Category Archives: News

Details Emerging on Misappropriation of Advocates Funds

ADVOCATESDetails are emerging about the possible embezzlement of funds at Advocates Crisis Support Services.  In December of last year the Advocates board of directors contacted the 14th Judicial District Attorney to initiate an investigation in regard to misappropriation of funds by former associates. The case was Continue reading

Lightning Sparks Several Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

fire-fighter-1-300Wednesday’s thunderstorms produced lightning that ignited seven confirmed wildland fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties. The largest of the new incidents is the Key Fire at 252 acres, primarily on private land with a small portion on BLM land about 27 miles southwest of Maybell. The blaze Continue reading

Cast and Blast at Wyman Museum Tomorrow

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado Parks & Wildlife along with Yampa Valley Chapter Safari Club and Northwest Colorado Guide & Outfitters Association will hold a Cast and Blast tomorrow at Wyman’s Museum.  The day will include archery, shotgun, fishing and fly fishing demonstrations.  Continue reading

Tipton Warns that EPA Wage Garnishing Idea Not Abandoned

EPA-300Yesterday, Congressman Scott Tipton (R-CO) warned that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement this week that it was abandoning the direct implementation of a proposed rule to garnish Americans’ paychecks to collect fines shouldn’t be construed as the agency backing away from the rule.  The EPA Continue reading

Hickenlooper Opposes Energy Ballot Measures

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300A day after giving up on a special legislative session on oil and gas drilling, Governor John Hickenlooper spoke with industry allies about his opposition to proposed Colorado ballot measures to limit drilling.  Hickenlooper is spoke yesterday afternoon at the Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.  The Democratic governor reiterated his Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Warns of Mountain Lion Encounters

mountail-lion-300x300A lion attack on two dogs at a home along 4 Mile Road near Glenwood early yesterday morning is prompting Colorado Parks and Wildlife to caution anyone living in lion country to remember a few important tips that can help prevent conflicts with wild animals.  Wildlife officers say the dogs were in their Continue reading

Sweetwater County Bomb Squad Responds to Mosquito Trap

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A suspicious object reported to the Sweetwater Bomb Squad yesterday turned out to be a mosquito trap.  Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell said security personnel at the Jim Bridger Power Plant near Point of Rocks notified the Sheriff’s Office at around midnight Continue reading

Two Women Arrested for Misappropriation of Advocates Funds

ADVOCATESThe Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s Office has been asked to accept a special prosecution from the 14th Judicial District Attorney due to a conflict. Kimberly Gardner and Renae Virden were arrested today on warrants issued by the Moffat County Court yesterday. Both are charged with class 3 felony theft of $100,000 to $1,000,000 and conspiracy to commit felony theft for allegedly misappropriating funds from the Advocates Crisis Support Services over a period of several years. They will be advised of the charges at 3pm today. The case will be set over for entry of appearance of counsel and a preliminary hearing.

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Battling 200 Acre Blaze

fire-fighter-1-300The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is battling a fire just south of Wapiti Peak near Maybell.  Sheriff Tim Jantz says the blaze is about 200 acres.  The fire’s containment status was unknown at the time, but Jantz said it appeared his crew had a good handle on it.  It’s burning Continue reading

Grabowski New Craig Middle School Principal

CRAIG-MIDDLE-SCHOOL-300David Grabowski is the new principal of Craig Middle School.  A school board committee held interviews with the two final candidates yesterday.  The other candidate Continue reading

Steamboat Officials Warn of Increased Bear Activity

black-bearOfficials in Steamboat are warning residents that bear activity is picking up.  Bears got into or attempted to get into three homes on Monday.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife says that all three cases involved windows or doors not being secured. No one was injured.  In one Continue reading

Beauprez, Hickenlooper in Statistical Tie for Governor’s Race

BEAUPREZJOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300A new poll has Democratic Governor John Hickenlooper in a statistical tie with Republican challenger Bob Beauprez.  The poll from Quinnipiac University released yesterday Continue reading