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Two Sent To Hospital After Highway 40 Accident

A two vehicle accident on Highway 40 near Steamboat sent two to the hospital yesterday afternoon. 20-year-old Griffin Palmer of Steamboat was attempting to make a turn from Highway 131 onto Highway 40 when he pulled in front of an SUV. The driver of the SUV swerved to avoid Palmer, but the cars collided. Passengers in the SUV, 40-year-old Continue reading

New Fire Starts, Fire Near Meeker Doubles In Size

High winds caused two fires already burning to spread and helped kindle a new fire in Northwest Colorado Sunday. The new Dead Dog Fire is burning on BLM land about 10 miles north of Rangely and is estimated at 40 acres. The Hunter Fire, burning 20 miles southwest of Meeker, nearly Continue reading

Man Dies On Dinosaur River Trip

A Denver man died over the weekend on a river trip in Dinosaur National Monument. The unidentified 60-year-old was in an inflatable kayak when it flipped. Witnesses said the man initially indicated he was okay, but as he continued to float down the river, Continue reading

Bomb Squad Detonates Several Pressure Bombs

The Sweetwater County Bomb Squad detonated several improvised chemical pressure bombs in Uinta County over the weekend. The Bomb Squad responded to a location about 5 miles north of Evanston Friday afternoon, where the Uinta County Sheriff’s office was investigating an abandoned vehicle. Uinta officers Continue reading

Teen Killed In Highway 13 Accident

A teenager was killed early Saturday afternoon in a two vehicle accident on Highway 13, 20 miles south of Meeker. 19 year old Brodie Tiffany of Silt died when the pickup he was driving was struck by a car traveling in the opposite direction. The car being driven by, 71 year old Paul Matson of Centennial, had traveled off the right side of the roadway. Matson then overcorrected sending his car into the oncoming lane colliding with the Continue reading

Three Wildfires Burning In NW Colorado

The BLM reported Saturday night that firefighter were working three fires under Red Flag conditions in northwestern Colorado. More than 40 firefighters, five engines, four heavy air tankers, six single engine air tankers, and a helicopter were working the 500-acre Hunter Fire about 20 miles southwest of Meeker. Smoke from this fire was visible from the Colorado River Continue reading

Blood Drive Tuesday In Craig

A Blood Drive will be held in Craig Tuesday from 12:30 to 6 at the Moffat County Fair Grounds Pavilion. The entire donation process will take about an hour. Pizza will be provided, and all donators will be entered to win a HarleyDavidson Motorcycle. For more Continue reading

Comment On NW Colorado Wild Horse Removal

The Bureau of Land Management is asking for the public to review an environmental assessment concerning the removal of wild horses from areas outside the Piceance-East Douglas Heard Management Area. According to Lauren Brown of the White River Field Office, the BLM is committed to maintaining a healthy wild horse population in the Continue reading

Red Flag Warning Through Saturday

Due to warm and dry conditions in the area, a Red Flag Fire Warning is in effect for much of Northwest Colorado through tomorrow night. With gusty winds up to 40 mph and low humidity, there is the potential for any fire to Continue reading

Memorial For JD Hayes Friday Afternoon

The memorial service for former Steamboat Springs Police Chief JD Hays will be Friday afternoon at 3 at the Strings Music Pavilion. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest Continue reading

YVMC Joins Program To Limit Opioids In ER

Eight Colorado hospitals including Yampa Valley Medical Center in Steamboat are now part of a pilot program to cut down on the amount of opioids used in their emergency rooms.  Participants of the program will use alternatives to Continue reading

Yampa Street Closed Friday For Motorcycle Show

Yampa Street will be closed Friday night in Steamboat for the Rocky Mountain Harley Owners Group Bike Show. The street will be closed to traffic between 6th and 8th streets from 5 in the afternoon until 10 at night, with the bike show taking place Continue reading