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Health Officials Investigating Child Illness

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit is a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases. The germ – enterovirus 68 – was detected in Continue reading

State Approves Incentive for Tarantino Film

tarantinoColorado has approved a $5 million incentive package to lure production of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film “The Hateful Eight.” The state Economic Development Commission approved the package Friday. Colorado’s incentives beat out those of Utah and Wyoming. The film could be filmed on a 900-acre ranch west of Telluride, depending on local permit approval. Budgeted at $44 million, the film would be the most significant production in Continue reading

Rick Upchurch Raising Money for Fight Against Cancer in Craig

upchurchFormer Denver Broncos player Rick Upchurch is in Craig this weekend, helping to raise money for the Moffat County Cancer Society. Upchurch played for the Broncos from 1975 to 1983, and appeared in two Super Bowls with the team. He has been using his time now to spread awareness of cancer, having been diagnosed himself with Leukemia. Upchurch and other fellow former Continue reading

Prescription Drug Take-Back Events

PILLSThe National Take Back Initiative (NTBI) for prescription drugs will take place tomorrow from 10 to 2 at the Centennial Mall parking lot in Craig. Police say the event provides a great opportunity for those with personal prescriptions who’ve missed previous Take-Back events or who have accumulated unwanted, unused prescription Continue reading

Hayden and Moffat County Homecoming Events Wrap Up this Weekend

homecoming-week-300Hayden and Moffat County High Schools wrap up their homecoming celebrations this weekend. At Hayden, today is Black and Orange Day. The parade takes place at 1, with a pep rally to follow on the football field. A class contest will take place immediately following the pep rally. Coronation will take place at halftime of tonight’s Continue reading

Fuller Center has Work Day Sunday

Fuller-CenterThe Moffat County Fuller Center for Housing has a workday coming up this weekend, and they’re looking for a little help. The group will get Continue reading

VS Cases Increase; Quarantine Zones Decrease

cdaColorado’s Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak has so far stayed out of the northwest part of the state. As of Wednesday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 126 locations under quarantine after horses and cows tested positive for VS; 177 of the 303 Continue reading

Wyoming Suspect May Have Committed Suicide During Pursuit

whpA Be On The Look Out (BOLO) report out of Casper, Wyoming resulted in a 16 mile long pursuit east of Lyman on yesterday involving state troopers with the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The suspect was located on Interstate 80 at around 7:15 last night. A traffic stop was initiated by a Wyoming State Trooper and the Continue reading

Missing Craig Man’s Pickup Found

john michael simonsThe Craig Police Department reported to Wild West Radio News that the white Chevrolet pickup, belonging to John Michael Simons has been discovered.  The pickup was found by a rancher in northern Routt County adjacent to the Black Mountain area, parked in a location known to be used by hunters and campers. There was no indication of foul play and it appeared that Simons had gone there to hike or camp in the vicinity.  Simons was reported missing on July 25, 2014.  A ground and air search of the rugged area where the truck was found failed to locate Mr. Simons and he continues to be listed as a Missing Person. Anyone with information that may be helpful in locating Simons is asked to call the Craig Police Department at (970) 826-2366.  Pictured: John Michael Simons.

Hayden and Moffat County Homecoming

homecoming-week-300Hayden and Moffat County High Schools continue celebrating homecoming this week. At Hayden, today is Pajama Day. Powder Puff Football will take place at 7 on the football field, and a bonfire will follow in the parking lot. Tomorrow is Black and Orange Day. The parade takes place at 1, with a pep rally to follow on the Continue reading

C-DOT to Use Different Method for Triggering Avalanches

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe U.S. Forest Service has approved the use of remote-controlled blasters to trigger small snowslides in an attempt to keep big avalanches from blocking Berthoud Pass near Winter Park Continue reading

Change to Hunter Preference Point System

colorado parksColorado Senate Bill 13-188, changed the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Priority Landowner Preference Program to the Landowner Preference Program (LPP) effective July 1st of this year. The LPP replaces all previous landowner preference systems. The LPP was created to give landowners a preference for Continue reading