UPDATE: Plane Crash East Of Meeker

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office was notified just after 10 Saturday morning, of a downed airplane near McGinnis Lake, about  32 miles East of Meeker.  Other aircraft in the area were receiving the radio transmission from those in the downed plane and reported that all Continue reading

YVEA Power Outage Friday

There was a power outage Friday morning effecting the central and east side of Craig. Crews from Yampa Valley Electric were able to get the power restored just before noon. Approximately 800 customers were effected by the Continue reading

Avalanche Danger High

Avalanche danger is high in the Steamboat and Flat Tops areas due to the heavy snowfall over the past week. The 2 to 3 feet of new snow and strong winds in the area, have created the avalanche conditions. Visitors to the area on Continue reading

48 Below Zero!

If you think it was cold here yesterday, our temperatures were mild compared to that in Wisdom Montana, near Butte, which recorded the nations lowest temperatures yesterday at 48 below zero.  Locally last nights clear skies contributed to dropping temperatures across Colorado. According to US Air Continue reading

Steamboat Clearing Snow Around The Clock

Steamboat crews continue to working around the clock to clear out the two feet of snow that has fallen over the last few days. The City’s primary focus is to keep major roads clear for emergency vehicle access and traffic flow. After that, the city works to remove snow from commercial areas before shifting their attention to residential streets. Continue reading

Shovel Snow Safely

With the recent snow fall people have been out struggling to clear their driveways and sidewalks. All the bending and lifting of heavy snow can put you at risk of injury, and may lead to stress on the heart, which can result in death. Snow removal can be especially dangerous to people who do not exercise regularly. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2015, more than Continue reading

NW Colorado Students Nominated To Service Academies

Four area students have been nominated by Congressman Scott Tipton for admission to a U.S. Service Academy. Those nominated are Charles Harrington and Grant Janka of Steamboat, and Casey Turner and Sheridan Harvey of Meeker. Harrison and Continue reading

Coyotes Extra Aggressive To Start The Year

Interaction between the public and coyotes in Colorado is much more common during the months of January and February, due to the fact that it is coyote breeding season. Coyotes tend to be more territorial than usual when they are defending an area where they plan to raise their young. Their increased hostility can be especially dangerous for Continue reading

Meth Fuled Man Beats Girlfriend And Dog

A Sweetwater County fugitive wanted for beating his girlfriend and her dog during a meth-fueled rage was arrested yesterday in Rock Springs.  33 year old Jesse Lee Reay was wanted on warrants of strangulation of a household member, domestic battery, interference with emergency calls and cruelty to animals. The charges stem from an Continue reading

MOCO Emergency Manager To Be Part Time

In an their ongoing effort to reduce expenses, The Moffat County Commissioners have changed the County Emergency Manager Position from full to part time. The commissioners Continue reading

Free Cervical Cancer Screenings

Free cervical cancer screenings are now being offered to woman ages 21 to 64 in Craig and Steamboat.  Northwest Colorado Health is offering the free Continue reading

Family Night Next Week

Connections 4 Kids is hosting a free family night next week in Craig. Families will be able to gather together and participate in a night of ceramic Continue reading