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Colorado Unemployment Stays Steady

Colorado’s unemployment rate stayed steady between January and February of this year, holding at 2.9%. This is well below the national unemployment rate, which fell by .1% to 4.7%, over that time period. The average Colorado work week Continue reading

Click It or Ticket Enforcement This Week

The Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be conducting increased Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement this week. According to numbers from CDOT, nearly half of the people killed in crashes last year were not wearing seat belts. Crash victims in rural communities can be especially vulnerable as they are Continue reading

SUV Crashes Into Hayden Town Hall

A medical issue is believed to have led to the driver of an SUV crashing through a wall and into the Hayden Town Hall late Friday afternoon. The vehicle came to a stop in the town council meeting room. Fortunately no one was in the room at the time of the accident. The Continue reading

Dino National Monument Island Park/Rainbow Park Roads Closed

Dinosaur Monument staff and engineers from the Federal Highway Administration recently assessed the Island Park and Rainbow Park roads to determine the extent of the damage caused by flooding over the winter. The assessment was done to assist in determining immediate fixes that could allow the road to reopen and longer term solutions Continue reading

Free Diabetes Screenings

As part of National Diabetes Alert Day, Northwest Colorado Health in Craig and Steamboat are offering free drop in cardiovascular and diabetes screenings. The screenings will be offered Tuesday from 9 to 4:30. National Diabetes Alert Continue reading

607 Drivers Arrested Over St. Patty’s Weekend

607 impaired drivers were arrested in Colorado during the St. Patrick’s Day Heat is On DUI enforcement campaign. This was a 33% increase from the 455 drivers that were taken off Colorado roadways during the same enforcement period last year. The next Heat is On Campaign Continue reading

Steamboat Hires Public Works Director

The City of Steamboat has hired Jon Snyder as Public Works Director. Snyder, who has been working as the interim public works director since January of this year, was selected from a pool of 40 applicants. Snyder has worked for the city since 2005, in varying capacities. City Manager Gary Suiter says that Snyder stepped up significantly while filling the interim Continue reading

State Of The Community Tickets On Sale

Tickets are on sale now for the annual State of the Community Dinner which will take place next month in Craig. Presentations during the dinner will focus on how Continue reading

Water Workshop In Steamboat

The Colorado Ag Water Alliance will hold an Ag Producers’ Water Workshop this week in Steamboat. The workshop will address water needs for cities, agricultural producers and the environment in light of projected water Continue reading

Drunk Drivers May Run Out Of Luck This Weekend

The Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement officers will be out in full force over this St. Patrick’s Day weekend looking for drunk or impaired drivers. They will be conducting saturation patrols around the events and parties planned near in Northwest Colorado, in an effort to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. In calendar year Continue reading

Colorado Ranked Top-5 In Voter Turnout

Colorado ranked in the top 5 for voter turnout during the 2016 election. 72% of eligible Colorado voters turned up to vote, which far exceeded the national average of 60%. According to 2016 election numbers, Colorado ranked 4th in voter turnout behind Minnesota, Maine, and New Continue reading

2017 Colorado Fishing Licenses On Sale

2017 fishing licenses are now on sale in Colorado. Annual licenses will be good April 1st through March 30th of next year, with one-day fishing passes also available for purchase. Licenses can be purchased Continue reading