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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

Don’t Get Struck By Lightning

lightning-300This week has been declared lightning safety awareness week by the National Weather Service. Lightning strikes in the United States kill about 50 people each year. From 2005 to 2014 Colorado had the third most deaths resulting from lightning strikes with 17 fatalities, and an additional 15 people were injured. Thunderstorms can Continue reading

Wyoming Same Sex Marriage Controversy

wyoming-flag-graphicThe Wyoming Supreme Court will soon have to decide whether or not to remove a Pinedale Judge for refusing to perform same sex marriages. The Wyoming Judicial ethics commission filed a brief before the Court last week claiming that it is not within Judge Ruth Neeley’s constitutional rights to deny marriage to gay couples based on her religious Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Home Catches Fire

IMG_9055There was a home fire early Saturday night  in Shadow Mountain Village at 1200 Sequoia.  The fire began outside on the front porch and scorched the front of the home.  According to the Craig fire department the home was not a total loss as the fire was mostly contained to the outside.  The source of the fire is believed  to have been combustible Continue reading

Mom Saves Son From Mountain Lion Attack

mountail-lion-300x300A five year old boy was attacked by a mountain lion Friday night in the community of Lower Woody Creek, about 9 miles north of Aspen. The boy’s mother said that he and his brother were playing outside the home around 8 in the evening, when she heard screams. The mother rushed outside to find a mountain lion on top of her son, she was able to fight Continue reading

Wildfire South Of Craig

RED FLAGCraig firefighters responded to a small wildfire just after noon Friday.  The fire was in sagebrush and grass about half a mile south of Craig on private land a quarter-mile west of Highway 13.  It was determined that the fire was caused by sparks created when a bird contacted a power line.  Continue reading

Meet MCHS Principal Finalists

bulldog 3There will be a meet-and-greet Monday for people to interact with the finalists for Principal at Moffat County High School. All candidates, who will be interviewing for the position, will be on hand to interact with parents, students, school staff and the community in an informal setting. The meet-and-greet will be Monday morning from Continue reading

How To Vote In Local Primaries

Vote_Checkmark-300x300Ballots should have arrived in the mail by now for the local 2016 Primary Elections in Colorado. The deadline to submit your ballot to your local County Clerks office is 7 pm June 28th. If you are planning to mail in your ballot make sure you send it off early enough for it to be received by the deadline, as a
postmark will not count. Also be aware that mail-in Continue reading