Tag Archives: issues

Health Advisory Issued Due To Smoke

An air quality health advisory has been issued for areas of central and northwest Colorado, including Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco County. Smoke from the Big Red and Deep Creek fires, which are burning in Routt County, is Continue reading

MOCO Transportation, Health and Housing Issues

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 showed that of the 6,000 plus workers in Moffat County, 70% drive to work alone, while 17% of the population carpools.  .7% use public transportation, .8% use a taxi to get to work and 7% walk or ride bikes. The assessment found the median commute time in Moffat County is around 20 minutes. Numbers show that between 2000 Continue reading

Club 20 Visits D.C. To Talk NW Colorado Issues

Moffat County Commissioner Ray Beck and 33 other members of the group Club 20, are traveling to Washington DC this week to meet with members of the Trump administration. CLUB 20 is an organization of counties, communities, businesses, individuals and Continue reading

Wyoming Highway Patrol Busy In 2016

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has issued a report detailing the department’s activities in 2016. Highway Patrol officers issue more than 42,000 citations last year. 1,000 people were arrested for driving under the influence with 1,700 people being arrested on misdemeanor and felony drug charges. Troopers investigated more than 6,600 motor vehicle crashes Continue reading

Coffee With Council Friday

This months Coffee with Council session will be Friday morning in Steamboat. Councilman Scott Ford and others will be at the meeting to discuss any topics of concern to the public. The meeting will be held from 7:30 to 9 in the Centennial Hall. The discussion will focus on the Downtown Improvement Continue reading

Help CDOT Identify Potholes

Pothole season has begun.  Potholes form when snow and rain seep into a road’s foundation, decreasing its strength. When temperatures drop below freezing, the surface of the roadway becomes weak and freezes water in the Continue reading

VFW To Host Town Hall Thursday

The Craig VFW will host a meeting and Town Hall this week at the Veterans Hall in Craig.  Paul Sweeny from the Grand Junction VA Hospital will be at The Veterans Experience Board meeting Thursday from 3 to 5.  Following the board meeting, there will be an open Town Hall starting at 6.  The Craig VFW has Continue reading

Seniors Want The Shadow Mountain Club House

Members of the Senior Social Center showed up at the Moffat County Commissioners Meeting yesterday, to ask the Commissioners to sell or lease them the Shadow Mountain Club House, instead of putting it up for auction. Members of Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Wildlife Issues In NW Colorado

There will be a Sportsmen’s round-table discussion for the Northwest Region hosted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The meeting will be next month in Meeker.  Elected representatives from the region will collect information at the meeting on a variety of wildlife related issues and then relay their findings to CPW leadership at the Statewide Sportsman meeting Continue reading

Coffee With Council Friday

The 2017 Coffee with Council sessions in Steamboat will kick off Friday morning. Councilman Scott Ford and others will be at the meeting to discuss any topics of concern to the public. The meeting will be held from 7:30 to 9 in the Centennial Hall. The monthly Coffee with Council and Continue reading

Hayden Town Council Meeting Thursday

The Hayden Town Council will meet tonight at 7:30 at the Hayden Town Hall. They will be discussing an appointment to the Parks and Recreation board of Trustees among other Continue reading

Congress Looks At Improving Telephone Service In Rural Communities

phone-iconThe US House of Representatives is attempting to improve telephone connectivity in rural areas like Northwest Colorado by passing the Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act. The bill received a unanimous vote in the House of Representatives yesterday. According to Congressman Scott Tipton, while people in urban areas take reliable phone Continue reading