Tag Archives: Northwest Colorado

Kinkaid Lobbying Lawmakers to Visit Craig

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was in Washington D.C. this week representing the National Association of County Commissioners. Kinkaid says he has been working on getting Congressional members to visit Northwest Colorado. He says that he has convinced Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

State Wrestling Tournament Starts Today

wrestling-#2The high school state wrestling tournament starts today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Northwest Colorado sends 21 wrestlers to state this year. Meeker is taking eight, Hayden sends five, Moffat County and Steamboat will each send three, and North Park and Rangely will each send one. 93-7/102-3 KRAI will carry live coverage of the Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Sends 21 to State Wrestling Tournament

wrestling-#2Northwest Colorado is sending three 1st place finishers and 18 others to the State Wrestling Tournament in Denver this week. Meeker’s T.J. Shelton, North Park’s Adrian Cereceres, and Moffat County’s Issik Herod won their respective regional tournaments. In all Meeker is sending eight wrestlers, Hayden sends five, Moffat Continue reading

Report Shows Economic Importance of Coal Industry

COAL-MINING-300The economic development directors of Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties announced yesterday the release of a report outlining measures of the economic activity associated with coal mining and associated electrical power generation in the three-county, Yampa-White River Region of Northwest Colorado. The report, Continue reading

BLM Seeking Nominations for N.W. Colorado R.A.C.

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado district is seeking public nominations for open positions on the Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. The BLM’s RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource Continue reading

BLM Reminds Shed Hunters to do so Legally

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is reminding people planning to collect shed antlers in northwest Colorado this spring that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on lands managed by the BLM. People that illegally leave roads on ATVs or other Continue reading

Memorial Services Held for Deputies

BARKEYA memorial service was held Saturday for an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who was killed in a crash in Grand County. Officials had a procession of public safety officers from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office to the YMCA where the services were held. Authorities say 30-year-old Alycia Riggs was killed in a two-vehicle accident north of Continue reading

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