Category Archives: News

Law Enforcement Looking for Impersonator

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300Law Enforcement in Moffat County is looking for a police impersonator. In a joint press release from the Craig Police Department, the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and the Colorado State Patrol, officials say they have had two reports over the last three weeks, of a possible impersonator performing traffic stops. Both Continue reading

Groups Notify Feds of Intent to Sue Over Sage Grouse Listing

sage_grouse-300The Center for Biological Diversity and the Western Watersheds Project have given notice of their intent to sue the federal government over the Gunnison Sage Grouse listing. Last week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a branch of the Department of the Interior, announced that they would be listing the Gunnison Sage Grouse as a Continue reading

Settlement Reached on Roan Plateau

ROANSecretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Friday, joined Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to announce a landmark settlement agreement that will help protect the Roan Plateau near Rifle, while also encouraging natural gas development. The settlement helps protect wildlife and supports opportunities for outdoor Continue reading

Mack Man Sentenced for Poaching

POACHING1A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced that 56-year-old Christopher Loncarich of Mack was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years’ probation for illegally Continue reading

BLM NWRAC to Meet in Grand Junction Next Month

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet December 4th in Grand Junction. Agenda items include a presentation on the volunteer efforts in the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range, consideration of a resolution urging more support for volunteer Continue reading

Hickenlooper Angers Hispanics

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300Colorado Hispanic activists are angry that the state’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper, thinks it’s fruitless to pursue citizenship for immigrants who are in the country illegally. Hickenlooper on Wednesday told the Wall Street Journal that activists and Democrats should stop demanding a pathway to citizenship for those 11 Continue reading

Unemployment Rate Drops in Colorado

Unemployment2Colorado’s unemployment rate has dropped by 0.4 percentage point to 4.3 percent in October, the lowest level in more than 6½ years. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment said Friday that private-sector jobs decreased by Continue reading

Two Facing Drug Charges in Moffat County

court-300A man and woman are facing several felony drug charges in Moffat County. Santana Ryan and Richard Koucherick appeared in Moffat County Court Tuesday following their arrest November 15th. The arrests were the result of a joint operation between the All Crimes Enforcement Team (ACET), the Craig Police Department, the Continue reading

Victims of Car Crash in Stable Condition

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3As of yesterday morning, all passengers in Wednesday’s rollover accident on Highway 64 near Meeker are stable. Three of the passengers, 21-year old Gabrielle Garzon, 18-year old Zachary Williams, and a 16-year old boy, and the driver 19-year old Jessica Johns were flown to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction after the Continue reading

Steamboat Police Looking for Missing Woman

missing womanSteamboat Police are looking for a resident that was reported missing Tuesday. 58-year old Page Stockdale was last seen Sunday by a relative she had lunch with in Denver. She missed a dinner date on Tuesday, and missed a flight from Hayden to Denver yesterday morning. Stockdale’s home has been searched and police Continue reading

Soroco High School Locked Down Briefly

oak-creek-police-cruiser-30Soroco High School was locked down for a brief period yesterday. Oak Creek Police and the Routt County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an irate student outside the building screaming to be let in. The student had apparently left on her own, and then tried to return, and was upset when she wasn’t immediately let in. By the time Continue reading

Two Craig Men Appointed to Northwest RAC

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management announced new appointments or reappointments of members to Colorado’s citizen-based Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC), which advises the Bureau of Land Management on public land issues. The RACs are composed of members with Continue reading