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3rd Area Child Takes Fall From Upper Floor

Fall From windows and BalconiesThe 3rd child in the area who tumbled from the upper floor of home has raised awareness about the importance of keeping a watchful eye on your children when there are open doors or windows in a home. A 7 year old child fell from a balcony in Steamboat Continue reading

Police Target Seat Belt Use In Rural Colorado

click-or-ticket-300A rural Click it or Ticket campaign began yesterday in Colorado. The Colorado State Patrol is partnering with local police to heighten seat belt enforcement in rural communities through this weekend. Seat belt usage in rural Colorado is low when compared to more urban areas of the state. The campaign will enforce the fact that no matter where you are driving in Colorado, seat belt use is important.  Not wearing a seat belt is not only Continue reading

Man Arrested After Explosive Device Discovered

arrestA man was arrested Sunday near Basalt, after police discovered a homemade explosive device in his home. 28 year old Dustin Brown from Basalt called police after he got into a dispute with his girlfriend, resulting in her crashing her car. When police arrived they found Continue reading

Crews Continue To Fight Area Wildfires

Wildfires-300Beaver Creek fire Crews will get some relief this week with low temperatures and higher humidity expected. The fire burning 50 miles northeast of Steamboat Springs and 24 miles north of Walden is now over 26,000 acres. Crews continue to protect structures in the area, and create and Continue reading

Wyoming Police Rescue Boy From Mud

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming police rescued a boy that was trapped in the mud at Mil Pond Lake, in the Snowy Mountain Range Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to the scene at around two where they found the boy and his father, who was attempting to free him from the Continue reading

Stiles Family Receives Community Support

Gavin Stiles editAn account at Go-Fund-Me shows that people have donated over $22,000 to the family of Gavin Stiles, the Routt County 3 year old who died in an accidental shooting last week. That is more that double the goal set on the page. The story on the page describes the challenges the family are facing and how donation can help. It also stated that Yampa Valley Funeral home has offered to conduct Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire 70% Contained

WILD FIREDespite the red flag fire conditions this weekend, crews were able to make significant progress in containing the Blair Mountain Fire burning 20 miles west of Meeker. The fire, which covers over 1,000 Continue reading

Tipton To Talk Opioid Abuse Thursday

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300There will be a meeting in Craig this week to discuss the opioid abuse epidemic. Colorado US Congressman Scott Tipton will be there to provide insight into the steps that federal, state, and local governments are taking to combat the issue. The meeting is set up to allow the Congressman to gather feedback on the impact of existing programs from Continue reading

CPW Considering Increasing License Fees

colorado parksA meeting is being held tonight in Meeker to allow the public and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife to discuss increasing hunting and fishing license fees. CPW is anticipating significant a budge shortfall this year, so increasing these fees could help to offset the deficit. The majority of the CPW wildlife management programs are funded by fees charged Continue reading

UPDATE: YVYP Softball Tournament Cancelled

YVYPThe Yampa Valley Young professionals were unable to get enough teams to participate in their softball tournament so it has been cancelled. The Balls Out Coed Softball Tournament was suppose to Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

WILD FIREThe Blair Mountain Fire burning 20 miles west of Meeker is now at 916 acres, nearly doubling in size over the last few days. The fire, which started due to a lightning strike late last month, was being managed in a way that reduces hazardous fuels and Continue reading

3 Year Old Victim Of Tragic Shooting Identified

Gavin Stiles editThe 3-year-old who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound has been identified as Gavin Stiles. His parents are Joni Stiles and Michael Stiles. Michael is a Steamboat Police Officer. The incident occurred at the family home 4 miles south of Stagecoach reservoir in rural Routt County Thursday morning. Continue reading