State VFW Officers to Visit Craig Next Week

VFWState officers of the VFW will be in Craig next week. The state’s Quartermaster, Commander, Senior Vice Commander, and Junior Vice Commander will visit Craig for a meeting with vets and their families. The meeting will focus on promotion of the VFW and it’s mission to local vets. There will be an open forum the public can attend at 6 on the evening Continue reading

Fireworks Should be Left to Professionals

FIREWORKS-3-300Fireworks during the Fourth of July are often the highlight of the holiday. However, accidents involving consumer fireworks also cause thousands of burns and eye injuries each year. In addition, two out of five fires reported on that day are started by fireworks, more than for any other cause. Law Enforcement and fire officials Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife to Conduct Operation Dry Water

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct Operation Dry Water June 26th through the 28th, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence. During the three-day weekend, officers will be on the water reminding boaters about the dangers of boating Continue reading

House Passes Tipton’s Wildfire Prevention Amendment

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment that would redirect $20 million from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) administrative account to the Wildland Fire Management Fund to be used for hazardous fuels reduction projects and proactive forest management activities. The amendment Continue reading

Rock Springs Man Arrested on Meth Charges

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A Rock Springs man is in custody charged with three felony-grade drug crimes. 34 year old Michael Cisneros was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his home in central Rock Springs. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell said detectives from the Sheriff’s Office SNAAG team and the Rock Springs Police Department’s Street Continue reading

Commissioners Set to Submit Protest Over Sage Grouse Plans

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners are applying the final touches to their protest of federal plans to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service were supposed to be working with local and state partners, when coming up with their plans, however, none of the cooperating Continue reading

Legislation Gives States Protection from EPA

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Bipartisan legislation was passed yesterday, giving states protection from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule on existing power plants should a state’s governor, in consultation with state officials, determine that the federal plan would have an adverse impact on ratepayers or on the reliability of the state’s Continue reading

Road Work Cut Short Next Week

C-DOT-300Due to the 4th of July holiday, crews working on Highway 13 north of Craig will take next Friday off. Work is scheduled to continue Monday through Thursday of next week. Crews are Continue reading

Study Shows Pot Helps with Few Conditions

MARIJUANA-300A big research analysis says medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses for which state laws have approved it. The analysis found the strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis. But the authors say evidence is weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, Continue reading

Judge Stays Ruling on Fracking

frackingU.S. District Judge Skavdahl, of Wyoming, has granted a stay of the BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing rule. The judge ruled that the states of Wyoming, North Dakota, Colorado, Utah and Independent Continue reading

Wyoming Crash Kills Utah Man

fatal-300A single vehicle rollover crash north of Rawlins on Tuesday resulted in the death of 27 year old Parish Hansen of Sunset, Utah. The crash occurred at around 8 in the evening on US Continue reading

Moffat County Team Proposes Hiring “Champion”

nacoThe team of Moffat County Representatives that participated in the National Association of Counties’ Innovation Continue reading