Tag Archives: California

Cross Country Biker to Arrive in Craig Tomorrow

Bicycle 32A cross-country biker will be passing through Northwest Colorado this week. Greg Crawford, dean of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science is currently biking 3,500 miles across the country to raise awareness for rare disease research and is stopping in Craig tomorrow. Crawford will be biking from Granby to Craig Continue reading

Nation’s Forests Need Disease and Wildfire Prevention

forest-service-signDrought has killed about 12 million trees in California’s national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres. Altogether, up to 40 percent of the entire national forest system is in need of treatment to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and Continue reading

Wyoming Trooper Gets in Scuffle with Suspect

wyoming hpA Wyoming State Trooper got into a physical altercation with a suspect he pulled over for speeding on I-80 about 3 miles east of Green River Friday morning. During the course of the stop, the trooper developed reasonable suspicion that some other criminal activity was going on. The driver was identified as 19 year old Ronnie Rake of California. A struggle ensued in the ditch next to Continue reading

Feds Exclude Sage Grouse Species from Protection

sage_grouse-300The Interior Department’s decision not to add a type of sage grouse found only in Nevada and California to the Endangered Species List is a reassuring sign that strong efforts by Colorado and other Western states to conserve larger populations of the greater sage grouse can pay off. That’s according to the Colorado Wildlife Continue reading

Craig Police Warn of Mail Scam

SCAMS-300The Craig Police Department has been made aware of what they call an unethical practice involving a company out of California, called “Record Transfer Services”. Their mailings appear as an official “Recorded Deed Notice” concerning property owned by a resident of Moffat County. The paperwork advises that for a Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Allowing Medical Use of Pot While on Probation

MARIJUANA-300Colorado has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years – but not for people on probation or parole. A bill in the state House would change that policy. It would say that pot use doesn’t amount to a probation violation for people with medical clearance to use the drug. The hearing comes two days after Arizona’s highest court Continue reading

25 Pounds of Pot Seized in Wyoming Traffic Stop

MARIJUANA-300A traffic stop for speeding on Monday morning resulted in the seizure of approximately 25 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred on Interstate 80 eastbound about 16 miles east of Evanston, Wyoming. A Wyoming State Trooper stopped a speeding car, and became suspicious when he smelled an overwhelming odor of raw Continue reading

House Approves Measure to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House has given initial approval to barring mental health professionals from practicing gay-conversion therapy with patients under 18. The House advanced the bill on an unrecorded voice vote Friday. The bill prohibits Continue reading

Snowpack Better in Western Colorado than Other Areas of the Country

SNOWPACKSnowpack in the mountain valleys where the Colorado River originates is only a little below normal, marking one of the few bright spots in an increasingly grim drought gripping much of the West. Measurement stations in western Colorado showed the snowpack yesterday at 90 percent of the long-term average. By contrast, many Continue reading

VNA Offers Measles Vaccinations in Wake of Outbreak

Northwest Colorado VNAThe United States is experiencing a multi-state measles outbreak that started in California last month. Measles is a highly contagious, viral illness. Symptoms generally appear seven to 14 days after a person is infected and begin with fever, cough, runny Continue reading

Lawmakers Mulling Right-to-die Legislation

co-state-capitol-300Colorado Democrats are introducing legislation to allow the terminally ill choose when they die, with the help of doctor-prescribed medication. Democrats from the House and Senate announced details of the proposal yesterday, Continue reading

Police Chiefs Wrap up Marijuana Training Conference

MARIJUANA-300The final day of of the Colorado Association of Chiefs of Police training conference on marijuana concluded last week with discussions of the Colorado marijuana industry perspective, the challenges of good data collection, and the importance of cross-collaboration with other public agencies. Discussions at the CACP’s Continue reading