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Republicans Release Plan To “Fix” Tax Code

House and Senate republicans released the outline of their tax overhaul plan yesterday. The plan,  called “United Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code” calls for the consolidation of the seven tax brackets under the current system to three.  The brackets will be 12 Continue reading

Closure Of Yampa River Lifted

As stream flows are up in the Yampa River due to increased rain and some mountain snow over the weekend, Steamboat has lifted the voluntary closure of the river. In addition to the Yampa River being open Continue reading

Rubber Ducky Race Postponed

The Northwest Colorado Health Rubber Ducky Race, scheduled Saturday in Steamboat, has been postponed due to low water conditions in the Yampa River. The race will be rescheduled after Northwest Colorado Health receives Continue reading

Public Asked To Limit Recreation On The Yampa

Due to low water conditions in the Yampa River, the City of Steamboat has implemented closures for all commercial tubing activities on the river, and is asking the public to limit all recreational use at this time. Average flows for the Yampa  River during late August range from 120-130 cubic feet per second, but as of Continue reading

Wyoming Fire Restrictions Lifted

The BLM has lifted the fire restrictions for all BLM administered lands in Sublette and Teton Counties. The restrictions were put in place to prevent wildfire events, and to help protect public safety due to the high fire danger. Due to cooling temperatures and increased moisture in the area, Continue reading

Demand For Coal Fired Electricity Hits 32 Year Low

New data from The Energy Information Administration shows that coal fired electricity consumption reached a 32 year low in 2016. The administration found the electricity sector used 35% less coal last year than it did when coal Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Hits New Low

The Colorado Unemployment rate decreased again between March and April according to the Department of Labor, setting another record low for the State. The rate fell three tenths of a percent to 2.3%, which is the lowest the rate has been since the Continue reading

CO Unemployment Hits 15 Year Low

The unemployment level in Colorado fell .1% to 2.9% in January, reaching its lowest level since 2001, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is well below the national unemployment rate which sits at 4.8%. The report Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Production Nears Record Low

Coal Production continues to fall in Wyoming, hitting a nearly record low in 2016. For the first time in almost 20 years, the state’s coal production fell below 300 million tons, with Wyoming’s Powder River Basin producing its lowest coal total since Continue reading

48 Below Zero!

If you think it was cold here yesterday, our temperatures were mild compared to that in Wisdom Montana, near Butte, which recorded the nations lowest temperatures yesterday at 48 below zero.  Locally last nights clear skies contributed to dropping temperatures across Colorado. According to US Air Continue reading

Wyoming Ranked 25th Healthiest In US

A new report form American Health Rankings found that Wyoming is the 25th healthiest state in the US. Wyoming received poorer ranks when it came to senior health ranking 35th, and for the health of woman and children coming in 29th.  The study looked at indicators like body weight, Continue reading

Sign Up For Low Income Energy Assistance

LEAPApplications can now be filled out for the 2016, 2017, Low Income Energy Assistance Program or LEAP. LEAP provides financial assistance to low income households to help them deal with their winter heating costs. The program runs from the first of November through the end of April. If you received LEAP last year, an application will be sent to you in the mail. If you have not participated in LEAP in the past, but believe you may qualify for the benefits, applications can be picked up at the Moffat Continue reading