Wyoming K-9 Unit Drug Busts

K-9 DeploymentA recent K-9 training program was very productive for the Wyoming Highway Patrol. K-9 teams from across the state were in Cheyenne this month for an updated training session where they were taught new methods for finding and locating drugs. After the training, teams were sent on 24 hour deployments to practice the new techniques.  When the patrols concluded troopers had filed 25 drug related felony charges, and 26 misdemeanors. They recovered 313 Continue reading

Poachers Sentenced For Killing Trophy Mule Deer

Mule Deer AntlersThe final individual involved in the poaching of a trophy class mule deer at a ranch south of Craig in 2014, was sentenced in a Moffat county court earlier this month. 60 year old outfitter Danny Jeffcoat from Hamilton pleaded guilty to felony possession of a forged instrument, and was sentenced Continue reading

UPDATE: Colorado On Pace To Set Record For Motorcycle Deaths

Motorcycle-accident2-300A rash of recent motorcycle accidents, has highlighted the importance that proper protection, following traffic laws and driving defensively play in avoiding…and in the event of…surviving…a motorcycle accident. A Craig man was killed late last month when he and his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 40. 69 year old Continue reading

Fire Near Elkhead

craig-fire-rescue-300There was a small fire on Moffat County Road 29 near Elkhead Reservoir around five last night. The fire started due to heat from a swather that was being used during a haying operation. According to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume, it took the Moffat County Fire Department about half Continue reading

Yampa Valley Young Pro’s Meet With Congressman Tipton

YVYP TiptonA group from the Yampa Valley Young Professionals sat down  with US Colorado congressman Scott Tipton Wednesday night to discuss opioid abuse, the upcoming election, and challenges facing Northwest Colorado. Tipton provided insight into the steps that he and his colleagues have taken to battle opiod abuse, highlighting legislation that he sponsored aimed at curbing the issue. The group also discussed governmental Continue reading

The Memorial Hospital Names CEO Finalists

The Memorial HospitalThe Memorial Hospital at Craig has announced that they have decided on two finalists for the Hospitals CEO position. Nathan Olsen, who is currently the President and CEO at St. Peters Hospital in Helena Montana, and Andrew Daniels the Vice President and COO of “Avita Health System” in Galion (GAL-ion) Ohio were chosen as finalists. Both Continue reading

Woman Falls To Her Death In Dinosaur

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryA 72 year old woman fell to her death in Dinosaur National Park Monday night. The woman, who was on a private raft trip, is believed to have wandered up a hill, away from her campsite, where she fell off a 120 foot cliff. Members of the rafting group discovered the woman missing from her tent Tuesday morning, and later found her Continue reading

Fire At Steamboat Business

Steamboat Fire Cabinet Co 3There was a structure fire around 2 Wednesday morning in Steamboat at 2555 Copper Ridge Drive at a cabinet company. Fire fighters saw flames coming from the buildings garage. Crews quickly searched the building for occupants and began fighting the fire. Fire fighters found the fire was also in the space between the ceiling Continue reading

Craig Group To Talk Recreational Marijuana

grow craigA meeting has been scheduled in Craig this week, to allow the public to discuss and receive information about the recreational marijuana industry. A group calling itself Grow Craig, that is attempting to get a Continue reading

Club 20 Meeting In Steamboat

club 20-229A CLUB 20 summer committee meeting will take place this week in Steamboat. CLUB 20 is an organization of  counties, communities, businesses, individuals and associations from Western Colorado that look to promote, and develop area resources, to support a Continue reading

Highway 64 Closed Near Rangely

CDOTHighway 64 near Rangely will be closed Wednesday to allow crews to work on a rock scaling project. There are concerns about the stability of a large rock slab in the area so crews will be working to secure it. The duration of the closure will depend on the Continue reading

UPDATE: Motorcycle Riders Identity Released

IMG_0030IMG_0031A multi-vehicle accident occurred just after noon Tuesday on Highway 40 East of Craig near Ike’s Transmission. The accident involved a car with three passengers Continue reading