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Child Charged With Starting Beaver Creek Fire

FireA child has been charged with arson, for a role in igniting the Beaver Creek Fire, which is still burning 24 miles north of Walden.  The fire, which began in June, has burned approximately 60 square miles of land near the Colorado and Wyoming border.  The arson charges were filed earlier this month.  Police Continue reading

Habitat Improvement Grants Available

colorado parksColorado parks and wildlife is accepting applications for Habitat Improvement Grants through their Habitat Partnership Program. $500,000 in funds is currently available for large scale habitat projects in the state. The program is intended to reduce big game damage to forage and fences, so proposals should focus on reducing conflicts between big game Continue reading

Tipton Talks Opiod Legislation

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton has cosponsored legislation intended to push back against opioid abuse and addiction in the US and Northwest Colorado. The Congressman has put forth legislation that would require additional labeling for opioid medication, and another bill that would change the patient evaluation systems for Continue reading

Grants Available For Colorado FFA Chapters

colorado-corn-logoThe deadline for Colorado FFA chapters to submit an application for grants available through  Colorado Corn is Continue reading

CPW Worried As Youth Participation Falls

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife officials are worried that they won’t be able to keep up with their conservation efforts, especially because the younger generation isn’t as interested in hunting and fishing as those currently involved in those activities. The department says their budget has been slashed by $40 million since 2009. The falling funds are Continue reading

Human Remains Discovered

MESAThe Mesa County Sheriff Department is investigating human remains discovered Tuesday by hikers in the North Desert Area. Sheriff Deputies worked with the assistance of the coroner’s office, forensic students and faculty from Colorado Mesa University to recover the remains. The Sheriff’s Office and coroner Continue reading

Trophy Elk Found Dead Near Rangely

operation-game-thiefColorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for help in finding the person responsible for killing a trophy quality bull elk who may have abandoned the animal, leaving the meat to waste. The elk was discovered in Game Management Unit 1 northwest of Rangely earlier this month. It’s possible the elk was shot legally but then was not located by the hunter. Hunters are responsible for making a reasonable attempt to track Continue reading

MOCO 2017 Budget Down $6 Million

budget-cuts-300The Moffat County Commissioners approved the preliminary budget for 2017 at their weekly meeting yesterday. The County will have nearly $6 Million less to spend in 2017 than in 2016, partially due to falling property values in the county. Since 2011, property values in Moffat County have fallen by nearly $80 million, resulting in an 18% drop in property taxes collected over that time period. The falling property taxes and Continue reading

Wildfire Season Winding Down

Wildfires-300Fire season is winding down in Northwest Colorado. Crews have been battling several fires for an extended period of time and now have them mostly under control. The Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles north of Walden, has had limited growth over the past month and is estimated at just Continue reading

Applications Due Monday For Big Game Hunts

PARKS AND WILDLIFEApplications are due Monday for big game hunts that are being offered this season on the Collins Mountain Ranch near Meeker.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering five hunts for individuals who drew a limited deer or elk license for Game Management Unit 23, for this year’s big game hunting season.  The Collins Mountain Ranch is Continue reading

Register To Vote

VOTE.2-300The 2016 election is less than 30 days away. Colorado has the highest percentage of registered voters in the country according to the Pew Center on the States. The numbers show that 87% of eligible voters in Colorado are registered to vote. Colorado residents can register to vote through Election Day, but if you register less than 8 days before the Continue reading

Go See The Fall Colors Before It’s Too Late

aspens_at_sunset_purgatoryFall is officially here, and this might be the final weekend to enjoy the peak fall colors around Northwest Colorado. The color change is in full swing with yellow aspen trees and a mix of orange and red leaves on display throughout Colorado forests. Fall is also the time to witness one of the unique animal mating rituals Continue reading