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Festival of Trees Opens Next Week

treeThe Moffat County Festival of Trees begins next week. The Festival of Trees is a display at the Moffat County Courthouse, featuring Christmas trees decorated by businesses, non-profits, and individuals. The trees will be decorated with the theme of “winter wonderland” in mind. Visitors to the display will be able to vote for their favorites, and a people’s choice winner will be announced in mid-December. Cash prizes will be provided by Continue reading

Kremmling Hunter not Charged for Killing Gray Wolf

gray-wolfFederal officials say no charges will be filed against a hunter who killed a protected gray wolf in Colorado after mistaking it for a coyote. The Fish and Wildlife Service said yesterday an investigation concluded the hunter didn’t intend to kill a wolf. Officials say the hunter was legally Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Still Oppose Wolf Reintroduction

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado wildlife officials are considering reaffirming their opposition to reintroducing wolves to the state. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on Friday considered a draft resolution that would reaffirm the commission’s 1980s positions against reintroduction. It argues that reintroduction could have a harmful impact Continue reading

Voter Turnout Down in This Year’s Election

Ballot-300The official voter turnout in Colorado’s 2015 “off year” election was 35.7 percent, according to Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams. The November 3rd election featured one statewide ballot measure, on marijuana taxes, and various local races and issues. The statewide Continue reading

Accident North Of Craig Claims One Life

highway-13-smallA Utah man died in a predawn accident Monday morning. The accident, about 20 miles north of Craig on Highway 13, occurred when the driver of the vehicle attempted to avoid a deer in the roadway, rolling his car. The driver, a 57 year old man from Vernal died at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, a 51 year old woman from Missouri was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

Two People Seriously Injured in County Road 7 Rollover

1123 ROLLOVERA rollover accident on Moffat County Road 7 sent two people to the hospital with serious injuries Friday night. Troopers say a 26-year old man suffered life threatening injuries, after being ejected during the roll. His passenger, a 21-year old woman suffered serious injuries. The State Continue reading

Yampa Valley Data Partners Releases Fast Facts

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released this month’s Fast Facts. The Fast Facts give a snap shot of various economic changes in Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties. September Continue reading

Coffman Responds to Hickenlooper’s Complaint

COFFMANColorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is responding to Governor John Hickenlooper’s complaint to the state Supreme Court about lawsuits she filed against the federal government over his objections. Coffman filed a motion Continue reading

State Group Pushes Through Exemption in Clean Air Act

POWER PLANTYesterday, the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry joined the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division in successfully persuading the state Air Quality Control Commission to retain vital legal protections for Colorado’s industry operators under the federal Clean Air Act. The Association took a lead role in Continue reading

Senators Urge Reinstatement of PILT Funds

piltU.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) are urging Senate leaders to fully fund the Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) program in any end-of-year legislation. Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) provide federal payments to nearly 1,900 local governments across 49 states to help offset losses in property taxes Continue reading

Crash Takes the Life of Rock Springs Woman

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A crash east of Rock Springs Thursday afternoon resulted in the death of 33 year old Rock Springs resident Hannah Mayfield. The crash occurred on Interstate 80 about three miles east of Rock Springs. Police say Mayfield failed to properly negotiate a right hand curve in the highway and drifted off the interstate. She overcorrected, Continue reading

Holiday Drive Coming Soon

santaThe 17th Annual 93-7/102-3 KRAI and 55 Coutry Holiday Drive is less than two weeks away. For two full days, radio station staff and volunteers will stand in front of the Centennial Mall in Craig, accepting donations for Advocates Crisis Support Services, Christmas for Kids, Christmas for Seniors, and the Interfaith Food Continue reading