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Army Warns of Soldier Scam

SCAMS-300Army investigators are warning about a scam by which phony soldiers use tales of war to steal cash from unsuspecting civilians. The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command has received numerous reports from victims around the world who have been duped by people impersonating soldiers. The scam Continue reading

Poacher Pleads Guilty

POACHING1A Colorado man pleaded guilty Friday to illegally capturing and maiming mountain lions and bobcats as part of a scheme to make hunting the cats easier for their clients. Christopher Loncarich, of Mack, was indicted earlier this year on charges including transportation and sale of unlawfully taken wildlife. Loncarich is Continue reading

State Tracking Licenses Issued to Illegal Immigrants

licenseOnly about half of Colorado’s illegal immigrants trying to get driver’s licenses or identification cards have managed to get documents during the first two weeks of a new law. Data from the state revenue department also shows that about 10 percent of illegal Continue reading

Man Awaiting Sentence Dies of Cancer

14th-judicial-district-300The family of a man awaiting sentencing in a fatal traffic collision in Steamboat says he has died of cancer. Reports say Scott Penfold died Tuesday. His family submitted a death notice to the judge. Penfold was convicted last month of careless Continue reading

Craig Relay-4-Life is Tonight

RELAY-FOR-LIFE-300The Craig Relay 4 Life takes place tonight at the Moffat County Fairgrounds. Participants will walk to raise awareness and funds for the fight against cancer. Cancer survivors, patients, supporters, and caregivers will all take part in a shortened event. Organizers say they are Continue reading

Love INC to Hold Back-To-School Fair Tomorrow

LOVE-INC2Love INC will hold a Back-to-School Fair this weekend. The Fair will include low cost immunizations for kids. There will also be food, school supplies, haircuts, games, prizes, balloons, and more provided for free for kids. The Fair will take place tomorrow from 9 to 1 at Continue reading

Humane Society to Hold Bowling Fundraiser

mc-humane-society1The Humane Society of Moffat County will hold a fundraiser this weekend to raise money for the Bear Creek Animal Shelter in Craig. The money Continue reading

Big Game Hunting Licenses Still Available

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that there are still approximately 20,000 leftover big-game and turkey licenses are available, giving hunters plenty of opportunity to harvest a variety of species and to put fresh, healthy wild game meat on the table. Over-the-counter elk licenses are also now available. Continue reading

Wolverines Withdrawn from Possible Endangered Species Listing

wolverineThe United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced on August 12th, that it has withdrawn the proposed rule to list wolverine as threatened in the contiguous Continue reading

Worst of Flash Flood Threat Likely Over

flash-flood-300A flash flood watch is in effect for the majority of the Western Slope for the remainder of the day. The National Weather Service says storms expected to roll through the area today could bring heavy rain with them, causing flash floods. Rock slides could also occur on steep slopes. The watch means that conditions Continue reading

No Progress in Search for Missing Man

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300There is still no sign of John Simons, who has been missing since late last month. The Craig Police Department says the 61-year old Simons left his home July 25th to go hiking at Trapper’s Lake. He left a note saying he would be gone for 4 or 5 days. Nobody has heard from him since. Search parties have used helicopters Continue reading

Report Says Sage Grouse Numbers Up in Moffat County

sage_grouse-300Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe said Tuesday that a recent report shows the sage grouse population in Moffat County is up by as much as 30 percent in some areas. The only area where populations have not improved was the Cold Springs area. Grobe says they’ve found that the bird tends to Continue reading