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Using Fire and Fireworks In Colorado

FIREWORKS-3-300Although rain and cooler temperatures have diminished the fire danger, all are encouraged to be extra cautious when using fire outdoors. Also when using personal fireworks in Colorado be aware that state law does not allow fireworks that explode, leave the ground or fly through the air. Thus, firecrackers, rockets of any kind, and mortars are Continue reading

Where To Celebrate This 4th Of July Weekend

american-flag-1-300There will an abundance of activities this weekend and public fireworks shows on Monday. In Craig the VFW parade will begin at 11 Monday morning with Fireworks that night at Moffat County High School. The parade will start at the VFW heading west on Victory Way, then turn north on Ledford. Steamboat’s Cowboy Round-up Days is this weekend Continue reading

Wildfires Danger High

WILD FIREIn Northwest Colorado the Blair Mountain fire 20 miles west of Meeker remains at 5 acres. The Beaver Creek Fire north of Walden remains at 13,000. If you live in those areas or near any area that could be affected by wildfire it’s important to take steps to defend against the possibility of fire. The Federal Aviation Administration reminds drone operators that flying a drone near a wildfire is illegal. If you are caught operating a drone around a wildfire you will be subject to up to $27,500 in fines, and might face criminal prosecution.or additional information about fires, fireworks and events go to KRAI.COM.

New Wyoming Laws Take Effect Today

wyoming-flag-graphicNew laws passed earlier this year by the Wyoming legislature will go into effect today.  The special car decals that owners of electric cars have to purchase for their license plates now must be renewed annually.  Wyoming is now a part of a collective of states that allows out of state nurses to work in the state without acquiring additional licenses.  Wyoming residents that are Continue reading

Auto Accident Caused By Mud Covered Roadway

highway-13-smallOne vehicle went off the road yesterday on Highway 13 about half a mile south of Hamilton. According to a representative from Craig Fire and Rescue, the driver lost control when he encountered a mud slide that had been washed across the road after a heavy rain fall. The mud on the road was nearly a foot deep and covered about a 100 foot stretch of the highway. There were three passengers in Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker

WILD FIREFirefighters are managing the 5-acre, lightning-ignited Blair Mountain Fire 20 miles west of Meeker to reduce hazardous fuels and to benefit ecosystem health. About 25 firefighters are working to secure the west flank of the fire while allowing it to continue burning to the east, where it will help open the dense stands of pinyon and juniper. This will increase forest diversity and benefit Continue reading

Rain Provides Relief To Beaver Creek Fire Crews

WILD FIRERain showers in the area yesterday provided some relief to Beaver Creek Fire crews. The rain helped to suppress the intensity of the fire, but as temperatures increase, vegetation will dry out Continue reading

Get The Kids Out Of The House This Weekend

YAMPA RIVER STATE PARKEvents have been scheduled at the Yampa River State Park this weekend to help get the kids out of the house. Friday night starting at 8:45, kids can learn about nocturnal animals that live in the park, and the special adaptations that allow them to thrive at night. Saturday morning beginning at 10, learn about the petroglyphs and pictographs that were left Continue reading

UPDATE: Meeting To Discuss “13 Ways” Presentation Friday

13-coverDoug Griffiths, the author of “13 Ways to Kill Your Community” will be in Craig Thursday night to make a presentation about his book. The title is actually the opposite of the message of the book which is to help those in rural communities, understand the challenges small communities face and offer solutions that will impact the community in a positive way. The event is free, and  will be held at Moffat County High School, the first 50 people in the auditorium will receive a free autographed copy of the book. Prior to the presentation there will be a free barbecue, also at the High School, from 5 to 6. Friday  a follow up meeting will be held to discuss the presentation, utilizing Griffiths book as a blueprint, to formulate goals to Continue reading

More Homes Need Protection From Beaver Creek Fire

WILD FIREDue to winds and low humidity in the area, the Beaver Creek fire continues to expand.  Because of the expansion, crews began focusing protection on additional homes in the area that may be threatened, those structures Continue reading

Journey Of Hope Rolls Through Craig

Journey Of HopeIf you’re Driving on Highway 40 between Dinosaur and Craig Thursday morning, be on the look out for a large group of bike riders. The Journey of Hope North Route Team will be making their way from Dinosaur to Craig Thursday. Journey of Hope is a program that raises funds and awareness for people with mental and physical disabilities. Once in Craig the group will Continue reading

Steamboat Opens Up Roads For Holliday Weekend

SteamboatDue to the holiday weekend, all closures related to the Yampa Street Improvement Project in Steamboat will be suspended beginning tomorrow. All barricades and closure signs will be removed although some areas will still have construction Continue reading