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Legislation To Benefit Ski Towns

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have cosponsored a bill that would allow local forest service agencies to keep more of the money received from ski area permitting. Under current law, ski area permit fees paid to the Forest Service are sent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and then appropriated back to the Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day DUI Patrols

The Colorado State Patrol will be partnering with local law enforcement to conduct DUI saturation patrols for this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Officers will be working saturation patrols in the Craig, Steamboat and Winter Park areas. The Colorado State Patrol in Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Continue reading

Hear From Local Non-Profits Thursday

The Yampa Valley Young Professionals will be hosting a non-profit roundup at their monthly meeting Thursday at the Clarion Inn in Craig. Nonprofits from around the community will present information on their organizations, and provide an impression of what it’s like to serve on Continue reading

Scammers Impersonating Law Enforcement

Craig Police are warning residents of a new scam, where people are calling targets in Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming, claiming to be an employee of a  local law enforcement agency. The callers tell the victims they have a warrant out for Continue reading

Bill Looks To Save Local Governments Thousands

A new bill in the Colorado state Senate is looking to cut down on administrative costs for local governments. The proposed bill would require county governments to publish expense and salary reports annually. Under current law, county’s are required to publish expense Continue reading

New Wind Projects To Bring Jobs To Carbon County

Rocky Mountain Power has announced four new wind projects in Wyoming, two of which are expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to Carbon County. The goal is to have the projects completed by 2020, when a federal production tax credit expires. The largest wind farm will be a 500 megawatt project in Carbon and Albany counties. With another 250 megawatt facility to be built Continue reading

Submit Recipes For Custom Cookbook

The Moffat County Cattlewomen are preparing a cookbook to help commemorate the 100 year Moffat County Fair, and they are looking for the community to submit recipes. All Continue reading

Winter Blitz DUI Enforcement Underway

 The Winter Blitz Heat is On DUI enforcement campaign is underway in Colorado. Colorado State Patrol will be partnering with local law enforcement to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. The ten-day DUI enforcement period will run through January 29th. More than 10,000 intoxicated drivers were arrested last year Continue reading

Police Issue Warning After Vehicle Break-ins

Following several vehicle break-ins in the City of Craig, Craig Police are reminding residents that valuables need to be removed and cars need to be locked whenever they are parked. There have been numerous incidents recently of items being stolen from vehicles and vehicle theft. Stolen items have included cash, personal property and handguns. While you may think you should not have to Continue reading

Should Economic Development Entities Combine?

Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe read a letter into the record at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting this week, supporting combining the Local Marketing District and the Craig/Moffat County Continue reading

Tipton Advocates For Local Sage Grouse Control

Congressman Scott Tipton advocated for local sage grouse management control during a Natural Resources Committee hearing this week. During the meeting, Tipton questioned three expert witnesses about the success of Western sage grouse management plans.  He emphasized the need for continued coordination between federal, state and local partners. The Obama Administration issued Resource Plan Continue reading

IRS Scammers Targeting Craig Area

Area residents are being targeted by a old scam.  People are receiving calls from someone claiming to represent the IRS in a tax fraud lawsuit against the victim. The scammer says the victim can avoid further complications by settling the Continue reading