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Public Land Grazing Seminars Next Week

The Delta County Livestock Association and Mesa County Cattlemen’s Association are hosting Federal Lands Seminars next week.  The seminars will allow federal land permit holders and potential permit holders to better understand their rights, as federal grazing regulations are some of the more complicated Continue reading

Free Speech Zones Now Prohibited

Designated free speech zones will no longer be permitted on public college campuses in Colorado. A bill signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper on Tuesday, prohibits public colleges from restricting student’s first amendment Continue reading

Time To Spring Clean Medicine Cabinets

The Prescription Drug Take Back collection site is up and running at the Moffat County Public Safety Center. Unused medications can be dropped off in the secure collection container 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  To help promote the new drop box, area police are encouraging residents to do some spring cleaning on their medicine cabinet. Proper medicine cabinet maintenance can ensure teens in your life Continue reading

Green Algae in White River Near Meeker Prompts Concerns

A growing, green eyesore in parts of the White River near Meeker has caught the attention of local landowners, anglers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Over the last two years, a significant increase in the amount of algae in the river has local residents and agency officials exploring several possibilities that may be causing the bloom. Continue reading

Senate Continues Effort To Give Locals Land Control

The US Senate passed a resolution earlier this week to void the BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule that took effect in December. The Planning 2.0 rule gave future control to the BLM for planning and Continue reading

Coffee With Council Friday

The February Coffee with Council session will be tomorrow morning in Steamboat. Councilman Scott Ford and others will be at the meeting to discuss any topics of concern to the public. The meeting will be held from 7:30 to 9 in the Centennial Hall. The discussion will focus on the City’s water rights as they relate to the expanding of city services. The Continue reading

CO PERA Has Billions In Unfunded Liability

Colorado Treasurer Walker Stapleton announced last week that Colorado’s Public Employee Retirement Association or PERA currently has $30 billion in unfunded liability. The Unfunded liability is the money the system owes but currently doe’s not have in its accounts. To help protect employees and tax payers from shouldering the burden of the Continue reading

Colorado Expands Free Cervical Cancer Screenings

More than 50,000 additional women across Colorado are eligible for free cervical cancer screening under a recent expansion by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  For additional information, and to see if you qualify for screenings Continue reading

Time To Research Schools For 2017-2018

Governor John Hickenlooper has declared this week National School Choice Week in Colorado. Families are encouraged to research and evaluate the K through 12 school choices available to their children in advance of the 2017 and 2018 school year. National School Choice Week also looks to raise awareness around the importance of providing 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

Recreation And Travel Plan For NW Colorado

The Bureau of Land Management is still attempting to develop a travel management plan for recreation areas in Northwest Colorado. To allow the community to be involved with the development of the plan, the BLM will host public open house this month in Craig. The open house is intended to help the BLM determine key issues with travel and Continue reading

Winter Vomiting Bug Spreading In Wyoming

wyoming-flag-graphicCases of norovirus, also known as the winter vomiting bug, are spreading in Wyoming according to the Wyoming Department of Public Health. Norovirus results in stomach aches, vomiting and watery diarrhea. The disease is infectious and can be spread through Continue reading