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NW Colorado Coalition To Address National Coal Plan

war on coal shirtA coalition of pro-coal advocates from Northwest Colorado will be in Grand Junction tomorrow to provide input on the Interior Departments federal coal plan. Members from the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership, and elected officials from Moffat County will join citizens, miners and other government officials from across the state to comment on the regulations. Discussion is expected to revolve around the Interior Departments moratorium Continue reading

Mosquito Spraying Begins Friday

mosquito300Mosquito spraying is expected to begin in Craig and Moffat County this Friday. The aerial spraying will take place Friday through Wednesday in Craig and the surrounding areas weather permitting. If you have questions on the spraying Continue reading

Routt National Forest Fire At 3,800 Acres

fire in Routt National Forest2Due to a shift in the winds, the Beaver Creek fire that started Sunday in the Routt National forest is now burning on 3,800 acres up from the 500 acres that were on fire Tuesday. The fire was mainly located in the Twisty park area between Beaver Creek and Rhea Creek about 20 miles northwest of Walden near the state line. Because of the wind shift the fire has now spread to BLM managed land on Independence Mountain. The source of the fire is under investigation.  Important additional information for those Continue reading

Marijuana Use Drops In Colorado High Schools

MARIJUANA-300Colorado High School Students are using less marijuana now than they were in 2011 a year before marijuana was legalized for recreational use. This is according to the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, which was released earlier this week by the Colorado Department of Public Health. The survey showed 1 out of 5 students in the Continue reading

Red Flag Warning For NW Colorado

RED FLAGWildfires season in here.  A number of brush fires have occurred around Craig in the past week. Due to hot and dry conditions in the area, a Red Flag Warning is in effect Tuesday for much of Northwest Colorado. With gusty winds of 25 mph and low humidity, there is a potential for fire to Continue reading

500 Acres Of Routt National Forest on Fire

fire in Routt Cational ForestA fire that started Sunday in the Routt National forest is now burning on 500 acres. The fire is located in the Twisty park area between Beaver Creek and Rhea Creek about 20 miles northwest of Walden near the state line. There are approximately 30 private structures that are within a Continue reading

Debate On Amendment 69 Wednesday

amendment69Amendment 69, which would implement a state-run, taxpayer funded single payer health care system, will be debated Wednesday night in Steamboat. The debate will be held at the Strings Music Pavilion from 5:30 to 7:00. There will be Continue reading

Hit And Run Suspect At Large

HIT AND RUNA hit and run suspect is still at large after striking and killing a pedestrian around 4 a.m. last Thursday in Eagle County. The crash occurred on Highway 131 near mile marker 5. The vehicle involved was a full size SUV that likely sustained damage to its front end that Continue reading

Construction To Begin In Dinosaur

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryConstruction to improve the road to Deerlodge Park within Dinosaur National Monument will begin Thursday. The $5.6 million project includes reconstruction and repaving of about 13 miles of roadway including parking areas. Speed limits will be dropped to 25 mph in the area, and Continue reading

Texas 4,000 To Cruise Through Craig

tx-4000If you’re on the road between Steamboat and Craig this morning, be on the lookout for bicycle riders, who are part of the longest annual charity bicycle ride in the world, the 13th annual “Texas 4000” benefiting cancer research. The Continue reading

Coal Gasification Project In Carbon County Cancelled

coalPlans to construct a $2 billion coal gasification plant near Medicine Bow have been cancelled. DKRW Advanced Fuels, the company that planned to build the plant, notified Wyoming state and local officials last month of their plans to cancel the project. This project has been Continue reading

Fire West Of Craig

craig-fire-rescue-300There was a grass fire Sunday afternoon about 17 miles west of Craig. The fire burned approximately 16.5 acres of grass and Sage Brush. According to Moffat County Sheriff and Craig Fire and Rescue Chief KC Hume firefighters were able to control the fire before any Continue reading