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Earnings And Education Contributing To Poverty?

Moffat County United Way recently completed a community assessment which looked at factors that may be affecting those in the county living below the poverty line. The assessment found the county had an average unemployment rate of 5.5% and that unemployment has actually decreased .7% over the last year. Between 2013 and 2017, the Continue reading

Hunter Education Class Next Week

The City of Steamboat Springs Summer A.S.S.E.T. Camps are partnering with the Colorado Division of Wildlife to offer a full Hunter Education certification class next week. The class will be held Monday through Friday, with classroom sessions in the morning and activities in the afternoon. The class is designed for kids between 10 and 14 years Continue reading

Stay Safe While You Ride

May is motorcycle awareness month in Colorado. As part of the effort to increase motorcycle safety in the state, CDOT is encouraging all riders to take part in a motorcycle operator training course, to develop and Continue reading

What Does MOCO’s Business Climate Look Like?

The Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership has released the results from their business survey, which asked Moffat County business owners and managers to assess the business climate in the area.  Nearly half of participants said the business climate in Moffat County had gotten worse Continue reading

Mentored Turkey Hunt For Novice Women

A free mentored turkey hunt is being offered to women who would like to improve their hunting skills.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is accepting applications from women 18 and older, with little to no hunting experience, who would like to participate in a private turkey hunt. The hunts will take place near Parachute next month.  No experience or equipment is required, but applicants must posses a hunter education card.  In addition to the hunt, there will also be two days to Continue reading

Hunt For Inexperienced Youth Near Craig

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering five young hunters a chance to earn a mentored, high-quality spring turkey hunt on private land, near Craig. Scheduled to take place in early may, the hunt is made possible with the support of local landowners working in partnership with CPW wildlife managers. Part of CPW’s Hunter Outreach Program, the hunt is part of an effort to instill respect for wildlife, the outdoors, and the traditions of hunting in Colorado’s youth. All novice youth hunters are encouraged to apply. Those that have no prior hunting experience or Continue reading

Age-Appropriate Marijuana Education In CO Schools?

A State Senate bill that would institute age-appropriate education about the risks of underage marijuana use in Colorado schools, passed out of committee yesterday. The bill was co-sponsored by Senator Randy Baumgardner. If passed, a curriculum would be developed for public schools to provide education materials on marijuana related Continue reading

Time To Research Schools For 2017-2018

Governor John Hickenlooper has declared this week National School Choice Week in Colorado. Families are encouraged to research and evaluate the K through 12 school choices available to their children in advance of the 2017 and 2018 school year. National School Choice Week also looks to raise awareness around the importance of providing Continue reading

What Makes Certain Rural Economies Resilient?

A new report detailing what makes certain rural Colorado economies more resilient than others has been released by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International trade. The report found that key indicators of economic resiliency were the quality of life, education and health care and industry diversity. Factors that prevent Continue reading

New Board Of Education President And VP Elected

The Steamboat Springs Board of Education unanimously accepted the resignations of President Margie Huron and Vice President Sam Rush at their meeting yesterday. Following the resignations, the board appointed Joey Andrew as the new president with Margie Huron taking Continue reading

South Routt School District Receives One Million Dollars

Ram_HeadThe South Routt School District will receive $1 million from the Colorado State Board of Education emergency fund, taking all but $80,000 from the fund.  The State Board voted Thursday to approve the South Routt School District’s request for supplemental assistance due to non payment of taxes from Continue reading

Important Info For Hunters

colorado parksApprentice licenses and hunter education test out options are now being offered through Colorado Parks and Wildlife.  These options, that went in to effect on April 6th, are intended to fosters peoples interest and get people active in the out doors. The Hunter Education test-out option is being offered to U.S Military and people over the age of 50. Continue reading