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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

City Council Election Forum Wednesday

The Craig City Council Election Forum will be held Wednesday night in Craig. Candidates for city council will answer questions on proposed use tax, the sales tax increase, recreational Continue reading

Wyoming Cigarette Tax Won’t Go Up

A bill that would have increased the cigarette tax in Wyoming was defeated last week in a State Senate Committee. The bill would have increased the taxes paid on a pack of cigarettes from 60 to 90 cents. The bill faced oppositions from both sides, with convenience store owners worried the Continue reading

Millennials Ranked As Worst Drivers In The US

40,200 people died last year in traffic accidents in the United States, making it the deadliest year for drivers and travelers in the last decade. According to a new report from  AAA, millennial driving habits helped contribute to the increase in deaths. According to a survey, 88% of drivers Continue reading

CO Marijuana Sales Top $1 Billion In 2016

The Colorado Department of Revenue announced last week that combined sales of recreational and medical marijuana topped $1 billion in 2016. From the 1.3 billion dollars in marijuana sales, Colorado collected nearly $200 million in state tax revenue. The $200 million dollars does not include the Continue reading

Colorado Traffic Fatalities Up

Traffic fatalities have risen by 25% in Colorado since 2014, according to numbers released by the Colorado Department of Transportation. In 2016 there were 605 traffic fatalities on Colorado roads, an increase from the 547 fatalities which occurred in Continue reading

Ticket Costs For Texting And Driving May Go Up

The costs for getting caught texting and driving may be going up in Colorado. A State Senate committee is discussing a bill that would increase penalties associated with texting and driving from $50, to $500. A Colorado Department of Transportation study found that one in ten fatal crashes that occurred in 2015 involved a distracted driver, and in Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Tax Rate Unchanged

The bill that would have lowered the severance tax rate that coal producers pay in Wyoming was shot down in a legislative committee last week. The bill would have dropped the state’s severance tax rate on coal from 7 to 6%. Those who Continue reading