Category Archives: News

Voter Turnout Down In Wyoming

wyoming-flag-graphicVoter turnout for this year’s primary election was down in Wyoming when compared to the 2014 election. Statewide, just over 116,000 votes were cast compared to over 120,000 in 2014. However, this was the best turnout for a primary in a Continue reading

Labor Day DUI Crackdown Underway

DUIColorado police officers began their annual Labor Day DUI crackdown Friday. The Increased DUI enforcement will last through Tuesday September 6th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies to take as many impaired drivers off the roads as possible. During last years Continue reading

Free BBQ To Celebrate Soccer At CNCC

CNCC-LOGO-400There will be a free community BBQ Saturday in Craig to celebrate the formation of the new Soccer teams at Colorado Northwestern Community College. The BBQ begins at noon and will take place at Continue reading

Register To Vote On Your Phone

Vote_Checkmark-300x300If you have not registered to vote for this November’s election, you can now receive registration and election information via text.  Colorado residents can now text the word “Colorado” or “C-O” to “2vote”, and a link where they can register to vote will be texted directly to their smart phone. The link will also contain Continue reading

Colorado Receives Money To Help With Wildfires

Wildfires-300With wildfires burning throughout the state, Colorado is spending a great deal of money this year on fire prevention and maintenance. To help with the additional expenditures the Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded just Continue reading

Buy Tickets For Rubber Ducky Race In Craig

NW Colorado HealthTickets are available for purchase for the 2nd annual Rubber Ducky Race in Craig, sponsored by Northwest Colorado Health, formerly the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurses Association. Rubber ducks can be Continue reading

Fire Restrictions In Effect For Garfield County

FireRestrictionsDue to high fire danger, Garfield County is now under a Stage 1 fire restriction. Fire restrictions are implemented to protect the health and welfare of the public when risk factors like low moisture in vegetation are present,. These restrictions will be in place until further notice, and anyone caught violating them will be Continue reading

Wyoming Police Learn About Gangs

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming law enforcement learned more about gangs this month during the 8th Annual Western States Gang Conference. Gang experts from across the country were at the conference to provide instruction on a wide range of gang related issues.  Police from across the state Continue reading

Kids Can Learn The History Of Routt County

YAMPA RIVER STATE PARKKids will have an opportunity Saturday to learn more about the American West and the history of Routt County at a seminar at Yampa River State Park. Colorado Mountain College professor Timothy Opyt will give a talk focused on the cowboys and ranchers from the past that Continue reading

Catch And Keep An Unlimited Amount Of Fish

kid-fishing-400Fishers and Anglers in the area can now catch and keep an unlimited amount of fish from the Harvey Gap Reservoir about 8 miles northeast of Rifle. The Silt Water Conservation District must drain the reservoir in order to inspect the dam. Due to the planned drainage, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has Continue reading

Routt County Fair Weekend Events

Routt County FairThe Routt County Fair continues through the weekend. Key events include the Jake Booco Bull Riding Invitational Thursday night at 7:30. Friday night the demolition derby and lawn mower races get underway Continue reading

Structure Protection Removed Around Beaver Creek Fire

FireCrews continue to make progress battling the Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles northwest of Walden. Because of the gains, the fire management team has been able to remove almost all of the structure protection equipment from the eastern and southern portions of the fire. Crews are Continue reading