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CDOT Cancels I-70 Closure Thursday

CDOTI-70 through Glenwood Canyon will be open Thursday. The Colorado Department of Transportation has cancelled helicopter operations due to unsafe wind conditions in the area. The canyon will be closed at a later Continue reading

Colorado Minimum Wage

MINIMUM WAGEA group pushing to raise the minimum wage in Colorado believes they have the necessary signatures to get a measure on the November ballot. Colorado Families for a Fair Wage is hoping to boost the Colorado minimum wage to 12-dollars an hour by 2020. The group was to deliver the estimated 200-thousand petition Continue reading

Ride Safe To Sturgis

Sturgis_city_limitsIn an effort to promote motorcycle safety during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally The Wyoming Highway patrol will be conducting a Safe 2 Sturgis campaign. They will join forces with law enforcement in Colorado to try and ensure that motorcyclists get to and from the rally safely. The campaign will Continue reading

Free Admission To Colorado Parks

colorado parksAny active military person or veteran will get free admission to all Colorado Parks next month. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering the free admission in accordance with a Colorado House Bill that was signed in 2015. Qualifying individuals can obtain a military park pass good for free admission by showing a CPW staff member a valid form of Continue reading

I-70 Closed Wednesday And Thursday

glenwood canyon rock fall feb 16 1I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will be closed for a period of time this week, again diverting traffic through Northwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of Transportation will be closing the Canyon highway Wednesday and Thursday between 9:30 and 3:30 each day to allow a helicopter to be utilized for the rock fall mitigation project. Traffic Continue reading

Small Claims Court Clinic Wednesday

court-300A free clinic for those interested in learning more about small claims court proceedings will be held this week in Craig. A small claims court allows people to bring small disputes regarding money, property, contracts or agreements in front of a judge without hiring an attorney. The clinic will cover things to consider before filing a case, how to start a small Continue reading

Colorado Farmers Can Sign Up For Financial Protection

department of AGTime is running out for Colorado farmers and ranchers to enroll for Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage for the 2016 crop year. To receive benefits from these programs, farmers and ranchers must sign a contract before Continue reading

Yampa Valley Young Pro’s Meet With Congressman Tipton

YVYP TiptonA group from the Yampa Valley Young Professionals sat down  with US Colorado congressman Scott Tipton Wednesday night to discuss opioid abuse, the upcoming election, and challenges facing Northwest Colorado. Tipton provided insight into the steps that he and his colleagues have taken to battle opiod abuse, highlighting legislation that he sponsored aimed at curbing the issue. The group also discussed governmental Continue reading

The Memorial Hospital Names CEO Finalists

The Memorial HospitalThe Memorial Hospital at Craig has announced that they have decided on two finalists for the Hospitals CEO position. Nathan Olsen, who is currently the President and CEO at St. Peters Hospital in Helena Montana, and Andrew Daniels the Vice President and COO of “Avita Health System” in Galion (GAL-ion) Ohio were chosen as finalists. Both Continue reading

UPDATE: Motorcycle Riders Identity Released

IMG_0030IMG_0031A multi-vehicle accident occurred just after noon Tuesday on Highway 40 East of Craig near Ike’s Transmission. The accident involved a car with three passengers Continue reading

Good Samaritan Motorist Shot On Highway 13

Garfield SheriffA 31-year-old man was shot just after midnight Sunday on Highway 13 about 5 miles north of Rifle. The incident occurred when he stopped to offer assistance to the driver of a stopped vehicle with flashing emergency lights. As he approached the vehicle, someone inside shot him in the torso. After being shot, he returned to his vehicle and was able to drive away and Continue reading

Police Target Seat Belt Use In Rural Colorado

click-or-ticket-300A rural Click it or Ticket campaign began yesterday in Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol is partnering with local police to heighten seat belt enforcement in rural communities through this weekend. Seat belt usage in rural Colorado is low when compared to more urban areas of the state. The campaign will enforce the fact that no matter where you are driving in Colorado, seat belt use is important.  Not wearing a seat belt is not only Continue reading