Zonta announces scholarships

Applications for the 2015 Open Scholarships, for traditional and non- traditional students, the Lamar Community College Scholarship and the Jane M. Klausman Scholarship are now available at the Zonta Club of Prowers County web site, www.zontadistrict12.org/prowers. The deadline for application is April 1. Please visit the website for application criteria and information, or contact Karen […]

Man stabbed at Grand Junction strip club

Grand Junction Police were called to Fantasy Gentleman’s Club on Colex Drive off G Road about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday for a stabbing. Police say a club employee called 911 after a man came inside the club with stab wounds to his stomach and chest. The stabbing victim’s name and condition have not been released. Police […]

Wednesday Night

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Grand Valley is still reeling from the news that the remains of missing 18-year-old Kelly Mae Myers were found in the remote Cactus Park area of Mesa County on Saturday, February 28th. Myers’ friends and family are organizing a candlelight vigil to be held at the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office on […]

Fruita Police investigate attempted abduction of young girl

FRUITA, Colo. Fruita Police Officers are searching for a suspect that allegedly grabbed a 12-year-old girl from behind on Tuesday night in the Olga Anson Park. Fruita received the report at around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. The young girl reportedly ran away from the suspect, who then ran in an unknown direction. In a […]

Purim party allows CSU to celebrate Jewish history

The Biblical book of Esther tells the story of Jewish persecution by Persian Prime Minister Haman in the fourth century B.C.E. Esther ultimately saved the Jewish people from Haman’s plot to kill them, and so each year in the spring, Purim is celebrated. “Purim, like most Jewish holidays, is the success of the Jews in fighting adversity and […]

Grimes: If you liked it, then you should have put a tag on it

Monday marked the first important day of the NFL off-season, as it was a day designated for teams to place the franchise tag on their most valuable asset. The franchise tag, a label that is put on a player that is about to become an unrestricted free agent, is often used to bind the player […]

Pope: Eustachy will be seeing dollar signs if CSU clinches berth in the NCAA Tournament

Time and time again this season, Colorado State head coach Larry Eustachy has said he believes his team is an NCAA Tournament-caliber team. And he’s likely right. With two games left in the regular season, Eustachy and Co. sit at 24-5, and 11-5 in the Mountain West, with a firm grip on third place should […]

Yampa Valley Housing Authority close to applying for permit to build 48 affordable apartments

Steamboat Springs — The Yampa Valley Housing Authority is moving swiftly with its development partner, Overland Property Group, to prepare a “shovel-ready” plan to build 48 affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments on Steamboat’s west side. Housing Authority Executive Director Jason Peasley said during a Tuesday work session he hopes to submit a development permit application […]

Steamboat Springs City Council moves closer to forming downtown URA

Steamboat Springs — The Steamboat Springs City Council Tuesday night advanced a plan to fund millions of dollars worth of downtown infrastructure improvements in the coming years with the help of an urban renewal authority and tax increment financing. “This will make our community better,” Council member Kenny Reisman said of the proposed downtown improvement […]

Our view: A hard act to follow

After 10 years on the job, Tracy Barnett has announced she’ll be stepping down as manager of Mainstreet Steamboat Springs this summer. At issue: Longtime Mainstreet Steamboat Springs manager Tracy Barnett will be leaving her post Our view: Barnett’s replacement must be an innovator, a collaborator and a passionate advocate for downtown Steamboat She has […]

#PARCC testing in Colorado has disastrous first day – #Pearson

The rollout of Common Core-centric standardized testing in Colorado was a disaster today, with numerous school districts reporting a range of problems and children spending hours in front of non-functioning computers. Just a fraction of students were able to complete the testing, and questions about testing security and validity given the problems were endemic. Lisa […]

Pink ‘pachyderm’ razed in a few hours

Modified: Sunday, Mar 1st, 2015 The corner of State and 6th Street was the center of attention this morning (Sunday, 3/1) as crews flattened the largest building in the economic development project. Water was constantly sprayed on the debris as demolition progressed. All of the debris is being hauled to the official landfill site between […]

Valley clear of measles, flu hit hard

Modified: Sunday, Mar 1st, 2015 The corner of State and 6th Street was the center of attention this morning (Sunday, 3/1) as crews flattened the largest building in the economic development project. Water was constantly sprayed on the debris as demolition progressed. All of the debris is being hauled to the official landfill site between […]

Tax increase likely on Nov. ballot

Modified: Sunday, Mar 1st, 2015 The corner of State and 6th Street was the center of attention this morning (Sunday, 3/1) as crews flattened the largest building in the economic development project. Water was constantly sprayed on the debris as demolition progressed. All of the debris is being hauled to the official landfill site between […]

Democrats fend off GOP renewable energy bill

DENVER, Colo. Democrats have voted down a GOP plan to lower Colorado’s renewable energy mandates. A bill to lower the mandates failed 6-5 Monday in a House committee controlled by Democrats. The bill the Republican state Senate last month. The bill would have cut in half the percentage of renewable energy required of large utilities […]

Colorado revenue department sees increase in fraud

DENVER, Colo. Concerns about fraud are leading the Colorado Department of Revenue to change the way it issues some tax refunds this year. In a statement Monday, the department says it has seen an increase over the last month of stolen identity information being used to file fraudulent tax returns. As a result, some refunds […]

Palisade’s Planning Commission recommends Land Development Code changes in the name of child care

PALISADE, Colo. Changes to Palisade’s Land Development Code are underway as part of an effort to improve in-home child care. Jennifer Freed, owner of Lil Peaches home daycare in Palisade, looks to lock down a Family Child Care Home License but until now local zoning restrictions have held her back. Under the current Palisade Land […]

Bravo and Gotta Go: Week of 3/2-3/6

JUMP TO: Monday, March 2 Tuesday, March 3 Monday, March 2, 2015 Bravo! The future is now: HTC Vibe offers competition to the Oculus Rift. Virtual reality is almost here! Yes means yes: The “Yes Means Yes” bill is taking a step in the right direction by changing the legal definition of consent. Shoutout to ASCSU and […]

Picks from peers: Top Articles of the Week

So every week, we here at the Collegian will put together a list of our favorite content from around the web. Here’s this week, we hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Title: “This hotel in Japan will be run almost entirely by robots” Publication: GeekWire Description: Title didn’t give it away? Robots […]

Cold fronts freeze region Tuesday

A cold front is forecast to push through northern Colorado early Tuesday morning, around 6:00am. Temperatures will quickly fall behind it. Another front pushes through the area later in the day that will drop snow. Expect windy conditions as well. The snow should continue into Tuesday night. We should wake up to one to three inches […]

Yampa Valley Autism Program's 7th annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball returns Saturday

Steamboat Springs — Masks and autism are more similar than one may think. “Autism is still something that many parents may not understand right away,” said Babette Dickson, one of the founding group of mothers who started Yampa Valley Autism Program. “It masks the faces of who these kids really are. But once you take […]

Downtown improvement plan returns to Steamboat Springs City Council

Steamboat Springs — Steamboat Springs City Council is expected Tuesday night to dig into the details of what might be accomplished through a multi-million dollar downtown renewal project and how much each piece of the plan might cost, as well as how to fund it. Improving public facilities in the downtown, and particularly on Yampa […]

Steamboat briefs: Pot series will be topic of Coffee and a Newspaper

The Steamboat Pilot Today is hosting its monthly Coffee and a Newspaper from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the newspaper office, 1901 Curve Plaza. The topic of this month’s event will be a discussion of the Pilot Today’s five-part series on the first year of legalized recreational marijuana. Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman […]

Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Names 2015 Resident of the Year

Dr. Kari Mader is a Champion for Family Medicine and Serving the Underserved The Colorado Academy of Family Physicians has named Kari Mader, MD, the 2015 F. William Barrows Outstanding Family Medicine Resident. Dr. Mader is a third year chief resident at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency. She attended the University of Florida […]

Gallant Knight Insane target in Jeffco indictments #GKI #gangland

GRAND JURY INDICTS UPPER ESCHELON OF VIOLENT STREET GANG A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted six members of the street gang Gallant Knights Insane (GKI) for running an organized crime ring in the metro Denver area and Jefferson County from January, 2004 through February, 2015. Charges include Violation of the Colorado Organized Crime Control […]

Lara Logan near death? Hospitalized for internal bleeding

A source told the New York Post that Logan’s condition mayhave been caused by stress, and she is likelyto be in the hospital for several days.Logan is a well-known war correspondent whohas been workingfull time for “60 Minutes” since 2012. “We wish Lara a very speedy recovery,” a CBS spokesperson told the Post, but didn’t give any further […]

A brief chat with Doro

Doro Pesch, usually simply referred to as Doro, is a German heavy metal/hard rock singer who was initially known for being the singer in the band Warlock. She went solo in 1989, and has enjoyed a respectable cult following ever since. She plays the Bluebird Theater in March, so we chatted with the great lady. […]

Drag Nation celebrates host’s birthday

Photo by Koko B Studio Walking into Tracks, one of Denver’s gay dance clubs, on Friday we experienced a bit of sensory overload. First, the heat in the warehouse-chic building was a sweet release from the frigid Friday night, followed by the welcomed sound of dance music. But the most exciting, and impressive, piece of […]