Silent Auction to be Held for Tree Displayed at M. C. Courthouse

treeA silent auction is being conducted for one of the trees on display at the Moffat County Courthouse during the Festival of Trees. All funds raised will support the Moffat County Youth United Way. The silent auction ends tomorrow, and the winner will be announced shortly after it closes. If you have questions, call 824-6222.

Craig Satellite Clinic to be Closed the Day after Christmas

telehealth-300The Grand Junction V-A Medical Center and its satellite clinics, including the one in Craig, will be closed December 26th. The Medical Center’s emergency room and inpatient wards will remain open. All appointments formally scheduled on December 26th will be rescheduled. The closure is in compliance with the executive order to close Continue reading

Oil and Gas Task Force Hears from Western Colorado

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Members of the governor’s drilling task force got a split message on their latest trip to western Colorado. The task force wrapped up the second of two days of meetings in Rifle yesterday. During its visit, oil and gas workers and elected officials Continue reading

Lawmakers Want Compensation for Fracking Bans

frackingColorado House Republicans will propose legislation requiring counties that ban fracking to pay mineral owners for losing their Continue reading

McCurdy Pleads Guilty to Wildlife Violations

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife and the Moffat County District Attorney’s Office have completed an investigation and prosecution of 28 year old Craig resident Justin McCurdy, for a variety of wildlife offenses. In an agreement with the DA’s office, McCurdy pleaded guilty to a count of illegal sale of wildlife, a Class 5 felony. On Continue reading

Spending Bill Would Delay Protections on Grouse

sage_grouse-300A legislative rider in Congress’ $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for a wide-ranging Western bird that’s been on a collision course with the oil and gas industry. The Obama administration faced a September 2015 deadline to propose protections for greater sage grouse. But the spending package agreed to late Continue reading

Energy Exploration Prohibited in White River National Forest

oil-and-gas-drilling-300The federal government is prohibiting energy exploration in most of the White River National Forest. A new document from the Forest Service limits exploration to less than one-tenth of the 2.2 million acre forest. The government says Continue reading

Oberlander Accepts Vice President Position at CNCC in Craig

CNCC-3001Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig has a new Vice President. Janell Oberlander from Rapid City, South Dakota has officially accepted the position. She did so Continue reading

Poaching Incident Results In $10,000 Fine

Photo #1Cooperation between the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Department and the Wyoming Game & Fish Department is credited with the arrest of 39-year-old William K. Reynolds of Wamsutter for poaching.  Reynolds, a suspect in the case and who was known to have a suspended driver’s license was seen driving his pickup in Wamsutter was arrested for driving Continue reading

CDOT Releases 25 Year Transportation Plan

The Colorado Dept of Transportation has released a 10 to 25 year plan to address the state’s transportation systems. The multi-part plan is broken down Continue reading

Roadside Fire North Of Craig Burns Six Acres

fire-1-300A fire which began in multiple locations burned about 6 acres of grass and sagebrush yesterday.  The fire, which started along the side of Highway 13 one mile north of Craig was never a threat to structures or livestock.  Five units Continue reading

Yule Log Hunt Cut Short When Log Is Discovered

YULE-LOGThe annual Steamboat Yule Log Hunt which got underway yesterday and was expected to go into next week, ended Tuesday when the Yule Log was found after only 2 of 10 clues had been released.  The log was discovered by the Continue reading