Tag Archives: Fort Collins

Steamboat Police Chief to be Sworn in This Week

Steamboat Police BadgeThe new Steamboat Police Chief, Cory Christensen, will be publicly sworn in to his new office on Friday. The public is invited to join the ceremony and to meet the community’s new law enforcement leader. Christensen was previously the Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Fort Collins, and has over 26 years of law enforcement Continue reading

Steamboat Hires New Police Chief

Steamboat Police BadgeSteamboat has hired a new police chief. Cory Christensen was announced yesterday as the City’s new Chief of Police. Christensen comes from Fort Collins, where he currently serves as Assistant Chief of Police. He has over 26 years of law enforcement experience, and in addition to his current position has served as a Patrol Continue reading

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Fracking Case

frackingThe Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether cities can ban hydraulic fracturing, stepping into a high-stakes battle over whether local governments can impose tougher Continue reading

Johnson to be Returned to Steamboat

District Attorney 14thThe man convicted of killing Steamboat resident Lori Bases in 2000 will be coming back to the area. Thomas Lee Johnson attended a hearing yesterday, at which the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office asked the judge to return Johnson to Routt County. Johnson was taken back to Fort Collins after his Continue reading

Local Businesses Join Fight Against WildEarth

wildearthLocal businesses have joined the fight against WildEarth Guardians by refusing to do business with those that support the environmental group. WildEarth Guardians, who have threatened to shut down coal mines across the country, posted a list of the businesses in the Western United States that support them.  Local Continue reading

West Slope Airport Gets New Research Center

rifle airportThe Rifle-Garfield County Airport has won a statewide race to land a new research center to find the best ways to fight wildfires from the air. Researchers say they are trying to prevent a wildfire like the one that left 14 firefighters dead on Storm King Mountain in 1994. The Colorado Department of Public Safety’s Division of Fire Continue reading

Bill Clinton Stumps for Udall

CLINTONFormer President Bill Clinton says midterm elections in a president’s second term are dominated by appeals to vent frustration at the president by voting out others in his party. Clinton urged Democrats to resist that appeal yesterday at a political rally in suburban Denver. He accused Republicans of trying to get people to Continue reading

Study Shows Front Range Pollution Drifting into Mountains

NASAFor years, western Colorado leaders have said Denver and federal lawmakers were targeting pollution control in the wrong areas, by creating strict regulations for Western Slope coal-fired power plants when they should be targeting Front Range pollution sources. Now there is data to prove it. Researchers say Continue reading

Average Rent in Colorado Hits All-Time High

rentAverage rents in Colorado hit a new high in the first quarter of 2014.  The average rent of $1,026 a month was up 8 percent from the first quarter of 2013. That’s according to numbers released Wednesday by the Colorado Division of Housing.  Officials say the increase Continue reading

Colorado to Become First “Right To Try” State

co-state-capitol-300Colorado is poised to become the first state in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to access safe experimental medications that could save their lives, even when those medicines are years away from Continue reading