Tag Archives: colorado

Report Finds EPA Knew of Spill Potential

EPA-300An internal government investigation has found that federal and state regulators underestimated the potential for a blowout from a Colorado mine. The disclosure was contained in documents released yesterday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Investigators concluded that EPA and state regulators underestimated how Continue reading

Workforce Centers Get Grants for Updating Worker Skills

colorado-workforce-center-3Workforce Centers across Colorado’s Northwest Region have announced plans to ramp up outreach efforts to notify out-of-work job Continue reading

EPA Spill Requires Federal Clean-up Funds

EPA-300The Colorado town where the Environmental Protection Agency caused a toxic mine leak earlier this month, unleashing a torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers, has decided to change course and request federal disaster funds to clean up the mine. The Silverton Board of Trustees and the San Juan County Commission approved a Continue reading

State Republicans Eliminate Presidential Poll

REPUBLICANRepublicans in Colorado have decided to diminish their role in the party’s presidential nominating contest. The state party’s executive committee has voted to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party’s March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The delegates Continue reading

PTSD Sufferers Sue State Over Pot Ruling

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s decision not to allow marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder has prompted a lawsuit by PTSD sufferers. Five PTSD patients filed suit last week in Denver District Court. They’re challenging a July decision by the Colorado Board of Health not to make PTSD the first condition added to Continue reading

Steamboat Added to Northwest Enterprise Zone

COLORADO-STATE-FLAGSteamboat Springs will become part of the Northwest Colorado Enterprise Zone next year, making a variety of state tax credits available for eligible business investors within the city. For the first time, the Colorado Economic Development Commission included Steamboat Springs within the Northwest Colorado Enterprise Zone boundary, which also includes the balance of Routt County and Garfield, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Jackson, Grand and Clear Creek counties. The inclusion of Steamboat Springs within the Enterprise Zone was supported by the City of Continue reading

Red Flag Warning In Effect Today

RED FLAGA Red Flag Warning is in effect today for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming.  With gusty winds, low humidity and dry conditions forecast, there is  potential for rapid fire spread should a wildfire get started  As a result of the Red Flag Warning, your are encouraged to take Continue reading

Smoke And Haze Blanket The Area

smoke 310The smoke and haze hanging over our area is not due to local fires. A haze is being caused the number of large fires across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. The U.S. Forest Service has identified over 80 large fires across the lower 48 states, mostly in Continue reading

Large Quake Shakes Southern Colorado

EARTHQUAKE-300The largest earthquake in Colorado in over a year shook southern Colorado overnight. The magnitude 4-point-2 quake hit about 25 miles west of Trinidad in Las Animas County around 11:15 last night. Although earthquakes are not uncommon in Colorado, quakes of that magnitude happen only infrequently in the Continue reading

Special Team to Look at Long Term Effects of EPA Spill

EPA-300New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez is forming a special team charged with monitoring the long-term effects of a massive toxic waste spill created by the Environmental Protection Agency at a Colorado mine. EPA Officials say federal contractors accidentally released more than 3 million gallons of wastewater laden with Continue reading

States Start Water Conservation Program

WATER CONSERVATIONThe states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico have begun a test program to shore up declining reservoir levels if the 15-year drought that has plagued the Colorado River continues into the future. On July 1st, the four states approved 10 projects that allow farmers, municipalities and other water users to Continue reading

Fish and Wildlife Offer Grants for Grouse Preservation

sage_grouse-300The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced about $828,000 in grants to preserve habitat for dwindling species including the greater sage grouse and Gunnison sage grouse in Washington state and Colorado. The grants announced Thursday were among $37.2 million for 44 projects to help endangered or threatened species Continue reading