Congressmen Question VA Over Hixson’s Treatment

Two US Congressmen have sent a letter to the VA on behalf of Cory Hixson, asking for an investigation into his treatment. The Craig veteran who received a Purple Heart after he was wounded fighting in Iraq, went missing from his home Continue reading

Superintendent Hired For Hayden Schools

The Hayden School District has hired Dr. Christie Bloomquist of Durango, to fill the position of Superintendent of Schools.  Bloomquist, who was selected out of a group of candidates, will assume her new role July 1st. Until then, Bloomquist will be working closely with the current Superintendent Phil Continue reading

Scammers Impersonating FBI

The FBI and Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Department have issued a warning of a new phone scam, where scammers are spoofing the FBI’s phone number on caller ID and are threatening to arrest people if they don’t pay a fine. The FBI will never call or email and ask for payment or Continue reading

Free Mulch Available

The mulch generated through the City of Steamboat Springs Christmas tree recycling program is now available. The mulch is located to the right of the Howelsen Ice Arena entrance. Contractors and commercial operators are asked to refrain from taking the mulch as it is meant only for residents and homeowners. The mulch is available on a Continue reading

Wild Horses Up For Adoption

Twenty wild horses gathered this winter from the Sand Wash Herd Management Area will be available for adoption through a silent auction next month in Fruita.  The BLM will hold the auction on April 21st and 22nd.  Interested parties will be allowed to view Continue reading

No St. Patricks Day Fatalities On Wyoming Highways

There were no fatal crashes investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Troopers conducted a total of 1,139 traffic stops, resulting in 17 impaired drivers being arrested. While troopers were primarily focused on identifying impaired drivers, they were Continue reading

Deer vs Car In Craig

Collisions between deer and cars within the Craig City limits are uncommon, but one of those rare instances occurred Tuesday when a driver hit and killed a deer near 6th and School Street. 84-year-old Eleanor Eitel of Craig was driving when she ran into the deer Continue reading

Commissioners Approve ColoWyo’s Collom Pit

The Moffat County Commissioners amended the conditional use permit for the ColoWyo mine at their meeting yesterday, which will allow the company to move forward with developing and mining the Collom pit.  The Collom expansion was approved by the federal Continue reading

Shadow Mountain Club House May Be Re-Zoned For Buisness

The Moffat County Commissioners are considering changing the Shadow Mountain Club House zoning classification to a business category before it is auctioned in May.  Re-zoning the club house would give the purchaser additional ways to utilize the building.  It would also allow the county to collect Continue reading

Save The Barn Group Purchases Luttrell Barn

The Save the Barn Committee purchased the Luttrell Barn from the Moffat County Commissioners yesterday, and signed a 10 year ground lease agreement, giving them control of the property where the barn is located.  The Committee paid the County $100 for the barn Continue reading

Steamboat Hires Public Works Director

The City of Steamboat has hired Jon Snyder as Public Works Director. Snyder, who has been working as the interim public works director since January of this year, was selected from a pool of 40 applicants. Snyder has worked for the city since 2005, in varying capacities. City Manager Gary Suiter says that Snyder stepped up significantly while filling the interim Continue reading

What Does MOCO’s Business Climate Look Like?

The Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership has released the results from their business survey, which asked Moffat County business owners and managers to assess the business climate in the area.  Nearly half of participants said the business climate in Moffat County had gotten worse Continue reading