the expected $157 million budget shortfall, in addition to the $248 million in state government cuts that were announced by Mead earlier this summer. The deficit is due to falling revenues from Coal Continue reading

Hayden Town Council To Talk Budget and Taxes

HAYDEN-300The Hayden Town Council will be meeting this week to discuss the town’s plans for 2017. The Council will meet Thursday night. They are expected to adopt and approve the budget for 2017. They will also discuss the recently instituted marijuana excise tax, utilizing property taxes to offset Continue reading