Tag Archives: Northwest Colorado

Grants To Northwest Colorado In Jeopardy

The money that the City of Craig and surrounding areas receives from severance taxes in the form of grants from the Department of Local Affairs, may significantly decrease this year if a bill before the Colorado State Senate is approved. Severance taxes are collected by the state from companies or individuals that produce nonrenewable natural resources such as oil, coal, or gas in the state of Colorado. Continue reading

State Wrestling LIVE on 93.7 102.3 KRAI & KRAI.COM

The High School State Wrestling Championships get underway today. You can follow all the Northwest Colorado wrestlers through the tournament by listen to our live broadcast on 93-7 102-3 KRAI or online at KRAI.COM. For the third consecutive year, cousins Dennis and Anton Fredrickson will call the action. Both are former high school state champions, Dennis for SoRoCo and Anton for Hayden.  Our coverage begins at 2:45 this afternoon with the 2A and 3A preliminaries. Meeker, the number two ranked 2A team in the state, has 10 wrestlers at the tournament. Moffat County has 6. Steamboat and Hayden are each sending 3. SoRoCo has 2 and Rangely and West Grand have 1 each. One of the biggest stories of the Continue reading

Northwest Colorado’s 2015 Highway Fatality Stats

COLORADO-STATE-FLAG2015 was a deadly year on the roads in Colorado. Early numbers show the state saw 523 fatalities last year, a 16% spike over 2014. Roughly a third of all the deadly wrecks happened because of impairment. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the number of fatalities in Continue reading

Letter To Secretary Jewell in Support of Trapper Mine

 

JEWELLU.S. Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Governor John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Scott Tipton yestrday sent a letter to U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Sally Jewell urging DOI to complete the court-ordered Environmental Assessment for Trapper Mine prior to April 30th. Trapper Mine’s permit was covered under the same environmental review that the U.S. District Court in Colorado deemed deficient for Colowyo Mine, but Trapper Mine was initially believed to be unaffected. Further review led to a negotiation with the Office of Continue reading

AGNC Applying for Sage Grouse Mapping Funding

sage_grouse-300The Department of Local Affairs Advisory Committee hearings to review Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Funding application will be held today and tomorrow in Grand Junction. Among the applications to be reviewed is the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado (AGNC) application for funding to conduct local Continue reading

BLM Offers Parcels in Moffat and Routt Counties for Oil and Gas Leases

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management yesterday released a preliminary environmental assessment for public review that evaluates offering two parcels in northwest Colorado in the May 2016 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The parcel in Moffat County totals 172 acres; the one in Routt Continue reading

C-DOT Reinstates Doubled Fines in Wildlife Zones

deer on road 300Motorists on some stretches of northwest Colorado highways will be slapped with doubled fines when caught speeding under a resumed effort to cut down on collisions with wildlife. The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it is reinstating increased fines in wildlife zones. Fines will be Continue reading

Sheriff’s Oppose Transferring Guantanamo Detainees to Colorado

routt-county-sherrifRIO BALNCO SHERRIFmoffat-county-sheriff-300More than 40 elected Colorado County sheriffs, including those in Northwest Colorado, have sent a letter to President Obama expressing their “strong opposition” to President Obama’s potential illegal transfer of Guantanamo Bay terrorists to Colorado. Reports indicate that in addition to the Federal Correctional Complex in Florence, the Obama Administration has been Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Still Free of Vesicular Stomatitis

cdaNorthwest Colorado is still free of Vesicular Stomatitis, a livestock disease that causes blisters and lesions in the mouths of animals. The disease often prevents the animal from eating, and can prove fatal. Earlier this year, the ailments showed up in all three counties of the Continue reading

Group Seeks Funding for Sage Grouse Planning

sage_grouse-300A coalition of northwest Colorado counties is seeking funding for a project to map greater sage grouse in the region. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado is asking the state Department of Local Affairs for a $380,000 grant for the project. The group hopes to receive money that has been made available through a new state law aimed at improving Continue reading

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman Visits Craig

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman visited Northwest Colorado yesterday, touring the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Craig Station, visiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Craig and Steamboat, and stopping by the Trapper Continue reading

Halloween is Tomorrow

halloween-pumpkin-#3Tomorrow is Halloween, and there are plenty of activities going on in Northwest Colorado. Organized trick or treating will take place in downtown Craig and the Centennial Mall from 4 to 6 tomorrow. The Steamboat Downtown Stroll is from 5 to 7. In Meeker, Pumpkins, Eats, and Treats takes place on the courthouse lawn. That Continue reading