Win A Boat For Fishing At Elkhead

ELKHEAD FISHING TOURNAMENT-229 copyThe free fishing tournament has begun at Elkhead Reservoir and will continue through Sunday June 19th. Anglers in the area can win prizes for catching and removing small mouth bass and northern pike from the lake. The large populations of small mouth bass and northern pike that are present in the reservoir have made it difficult for native fish in the Continue reading

Cabin Catches Fire South Of Steamboat

Steamboat Fire1 A cabin caught fire early Friday morning, on Thorpe Mountain Road about 10 miles south of Steamboat. The fire was reported by neighbors who saw flames and smelled smoke in the area near County Road 14 A. When fire fighters arrived they found the cabin fully engulfed in flames and the roof caved in. Fire Crews were able to Continue reading

Moffat County School Budget Approved

Moffat-County-School-DistriThursday, teachers, administrators and the public voiced there objections and opinions about the proposed school district budget for next year at a public hearing.  Following the hearing the Moffat County School Boards decided to pass the budget as proposed for the upcoming school year. The conflicts over budget cuts were due to declining Continue reading

Groups Look To Eradicate Dandelions From Schools

dandelionAt their meeting last night the Moffat County School Board agreed to combine efforts with the County and the city of Craig to eliminate the dandelions that have infested many of the school yards around the district. The plan is to spray the dandelions and seed the fields in the next week or two. Continue reading

Events To Benefit Moffat County Cancer Society

Cancer-Awareness-RibbonA fundraiser to Benefit the Moffat County Cancer Society will be held Saturday at Craig’s Loudy Simpson Park.  Registration for a 5k Color walk/run begins at 7:30, the run starts at 8. You’re asked to wear white. There will be a broncos cheer leading clinic with two current Bronco Cheerleaders between Continue reading

Johnson Receives 35 Years For Routt County Murder

lucas.johnson.mug.shot.800Lucas Johnson, the man who pleaded guilty to killing Edward Zimmerman and attempted escape from the Routt County Jail was sentenced to 35 years in prison yesterday. Johnson was charged with murder, after Zimmerman’s body was discovered naked, and wrapped in plastic, in a chicken Continue reading

Abundance Of Natural Gas Discovered In NW Colorado

natural-gasWestern Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than previously expected, that according to a recent U.S. Geological survey. The numbers show that Colorado’s Piceance  Basin holds about 66.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas which is up from the 1.6 Continue reading

Current Flood Conditions

river floodingWarm temperatures and rain in the mountains have created potential flood conditions for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming according to the National Weather Service. However, Emergency Managers in the area say Continue reading

Classes For Kids At Yampa River State Park

YAMPA RIVER STATE PARKEvents will be held at Yampa River State Park this weekend to help teach kids more about the area that they live. Friday night starting at 6, take a class to learn about bats and how they affect the ecological health of the park. On Saturday morning at 10, learn about the Yamparika Ute Indians, the first inhabitants of Routt County. Additional Continue reading

Learn About Amendment 69

Vote_CheckmarkAmendment 69, which would implement a state-run, taxpayer funded single payer health care system, is one of the more controversial measures Coloradans will be voting on this election. Two meetings have been set in Northwest Colorado to discuss the specifics of Amendment 69. Colorado Senator Randy Baumgardner  will be in Craig Continue reading

Mosquito Spraying Plans

mosquito300Mosquito spraying is a big issue in Northwest Colorado. With that in mind, some of the towns in the area will begin spraying for mosquitoes soon. Hayden will spray three times this summer depending on weather conditions. A list of the proposed dates that spraying will take place is available below. According to the City of Craig Parks and Recreation Director Dave Pike, the conditions in Craig are not yet Continue reading

Nominate Routt County Property For Historic Registry

routt-county-signA free workshop is being offered this month for those interested in learning how to nominate property in Routt County for the historic registry. The workshop will take place June 29th from 5 to 7 at the Moonhill Schoolhouse near Clark. Participants will learn why the Continue reading