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Wyoming Bridge Closed For Repairs

The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Field Office has temporarily closed the Red Creek Lizzie Spring Bridge located near the Red Creek Ranch, on BLM Road 4415 approximately 40 miles south of Rock Springs.  This decision was Continue reading

Colorado Man Killed In Highway 40 Roll-Over

A roll-over accident today on highway 40 resulted in the death of a 27-year-old man from Wheat Ridge. Levii Norwood lost control of his vehicle around one this morning, 7 miles east of Granby. The vehicle Continue reading

1 Dead After Truck Collides With Paving Equipment

A Utah man was killed yesterday afternoon on Highway 40, after he crashed his vehicle into paving equipment.  36-year-old Jason Christenson lost control of his truck about 24 miles west of Kremmling, resulting in the pickup going off the road at a high rate of speed where it collided Continue reading

Laws Changed For Short Term Rentals

Under a new law, Colorado landlords must give their short-term tenants 21 days notice before raising the rent or terminating their leases. Before, a lease that ran month-to-month, or spanned up to six months, could be terminated with seven days’ notice from either party. A landlord could also increase rent with only a week’s Continue reading

Earnings And Education Contributing To Poverty?

Moffat County United Way recently completed a community assessment which looked at factors that may be affecting those in the county living below the poverty line. The assessment found the county had an average unemployment rate of 5.5% and that unemployment has actually decreased .7% over the last year. Between 2013 and 2017, the Continue reading

Building Catches Fire In Steamboat

A fire occurred in an outbuilding Tuesday morning in the Fairview neighborhood on Manitou Ave in Steamboat.  According to a Steamboat Fire and Rescue representative, crews were quickly able to extinguish the blaze after arriving Continue reading

UPDATE: Ex-Steamboat City Councilwoman Has Neck Stabilization Surgery

Mary Brown, who sustained serious injuries after crashing her bike in Steamboat earlier this month, had a successful neck stabilization surgery Saturday, according to the website on CaringBridge.org. The family says they realize she has a long journey ahead of her and are very appreciative of the support they have received from the community. According to an update posted to the website Tuesday, Brown will be Continue reading

Moffat County Tourism Director Resigns

Moffat County Tourism Director Tom Kleinschnitz recently submitted his resignation after working at the job for about a year. Kleinschnitz’s last day as director will be next Tuesday. The Moffat County Tourism Association Board will look to fill the director position as soon Continue reading

Community Assessment Looks At MOCO Poverty

The Moffat County United Way has completed a community assessment of the area that looked at poverty, unemployment, housing, transportation and other issues that impact those living in poverty. The assessment showed that more than 11% of Moffat County’s population is living below the poverty level. According to the report, between 2000 Continue reading

Sweetwater County Can’t Pick Up At Large Animals

Due to budgetary issues, The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s office will no longer be picking up at large dogs and cats in the county. The county is now down to a single animal control officer responsible for covering 10,000 square miles of land. According to Sheriff Mike Lowell, the county handled just under 700 animal calls in 2016, and so far this year they Continue reading

One Killed, Seven Injured In Accident Near Kremmling

A two vehicle accident, on Highway 9 ten miles South of Kremmling, Saturday afternoon resulted in the death of 33-year-old Brian Ward of Denver. Ward was a passenger in a car being driven by 30-year-old Brandon Wilson also of Denver. Wilson and three other passengers in his vehicle were all injured in the accident, two received serious injuries. The accident occurred when Wilson slowed his car and Continue reading

Petition To Be A City Council Candidate

The City of Steamboat has released the nominating petition for candidates seeking to run for Steamboat Springs City Council in the November election. There are city council positions open in districts one, two and three, with an at-large position also available. Eligible candidates must be 18 years of age or older on the day of the election. They must have Continue reading