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Women Still Make Less Than Men

Equal pay has again become a hot topic at the Colorado Legislature after House Democrats last week announced more equal pay measures that they say address the inequality women feel in the workplace.  The bills would make it a requirement for a state contractor to pay women the same as men. It would also allow employees to openly discuss salary information without fear of retribution. Finally, the measures would ban employers from asking

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Spruce Beetles Continue Destruction

PINE-BEETLEOne type of tree-killing beetle is attacking Colorado forests at a faster pace, but another is slowing down, partly because it’s running out of live trees to infest. State and federal forestry officials said Friday spruce beetles were active on Continue reading

Attic Fire At Home In Steamboat

STEAMBOAT FIRE RESCUEThe Steamboat Springs Fire department last night responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at a home at 12 Sequoia Court. While investigating for the source of carbon monoxide, firefighters felt heat when in the upper bedrooms and saw light smoke outside the home. Fire crews pulled the ceiling down to access a fire in the attic. The fire had burned through roof joists and affected electrical wiring in the area. To Continue reading

Disturbing Video Of Moose Caught in Backyard Swing

PARKS AND WILDLIFEUnsettling video of a bull moose with its antlers caught on a backyard swing is a prime example of the hazards of attracting wildlife to a residential area, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials explained.  Recorded at the home of a Summit County resident who admitted to using salt to attract the animal, the footage shows the angry moose struggling with the swing’s rope wrapped around its antlers while wildlife officers attempt to free it. After several hours Continue reading

Wintry Weather To Add To Snowpack This Weekend.

snow-plowWith another 4 to 8 inches of snow expected his weekend, speculation that we are getting a lot more snow than usual will continue.  Another theory is that the ongoing cold temperatures have kept the existing snowpack from melting, causing the snow to pile high and resulting in narrowed streets  and snow mountains all over town.  The fact is that both have contributed to the amount of snow on Continue reading

CDOT Begins Weekly Memorial To People Killed In Crashes

memorial signA new program instituted by the Colorado Department of Transportation, which began this week, will display a weekly tally of the year-to-date deaths on Colorado roadways. Every Wednesday through the end of 2016 the memorial messages will be paired with safety messages aimed at reducing crashes on digital message signs on highways across the state. According to preliminary data, fatalities in the state are up more than 11 percent, from Continue reading

Comments Needed On Trapper And ColoWyo Environmental Assessments

jan 27 meeting Crai8gA smaller than expected number of people attended the public meeting concerning the draft Environmental Assessments for Trapper and ColoWyo mines last night. About 250 were in attendance. Speakers included Ray Beck the Mayor of Craig and Moffat County Continue reading

Bighorn Sheep Found With Head Cut Off

colorado parksThe body of a bighorn sheep with it’s head removed was found last week southwest of Kremmling. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a $1000 reward for any information leading to a citation or arrest. It is not known how the animal died, but a press release alluded that the animal may have died in Continue reading

Moffat County Hires Economic Development Firm

better cityThe Moffat County Commissioners at their regular meeting yesterday decided to contract with a company that specializes in economic development and community revitalization. The company, Better City based in Ogden Utah, will initially perform a comprehensive economic assessment of Moffat County. Three companies were interviewed for the job, but the commissioners unanimously agreed that Better City was head and shoulders Continue reading

Stopping Coal Exports The Goal Of The “Green Wall”

coal exportMayors on the west coast are teaming up with groups like The Wild Earth Guardians to form what they are calling “green wall” on the west coast of the United States. The goal of the group and the “green wall” is to Continue reading

Avalanche Deaths In Colorado and Wyoming

AVALANCHE WARNINGAvalanches kill an average of 42 people each year in North America. Hundreds more are injured. Avalanches can happen to those skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, driving, hunting and bike riding. Many avalanche Continue reading

Broncos Super Bowl Bound

super bowl 50The Broncos defeated the New England Patriots yesterday, and are headed to Super Bowl 50 to play the Carolina Panthers. The Bronco’s defense was the main reason for the Broncos success, holding Tom Brady to 310 yards, one touch down, and forcing two interceptions. Peyton Manning and the offense were able to do just enough to come out of the game victorious. Manning went 17 for 32 for 172 yards and two touchdowns, and the Broncos as a team rushed for just under 100 yards. This will be a record tying 8th appearance for the Broncos in the Super Bowl matching the Cowboys, Steelers, and Patriots. The Broncos are currently 3.5 point underdogs in the game according to Vegas.