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Alcohol May Have Contributed To Highway 13 Crash

Vehicle-Accident-300One woman was injured Wednesday when she wrecked her vehicle on Highway 13 North of Craig. 68 year old Kathleen Jensen from Idaho was driving when she lost control, striking a fence on the side of the highway. The accident occurred just after 4:30 yesterday afternoon. Jensen was transported to the Memorial Hospital with what Continue reading

Man Dies After Being Run Over By Trailer

csp-logoOne man died Wednesday in Rio Blanco County, after he fell off the back of a truck and was run over by a trailer. 50 year old Robert DeMoss from Missouri was pulling a trailer on Rio Blanco County Road 115, approximately 28 miles northeast of Meeker, around 11 Wednesday morning Continue reading

$2 Million Bond Set In Murder Case

olivo-tellez-booking-photoA $2 million dollar cash only bond was set earlier this week for Gustavo Olivio-Tellez, the man suspected of murdering 24 year old Blanca  Salas  in Glenwood Springs last week.  Prosecutors believe that Olivio-Tellez planned the crime for several days before committing the murder.  This is the Continue reading

Trophy Elk Found Dead Near Rangely

operation-game-thiefColorado Parks and Wildlife is looking for help in finding the person responsible for killing a trophy quality bull elk who may have abandoned the animal, leaving the meat to waste. The elk was discovered in Game Management Unit 1 northwest of Rangely earlier this month. It’s possible the elk was shot legally but then was not located by the hunter. Hunters are responsible for making a reasonable attempt to track Continue reading

Wyoming Business Climate Ranked #1

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming’s Business Climate has been ranked number one for the fifth consecutive year, according to a Tax Foundations State Business Tax Climate Index study. The study measures the best business climates in America by reviewing regulations and state taxes that businesses are subjected to. Wyoming’s number one ranking is largely due to the states low sales Continue reading

2017 Rural Philanthropy Days Coming To Moffat County

MOFFAT-COUNTY-LOGO-300The 2017 Northwest Rural Philanthropy Days conference will be held in Moffat County. The conference will take place in September of next year and is expected to bring up to Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioner Candiadates Discuss Issues

mcc-forum-2016-photoWednesday nights Moffat County Commissioner Forum was well attended with almost 100 in attendance. District 1 challengers Andrea  Camp, Don Cook and incumbent John Kinkaid along with District 2 candidate Ray Beck, answered questions pertaining to economic challenges in Moffat County, private land and water rights and ballot issues. The candidates also laid out their plans for economic development and diversification. You can listen to the entire forum Continue reading

County Commissioner Forum Tonight

moffat-county-commissionersThe 2016 Moffat County Commissioner Forum sponsored by KRAI, 55 Country, The Craig Daily Press and The Craig Association of Realtors, is Wednesday night in Craig in the Centennial Mall. During the forum, which begins at 5:30, voters will Continue reading

Bulldog Homecoming Week Underway

Homecoming Activities-450It’s Homecoming Week at Moffat County High School. The bonfire will be held Thursday night from 8 to 9:30, with the parade taking place Friday afternoon beginning at 1. Contrary to Continue reading

MOCO 2017 Budget Down $6 Million

budget-cuts-300The Moffat County Commissioners approved the preliminary budget for 2017 at their weekly meeting yesterday. The County will have nearly $6 Million less to spend in 2017 than in 2016, partially due to falling property values in the county. Since 2011, property values in Moffat County have fallen by nearly $80 million, resulting in an 18% drop in property taxes collected over that time period. The falling property taxes and Continue reading

Wildfire Closures Near Meeker Suspended

WILD FIREClosures near the Lost Solar Fire, burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area approximately 25 miles southeast of Meeker, have been suspended. The closures had been in effect since the middle of last month. While the fire is still active, snow in the area has cooled the Continue reading

Identity Of Murder Victim Released

Murder-300The Identity of the woman found murdered last week in Glenwood Springs has been released by the Garfield County Sheriff’s office. The victim has been identified as 24 year old Blanca Salas of Glenwood. An autopsy performed yesterday confirmed that Salas died Continue reading