Tag Archives: Northwest Colorado

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

Attorney General Cynthia Coffman to Visit Northwest Colorado Tomorrow

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman will be in Northwest Colorado tomorrow. Coffman will makes stops in Steamboat and Hayden before landing in Craig for a tour of Tri-State Generation and Transmission’s Craig Station. Coffman will Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Free of Vesicular Stomatitis

cdaNorthwest Colorado is again free of Vesicular Stomatitis. That’s according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture, which says the only quarantine that was active in the northwest part of the state has been released. There have been 6 quarantines this year in Moffat, Routt and Rio Continue reading