Gas Leak In Craig

Gas Leak 2 A gas leak in the Shadow Mountain sub division in Craig Thursday night occurred after construction crews struck a pipe underground. Repair crews responded to the scene to repair the pipe. Craig Fire and Rescue, also responded, arriving around 7:30 and remaining for a little over three hours until the line was fixed. According to Craig Fire and Rescue Continue reading

Court Houses Open Saturday For Primary Election

Vote_CheckmarkLocal Primary Election day is Tuesday in Colorado, with that in mind the court houses in the area will be opened for special hours Saturday to allow people to register to vote, acquire a replacement ballot, or vote in person. The Moffat county court Continue reading

Weather Helps Beaver Creek Fire Crews

fire in Routt National Forest2Crews responding to the Beaver Creek fire caught a break with the weather yesterday, as the winds died down and temperatures fell. They were able to make progress towards controlling the fire burning 15 miles Northwest of Walden, two miles south of the Colorado Wyoming border. The estimated acreage burned has been decreased from the 7,000 acres thought to be affected yesterday, to approximately 5,400 acres today. According to a representative on the scene fire fighters are concentrating their efforts Continue reading

13 Ways To Kill Your Community Presentation Next Week

13-coverNearly two dozen area organizations, individuals and businesses, including 93-7 102-3 KRAI and 55 Country, have teamed up to bring the co-author of the book titled “13 Ways to Kill Your Community” to Craig. The tongue-in-cheek title is the antithesis of the content of the book, which uses reverse phsychology to help people, particularly those in rural communities, understand their challenges and what they can do to impact their community in a positive way. The author, Doug Griffiths, will Continue reading

Boat Sober This Weekend

boatingIf you are planning on boating on Colorado waters this weekend make sure you are doing it sober. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife is participating in Operation Dry Water this weekend which is a national campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of boating under the influence. Due to this heightened awareness CPW officers Continue reading

BLM Cannot Regulate Fracking

frackingA judge ruled earlier this week that federal regulators don’t have the authority to set rules for hydraulic fracturing. A US District Court Judge in Wyoming ruled that the Bureau of Land Management does not have the authority to regulate fracking because Congress has not given it that power. In his decision the judge wrote that it is not the courts role to decide whether Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Doubles In Size

fire in Routt National Forest2The area affected by the Beaver Creek Fire burning in the Routt National Forest, nearly doubled in size between Wednesday and Thursday. Crews are estimating that the fire has now consumed nearly 7,000 acres of forest in Jackson County, up from the 3,800 acres affected Wednesday. The fire is mainly on BLM managed land on Independence Mountain. Continue reading

Craig Daily Press And Steamboat Pilot Sold

CraigLogo_Stacked_new_400x400The Craig Daily Press and the Steamboat Pilot were sold last week to Colorado Mountain News Media. Colorado Mountain News Media is a division of Swift Media which owns local publications in multiple states including Colorado. They own and operate the Glenwood Springs Post Continue reading

Economic Diversification In Moffat County

economyThe economic development proposal preformed by the group “Better City” from Ogden, Utah was presented to the Moffat County Commissioners Tuesday at their weekly meeting. The proposal included multiple recommendations on how to improve and diversify Moffat County’s economy. Those suggestions include revitalizing the downtown Continue reading

Say Goodbye To Russ George

Russ-George-214x300An event will be held tonight in Craig to allow the community to say goodbye to Colorado Northwestern Community College outgoing President Russ George. George’s last day at the college is June 30th.  The event is being put on by The Craig Chamber of Commerce and will take place at CNCC’s Library from 5 to 7. You are encouraged Continue reading

Wyoming Governor Proposes $248 Million In Budget Cuts

wyoming-flag-graphicGovernor Matt Mead proposed cutting $248 million from the general fund budget earlier this week. The cuts could cause services to be slashed throughout the state and hundreds of lost jobs. These cuts have to be made due to the extreme shortage of revenues collected from mineral extraction industries Continue reading

NW Colorado Coalition To Address National Coal Plan

war on coal shirtA coalition of pro-coal advocates from Northwest Colorado will be in Grand Junction tomorrow to provide input on the Interior Departments federal coal plan. Members from the Craig Chamber of Commerce, Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership, and elected officials from Moffat County will join citizens, miners and other government officials from across the state to comment on the regulations. Discussion is expected to revolve around the Interior Departments moratorium Continue reading