Moffat County

Book Excerpts Primary category in which blog post is published

Beautiful, self-confident and hot tempered, “Queen” Ann Bassett stood up to Colorado’s powerful ranchers

Author Diana Allen Kouris sifts through Bassett's legend to find the facts behind one of the West's most intriguing characters during the 19th-century cattle wars

SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published

A family connection to a legendary Colorado cowgirl sent an author on an exhaustive research roundup

Diana Allen Kouris grew up hearing stories about Ann Bassett on the family's ranch in northwest Colorado, and rode the same trails as the woman she chronicled

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Pregnant women in Moffat County have lost their obstetrics care, the latest victims of the rural health crisis

18 rural hospitals in Colorado operate in the red, but residents are asking why mom-and-baby care was targeted in Craig.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Colorado got $3.6 million from the Equifax breach. It’ll help start a rural college program to prevent this from happening again.

Colorado Northwestern Community College plans to start cybersecurity classes this Fall while the rest of the money will be spent on consumer education and possibly a loan-forgiveness program.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

West Slope lawmaker tries to pump the brakes on Colorado wolf reintroduction

Democratic Sen. Kerry Donovan’s bill would delay wolf management to study and fund compensation for lost livestock. It would also cancel a plan to bring back the predators if a “self-sustaining population” is confirmed.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

Trouble in Dinosaur: Cop fired, town hall searched as border town reckons with new pot money, old problems

Dinosaur used to limp along on $2,700 a month in sales tax revenues. Cannabis has changed that, for better or worse.