Balloonfest to Feature 22 Balloons

hot air balloon 368x383The Moffat County Balloon Fest and Colorado Cruiser’s Car Show is tomorrow at Loudy Simpson Park in Craig. This year’s event is expected to the the biggest yet. With 22 balloons scheduled to show up, and a car show that could feature over 100 vehicles, the only problem may be parking. Tomorrow’s event starts at 6 with Continue reading

Fire Danger High in Northwest Colorado

fire-danger-high-signFire danger is high in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties and moderate in Grand, Jackson and Routt Counties. Higher temperatures and dry conditions are forecast through next week. Vegetation at lower elevations continues to dry out as seasonal curing occurs. All of that adds up to dangerous fire conditions. Fire officials say Continue reading

Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco Teams to Attend NACO Workshop

nacoThe National Association of Counties yesterday announced the next phase in an effort to assist counties and regions that have experienced economic challenges related to the coal Continue reading

National Night Out is August 4th

nno15Moffat County emergency workers will celebrate National Night Out next week. National Night Out is a nationwide program that promotes community safety awareness, crime prevention techniques and law enforcement-community partnerships for a safer America. On August 4th Continue reading

C-DOT to Start Bridge Repair on Highway 13 Next Week

C-DOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation is getting ready to start bridge repair work over the Yampa River on Highway 13 about 5 miles south of Craig. The preliminary work begins Monday. Continue reading

Works Begins on Steamboat Intersection Next Week

City-of-SteamboatOn Tuesday and Wednesday of next week, Y.E.H. & Associates will conduct soil test boring work at the intersection of Highway 40 and Elk River Road. The tests are part Continue reading

American Energy Alliance Produces Video Supporting NW Colorado

aeaThe American Energy Alliance has produced a short video supporting Northwest Colorado in its fight against the WildEarth Guardians. WildEarth filed a lawsuit against the Office of Surface Mining earlier this year, saying the office’s Environmental Assessment for the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo was insufficient. The judge Continue reading

BLM to Remove Wild Horses From West Douglas Area

wild horsesThe BLM plans to gather excess wild horses in the White River Field Office in September. They’ll gather up to 167 horses using water and bait trapping and helicopter gather operations. The idea is to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations by preventing overcrowding. When wild horse herds grow at levels that are Continue reading

Craig Elks Suffering Declining Enrollment

elksThe Craig Elks Lodge is looking for members. The club’s Frank Sadvar showed up to the Moffat County Commissioners meeting Tuesday, and said they are experiencing declining enrollment, along with most other civic organizations. Sadvar said in the ’70’s, their membership boasted over 700 members. Today they have 77, and the average age of the members is around 73. He said Continue reading

Leaving Craig this Summer Means Leaving Early

C-DOTTraveling outside of Craig is taking a little more time than normal these days. Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe updated the audience Tuesday on road construction activity Continue reading

Blood Drive to be Held in Steamboat Next Week

BLOOD-DRIVE2A community blood drive will be held in Steamboat next week. Bonfils Blood Center says they experience about a 20% decline in donations in the summer months, because of travel and other summer plans. They say the need for donations remains the same, however, and that’s the reason for their blood drive next week. It’s said that every unit of blood donated can save or enhance the lives of up to 3 people. The drive will Continue reading

Upcoming Balloon Fest Expected to be Bigger than Ever

hot air balloon 368x383Twenty Two balloons and over 50 cars have already registered for this weekend’s Moffat County Balloon Festival and Colorado Cruisers Car Show. Both will be held at Loudy Simpson Park in Craig Saturday, and event officials say this will be their biggest year yet. According to officials with the car show, it’s typical that Continue reading