Tag Archives: National

Gardner Asks For Delay Of Park Fee Increases

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner recently sent a letter to Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, requesting he delay the implementation of fee increases at 17 National Parks. Gardner believes the Interior Department needs to work with stakeholders in the Continue reading

Moffat And Rio Blanco Unemployment Rates Up

The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between November and December, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate increased .2% to 3.1% over that time period. The National unemployment rate went Continue reading

Man Rescued From Routt National Forest

A 51-year-old man was rescued over the weekend after his snowmobile became stuck in the snow in the Routt National forest near Dumont Lake. Search and Rescue teams from Grand and Routt County looked for the missing man Continue reading

Routt, MOCO and Rio Blanco County Unemployment Rates Up

The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between October and November, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate increased .2% to 2.9% over that time period. The National unemployment rate went Continue reading

Avalanche Conditions In The Back Country

Following this weekends snow storms, avalanche conditions have developed in the Flat Tops and in areas of the Routt  National Forest near Rabbit Ears Pass. Strong winds and new snow have contributed to slabs being built on top of an extremely weak snowpack. These Continue reading

Marijuana Use Among Colorado Students Declines

According to a new federal report from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, regular marijuana use among Colorado middle and high school students declined after marijuana was legalized in the state. Results show fewer than 10% of Colorado  kids aged 12 to 17 used marijuana in the month prior Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Up Slightly

The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between September and October, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate increased .2% to 2.7% over that time period. The Continue reading

Fundraiser For Teen With Rare Disease

The Soroco National Honor Society will be hosting a benefit dinner next week for Reina Thomas and her family. Reina is a 13- year old who has been diagnosed with Friedrichs Ataxia, a rare genetic disorder. The Continue reading

Routt National Forest Seasonal Closures Instituted

Seasonal big game winter range closures have been instituted in some locations of the Routt National Forest near Steamboat. Both mandatory and voluntary closures are instituted annually between December 1st to April 15th,  at trail-heads and in Continue reading

Christmas Tree Permits Available Now

For those who enjoy the process of cutting down their own Christmas tree, permits are now available for tree cutting in the Routt, White River and Medicine-Bowe National Forests. Permits are available for ten dollars and can be purchased from the Bureau of Land Managements local field office in Meeker, in Craig through the Craig Chamber of Commerce, in Steamboat Continue reading

Slash Pile Burns To Begin Soon

Slash pile burning is scheduled to begin soon in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming, with burns taking place throughout the fall and winter. Hundreds of piles still remain in the two National Forests that need to be burned. The public should expect to see smoke Continue reading

Halloween DUI Enforcement Underway

In an effort to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible, Halloween DUI enforcement is underway, with members of the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement increasing patrols throughout the state. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 45 percent of Continue reading