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Congress Passes VA Accountability Bill

The VA Accountability and Whistle-blower Protection Act, a bill that would make it easier to discipline and fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees was passed last week by the US House of Representatives.  The legislation would make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to discipline or fire employees who do not provide Continue reading

Road Closure Near Yampa

A portion of Forest Road 100, also known as Buffalo Park Road in the Gore Range near Yampa, will be closed for approximately two weeks, starting today, to allow a culvert to be replaced. The road will be fully closed to traffic 24 hours a day 7 days a week while the work is taking place.  Non-motorized access to the surrounding forest will still be allowed and Continue reading

Free Bird Walk And Identification Class

Bird lovers are invited to join in on bird walk and attend a free bird identification class this week in Rawlins. A free bird walk will be held Tuesday morning starting at 7:30, to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day. Participants will meet at the Conoco gas Continue reading

Hang Gliders Cleared For Launch

Crews were able to gain full containment of the Dead Dog Fire yesterday, which means the Dinosaur Open hang gliding competition will take place as scheduled. In a release, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the air space restrictions around the fire had been lifted, so the event will be able to take place as originally planned. Launches will occur this Sunday through Saturday Continue reading

Summer DUI Enforcement Underway

The Heat is On Summer Blitz DUI enforcement campaign is underway in Colorado and will last through Monday June 26th. During this time period, the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be looking to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. 65 fatalities attributed to intoxicated driving occurred last year Continue reading

UPDATE: OSHA Investigating Death Which Closed Highway 9

Highway 9 between Silverthorne and Kremmling was closed for a couple hours Thursday, after a man was killed shortly after noon, while working on a highway paving project. The 20-year-old was killed in what was described as an industrial accident north of Silverthorne. The circumstances that led to the death are unclear, but OSHA Continue reading

UPDATE: Motorcycle VS Truck Accident

A collision on Moffat County Road 33 Thursday afternoon between a motorcycle and a truck resulted in minor injuries to the driver of the motorcycle. Officers believe the motorcycle rider, 49-year-old Turner Dupont, was traveling on the wrong side of the county road, about 5 miles south of Craig, which forced the 60- Continue reading

Dead Dog Fire 95% Contained

Crews made good progress again yesterday controlling the Dead Dog Fire, increasing containment from 60 to 95%. The fire has not grown significantly over the last couple of days and is estimated at just under 28 square miles. The majority of the fire, or 89% occurred on BLM lands, with only 9% Continue reading

Whittle The Wood Starts Today

Public events for this years Whittle the Wood Rendezvous in Craig start Friday at Loudy Simpson Park. Friday’s admission is free, Carving continues this morning, with a beer garden opening Friday afternoon. Live music starts at 4 with a performance by Black Mountain Riot, and Friday’s headliner Buckstein taking the stage at 6:30. Events will take place throughout the day Saturday beginning with a 5K fun run starting at 8.  Carving continues again tomorrow at 9 with the Continue reading

River Race Tomorrow Morning

The Pirates of the Yampa River Race will take place tomorrow morning. The race starts at Loudy Simpson Park at 8, with registration open until 7:30 tomorrow morning.  The race will cover 6 miles with prizes being Continue reading

UPDATE: Dead Dog Fire Thought To Be Human Caused

Favorable weather conditions Wednesday allowed crews to gain ground in their efforts to  control the Dead Dog fire, which started Sunday, 10 miles north of Rangely. The fire did not grow significantly Wednesday and Continue reading

8-Year-Old Who Died Near Hanging Lake Identified

The eight-year-old boy who died in a hiking accident earlier this week at Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs has been identified.  An autopsy determined that Noah Ragon of Highland Ranch, died due to an accidental blunt force injury to his head. While Ragon was initially thought to have slipped and hit his head on a rock, investigators are still trying to Continue reading