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Driver Hits Parked Car

craig-fire-rescue-300A vehicle struck a parked car around 8 last night near 9th and Green Street in Craig. The driver of the vehicle, a male, suffered minor injuries and was transported to The Memorial Hospital. According to a representative from the Craig Fire Department, Continue reading

UPDATE: Beaver Creek Fire Consumes 9 Buildings

FireHigh winds, warm temperatures and low humidity caused the Beaver Creek Fire to expand by 3,000 acres yesterday. It also resulted in the the destruction of one cabin and eight outbuildings in the Parsons Draw development. Crews battled the fire in that area until wind driven flames forced their retreat in spite of the fact that sprinklers, hoses and Continue reading

Milk Fire 50% Contained

WILD FIREThe Milk Fire burning south of ColoWyo Mine, is now 50% contained. Ground crews have been working in conjunction with helicopters in the area to suppress the 500 acre fire. The fire that was first reported Continue reading

Sign Up For United Way Getting Ahead Class

united-way-moffat-300The final day to apply to participate in the “Moffat County United Way” “Getting Ahead Class” for this fall, is Monday.  The program helps participants analyze their life and make plans to build personal and family resources.  The program will also highlight life changes that Continue reading

Events For Kids At Yampa River State Park

YAMPA RIVER STATE PARKEvents for kids will be held at the Yampa River State park this weekend. Tonight at 7:30 they can explore the night life in the park by listening to the sounds of animals that come out at night. Tomorrow morning beginning at 10 kids will learn to use GPS to find 8 geocaches hidden throughout the park. Sunday morning at 10 kids can learn an ancient method of Continue reading

Young Pro’s Softball Tournament Rescheduled

YVYPThe Yampa Valley Young Professionals “Balls Out Softball Tournament” has been rescheduled for August 20th and 21st. The cost for the tournament is $150 per team. To register for the tournament contact Tori Pingley at the Moffat County Continue reading

UPDATE: New Fires Spark In NW Colorado

Wildfires-300Several fires have ignited across Moffat County over the last few days. The Craig Fire Department Responded to a fire Thursday morning around 8:30 on CR 31 northwest of Craig. According to Fire Chief KC Hume, the fire was caused by an animal that climbed a Continue reading

Investigation Into Woman’s Death In Dinosaur Complete

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe investigation into the death of Marolyn Sabala, the woman who died in Dinosaur National Park earlier this month has been concluded. It was determined the 72 year old passed away after she wandered away from her campsite, up a hill, then fell off a cliff. Officials have ruled Continue reading

CDOT Cancels I-70 Closure Thursday

CDOTI-70 through Glenwood Canyon will be open Thursday. The Colorado Department of Transportation has cancelled helicopter operations due to unsafe wind conditions in the area. The canyon will be closed at a later Continue reading

Craig City Manager Search Continues

city of craigThe Craig City Council has decided to contract with the firm Strategic Government Resources or to assist the city in the search for a new city manager. The council chose the firm from a group of three finalists at their meeting this week as they believe it will be the best fit to Continue reading

Volunteers Needed For Balloon Festival

balloon-fest-800Organizers of next months Moffat County Balloon Festival are looking to volunteers to help launch hot air balloons on Saturday August 6th. Anyone interested can call Continue reading

Plan For Moffat County Economy

economyThe 13 Ways To Kill Your Community presentation, and the economic assessment preformed by the group Better City, have provided many ideas on how Moffat County can grow its economy. In addition to concrete examples like revitalizing the downtown area of Craig, strengthening recreation, utilizing the uniqueness of Dinosaur National Park, and increasing manufacturing, one of the Continue reading