UPDATE 2: Search Crews Find Body Of Missing Man

The body of a man, who was contacted by Steamboat Police late Sunday night, was found Monday afternoon in the Yampa River. The 22-year-old was last seen entering the river, following the exchange with officers. Police initially Continue reading

UPDATE: Hot Brakes Cause Trailer To Catch Fire

Highway 40 was completely closed for about half an hour Monday morning near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass, after a semi trailer caught fire. Traffic was able to move through the area after the highway was partially re-opened just before 7,with the entire highway being fully re-opened around 8. The cause of the fire was determined to have been overheated brakes, resulting Continue reading

Two Car Accident In Craig

A two vehicle accident occurred Sunday morning at 4th and Ranney Street in Craig. Craig Fire Fighter Kevin Kernan said two drivers, the only people involved in the accident, were uninjured. It is unknown if they were wearing seat-belts at the time Continue reading

Steamboat To Start Noxious Weed Spraying

Steamboat will begin noxious Whitetop weed spraying this week throughout the city’s right-of-ways. As a precaution, children and pets should be kept off the sprayed areas for at least 24 hours. To make the public aware that spraying has occurred, the city will mark all Continue reading

25 People Arrested For Meth Distribution

After a six month-long investigation, 25 people were arrested last week in Rock Springs, for their role in the trafficking and distribution of methamphetamines. The investigation began last December when police became aware of activities by a loosely organized, Green River-based, drug trafficking organization. The investigation concluded Continue reading

BLM Needs Help Mapping Trails And Roads

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for public comments to help evaluate the bureaus inventory of roads and trails in Northwest Colorado. The BLM counted and mapped all the roads and trails in the area last summer. They are now looking to verify the accuracy of the mapping and whether or Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Hits New Low

The Colorado Unemployment rate decreased again between March and April according to the Department of Labor, setting another record low for the State. The rate fell three tenths of a percent to 2.3%, which is the lowest the rate has been since the Continue reading

Hayden High School Graduation Delayed

Superintendent Phil Kasper has decided to delay Hayden’s High School Graduation 2 hours, to allow the students participating in the Colorado High School Track Meet to make it to the ceremony. The graduation, which was scheduled for Sunday at 2, will now take place at 4.  The State track Meet was delayed Continue reading

Animal Nest Causes Car To Catch Fire

An animal nest is believed to have caused a vehicle fire yesterday afternoon in Steamboat. The vehicle had reportedly been in storage for a period of time before it was driven yesterday. The driver was able to pull the vehicle over and exit safely, after smoke became visible in the cab of the car. Other drivers in Continue reading

Tipped Over Semi Closes Highway 40

A tipped over semi resulted in Highway 40 being closed for a period of time yesterday afternoon on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass. The trucks driver lost control, causing the semi to slide off the road where it struck a guard rail, which led to the trailer tipping over.  The highway was closed from 12:30 Continue reading

Another Power Pole Catches Fire In Craig

Another power pole caught fire in Craig Thursday night. Craig firefighters responded to a small fire around 8, which occurred near the top of one of the power poles in the alley between School and Breeze Streets. According to Craig Continue reading

State Track Meet Postponed To Saturday And Sunday

The Colorado State Track and Field Championships have been postponed until tomorrow and Sunday due to snow. The Colorado High School Athletic Association made the decision yesterday to delay the event, because the weather created unsafe competition conditions at Continue reading