Event Could Bring Hundreds To Moffat County

moffat-county-commissionersThe Moffat County Commissioners signed a letter at their weekly meeting Tuesday supporting efforts to bring the 2017 Northwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days to Moffat County.  Executive Director of the “Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership” Michelle Balleck  was at the meeting to solicit the Continue reading

Emerald Mountain Closure

emerald-mountain-300A majority of Emerald Mountain will be closed either tomorrow, Friday or Monday to allow the City of Steamboat to continue removing beetle kill trees from the area. A helicopter will be utilized during the one day closure to assist with tree removal. Additional details on the project Continue reading

MOCO Sheriff Looking For Information On Drowning

Trystan CampbellThe Moffat County Sheriff’s office is looking for information related to the death of 18 year old Trystan Campbell, who drowned in the Yampa River near Loudy Simpson Park in early July.  Alcohol consumption is thought to have been a contributing factor in his death.  The Sheriffs Department is primarily looking for information on how Campbell Continue reading

No Hunting In Dinosaur National Monument

hunterWith hunting season underway, hunters in areas near Dinosaur National Monument need to be aware that hunting within the monument is prohibited. The boundaries of the monument are well marked, but hunters are responsible for ensuring they stay outside the perimeter. Killing or removing any animal or animal parts including shed antlers from Continue reading

Save The Lutrell Barn?

LUTTRELL BARNThere will be a meeting this evening in Craig for those interested in saving the Lutrell Barn from demolition. The group will discuss the future of the barn and will attempt to create a plan to maintain the barn moving forward. The barn is currently owned by Moffat County, but the county does not have Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire 72% Contained

FireCrews have made enough progress controlling the Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles north of Walden to begin removing heavy equipment from the fire. The fire management team is also in the final stages of making suppression repairs including strengthening fire lines in the Continue reading

New BLM District Manager

BLMThe BLM has hired a new district manager for Northwest Colorado. Andrew Archuleta, who is currently a field manager for the San Luis Valley in Colorado, will start his new position October 1st.  Archuleta has worked in his current position since 2011.  He also worked for the US Forest Service and Continue reading

Routt County Road 45 Closed

routt-county-signA section of Routt County Road 45 is closed today and tomorrow to allow the Routt County Road and Bridge Department to repair culverts in the area. The road is closed from the Ridge Trailhead parking lot to a mile southeast of the Continue reading

Highway 13 Closed Tuesday

highway-13-smallHighway 13 south of Craig will be closed tomorrow for construction on the Yampa River Bridge. The highway will be closed from 7 am to 7 pm to allow crews to continue repairs. Detour routes will be in place for drivers in the area. Those Continue reading

Make Sure Your Children Are Properly Restrained

cps-weekThe Colorado Department of Transportation and the State Patrol are participating in National Child Passenger Safety Week which started yesterday and will run through Saturday. As part of the week CDOT is raising awareness about child passenger safety laws and the importance of properly protecting children with booster seats and seat belts. Last year in Colorado eight children under the age of 12 died in car crashes. 6 of the 8 that Continue reading

Punt Pass And Kick In Steamboat

110107-punt-pass-kickThe annual NFL Punt Pass and Kick competition will take place this Saturday in Steamboat. The City of Steamboat’s Parks and Community Service Department is hosting the event for kids between the ages of 6 and 15. Girls and boys will be split into five separate age divisions and will compete Continue reading

Fall Festival DUI Campaign Underway

DUIThe Heat is on campaign’s Fall Festivals DUI enforcement period in Colorado started Friday and will run through October 24th. The Colorado Department of Transportation is partnering with the State Patrol and other local law enforcement to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. So far this year 133 people have died in Continue reading