Don’t Get Struck By Lightning

lightning-300This week has been declared lightning safety awareness week by the National Weather Service. Lightning strikes in the United States kill about 50 people each year. From 2005 to 2014 Colorado had the third most deaths resulting from lightning strikes with 17 fatalities, and an additional 15 people were injured. Thunderstorms can Continue reading

Wyoming Same Sex Marriage Controversy

wyoming-flag-graphicThe Wyoming Supreme Court will soon have to decide whether or not to remove a Pinedale Judge for refusing to perform same sex marriages. The Wyoming Judicial ethics commission filed a brief before the Court last week claiming that it is not within Judge Ruth Neeley’s constitutional rights to deny marriage to gay couples based on her religious Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Home Catches Fire

IMG_9055There was a home fire early Saturday night  in Shadow Mountain Village at 1200 Sequoia.  The fire began outside on the front porch and scorched the front of the home.  According to the Craig fire department the home was not a total loss as the fire was mostly contained to the outside.  The source of the fire is believed  to have been combustible Continue reading

Mom Saves Son From Mountain Lion Attack

mountail-lion-300x300A five year old boy was attacked by a mountain lion Friday night in the community of Lower Woody Creek, about 9 miles north of Aspen. The boy’s mother said that he and his brother were playing outside the home around 8 in the evening, when she heard screams. The mother rushed outside to find a mountain lion on top of her son, she was able to fight Continue reading

Wildfire South Of Craig

RED FLAGCraig firefighters responded to a small wildfire just after noon Friday.  The fire was in sagebrush and grass about half a mile south of Craig on private land a quarter-mile west of Highway 13.  It was determined that the fire was caused by sparks created when a bird contacted a power line.  Continue reading

Meet MCHS Principal Finalists

bulldog 3There will be a meet-and-greet Monday for people to interact with the finalists for Principal at Moffat County High School. All candidates, who will be interviewing for the position, will be on hand to interact with parents, students, school staff and the community in an informal setting. The meet-and-greet will be Monday morning from Continue reading

How To Vote In Local Primaries

Vote_Checkmark-300x300Ballots should have arrived in the mail by now for the local 2016 Primary Elections in Colorado. The deadline to submit your ballot to your local County Clerks office is 7 pm June 28th. If you are planning to mail in your ballot make sure you send it off early enough for it to be received by the deadline, as a
postmark will not count. Also be aware that mail-in Continue reading

Groups Can Fire Guns In Criag

city of craigIt is now legal for groups like the local 4-H to discharge firearms like BB and pellet guns within Craig City limits. The Craig City Council this week, made changes to an ordinance which Continue reading

Health Effects Of Fracking Examined

frackingA three-year study on fracking well emissions could help researchers figure out if there are any harmful health effects on humans. The study measured methane, a greenhouse gas, and ozone- Continue reading

BLM May Limit Access To Land

BLM-entering-public-land-30A meeting to discuss a Travel Management Plan for BLM managed land in Moffat County will be held next week in Craig. The meeting will take place Thursday from 11:30 to 7 at the Center of Craig. According to Dario Archuleta, the outdoor Continue reading

University Of Wyoming Declares Financial Crisis

Seal_University_of_Wyoming.svgAs a response to losing nearly $41 million dollars in funding over the next two years University of Wyoming President Laurie Nichols declared earlier this week that the University is in a financial crisis. To deal with this crisis the universities board of trustees approved a budget that will eliminate 70 vacant Continue reading

Schedule For Whittle The Wood

whittle-the-wood-tile-150Wood carving began yesterday at Loudy Simpson Park as chain saw artists got to work on their creations ahead of this weekend’s Whittle the Wood in Craig. The carving will continue through Saturday morning. The public is invited to stop by over the next couple of days and watch as the pieces take shape. Judging will be Saturday. This year’s Whittle Continue reading