Category Archives: News

Beck And Cook Sworn In As Commissioners

Don Cook and former Craig Mayor Ray Beck were sworn in as Moffat County Commissioners at the weekly meeting yesterday. Beck took the seat vacated by outgoing commissioner Chuck Grobe, with Cook taking over for John Kinkaid, who he defeated in Continue reading

Avalanches Cause Closures On I-70

Avalanches were a big issue yesterday in Colorado. Separate snow slides shut down I-70 near Vail Pass and the Eisenhower Tunnel for most of the day. Berthoud Pass was also closed due to avalanche reduction work for approximately 10 hours. Severe Continue reading

Number Of Wyoming Students Per Class May Go Up

A bill has been introduced in the Wyoming House of Representatives that would increase the amount of students allowed in a classroom in the state. If passed the bill would permit up to 24 students per classroom in all state schools grades k through 12. The current Continue reading

One Dead In Highway 40 Accident

One person died in an accident yesterday morning on Highway 40. Ice and snow contributed to accident near Tabernash, when a 26 year old man from Denver lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a truck driven by Granby resident, 73 year old Lynn Kessler.  The 26 year old Continue reading

Colorado Coal Production Hits 40 Year Low

Numbers show Colorado coal production hit a 40 year low in 2016, falling by nearly 40 percent from 2015. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, nationwide production fell by almost 18 percent.  Colorado Continue reading

Cause Of Chairlift Death Determined

Mechanical issues  were the cause of the fall of a mother and her two daughters from a chairlift at Ski Granby Ranch that occurred last month. According to a report from the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board, the chair struck the supporting tower before the three fell.  The board’s investigation into the incident, Continue reading

YVEA Warns Customers Of Scam

The Yampa Valley Electric Association is warning of a potential scam targeting their customers. Scammers have been calling YVEA customers claiming they work for the company and demand payment over the phone for the customers electric bill, or power will be turned off.  Yampa Valley Electric will never contact customers over Continue reading

Learn To Market Via Social Media

Social Media Marketing classes are being offered over the next couple months at Colorado Northwestern Community College.  The classes will give participants the opportunity to learn what makes social media Continue reading

UPDATE: I-70 Closed, Traffic Detoured Through NW Colorado

An accident on I-70 west Gypsum this morning has closed the highway in both directions. A tractor trailer and a semi hauling diesel fuel collided on the highway just before six this morning. The collision caused 21,000 gallons of diesel fuel to spill onto the median of the Continue reading

Dangerous Travel Conditions

Warmer temperatures rain and high winds have created dangerous walking and driving conditions in the area. This weather pattern has resulted in ice covered roads and walkways which can be especially dangerous. Be sure to give Continue reading

US House Looks To Nullify Obama Regulations

Two bills were passed by the US House of Representatives last week aimed at rolling back regulations instituted by President Obama in the final months of his presidency. Both could have major implications on the economy of Northwest Colorado.  The Midnight Rules Relief Act will allow congress to review and void the regulations Continue reading

UPDATE: Plane Crash East Of Meeker

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office was notified just after 10 Saturday morning, of a downed airplane near McGinnis Lake, about  32 miles East of Meeker.  Other aircraft in the area were receiving the radio transmission from those in the downed plane and reported that all Continue reading