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Fifth Person Arrested in Rock Springs Arson Case

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A fifth arrest has been made in an arson and conspiracy case under investigation by the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office. 46 year old Paul Alan Peoples was taken into custody last week at a motel in north Rock Springs. Already arrested in the case was Peoples’s wife, Melissa Peoples. Both are charged with conspiracy to Continue reading

Steamboat Police Chief to be Sworn in This Week

Steamboat Police BadgeThe new Steamboat Police Chief, Cory Christensen, will be publicly sworn in to his new office on Friday. The public is invited to join the ceremony and to meet the community’s new law enforcement leader. Christensen was previously the Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Fort Collins, and has over 26 years of law enforcement Continue reading

EPA Hearings on Clean Power Plan Monday and Tuesday

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency will take public comment in Denver Monday and Tuesday on its proposed Clean Power Plan. Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid will be there to make comments on behalf of the county. Citizens are also encouraged to attend and comment. Kinkaid will get 5 minutes to explain to regulators how the Continue reading

Semi-Tractor Rollover On Highway 40

Semi tractor rollover 3 Semi tractor rollover 1There was a semi-tractor rollover accident on Highway 40 South of Steamboat at Sky Valley Drive just before noon today.  The initial report said that there appeared to be smoke coming from the vehicle and driver was still inside the vehicle. Upon Continue reading

Grand Jury Clears Grand County Sheriff

grand county sheriffA Grand Jury looking into a shooting incident involving Grand County Sheriff Brett Schroetlin, have cleared the sheriff of any wrong doing. The September 15th incident in Tabernash, saw Schroetlin shoot Connor MacLaird as MacLaird allegedly rushed at him with a knife. The Grand Jury did return an indictment charging MacLaird Continue reading

Last Day to Vote in Celebrate My Drive

Celebrate My DriveToday is the last day to vote for Moffat County High School in the Celebrate My Drive Campaign. The campaign is hosted by State Farm. There are 100 finalists throughout the nation, with Moffat County being the only finalist in Colorado. The Continue reading

BLM Offers Parcels in Moffat and Routt Counties for Oil and Gas Leases

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management yesterday released a preliminary environmental assessment for public review that evaluates offering two parcels in northwest Colorado in the May 2016 competitive oil and gas lease sale. The parcel in Moffat County totals 172 acres; the one in Routt Continue reading

Crews Continue Repairing Bridge on Highway 13

C-DOTState crews continue to work on the bridge over the Yampa River on Highway 13 south of Craig. Next week’s work will be similar to this week’s, with concrete work being the main focus. That means there will be heavy equipment working Continue reading

C-DOT Reinstates Doubled Fines in Wildlife Zones

deer on road 300Motorists on some stretches of northwest Colorado highways will be slapped with doubled fines when caught speeding under a resumed effort to cut down on collisions with wildlife. The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it is reinstating increased fines in wildlife zones. Fines will be Continue reading

Hickenlooper Outlines Budget to Lawmakers

budget-cuts-300Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has told lawmakers about his plans to cut college funding and dip into a savings account in a plan to address a big budget shortfall. Hickenlooper made his comments before a panel of state lawmakers yesterday, presenting his budget for next fiscal year. There is a projected shortfall of $373 Continue reading

State Officials Say EPA did not have Support for Gold King Mine Project

EPA-300Colorado officials are disputing a key claim by federal agencies trying to dodge responsibility for a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine. A report by the federal Bureau of Reclamation said two state mining experts signed off on an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup project that led to the August 5th spill at Continue reading

Public Comment Period Ends Today for Trapper Assessment

Trapper-Mine-300The public comment period for the Trapper Environmental Assessment ends today. If you haven’t made your comment yet, you should do so by the end of the day. The comments have been deemed by local officials as equally as important as the comments gathered for the ColoWyo settlement. The Moffat County Commissioners finalized their comments at Continue reading