Tag Archives: Northwest Colorado

All Quarantines Related to Vesicular Stomatitis have been Released

cdaAs of yesterday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has released all quarantines related to the 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak in Colorado. In all, there were 556 livestock investigations in the state resulting in 370 quarantines. Continue reading

Commissioners Sign on to Letter Blasting Clean Power Act

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday agreed to become signatories on a letter to Governor Hickenlooper that highlights the downfalls of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Act. The letter was drafted by the Independence Institute, a think tank in Denver. The letter states that the Act will damage Continue reading

Communities Receive Grants for Water Projects

WATER CONSERVATIONThe state has awarded $9.5 million in grants for 15 drinking water and wastewater systems in small communities, including a couple in Northwest Colorado. The Department of Public Health Environment announced Friday the grants are for planning, designing or building systems. Grants for drinking water projects Continue reading

Fast Facts Show N.W. Colorado Economy Improving

YVDPThe economy in Northwest Colorado is improving. That’s according to Yampa Valley Data Partners, who says that unemployment rates in Moffat and Routt Counties are the lowest since 2008. In fact, they say Routt County’s employed worker to labor force ratio Continue reading

CDOT Releases 25 Year Transportation Plan

The Colorado Dept of Transportation has released a 10 to 25 year plan to address the state’s transportation systems. The multi-part plan is broken down Continue reading

Routt County Road and Bridge Offers Safe Winter Driving Tips

routt-county-road-ans-bridge-300The Routt County Road and Bridge Department is reminding motorists that the weather in Northwest Colorado can change in an instant. They Continue reading

On the Mat Rankings Released

wrestling-1This year’s pre-season “On the Mat” Rankings have the Meeker Cowboys listed as the number 4 wrestling team in 2A. On The Mat provides weekly wrestling rankings for teams and individuals in all weight classes. There are several Northwest Colorado individuals listed in the Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Continues to Avoid VS

cdaAs of November 12th, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 43 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 312 of the 355 quarantines have now been released. Northwest Colorado has been able to Continue reading

Trick-or-treating Opportunities in Northwest Colorado

halloween-pumpkin-#3Today is Halloween, and there are plenty of organized trick-or-treating activities for kids all over Northwest Colorado. In Steamboat, the Downtown Halloween Stroll takes place from 5 to 7 at the businesses along Lincoln Avenue. In Craig, kids can walk the downtown businesses along Yampa Avenue, and the stores inside the Continue reading

Ballots Trickling in to Elections Clerks

Ballot-300Northwest Colorado ballots are trickling into local county elections clerks. An updated count on the number of ballots turned in by voters across the state show that 700 Routt County residents have turned in their ballots. 325 Moffat County voters and 187 Rio Blanco County voters have done the same. In all three counties, the Continue reading

VS Quarantines Being Released

cdaAs of this week, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 65 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 261 of the 326 quarantines have now been released. Northwest Colorado is still VS free at this point, Continue reading

Udall Tour Won’t Bring Senator to Northwest Colorado

mark-udall-300Once again, Senator Mark Udall is embarking on what he calls a “statewide tour”, that will completely miss Northwest Colorado. The senator’s “Mark Your Ballot” tour will canvass the Front Range, and a few Western Slope communities. The closest Udall will get to our area is Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs. Continue reading