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518 Intoxicated Drivers Arrested Over Thanksgiving

DUI518 impaired drivers were taken off the roads this year during the Thanksgiving Heat is on Campaign in Colorado. This was a significant increase from the 283 impaired drivers that were removed during the Thanksgiving enforcement period last year. Officials have attributed the increase to the Colorado State Patrol and Department of Transportation’s decision Continue reading

Christmas Tree Permits Available Now

christmas-tree-outdoor-300For those who enjoy the process of cutting down their own Christmas tree, permits are now available for tree cutting in the Routt and White River National Forests. Permits are available for ten dollars and can be purchased from the Bureau of Land Managements local field office in Meeker, in Craig through the Craig Chamber of Commerce, in Steamboat from the US Forrest Service office, or at the Rio Blanco County Clerks Office in Rangely. The BLM allows up to 3 Continue reading

Colorado May Use Pot Taxes To Fight Homelessness

medical-marijuana-taxGovernor Hickenlooper is hoping taxes from marijuana sales will bring an end to homelessness Colorado.   In his budget for the next fiscal year, the governor is asking lawmakers to earmark more than $12 million in Continue reading

Reservations Now Required To Camp At Elkhead

ELK-HEAD-MAIN-SIGNBeginning next year campers will need to make reservations to use the Bears Ears Campground near Elkhead Reservoir. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is updating the campground from a “first come, first served”, to a “registration system”. The changes will go into effect May 19th, and campers will need to reserve a spot at the campground from that date through September 10th. Campsites can be reserved up to six months in advance. Outside of the reservation window, Continue reading

Discussion To Help Those With Holiday Blues

NW Colorado HealthNorthwest Colorado Health will host a Holiday support discussion this week for individuals who have a difficult time during the Continue reading

Meeker Cowboys Look To Win 1A Football Title

Meeker Cowboys horse cowboy flagThe number one seed Meeker Cowboys host number 2 seed Strausburg tomorrow to decide the Colorado 1A Football Champion. The battle of the two undefeated teams will feature two stellar offenses with each team averaging well over 350 total yards per game. If common opponents are any indicator, this may be the toughest game of the season for the Continue reading

Colorado Kids Are Less Obese

obese-childA new study shows kids aren’t quite as obese in Colorado as in other states. The study shows obesity rates in children ages two-to-four are dropping when they are enrolled in the supplemental nutrition program. Colorado’s rate dropped to 8.5% in 2014, Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Costs Estimated At $30 Million

WILD FIREThe nearly 60 square mile Beaver Creek Fire continues to smolder 20 miles northwest of Walden near the Colorado and Wyoming Border. Officials are now estimating that state has spent approximately $30 Million Continue reading

Free Park Admission Black Friday

colorado parksIf Black Friday shopping is not your thing, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a cheaper less stressful option for black Friday activities. CPW is giving away free admission to all State Parks Friday as part of a new tradition they are calling Fresh Air Friday. The CPW Director says this is an opportunity for Continue reading

Colorado Explores Digital Drivers Licenses

bannerfordmvDigital driver’s licenses may be coming to Colorado. The state Department of Revenue announced that the DMV has been selected to Continue reading

Poacher Fined $11,0000 For Killing Trophy Elk

antlersA poacher from the Denver Metro Area was ordered to pay $11,000 in fines earlier this week, for illegally killing a trophy quality bull elk in Northwest Colorado, in November of last year. A man reported seeing 42 year old Agapito Alarid shoot the elk in Game Management Unit 2, located in the Northwest corner of Moffat County. Alarid did not have a license Continue reading

Thanksgiving DUI Enforcement Underway

DUIThe Thanksgiving Heat is On DUI Enforcement Campaign in Colorado begins Friday and will last through Monday the 28th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol, and other local law enforcement, to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. 283 impaired drivers were arrested Continue reading