Tag Archives: Northwest Colorado

Quarantines Continue for Vesicular Stomatitis

cdaAs of Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 189 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 88 of the 277 quarantines have now been released. Fortunately, the disease has not made Continue reading

First National Bank of the Rockies Changes Hands

BofSJMeeker2 (1)One of the oldest banks in northwest Colorado begins a new chapter this week when 10 First National Bank of the Rockies branches are renamed Bank of the San Juans following an acquisition by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc. Bank officials say customers will notice few changes at the Grand Junction, Steamboat, Continue reading

Some Vesicular Stomatitis Quarantine Areas Released

cdaAs of Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 205 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 17 of the 222 total quarantines have now been released. Continue reading

Gardner Speaks on Northwest Colorado Issues

gardnerU.S. Congressman and Senate candidate Cory Gardner spoke with Wild West Radio about northwest Colorado issues yesterday. The congressman touched on issues such as energy, health care, and sage grouse. During the discussion, Gardner spoke against the federal government’s recent habits of trying to control water, land and energy development in the west. Gardner says Continue reading

Hickenlooper, Udall Yet to Address Northwest Colorado

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300mark-udall-300The Hickenlooper and Udall camps have yet to commit to an interview to talk about Northwest Colorado issues. Both men are running for reelection this year. Governor John Continue reading

Gardner Commits to Interview; Still no Word from Hickenlooper, Udall

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300mark-udall-300Still no word from Governor John Hickenlooper or Senator Mark Udall as to when they will turn their attention toward Northwest Colorado. Both have had standing invitations to conduct Continue reading

Ag Department Warns of Vesicular Stomatitus Outbreak

cdaAs the Moffat and Routt County Fairs approach, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has placed 21 locations under quarantine after horses tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). So far, none of Continue reading

Gardner Calls on Udall to Change Stance on EPA Rules

mark-udall-300As the EPA hearings begin in Denver today on the agency’s new carbon emissions rules, Congressman Cory Gardner is calling on Senator Mark Udall to change his stance on the rules.  Senator Udall praised the new rules as “a good start,” indicating that he wants the federal government to go even further Continue reading

Great Outdoors Colorado Seeking Input from Residents

GOCOGreat Outdoors Colorado, which invests state lottery revenues in outdoor recreation, land conservation and wildlife, is conducting a listening tour Continue reading

Area Fires Update For Sunday

fire season smallWindy conditions yesterday, combined with lightning resulted in several new fires. The Elk Springs Fire on State, Bureau of Land Management, and private land started late yesterday afternoon. Aerial and ground resources responded to the incident; however difficult access, windy conditions, and receptive fuels are making firefighting efforts Continue reading

Firefighters Battling 20,000 Acre Blaze North of Maybell

fire-1-300Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres in northwest Colorado.  Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 Continue reading

Udall Says Obama Not Targeting Vermillion

mark-udall-300The following is a press release from Senator Mark Udall’s office.

Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, confirmed today that the Obama administration is not considering an Antiquities Act designation for the Vermillion Continue reading