NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS & SPORTS


Man Dies After Fall From Cliff At Kenny Reservoir

A 32-year-old man died in an accident yesterday at Kenny Reservoir near Rangely.  Francis Manu of Lakewood reportedly fell off a cliff in the area, ending up in the water. Manu’s friends contacted a Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Deputy near the reservoir dam,  and told the deputy that Manu had been under water for Continue reading

Dead Dog Fire 100% Contained, But Still Active

With the Dead Dog fire fully contained, crews are currently working on mop up operations in the area. While the mop up is taking place, interior flames, smoldering and dust devils of ash may still be present. Crews are working to completely put out the fire by either burning or Continue reading

Win Thousands For Fishing At Elkhead

The Elkhead Reservoir Fishing Classic starts this weekend. The week long fishing tournament starts Saturday and will run through Sunday July 2nd. One northern pike and one small mouth bass will be tagged and If caught, each tagged fish will net the lucky angler $1500.  Two prizes of $750 will be awarded to the individuals who catch the most Continue reading

New Mountain Bike Restrictions For Buffalo Pass

In order to address illegal mountain bike trails in the Buffalo Pass area near Steamboat, the U.S. Forest Service has issued a special order, prohibiting off-route bike riding in the area. The order goes into effect immediately and will cover the Soda Creek area to the north, Mt. Zirkel Wilderness to Continue reading

Get Paid To Lose Weight

Northwest Colorado Health has installed Weigh and Win kiosks in Craig and Steamboat.  Weigh and Win is a free community program that provides cash incentives to participants who Continue reading

Scammers Target Wyoming Seniors

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam which is targeting the areas seniors. Victims are receiving calls from young people who claim to be their grandchildren. The scammers then claim that they are in jail, often out of the state or in Continue reading

Blodgett Pleads Not Guilty To Manslaughter

Justin Blodgett, who is facing a felony manslaughter charge related to the death of Raymond Terrill, pleaded not guilty yesterday. Terrill died in Craig in March, after he and Blodgett had reportedly been involved in an altercation. 14th Judicial District Chief Judge Michael O’Hara gave Blodgett a deadline of September 7th, to accept the state’s deal to plead guilty to criminally negligent homicide.  If Blodgett declines to accept the plea agreement the case will go to trial starting Continue reading

Volunteers Coming To Work In Craig

If you are driving Highway 40 west of Craig Friday, keep your eyes out for a group of bike riders. Participants on a ride, sponsored by the Fuller Center for Housing, will spend the Continue reading

Tipton To Host Telephone Town Hall

Congressman Scott Tipton will host a telephone town hall meeting next week. The town hall will take place Monday starting at 6 and all from our area are invited to participate. Tipton says that while it’s not always possible to visit all of the 29 counties he represents as much as he would like, the telephone town hall will give all constituents the opportunity to Continue reading

Trip For Seniors To Rockies Game

The Steamboat Parks and Community Service Department will host a trip to a Colorado Rockies game next month for seniors. Those 55 and older are invited to attend the trip with their children or grand children. Participants will take in the Colorado Continue reading

Wyoming Unemployment Rate Falls

The unemployment rate in Wyoming fell .2% to 4.1% from April to May, according to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. The department says the decline is at least partially due to Wyoming’s decreasing labor force, which has fallen by more Continue reading

Take A Tour Of Yampa Valley Fiberworks

Community members are invited to join the Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership board Wednesday, for a tour of Yampa Valley Fiberworks. CMEDP Continue reading