Author Archives: KRAI

Fire Burning In Dinosaur

A fire, which is believed to have been caused by lightning Friday near Dinosaur National Monument, has resulted in the closure of the Canyon Overlook Parking lot off Harper’s Corner Road. The Overlook fire, which is estimated at 260 acres, is burning on a steep hillside of grass, sage Continue reading

Twentymile Coal Expansion Possible

As part of the Trump Administrations goal to create an all-of-the-above energy policy in the United States, the BLM is currently evaluating a Lease-by-Application for Peabody, at their Twentymile mine near Hayden and are looking for public input. The lease Continue reading

Fire Closes County Road Near Meeker

A wildfire closed Rio Blanco County Road 8 southeast of Meeker for approximately two hours Saturday evening. The lightning caused fire forced the closure of the road between County Road 57 and County Road 4. The 40 acre County Road Continue reading

Forest Road Closed In North Routt County

Forest Road 500 in North Routt County is now closed to allow culverts in the area to be replaced. Nearly five miles of the road near Little Red Park will be fully closed for two weeks while the work is taking place. Non-motorized access to the surrounding forest will still be available and recreation sites outside of the closure area will remain open. Those traveling through the National Continue reading

Open House To Talk Travel In Moffat County

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting an open house in Craig Tuesday to discuss preliminary alternatives for managing roads and trails on BLM-administered lands in Moffat County.  The BLM is taking a comprehensive multi-year look at the roads and trails it manages in the area to address current and future needs. The open house gives the public Continue reading

Total Solar Eclipse To Occur Next Month

A total solar eclipse will occur next month across the United States, causing day to turn to night. The path of the eclipse will cover areas of Colorado and Wyoming.  In our area, more than 95% of the sun will be covered by the moon. Those who would like to see 100% Continue reading

Construction Affects Sweetwater Detention Visiting Hours

Ongoing construction of the new Sweetwater County Justice Center will have an impact on visiting hours and other operations at the Sweetwater County Detention Center in Rock Springs this week. The lobby of the detention center will be closed each night through  Monday July 31st, from 6 at night through 8 in the morning. This means there will be Continue reading

Deer And Motorcycle Collision Near Dinosaur

A motorcycle/deer collision Thursday afternoon resulted in serious injuries to the driver and passenger. Dinosaur National Monument representative Dan Johnson confirmed that a 68-year-old male driver from Longmont collided with the deer around 1:30 on Harpers Corner Road near Dinosaur National Continue reading

Friday Morning Roll-Over on Highway 40

One man was injured in a single vehicle accident Friday morning on Highway 40, ten miles west of Craig. The male driver was outside of the vehicle when emergency crews arrived on the scene just after 8. The driver, who Continue reading

Roll-Over On East Victory

A single vehicle roll-over accident occurred yesterday afternoon on East Victory Way in Craig. A man lost control of his pickup near the Bear Creek Animal Hospital just before 5:30, resulting in his vehicle ending up in the ditch next to the hospital entrance. According to Detective Bill Continue reading

Steamboat Gondola Opening Delayed

While the Gondola in Steamboat was expected to open today, it is still being tested by the Colorado Tramway Board, so the opening has been delayed. The gondola and bike park will open after the inspection is complete and the city receives a state license to open the gondola to the public. This is Continue reading

Hundreds Arrested Over 4th Of July Holiday

Hundreds of impaired drivers were taken off the roads during the 4th of July Heat is On DUI enforcement campaign in Colorado. A total of 381 impaired drivers were arrested between June 30th and July 5th, an increase from the 318 drivers who were arrested during the same enforcement Continue reading