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MOCO United Way Secures $50 Thousand Grant

The Moffat County United Way was awarded a $50,000 grant earlier this week to go towards the Bridges out of Poverty program. Bridges out of Poverty focuses on economic class differences to provide concrete tools and strategies to prevent, Continue reading

Buy Daffodils To Support Hospice

The annual Hospice Daffodils fundraiser put on by Northwest Colorado Health will take place this month in Moffat, Routt and Grand Continue reading

Trump Expected To Reform CPP And WOTUS

President Trump is expected to sign multiple executive orders this week, aimed at dismantling Coal Industry regulations enacted by the Obama administration. According to reports, one will instruct the Environmental Protection Agency to begin re-writing the Clean Power Plan, and will order the Department of Interior to lift it’s moratorium on new coal leases. The Clean Power Plan set a target for green house gas emission reduction in the U.S., and limited green house gas emission from coal fired power plants. The plan was expected to Continue reading

New Coal Development To Keep Millions In NW Colorado

Tri-State Generation has received approval from the United States Department of Interior to proceed with their plans to mine the Collom development at ColoWyo Mine.  The decision to move forward with the project was made following an extensive environmental review by the Office of Continue reading

Comment On Rio Blanco County Wild Horse Projects

wild horsesThe BLM is looking for public comment to help guide two projects intended to benefit the wild horse population in the Piceance East Douglas Heard management area in Rio Blanco County. The BLM will reconstruct approximately a mile of fencing near Duck Creek in order to secure the Heard Management Area, preventing horses from leaving. The BLM is also looking to redevelop Corcoran Springs to ensure it can provide a Continue reading

Special Response Team Gets New Armored Vehicle

MoCo VehicleThe Craig Police Department and the Moffat County Sheriffs Office acquired a new armored vehicle for their combined Special Response Team. The acquisition was made through a Department of Defense program that allows local police departments to obtain excess property from the DOD at no cost. State and local agencies can acquire Continue reading

Colorado Farmers Can Sign Up For Financial Protection

department of AGTime is running out for Colorado farmers and ranchers to enroll for Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage for the 2016 crop year. To receive benefits from these programs, farmers and ranchers must sign a contract before Continue reading

BLM Cannot Regulate Fracking

frackingA judge ruled earlier this week that federal regulators don’t have the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing. A US District Court Judge in Wyoming ruled that the Bureau of Land Management does not have the authority to regulate fracking because Congress has not given it that power. In his decision the judge wrote that it is not the courts role to decide whether Continue reading

University Of Wyoming Declares Financial Crisis

Seal_University_of_Wyoming.svgAs a response to losing nearly $41 million dollars in funding over the next two years University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols declared earlier this week that the University is in a financial crisis. To deal with this crisis the universities board of trustees approved a budget that will eliminate 70 vacant Continue reading

Beware Of The Beltless: Buckle Up Colorado

buckle upTo address people not wearing seat belts across the state, the Colorado Department of Transportation launched their “Beware of the Beltless” campaign yesterday. Numbers show 15% of people in Colorado do not wear a seat belt while in a vehicle, and more than half of the passengers that died in accidents last year were not wearing seat belts. Not wearing your seat belt not only puts you at risk, but people traveling with you Continue reading

Primaries Considered For Colorado

Vote_CheckmarkDue to criticism over the use of caucuses to determine Colorado’s presidential nominees the state is taking steps towards adopting a primary election system for the next election. A bill was passed out of the Colorado House of Representatives yesterday that would require the Governor to set a presidential primary date for any Continue reading

National Day Of Prayer Tomorrow

prayerTomorrow is the national day of prayer. People will be meeting across Northwest Colorado to participate in the event. A group will meet outside the Moffat County Court House from noon to one where they will pray for our nation, its leaders, churches and families. All  are encouraged to attend. In Steamboat, a prayer Continue reading