Tag Archives: Northwest Colorado

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

Statewide Energy Forum to be Broadcast Live on KRAI/55 Country

forumTomorrow’s energy forum in Denver will be broadcast live on 93.7102.3 KRAI, 55 Country and at KRAI.COM. The Consumer Energy Alliance is hosting a forum tomorrow morning that will give Colorado’s gubernatorial and senate candidates a chance to offer their visions of the state’s energy future to the public. The forum is sponsored by several Continue reading

Rifle Season Begins, State to Make Big Bucks

hunting-300Big game hunting means big money for businesses across Colorado as the state’s nearly $1 billion hunting industry opened its first rifle season Saturday. Hunters can spend thousands of dollars for guided trips from local outfitters, and nonresident hunters pay $600 for an elk license. State officials say businesses that cater to hunters Continue reading

Vesicular Stomatitus Yet to Reach Northwest Colorado

cdaAs of Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 69 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS); 251 of the 320 quarantines have now been released. Fortunately, no cases have been Continue reading

Moffat County Submits Public Comments on Two Issues

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners have signed off on public comments regarding two key issues in Northwest Colorado. Jeff Comstock from the county’s Natural Resources Department presented the commissioners first with comments regarding U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s proposal to list the Yellow Billed Cuckoo as a threatened species. Continue reading

Yellow Billed Cuckoo the Next Threatened Species?

ybcThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking at yet another species to protect in Northwest Colorado. The feds say the Yellow Billed Cuckoo is declining in numbers and needs protection. How much protection is what is being determined. The Moffat County Commissioners say the agency is looking at an area in Northwest Colorado that would provide ideal habitat for the bird, which can be found throughout the Continue reading

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