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2 Pounds Of Meth Seized Near Rock Springs

A traffic stop resulted in a major drug seizure on Interstate 80 last week near Rock Springs. According to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell, after a vehicle was pulled over for speeding, a Sheriff’s Deputy observed a small amount of what looked to be a controlled Continue reading

Partial Closure Of Highway 40

Highway 40 will be partially closed in Steamboat through Wednesday morning at the intersection of Elk River road. The closure will allow paving operations to continue on the intersection. The partial closure will take place from Shield Drive  to Curve Court. The closure will be in effect during daylight hours Continue reading

Man Still Missing From Rangely Area

Police are still looking for information on the man who went missing from the Rangely area last month. Anyone with potential information on 66-year-old Peter Christian Ruffner’s location is asked to contact that the Rio Blanco County Continue reading

Inmate Commits Suicide By Hanging

An inmate reportedly died after she hung herself last week at the Garfield County Jail. 34-year-old Sarah Mallet was found hanging in her cell during a routine check Thursday. Emergency personnel were able to establish a pulse by using CPR, but after being transported to a hospital, Mallet died from her Continue reading

Clerks Office Closed Thursday

The Moffat County Clerks Office will be closed this Thursday Morning from 8 to 9:30. The closure will allow Clerks office employees to receive training through the Department of Continue reading

Blood Drive In Steamboat Thursday

There will be a blood drive this week at Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat.  The blood drive will be held Thursday from 12:30 to 6.  Walk-ins will be accepted from 3:30 to 5:30, as time allows. Appointments can be made through the Bonfils Continue reading

Colorado Business Environment Strengthens

More businesses are setting up shop in Colorado. Secretary of State Wayne Williams announced last week that new business filings are up 5% over the last year. He says employment is expected to increase over the next six Continue reading

Lottery Win Is Probably A Scam

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office is warning of a scam, where residents are being led to believe they have one a lottery. At least two people have received a notification in the mail that they won the Mega Millions Lottery out of Madrid Spain. The letter claims the target won nearly Continue reading

Semi Roll-Over Closes Highway 40

A semi truck rolled over on the west side Rabbit Ears pass Thursday afternoon, closing the highway. The semi, which was hauling lumber spilled its load onto the roadway. According to a Facebook post from Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue, a hazmat team was called in to clean up Continue reading

Millions May Be Returned To NW Colorado

Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter to Interior secretary Ryan Zinke this week, asking that millions of dollars in unpaid royalties be returned to Northwest Colorado. At issue is $76 million in natural gas drilling royalties which were being held for clean up and restoration of the Naval Oil Shale Reserve. However, according to the letter, the Interior department certified that in 2008, the money was no longer needed for this purpose. Bennet believes the money has been owed to the Continue reading

Fees Increased At Ice Arena

The Moffat County Commissioners approved fee increases for the Loudy-Simpson Park Ice Arena at their meeting this week. Fees will increase across the board, except for skate Continue reading

Federal Fugitive Arrested In Wyoming

A federal fugitive, who was originally arrested for the distribution of methamphetamine, was arrested in Rock Springs earlier this week. 43-year-old Corby Albert was wanted by federal authorities for alleged parole violations.  Albert was sentenced to 262 months of incarceration after he was charged with Continue reading