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House Fire Thursday Night In Craig

house fire 042116 slaight 1Craig fire fighters responded to a fire at the home of Bryan Gusner around 8:30 last night. According to a neighbor flames, were erupting out of a window when the fire crew arrived. The home is at 682 Tucker Street near East 7th Street. By nine o’clock the fire appeared to be mostly out, but fire fighters were pulling siding off the house and removed what Continue reading

Sage Grouse Plan Nears End?

sage_grouse-300The BLM and the Department Interior were in Grand Junction Tuesday to discuss the national plan for the greater sage grouse. Moffat County Commissioners John Kinkaid and Chuck Grobe attended the meeting which was part of a national tour where the Department of Interior and The BLM seek comments from communities that are being directly affected by the sage grouse plan. The plan sets aside land in 11 western states including Wyoming and Colorado for Sage Grouse habitat. Opponents of Continue reading

Danner Resigning From EDP

AUDREY-DANNER-300-1Audrey Danner is stepping down as the Executive Director of the Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership. Danner took over directorship of the EDP in an interim role in March of 2013, and was officially hired for the job later that year. Danner’s last day was the 15th, but she is currently working with the partnership to hire her Continue reading

Period To File Sexual Assault Charges Doubles

sexual-assault-300The Colorado Senate approved a new bill that would double the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases. The bill is in response to the sexual assault investigation underway against comedian Bill Cosby. The purpose of the bill is to Continue reading

Meetings To Discuss Water Next Week

water plan meetings-229Three meetings will take place next week to discuss the Water Plans for the Yampa, White and Green River Basins. John Stulp the “Interbasin Compact Committee Director” and a special water policy advisor to Governor Hickenlooper will be at the meetings to discuss water issues in the area. The first meeting will be Monday evening from Continue reading

Man Admits To Maiming Wildlife

POACHING1The Final member of a group of Colorado outfitters that were charged with catching and maiming mountain lions and bobcats to make them easier for their clients to hunt, has plead guilty to eight federal violations.  31 year old Nathan Simms from Grand Junction plead guilty to eight separate misdemeanor violations of the Lacey Act in a U.S. District Court in Grand Junction earlier this month.  The Lacey Act prohibits the trade of wildlife or Continue reading

What To Do With Damaged Trees

tree damageThe wet heavy snow that fell over the weekend caused damage to power lines and took a toll on trees in the area. Damaged limbs can be difficult to remove, and it is important to take proper steps to stay safe through the process. Before you start, examine your surroundings to avoid making contact with utility lines or standing under broken or hanging branches. Continue reading

‘Cast ‘N’ Blast’ For Novice Women In NW Colorado

colorado parksA seminar is being offered to women in Colorado who want to learn the basics of fly fishing and how to properly use a shotgun. The ‘Cast ‘n’ Blast’ seminar is being put on by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife on June 12th in Kremmling. The class is geared towards novices so no experience is required.  Attendants Continue reading

Hayden Town Council Meeting Cancelled

HAYDEN-300The Hayden Town Council Meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow night at 7:30 at the Hayden Town Hall has been Continue reading

Tipton Representative In NW Colorado This Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300In addition to mobile office hours that are being held in Meeker and Craig Wednesday, a member of U.S. Representative Scott Tipton’s staff will also be in Steamboat Thursday and in Walden on Friday. George Rossman, Tipton’s Field Representative, will now be available tomorrow morning from 9 to 11:30 in Meeker, Continue reading

Numbers For CO Teens Using Pot

MARIJUANA-300Colorado teens are smoking about the same amount of pot since the drug was legalized for recreational use according to a recent report. The state released a report Monday detailing changes in everything from pot arrests to tax collections to Poison Control calls. According to the numbers, marijuana Continue reading

Economic Diversity Meetings For Moffat County

economyThree meetings to discuss economic diversity and gather input about Moffat County will take place next week.  Better City is a company out of Ogden Utah that specializes in developing and implementing plans to help foster economic development in communities.  Better City is performing an economic assessment of Moffat County.  Two meetings will take place next Tuesday, the first concerning Continue reading