Fire Renders Truck a Total Loss

PICKUP FIRE 1Craig firefighters responded to a vehicle fire this morning on top of Knez Divide on Moffat County Road 33. According to firefighters, the vehicle was a pick up truck owned by Anson Excavating. The fire broke out a little PICKUP FIRE 2before seven this morning. The cause is unclear, and due to the damage, may never be known. However, the driver of the truck indicated the fire started in the engine compartment. The truck was a total loss, but there were
no injuries.  Click Pictures to Enlarge.  Photos courtesy of Doug Slaight.

Craig Chamber Urges Businesses to Fill out Online Survey

Craig-Chamber-150The Craig Chamber is urging businesses to complete an online survey intended to get a feel of how the economy is progressing in the area. The 10-question survey is available online and is completely anonymous. The Chamber says with marketplace data that’s often months, if not years Continue reading

Don’t Feed the Wildlife

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife wants to remind citizens that feeding corn and grain to some big game animals can be toxic and cause their death. Deer, elk, bighorn sheep and other ungulates are all ruminants, animals with a complex digestive system composed of a four chambered stomach. The animals digest plant based food through Continue reading

State Board Reminds Coloradans About New Immunization Requirements

immunizationsThe State Board of Health recently passed new immunization rules to strengthen school immunization exemption policy and improve access to immunization information. The rules require parents to obtain non-medical exemptions from school and child care immunization requirements more frequently. Continue reading

Partisan Differences Slow Down Legislature

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado legislative session that concluded this week was among the most sharply partisan in memory – even for a state where political division is the order of the day. A Republican Senate and a Democratic House spent much of the term Continue reading

Rock Springs Men have Burglary Charges Added to Drug Charges

sweetwater-county-sheriff-3Two Rock Springs men arrested in a drug and fugitive apprehension sweep last month now also face felony charges of wrongful taking or disposing of property and conspiracy. 20 year old Adam Fulmer was arrested Wednesday afternoon. He was free on bond at the time of his arrest. The second man, 25 year old Adam Continue reading

Moffat County School Bus Involved in Minor Accident

SCHOOL BUSEmergency crews in Craig responded to a crash involving a Moffat County School District bus yesterday afternoon. Fortunately no one was injured in the crash. Press releases from the district and Craig Fire/Rescue said the bus was hit Continue reading

Hope West to Hold Kids Day Camp for Grieving Children

day campChildren who have experienced the death of a loved one will receive grief support at Kids Day Camp, a new grief support camp offered by HopeWest in Meeker. The camp is a free community service and open to children in 2nd Continue reading

Recycling Contest Coming to an End

Recycle-300There are only a couple of days left in the school recycling program that will see one school in Craig receive $1000. Axis Steel has joined with the various P.A.C. committees among the schools to encourage students and their families to recycle. There are Axis bins at every school for any junk metal, including old appliances, exercise Continue reading

CLUB 20 Looking for new Memebers

club 20-229CLUB 20 is looking for community leaders and stakeholders who have an interest in protecting Western Colorado and want to help shape the way people work and live on the Western Slope. CLUB 20 is a Continue reading

Lawmakers End Legislative Session

co-state-capitol-300Colorado lawmakers concluded work for the year well in advance of their midnight deadline. But the final hours weren’t without the usual legislative drama and touching farewells. The Senate concluded work on a student-testing Continue reading

Lawmakers Can’t Agree on Drone Surveillance Limitations

DRONEColorado lawmakers gave up their efforts to put new limits on drone surveillance. The Senate voted Tuesday to ax the last surviving measure of the year to limit drones. Sponsors say they couldn’t find a way to limit surveillance without trampling on free speech rights or the ability of law enforcement to carry out investigations. This Continue reading