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Hayden’s Roving Christmas Tree

christmas treeThe Roving Christmas Tree will once again make its way through Hayden on Christmas Eve. The first stop will be the Haven at 5PM from there we will travel up to Golden Meadows and Hospital Hill. Please leave a porch light on if you would like Santa to stop. If you live on a dead end road the trailer may not be able to turn around, so watch for us at the closest corner. You can also watch our progress on Facebook at Webber’s Roving Christmas Tree. For more information please call Cindy at 276-4446 or 819-0500.

Craig Teen Dies In Auto Accident

fatal-30017 year old  male Torivio Tovar  of Craig died following a two vehicle collision that occurred just before 3pm on US Highway 40 one mile west of Craig. Tovar was driving a Ford F250 away Continue reading

Spending Bill May Not Protect Western States against Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300Federal officials say Congress acted too late if it wanted to block protections for a bird found in Colorado and Utah. A spending bill approved by Congress last week blocks any money for a final rule to protect the Gunnison sage grouse. But the final rule was issued before the bill passed. An estimated 5,000 Gunnison sage grouse remain, Continue reading

Seasonal Changes to Visitor Access at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-The arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access in some areas. In Utah, roads around the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are maintained throughout the winter. The Cub Creek Road is Continue reading

Health Officials Urge Coloradans to get Flu Shots

seasonal-flu-300State health officials urge Coloradans to protect themselves and their families by getting a flu vaccination. Last year, there were 1,759 hospitalizations caused by the flu in Colorado. Health officials say the single best way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting vaccinated. It takes about two weeks after getting the vaccination to build the antibodies needed to protect you from the flu. The CDC recommends Continue reading

Oil and Gas Leaders Say Fines for Violations are Excessive

Co-Oil-Gas-300Colorado oil and gas industry leaders say new fines for rule violations could lead in some cases to companies shutting down or curtailing operations. An attorney for the Colorado Oil and Gas Association industry group told regulators penalties should be waived for minor infractions. The commission is considering the new fine Continue reading

Colorado Uses Government Money for Marijuana Study

MARIJUANA-300Colorado is awarding more than $8 million for medical marijuana research. Researchers say it the first time government money will be used to explore marijuana’s medical potential. The grants awarded by the state Board of Health yesterday will go to studies on whether marijuana helps treat epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease Continue reading

PILT Program Funded

piltThe Payment in Lieu of Taxes, or PILT, program, which last year provided Colorado counties with $34.5 million to carry out vital services like fire and police protection, school construction, and road maintenance, received $372 million in the government funding bill, which passed Congress this weekend. The bill provides funding for a Continue reading

Gardner Announces Committee Assignments

gardnerColorado’s newest Senator has announced his committee assignments. Republican Representative Cory Gardner will replace Democratic Senator Mark Udall in January. Yesterday, Senate Republicans finalized their caucus’ committee assignments for the next session. Gardner will sit on four committees. They are Energy, Foreign Relations, Commerce and Small Business.

Resort Towns Concerned About Pot Tourism

MARIJUANA-300Colorado’s mountain resorts are getting a little worried about how legal marijuana is changing their image. Residents in Breckenridge voted last week to force the downtown’s lone dispensary to a less-visible area. And Granby annexed a piece of property to prevent the opening of a pot shop there. Colorado is coming off a record year for Continue reading

State Officials Preparing for Lawsuit Over Sage Grouse

sage_grouse-300Colorado officials are preparing a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s decision to protect the Gunnison sage grouse. The Attorney General’s Office notified the Interior Department and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday that the state planned to sue. The state says that in listing the bird as threatened, the Fish and Continue reading

Forest Service Accepting Natural Resource Project Proposals

forest-service-signProposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) are due January 23rd. Funding is provided for counties through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which is currently being considered for reauthorization by Congress. If Continue reading