CO Unemployment Hits 15 Year Low

The unemployment level in Colorado fell .1% to 2.9% in January, reaching its lowest level since 2001, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is well below the national unemployment rate which sits at 4.8%. The report Continue reading

Citizen Police Academy Registration Deadline Extended

The Steamboat Springs Police Department has extended the deadline to register for the Citizens’ Police Academy. Residents interested in enhancing their knowledge of local law enforcement can now sign up for the program through March 31st. The inaugural class will be held on Wednesday’s form April 26th through June 28th. Each session will be taught by Continue reading

Bennet To Host Town Hall Friday

Colorado US Senator Michael Bennet will host a town hall Friday  at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction. The town hall will give the Senator an opportunity to address questions and concerns that people in the area may have. The Continue reading

Wyoming Roads Closed Due To Flooding

The Seetwater County Sheriff’s office is warning travelers to use extreme caution when deciding whether or not to drive on flooded roadways, and to avoid remote county roads when flood conditions are present. Officers have responded to multiple Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Man Dies In Car Accident

A Craig man, 29-year-old Justin Ketchum, died in a single vehicle accident Tuesday on Highway 40 three miles west of Kremmling. According to the Colorado State patrol,  Ketchum was a passenger in the car being driven by 21-year-old Anna Gates of Craig, who lost control of the vehicle sending it Continue reading

5,000 Gallons Of Oil Spills Near Rangely

An oil spill occurred earlier this month near Rangely, when 115 barrels of crude oil or almost 5,000 gallons spilled out of a Chevron owned pipeline into a drainage ditch. According to a release from Chevron about the incident, there was no impact to the areas water as the oil was contained in a siphon dam located a mile and a Continue reading

Brush Fire Near Meeker

The Meeker Fire Department responded to a brush fire Tuesday afternoon around 5:30 on Rio Blanco County Road 7. No structures were involved in the incident, and the fire was fully contained at 75 acres. Crews were able to get it under control in about an hour and a half. The fire Continue reading

MOCO United Way Secures $50 Thousand Grant

The Moffat County United Way was awarded a $50,000 grant earlier this week to go towards the Bridges out of Poverty program. Bridges out of Poverty focuses on economic class differences to provide concrete tools and strategies to prevent, Continue reading

Beetle-Kill Tree Removal Scheduled

The Colorado State Forest Service will be working with the BLM to address beetle-kill timber on public lands in Grand County with the objective of harvesting dead beetle-kill trees in the area for beneficial use. This will make the forest in the area healthier and easier to defend against future wildfires. The BLM and Forrest Service are Continue reading

MCHS Grad Dies In Car Accident

2015 Moffat County High School Graduate Clayton Moon died in a car accident yesterday near Boulder. The 19-year-old was driving on Highway 52 when he drifted into the opposite lane and collided head on with a Continue reading

Hixson Found After Reported Break In

A two-day search for disabled veteran, Cory Hixson, who when missing from his home in Broomfield, ended Monday when he was found in Greeley.  Weld county Sheriff’s officers didn’t know that Hixson was a missing person when he was arrested, accused of breaking into a home. The Weld County District Attorney’s Office has yet to determine whether or Continue reading

Immunity For Those Who Break Into Cars?

People who break into a car to save an animal or human may soon be immune to criminal charges in Colorado. The Colorado House of Representatives passed a bill recently that would provide immunity from civil and criminal liability to any person who forcibly enters a locked vehicle with the intent to save an at risk person or animal. To receive the Continue reading