Multiple Fires Over The Weekend

Three fires occurred over the weekend in Moffat County. A house caught fire Saturday afternoon on Sequoia Street in Shadow Mountain. It took crews several hours to extinguish the blaze. The building was a total loss. Firefighters also responded to two wildfires, one north and the other west of Craig. The Continue reading

Family Of Four Dies In Plane Crash

Four people are dead after a private plane crash over the weekend in Garfield County. According to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, the aircraft was heading from Fort Collins to Moab, Utah Friday night when the crash occurred. The plane’s last reported location was about 9 miles north of Rifle, near Baxter Peak. The plane was carrying a family of Continue reading

Study Finds Potential Voter Fraud

A study which examined 11.5 million voter records in five states, including Colorado, uncovered 112 instances of possible improper voting, which occurred in the 2016 presidential election. Ten people who voted in Colorado are suspected of casting two Continue reading

Annual United Way Kickoff Raises $14K

The Moffat United Way raised a little more than $14,000 at their annual campaign kickoff Friday.  United Way staff and board members had set a goal of raising $10,000 during the kickoff.  Yampa Valley Bank matched the first $5,000 donated Continue reading

Donate To United Way Friday

The annual Moffat County United Way campaign kickoff will take place until 3 Friday.  United Way staff and board members will be outside Yampa Valley Bank in Craig with the goal of raising $10,000 before the end of Continue reading

Big Red Fire Continues To Burn

While crews were able to gain full containment of the Pine Tree and Deep Creek fires in Northwest Colorado this week, crews have not been able to increase containment of the Big Red Fire, burning 5 miles south of the Wyoming state line in Routt County, Continue reading

Use Fire Safety When In The Back Country

With wildfires burning across Northwest Colorado and hunting and fall color viewing season on the horizon, the public is being reminded to use good fire safety practices while out in the back country. The potential for a wildfire Continue reading

Senators Look To Make It Easier To Study Marijuana

Senator Cory Gardner has joined the effort to make it easier to conduct scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. Gardner and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017 this week.  Gardner says the medical community Continue reading

Scammers Using Troops To Extract Money

Police are warning of a new scam where victims are being targeted by individuals who claim to need money for college. Scammers are going door to door claiming they are in a contest to win college scholarship money, which involves raising funds for the troops. They will Continue reading

UPDATE: Local Fires 100% Contained

The Deep Creek Fire is now 100% contained. The lightning started fire ignited earlier this month, 9 miles northeast of Hayden. Crews will continue to the monitor the 4,000 acre blaze and will conduct mop up operations where needed. During a drone flight Tuesday, crews found what may be a coal Continue reading

NW Colorado Wild Horse Trapping Begins

The gathering of Wild horses that have strayed from the Piceance-East Douglas Herd management area in Northwest Colorado is underway. The BLM is using helicopters to trap and remove as many as 100 horses from the area.  If less than 100 wild horses are gathered from areas directly outside Continue reading

1,000 Arrested Over Labor Day, Heat Is On Friday

More than 1,000 impaired drivers were removed from Colorado roadways during this years Labor Day Heat Is On DUI Enforcement campaign, a slight increase over the 964 drivers who were arrested during the same enforcement period last year.  Each year, more than Continue reading