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Cruise In And Show And Shine Thursday

CO Cruiser Car Club (1)The Colorado Cruisers Car Club will hold their 3rd Cruise-in and Show and Shine of the year, Thursday night at McDonalds in Craig.  The aim of the event is to bring automotive enthusiasts together to share their vehicles, information and stories with other collectors and anyone who likes cars and trucks. Continue reading

Coal Jobs Down 50% Since 2011

coalplugAccording to some estimates, the number of coal jobs in the United States has decreased by almost 50% since the peak in 2011. This has caused unemployment to rise in areas of the country like Wyoming and Northwest Colorado, who depend heavily on coal production. These lost jobs are the result of the falling price of coal, which is currently at a 30 year low, and increased federal and environmental regulations. Experts are uncertain whether Continue reading

Man Arrested After Standoff With Cops

routt-county-sherrifA standoff between police officers and a man hiding in bushes with a shot gun ended with the man being taken into custody Friday night.  Police responded to reports of domestic violence at a home in Hayden shortly after ten, where they discovered 57 year old Scott Wesley Graves hiding in the bushes with a loaded shotgun.  Routt County Sherriff’s deputy and Continue reading

Colorado Marijuana Sales Record Set

marijuana-leaf-300Monthly Marijuana sales in Colorado hit an all time high in July according to state revenue data released Monday.  Pot shops sold just under $123 million in medical and recreational marijuana in July, an increase of 27% when compared to July of 2015.  Those sales surpassed the previous record, set in April this year, of $117 million.  Recreational sales Continue reading

More Prescribed Burns Needed In Colorado

controlled-burns-300With fires burning across Colorado experts believe the best way to prevent future fires is to increase prescribed burns, which authorities use to burn excess vegetation on public lands. BLM officials believe prescribed burns could have possibly Continue reading

New Manager At Steamboat Airport

SteamboatA new airport manager has been hired for the Bob Adams Steamboat Springs Airport. Stacie Fain owner and president of Ruby Aviation in Colorado Springs will bring her 23 years of aviation experience to the airport. Fain has worked in military aviation, program management and Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire Closes Highway 13

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A fire yesterday afternoon forced the closure of Highway 13 north of Craig for a period of time. The fire started in a trash pile then spread to the surrounding area creating dense smoke, resulting in visibility issues on the highway. The exact cause of the fire is unknown. Craig fire fighters Continue reading

Car Chase Ends In Arrests

carchasegraphicA man was arrested last week east of Rangely, after a lengthy vehicle pursuit. On Friday morning a Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s officer attempted to stop 22 year old David Morgan on highway 64 about halfway between Meeker and Rangely, after it was determined the pickup he Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire At 3,500 Acres

WILD FIREThe lightning started Lost Solar Fire burning in the Flat Top Wilderness Area approximately 25 miles east of Meeker continued to increase in size over the weekend. The fire is estimated at 3,500 acres, an increase Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Grows To 59 Square Miles

Beaver Creek Fire 2Despite high winds and lower humidity last week crews were able to increase containment of the Beaver Creek Fire from 60 to 68%. The weather did cause the fire to grow to over 59 square miles. Crews are continuing to monitor spot fires Continue reading

Highway 13 Closed Wednesday

CDOTHighway 13 south of Craig will be closed Wednesday for construction on the Yampa River Bridge. Detour routes will be in place for drivers in the area. Those routes are available below. Continue reading

No Charges In Child’s Death

Gavin Stiles editNo charges will be filed against the parents of Gavin Stiles the boy who accidentally shot himself at the family home 4 miles south of Stagecoach reservoir in rural Routt County in July.  A Grand Jury declined to file charges against Michael and Joni Stiles yesterday.  At the time of the Continue reading