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Beaver Creek Fire Doubles In Size

fire in Routt National Forest2The area affected by the Beaver Creek Fire burning in the Routt National Forest, nearly doubled in size between Wednesday and Thursday. Crews are estimating that the fire has now consumed nearly 7,000 acres of forest in Jackson County, up from the 3,800 acres affected Wednesday. The fire is mainly on BLM managed land on Independence Mountain. Continue reading

Craig Daily Press And Steamboat Pilot Sold

CraigLogo_Stacked_new_400x400The Craig Daily Press and the Steamboat Pilot were sold last week to Colorado Mountain News Media. Colorado Mountain News Media is a division of Swift Media which owns local publications in multiple states including Colorado. They own and operate the Glenwood Springs Post Continue reading

Economic Diversification In Moffat County

economyThe economic development proposal preformed by the group “Better City” from Ogden, Utah was presented to the Moffat County Commissioners Tuesday at their weekly meeting. The proposal included multiple recommendations on how to improve and diversify Moffat County’s economy. Those suggestions include revitalizing the downtown Continue reading

Say Goodbye To Russ George

Russ-George-214x300An event will be held tonight in Craig to allow the community to say goodbye to Colorado Northwestern Community College outgoing President Russ George. George’s last day at the college is June 30th.  The event is being put on by The Craig Chamber of Commerce and will take place at CNCC’s Library from 5 to 7. You are encouraged Continue reading

Wyoming Governor Proposes $248 Million In Budget Cuts

wyoming-flag-graphicGovernor Matt Mead proposed cutting $248 million from the general fund budget earlier this week. The cuts could cause services to be slashed throughout the state and hundreds of lost jobs. These cuts have to be made due to the extreme shortage of revenues collected from mineral extraction industries Continue reading

NW Colorado Coalition To Address National Coal Plan

war on coal shirtA coalition of pro-coal advocates from Northwest Colorado will be in Grand Junction tomorrow to provide input on the Interior Departments federal coal plan. Members from the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership, and elected officials from Moffat County will join citizens, miners and other government officials from across the state to comment on the regulations. Discussion is expected to revolve around the Interior Departments moratorium Continue reading

Mosquito Spraying Begins Friday

mosquito300Mosquito spraying is expected to begin in Craig and Moffat County this Friday. The aerial spraying will take place Friday through Wednesday in Craig and the surrounding areas weather permitting. If you have questions on the spraying Continue reading

Routt National Forest Fire At 3,800 Acres

fire in Routt National Forest2Due to a shift in the winds, the Beaver Creek fire that started Sunday in the Routt National forest is now burning on 3,800 acres up from the 500 acres that were on fire Tuesday. The fire was mainly located in the Twisty park area between Beaver Creek and Rhea Creek about 20 miles northwest of Walden near the state line. Because of the wind shift the fire has now spread to BLM managed land on Independence Mountain. The source of the fire is under investigation.  Important additional information for those Continue reading

Marijuana Use Drops In Colorado High Schools

MARIJUANA-300Colorado High School Students are using less marijuana now than they were in 2011 a year before marijuana was legalized for recreational use. This is according to the 2015 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey, which was released earlier this week by the Colorado Department of Public Health. The survey showed 1 out of 5 students in the Continue reading

Red Flag Warning For NW Colorado

RED FLAGWildfires season in here.  A number of brush fires have occurred around Craig in the past week. Due to hot and dry conditions in the area, a Red Flag Warning is in effect Tuesday for much of Northwest Colorado. With gusty winds of 25 mph and low humidity, there is a potential for fire to Continue reading

500 Acres Of Routt National Forest on Fire

fire in Routt Cational ForestA fire that started Sunday in the Routt National forest is now burning on 500 acres. The fire is located in the Twisty park area between Beaver Creek and Rhea Creek about 20 miles northwest of Walden near the state line. There are approximately 30 private structures that are within a Continue reading

Debate On Amendment 69 Wednesday

amendment69Amendment 69, which would implement a state-run, taxpayer funded single payer health care system, will be debated Wednesday night in Steamboat. The debate will be held at the Strings Music Pavilion from 5:30 to 7:00. There will be Continue reading