Wyoming Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell has issued an advisory concerning a phone swindle that targets seniors. Haskell said the victim receives a telephone call from a man who identifies himself as the person’s grandson, who sometimes explains that if his voice is unfamiliar, it’s because he has a cold. The bogus grandson Continue reading

4-Year Old Victim at Flaming Gorge Identified

flaming-gorge-300Authorities yesterday disclosed the identity of the child who died in Flaming Gorge on Saturday, and those of the people who were with her. The victim was identified as four-year-old Natalie Gibson, who died when the Jeep Wrangler she was in apparently rolled into Flaming Gorge along its west bank about 14 miles south of Green Continue reading

Colorado Airports Losing Funding

yampa-airport-signOfficials at Colorado’s 74 public-use airports, including Yampa Valley Regional Airport, are facing huge cuts in a funding source they depend on for fire protection and other programs. The cuts are being blamed on a drop in aviation fuel prices and fuel demand. More than $19 million was awarded this year through a state grant Continue reading

Permits for Christmas Tree Cutting Now Available

christmas treePermits to cut Christmas trees on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are now available at multiple locations in Colorado and Wyoming. Each permit costs $10 and allows for the cutting of one tree. There is a limit of five permits per household. Trees must be for personal use, not for resale. The permit must be clearly displayed Continue reading

State Democrats Keep Slim Majority in House

republican and  democrat 300Colorado Democrats emerged from the 2014 elections battered and bruised. They lost the state Senate for the first time in 10 years and have a slimmer margin of power in the House than they had two years ago. Still, Democrats have more leverage than Republicans to dictate Continue reading

Edibles Focus of Marijuana Regulators

MARIJUANA-300Health authorities in Colorado say the government should decide which marijuana foods look too much like regular candy and snacks. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment plans to recommend that the state set up a commission to “grant pre-market approval” before edible forms of pot can be sold. Continue reading

Illegals Won’t be Deported when Reporting Crimes

SUTHERSState and federal officials signed an agreement with the Mexican consulate in Colorado aimed at encouraging immigrants to report crimes regardless of whether they’re in the country legally. The memorandum of understanding signed yesterday by state Attorney Continue reading

Hunter Dies, Two others Hospitalized in Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

carbon monoxideOne man is dead and two others were hospitalized yesterday after being exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning during a hunting trip in Moffat County. All three men were from California. They were camping on Moffat County Road 17 about 25 miles south of Craig. According to the Moffat County Sheriff’s Office, 78-year old Continue reading

Avalanche Advisory Issued for Colorado

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe Colorado Avalanche Information Center is urging mountain visitors to be cautious after up to 40 inches of new snow covered the ground from a series of storms. An avalanche advisory Continue reading

Accident Near Craig Sends One To Hospital

One person was taken to the Memorial Hospital in Craig Sunday morning, following a single vehicle accident. According to an emergency responder, an SUV slid off the highway on Craig’s north bypass. The driver of the vehicle Continue reading

Child’s Body Recovered from Flaming Gorge

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3A four-year-old girl died in Flaming Gorge Saturday afternoon when the vehicle she was in went into the water.  The names of those involved in the tragedy are being withheld for the time being pending notification of family members. Continue reading

Club 20 Identifies Top Ten Issues for Session

club 20-229Club 20 held their informational meeting and county caucuses in Craig Thursday. During the meeting the group identified their Top Ten issues they would like the state legislature to take up during the next Continue reading