Fast Facts Released for July

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released its Fast Facts for July. The fast facts are a snapshot of the economies of Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties. The report shows that unemployment rates in all three counties Continue reading

Free Entrance at State Parks Monday for Colorado Day

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will mark Colorado Day, the commemoration of Colorado’s acceptance into statehood, with free park entrance at all 42 state parks, Monday. Colorado was first recognized as a state August 1st, 1876. Most Coloradans live less than 30 minutes from a state park. The agency suggests residents take Continue reading

Rock Springs Woman in Jail after Running Over Boyfriend

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs woman is in custody charged with reckless driving after an incident reported Sunday night. A deputy responded to a complaint of a man, later identified as 28-year-old Robert Nellen, who had reportedly been run over by a woman on a dirt road southwest of Rock Springs about half a mile south of County Road 4-51. On Continue reading

Moffat County Fair Gets Underway this Week

mc-fair-150The Moffat County Fair gets underway this week. Those that would like to take advantage of early check-in for 4-H general projects can do so tonight from 6 to 8. Regular check-in is tomorrow morning at 8, with judging to occur at 9. Wednesday’s performance of the Black Mountain Junior Rodeo Series marks the first Continue reading

Hunters Reminded to be Sure of GMU

colorado parksWldlife Officers are reminding hunters to make sure they are in the right Game Management Unit when on their hunting trip this year. Officers say hunting in the wrong Unit is actually a common mistake, but one that can be costly. For example, an Oklahoma couple was recently hunting in Southwest Colorado, when an officer explained to Continue reading

Sexually Violent Predator Paroled in Craig

Waite 200x200 7.24.15A sexually violent predator has been paroled to the Craig area. The Craig Police Department sent out a release yesterday notifying the community that a sexually violent predator has moved into the community. 52 year old Dale Waite was convicted of Sexual Assault and Rape. On parole, he will be monitored with GPS, and he has been ordered to Continue reading

Vets Riding to Sturgis will Stop in Craig

sturgisMore than a dozen veterans will make a trip to the 2015 Sturgis Rally from California using motorcycles supplied by Indian and sidecars offered by Champion for those who have been severely injured…and they’ll stop in Craig along Continue reading

State’s Welfare System Failing the Poor

CDPHEThe state’s human services agency has failed to meet a federal requirement regarding the state’s cash assistance program for the poor, which could cost the state nearly $5 million. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requires 50 percent of Colorado Works participants to be involved in work Continue reading

Officers Cleared in Shooting of Suspect

District Attorney 14thThe Moffat County deputy and the Parks and Wildlife Officer who were the subject of an investigation into the death of James Damon, have been cleared of any wrong doing. In March, Deputy Bhrent Shock and Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez happened upon Damon’s vehicle near Dinosaur, and were confronted Continue reading

Moffat County Deputies Investigating Abuse of Horse

moffat-county-sheriff-300Moffat County deputies are investigating a case of animal abuse that left a horse dead. The owner of the horse, Glen Gariner, says he found the horse dead in his pasture earlier this month. He says someone had hobbled the animals back legs and tied it to a fence in the heat of the day. The Continue reading

State Prepared for New Air Quality Rule

EPA-300Colorado officials say they’re ready for an expected EPA rule by next month that would require a 30 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions nationwide by 2030. Colorado Air Pollution Control Division director Will Allison says a number of options are being considered. They include improving insulation at existing Continue reading

Wednesday Lightning Sparks more Wildfires

WILDFIREStorms that moved through the area Wednesday generated 780 lightning strikes on the Northwest Fire Management Unit which covers Grand, Jackson, Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. From lightning associated with the storms, eight new wildland fires were reported. Of the new fires seven are on BLM land in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading