Category Archives: News

UPDATE: Car Ends Up On Railroad Tracks In Craig

A single car accident occurred last night near the large welcome to Moffat County sign on the east side of Craig. The driver, 19-year-old Matthew Beran, lost control of his vehicle and struck a guard rail while attempting to make a turn from Highway 40 onto 1st Continue reading

UPDATE: DA Says VA “Failed” Cory Hixson

The charges against Craig native and Purple Heart recipient Cory Hixson were dropped last week by the Weld County District Attorney. Hixson went missing from his home near Broomfield last month and was subsequently arrested two days later for reportedly breaking into a house in the Greeley area.  Hixson is Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Lowest In The U.S.

The unemployment rate in Colorado fell to 2.6% in March, giving the state the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, according to the Department of Labor. This is also the lowest Colorado unemployment rate since the state began tracking the number in 1976. The national unemployment Continue reading

Moffat County Weed And Pest Workshop

There will be a weed and pest workshop on Monday May 15th at the CSU Extension office in Craig. Topics to be covered include weed management Continue reading

CDOT Warns Residents Of Scam

The Colorado Department of Transportation is warning residents of a new scam where people are receiving fraudulent calls from someone claiming to be a CDOT representative.  The scammer says they are conducting a survey for CDOT that requires personal information Continue reading

WYO Coal Production Up, Jobs Down

Wyoming coal production is up so far this year according to numbers from the Wyoming State Geological Survey. State coal production in the first quarter of 2017 rose by 15 million tons when compared to the same time period last year. Powder River Basin Continue reading

Search Called Off For Missing Wyoming Man

The search has been called off for Michael Proberts, the Wamsutter man who went missing near Seminoe Reservoir last weekend. Authorities are fairly certain the 25-year-old drowned in the reservoir while on a kayak trip. During the six day search effort, boats fit with sonar along with dive teams were utilized Continue reading

UPDATE: Car Hits Pole On Highway 13

A single vehicle accident occurred Friday morning on Highway 13, 2 miles north of Craig.  71-year-old Sandra Kave of Montrose lost control of her vehicle, sending it off the highway where it struck a power pole. Kave, who was the only person in the vehicle, was transported to Continue reading

New President And GM At Trapper Mine

A new President and General Manager has been hired at Trapper Mine. Michael Morriss will take over for Jim Mattern as the mine’s president and General Manager today. Mattern’s last day with the company is today. Morris has over 30 years of surface coal mining and electric utility experience at various power plants and coal mines in Texas, most recently working as the Director of the Three Oaks Mine in Elgin, Texas. The Board Continue reading

Mercy Rule For CO High School Basketball

Colorado high school basketball games could be a little shorter next season under a new rule passed by the Colorado High School Activities Association. CHSAA Members voted to implement a basketball mercy rule by a vote of 59 to 11, earlier this week. The mercy rule would Continue reading

Rural Coloradans Not Wearing Seat-belts

Lack of seat-belt use continues to be an issue in rural Colorado.  Colorado law enforcement issued 1,300 citations for unbuckled passengers and drivers during the most recent rural Click it or Ticket seat-belt enforcement campaign, a decrease from the 1,600 citations issued during the same enforcement period last year. 69 drivers were Continue reading

Find Out How People Died In NW Colorado

A new interactive map is now available online that shows how many people died in a particular area, and the cause of death, for every year between 1980 and 2014. The map allows you to view the death rate by Continue reading