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Wyoming Insurance Premiums May Go Up 50%

Blue Cross Blue Shield, the only company to provide insurance on Wyoming’s Obama Care insurance exchange, has announced that they will seek a nearly 50% premium increase next year. A Blue Cross Blue Shield representative said the request is partially due Continue reading

Colorado Health Insurance Premiums To Increase

The Colorado Division of Insurance announced that those shopping for health insurance on the private market in Colorado next year, may pay an average of 27% more for their premiums. Health insurance providers requested the increase to help cover the Continue reading

UPDATE: Mill Creek and Peekaboo Fire Containment Increased

Crews have increased containment of the Mill Creek Fire burning in Routt County northeast of Hayden. The fire, which was 30% contained as of Friday, is now estimated at 65% contained. The fire grew by a limited amount over that time period, expanding from an estimated 460 to 484 acres. Smoke may be visible in Continue reading

Busy Travel Conditions For 4th Of July Weekend

A record number of Coloradans are expected to travel this Fourth of July weekend. According to AAA, 760,000 Coloradans will journey 50 miles or more from home this weekend, a 3% increase over last year. Experts attribute the increase to Colorado’s historically low unemployment Continue reading

Steamboat Tax Collections Increase

After falling to begin the year, Steamboat sales tax collections increased again in April.  According to the most recent Sales Use and Accommodation Tax Report taxes increased by more than 4.5% or just over $50,000 in April, as compared to April of last year. The largest overall tax Continue reading

Meetings To Talk YVEA Rate Increases

Meetings will be held next week in Steamboat and Craig to discuss upcoming rate changes for Yampa Valley Electric customers. The rate changes will happen in two phases, with the first coming the beginning of next month, and the other Continue reading

Steamboat Marijuana Taxes Up 20%

After declining in February, Steamboat tax collections were up again in March, this according to the most recent Sales Use and Accommodations Tax Report. Taxes collected in March were up more than 3% as compared to March of last year, with total taxes collected so far in 2017, up nearly 2.5%. The biggest increases in tax 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

City Clarifies Misinterpreted Financial Information

The City of Craig recently mailed out the Notice of Election to Craig residents, for the election which will take place April 4th. After receiving several inquiries about the financial impact statement contained in the packet, the city realized the information within the Continue reading

Tax Increase To Fund Road Improvements?

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill which would ask voters to fund a sales tax increase to pay for roads. The State’s sales tax would climb .6% to just over 3.5% between January 2018 and December 2037. Meanwhile, the state would reduce the vehicle registration fees by more than half. Budget estimates Continue reading

Steamboat Tax Collections Increase

Sales tax collections in Steamboat started the year on a positive note according to the City’s Sales Use and Accommodation Tax Report. Taxes collected in January increased by almost 5% when compared to taxes collected in January of 2016.  The Continue reading

Craig Police Release Year End Report

The Craig Police Department recently released their year-end report for 2016. The report details the strategic direction of the department, future priorities the department will undertake and breaks down the crime statistics for 2016. Craig Police increased DUI patrols last year by 113 hours and Continue reading