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Tipton Talks Trump, Sage Grouse and Congress

In the final segment of our conversation with Congressman Scott Tipton he discussed the Trump administrations first year in office  and changes being made to Sage Grouse Conservation plans and how those changes could benefit our area. When asked to evaluate Congress’s performance in passing Continue reading

Marijuana Use Among Colorado Students Declines

According to a new federal report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, regular marijuana use among Colorado middle and high school students declined after marijuana was legalized in the state. Results show fewer than 10% of Colorado  kids aged 12 to 17 used marijuana in the month prior Continue reading

DUI Saturation Patrol This Weekend

Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol in Grand County this weekend. Last year, State Patrol officers in Troop 4B, which encompasses Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Grand, and Jackson Counties, investigated 108 crashes Continue reading

Beware Of Aggressive Deer

Deer are mating across Colorado and Colorado  Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to take precautions to avoid conflicts. Bucks can be very aggressive during mating season, becoming much more territorial, which may cause them to attack people who they perceive as potential rivals.  Bucks may also spar with and become tangled in things like Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Up Slightly

The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between September and October, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate increased .2% to 2.7% over that time period. The Continue reading

Comment On NW Colorado Oil & Gas Lease Sale

The BLM is evaluating 64 parcels of land totaling nearly 60 thousand acres, for an oil and gas leas sale in Northwest Colorado, as part of the Trump administrations goal to strengthen America’s energy independence.  In Fiscal Year 2016, oil and gas activity on BLM Colorado-managed lands contributed $2.9 billion in economic output and Continue reading

Health Insurance Enrollment Assistance Available

Assistance is available for those who would like to, but have yet to sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act or Obama Care. Open enrollment will run through January 12th, however, you must be enrolled for insurance by December 15th to Continue reading

Meeting To Talk Wolves In Colorado

There will be a meeting tomorrow in Steamboat to discuss wolves in Colorado. The Sierra Club is hosting the meeting starting at 7 at the Bud Werner Library. Two short films concerning wolves in Colorado will be shown, which will be followed by a discussion with a member of the Sierra Club’s Continue reading

Legislation Introduced To Improve Veteran Care

Legislation was introduced last week that would increase access to care for our nations’ veterans and would also reform the Veterans Affairs hiring process to make it easier to fill staffing shortages at the agency. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner introduced The Veterans Improved Access and Care Act following a damaging report from the VA Inspector General, which revealed secret wait lists Continue reading

US Congressional Candidate To Visit Craig

A Democrat Candidate for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district will be in Craig this week to talk to voters. Karl Hanlon of Carbondale will attend a meet and greet in Continue reading

Measure To Replace Hayden School Passed After Rrecount

The recount has been completed on Hayden Ballot measure 3A, which confirmed the unofficial results, with the vote tally ending with 431 votes for and 429 votes against. Now that the measure has been approved, the Hayden school district will apply for a “BEST Grant” through the Colorado Department of Education, worth $40 million, which Continue reading

Gardner And Bennet Question VA Over Wait Lists

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet recently sent a letter to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, regarding the recent report from the VA Inspector General, which found unofficial wait lists at a Continue reading