Category Archives: News

Abandoned Vehicle Found On Fire

craig-fire-rescue-300The Craig Fire Department responded Tuesday night to an abandoned vehicle that was on fire, near the intersection of Highway 13 and Moffat County Road 112, north of Craig. A passerby reported the fire just before 10:30. Crews were able to get the fire under control shortly after their arrival. According Battalion Continue reading

Fundraiser For Substance Abuse Program

substance-abuse2There will be a fundraiser this weekend at the McDonalds in Craig, to benefit the Substance Abuse Prevention Program, in Craig and Moffat County. All proceeds will go towards Continue reading

Stay Safe While Hunting

hunt-smart-safeEvery year a hand full of hunters must be rescued from the high country, because they do not properly prepare for their hunt.  Hunters get trapped by snowstorms, injured in accidents or simply get lost.  Hunters should be aware that the altitude in in our area may limit their physical abilities and could have adverse affects on their health.  Hunters should also Continue reading

Habitat Improvement Grants Available

colorado parksColorado parks and wildlife is accepting applications for Habitat Improvement Grants through their Habitat Partnership Program. $500,000 in funds is currently available for large scale habitat projects in the state. The program is intended to reduce big game damage to forage and fences, so proposals should focus on reducing conflicts between big game Continue reading

Colorado VA’s Again Under Investigation

dmva-new-iiThe VA’s new Choice Program was supposed to cut down on wait times for veterans, but according to Colorado US Senator Cory Gardner, that may not be the case.  Gardner has asked the Inspector General to again look into falsified wait times at Colorado’s VA hospitals.  This comes after a veteran may have died Continue reading

Early Morning Motel Fire In Craig

img_0728Craig firefighters responded to a fire at the El Monte Inn Motel behind the Ocean Pearl Restaurant around 6:30 this morning. Smoke and fire caused significant damage to one room and infiltrated into at least two adjoining rooms. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Photos from the Continue reading

Tipton Talks Opiod Legislation

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton has cosponsored legislation intended to push back against opioid abuse and addiction in the US and Northwest Colorado. The Congressman has put forth legislation that would require additional labeling for opioid medication, and another bill that would change the patient evaluation systems for Continue reading

Pledges Being Accepted To Save Luttrell Barn

LUTTRELL BARNThe group attempting to save the Luttrell Barn in Craig is soliciting pledges to save the barn from demolition. The barn is owned by Moffat County, but the county does not have the resources to repair and maintain it. The county has set aside $100 thousand for renovations and Continue reading

Haunted House Opens In Craig

halloween-haunted-houseA haunted house produced by the Craig American Legion opens its door tonight inside the Centennial Mall. The haunted house will be every night from 7 to 9:45 through Halloween, with the Continue reading

Yampa Valley Young Pro’s Meeting Thursday

YVYPThe Yampa Valley Young Professionals will host their monthly meeting Thursday evening in Craig. They will be discussing upcoming plans for projects in Moffat County. All between the ages of 21 to 40 are welcome to attend. The Continue reading

Youth Hockey BBQ Fundraiser Saturday

youth-hockeyThe Craig Youth Hockey Association will host a fundraising BBQ this Saturday at noon at the Moffat County Ice Arena. A hockey swap will also take place from 11 to 1, and an introduction to hockey to program will take place from Continue reading

Carbon County has 6.4 Billion Tons Of Coal Reserves

coalplugThere is approximately 6.4 billion tons of coal located in and around Carbon County according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study that will be released next year.  While Carbon County would like to see this coal mined, some experts believe that the economic Continue reading