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Craig City Manager Firing Now Official

The Craig City Council voted 6 to 1 at a special meeting yesterday, to make the firing of City Manager Mike Foreman official. The City announced the firing early last week, but due to procedural issues, a formal vote had to be held to conform to Colorado Law. Foreman firing was partially attributed to an incident that occurred at the Kiwanis Play earlier this month, when Foreman got into a verbal altercation with a woman at the play. Craig Mayor John Ponikvar said the incident caused the majority of the council to lose Continue reading

Moffat County Bridge Closures

Moffat County announced closures for two area bridges last week. Due to structural issues, the walking bridge on the Kiwanis Trail at Loudy-Simpson Park will be closed until further notice. The county is asking the community to keep off the bridge while the Continue reading

Public Workshop To Discuss Parks

The City of Steamboat will hold a public workshop this week to discuss the city’s Comprehensive Parks, Recreation, Open Space, Trails and River Master Plan. The workshop will be held Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 at Olympian Hall. It will include a summary of input received from the public, and will address the visions and goals for the project, and Continue reading

Prepare For Floods And Fires

This is a good time of year for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make plans for what to do in the event that a fire or flood occurs. 64 counties in Colorado and more than 250 cities and towns with a population of over 250 thousand people are located in flood-prone areas.  Since the year 2000, Continue reading

Raccoons Test Positive For Distemper

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has issued a warning after multiple raccoons in the Rock Springs area have either tested positive, or shown signs of distemper. Most of the diseased raccoons were found along Bitter Creek between the Belt Loop and Grant Street. It is strongly recommend that all Continue reading

Alcohol Contributes To Roll-Over In Craig

Alcohol consumption is believed to have contributed to a roll-over accident over the weekend In Craig. According to a representative with the Craig Police Department, an unidentified Craig man was driving on Ranney Street Saturday afternoon, north of Victory way, Continue reading

National Historic Designation For Downtown Meeker?

A consultant for the Meeker National Register Historic District will be speaking at a public presentation tomorrow night at the Meeker Town Hall, concerning the National Historic District designation for downtown Meeker. The presentation will focus on economic development, tax credit and grant eligibility Continue reading

Turn Water On Your Property Into Power

Those interested in using water on their land to provide power to their property may consider attending a seminar this week in Craig and Steamboat. Regional water rights holders who have at least several hundred gallons of water flow per minute are invited to the free workshop “Make your Own Power with Water” on Thursday in Craig and Steamboat. Representatives from the Colorado Continue reading

Wyoming Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Wyoming’s unemployment rate went unchanged between December and January, remaining at 4.1%, according to a new report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. The national unemployment rate also stood at 4.1% in January. Wyoming’s unemployment rate is significantly Continue reading

More Details On Fatal Head On Accident

The identities of the individuals involved in the fatal head on collision Friday morning, 5 miles south of Meeker, have been released by the Colorado State Patrol. 28-year-old Jessica Widmer of Rifle was driving when she lost control on a curve, resulting in her vehicle drifting into the opposite lane, where it collided head on with a vehicle being driven by 32-year- Continue reading

Facebook Scam Targeting NW Colorado

Craig Police are warning residents of a new scam on Facebook. Numerous people in the area have received a direct message from one of their friends that prompts the target to text or call a phone number to secure a “free money grant”. This is a scam. It is very likely that the friend’s account that Continue reading

UPDATE 3: Highway 13 Open After Fatal Head On

Highway 13 was fully closed for about half an hour Friday morning 5 miles south of Meeker, due to a fatal head on accident. According to a representative with the Colorado State Patrol, one of the individuals involved was killed, while another sustained serious injury. Additional Continue reading