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8-Year-Old Who Died Near Hanging Lake Identified

The eight-year-old boy who died in a hiking accident earlier this week at Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs has been identified.  An autopsy determined that Noah Ragon of Highland Ranch, died due to an accidental blunt force injury to his head. While Ragon was initially thought to have slipped and hit his head on a rock, investigators are still trying to Continue reading

Husband And Wife Arrested For Embezzlement

A husband and wife were arrested earlier this week, on charges of theft and tax fraud. Officers executed search warrants on the residence of Charles and Charla Farris in Silt Tuesday, after a month’s Continue reading

High Speeds Contribute To Craig Roll-Over

A semi truck rolled over Wednesday afternoon on West First Street in Craig. The driver, 26-year-old Kalen Study of Casper, failed to navigate a turn when he lost control, sending his tractor-trailer into the ditch. Study was Continue reading

Steamboat Mustang Roundup This Weekend

There will be street closures in Steamboat this weekend to accommodate events related to the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup.  The east side of Mt. Werner Road will be Continue reading

UPDATE: Air Quality Advisory Issued For Areas Near Dead Dog Fire

Additional firefighters were deployed yesterday to battle the Hunter Fire, burning 20 miles southwest of Meeker. The crews were able to take advantage of diminished winds to increase containment of the 1,000 acre fire from 30 to 70%.  Despite growing by Continue reading

Suspicious Bomb Like Item Discovered

Routt County Sheriff’s officers responded to a suspicious item yesterday in the Buffalo Pass area near the Dry Lakes Campground. A hiker in the area called police after finding a square package containing wires, that looked like it could be a bomb. Upon arriving at the scene, Routt County Deputies confirmed the hiker’s Continue reading

Schedule For This Weekends “Whittle The Wood”

Wood carvers will begin their work Wednesday at Loudy Simpson Park in an advance of this weekend’s Whittle the Wood Rendezvous in Craig. The carving will continue through Saturday morning and the public is encouraged to stop by over the next few days to watch their creations take shape. The judging Continue reading

UPDATE: Meeting Tuesday Night To Talk Dead Dog Fire

The Dead Dog Fire burning 10 miles north of Rangely, which was estimated at 40 acres Sunday night, grew to more than 5,000 acres yesterday due to wind gusts exceeding 70 miles an hour. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 40 between Dinosaur and Skull Valley for about 5 hours yesterday afternoon and Continue reading

Two Accidental Deaths Over The Weekend

Two people died while recreating in Carbon County over the weekend, one while rafting and the other in an ATV accident. Emergency crews responded to the Encampment River Friday evening to reports of a person who was ejected from a raft.  The body of 26-year-old Lane Swedlund of Laramie was recovered from the Continue reading

Eight Year Old Dies Near Hanging Lake

An eight-year-old boy died in a hiking accident yesterday at Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs.   The child, who was hiking with his parents and sibling, reportedly slipped and hit his head on a rock while walking near the Sprouting Rock waterfall. Attempts to revive the boy were Continue reading

Hayden Shooting Range Closed Tomorrow

The Hayden Shooting Range will be closed beginning tomorrow to allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to make upgrades to the facility. The range will be closed for approximately two weeks while CPW installs new berms to help better define the three separate rifle ranges and will also expand the Continue reading

Wild Horse Adoption In Wyoming

The Bureau of Land Management Rock Springs Wild Horse Holding Facility will host a wild horse adoption event this weekend. The event will take place Saturday and Sunday from 9 to 3.  More than 40 wild horses from heard management areas in Nevada, ranging from yearlings to five year olds, will be up for adoption. The adoption Continue reading