Tag Archives: 13

Fire Closes Highway Saturday

A wildfire closed Highway 13, 30 miles north of Craig for about an hour and a half Saturday afternoon. According to David Boyd of the BLM, firefighters were able to get the 280 Continue reading

UPDATE: Identity Of Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident Released

The identity of the man who was injured over the weekend in a motorcycle accident on Highway 13 12 miles south of Craig has been released. 74-year-old Richard Pederson of Minnesota crashed his motorcycle around 3 Sunday afternoon after an attempt to pass a truck on the Highway. While he Continue reading

ID’s Of Drivers In Highway 13 Accident Released

The identities of the two drivers involved in the accident that closed Highway 13 Tuesday Morning have been released. 21-year-old Tyler Young, who is believed to be from Texas, collided with a semi being driven by 28-year-old Stefan Jackson of Continue reading

Highway 13 Closed After Semi And Car Collide

Highway 13 was closed for about two hours yesterday morning between Meeker and Rifle, after a semi and car collision. The accident occurred just after 5.  The highway was reopened to one lane of traffic around 7 and was fully open by 11 yesterday morning. The driver of the car was flown to Saint Mary’s Continue reading

Yampa River Bridge Construction Complete

Construction on the bridge crossing the Yampa River on Highway 13 about south of Craig has been completed. The Colorado Department of Transportation started the project in the summer of 2015, with the work expected to be finished Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Man Killed In Highway 13 Head On

Two people were killed in a head on collision yesterday afternoon on Highway 13, eleven miles north of Rifle. Traffic was affected for almost 7 hours for investigation and cleanup, after a pickup and semi collided on the highway just after 4. A second semi was also involved in Continue reading

Empire Mine Being Deconstructed

If you have driven between Craig and Hamilton this week you may have noticed the Empire Mine coal tube, which crossed Highway 13, has been removed. According to a representative from Peabody Energy, the tube was removed as part of the decommissioning of the mine. Peabody is Continue reading

UPDATE: Car Hits Pole On Highway 13

A single vehicle accident occurred Friday morning on Highway 13, 2 miles north of Craig.  71-year-old Sandra Kave of Montrose lost control of her vehicle, sending it off the highway where it struck a power pole. Kave, who was the only person in the vehicle, was transported to Continue reading

Rollover On Highway 13

No one was injured Tuesday night in a single vehicle rollover on Highway 13  when the driver lost control of his pickup just before 6, 10 miles south of Craig. According to a representative from the Craig Fire Department, icy roads and excessive speeds were thought to be contributing Continue reading

UPDATE: Two Vehicle Accident On Highway 40

car-accident-300Two cars collided near the west Kum & Go in Craig this morning after one of the drivers ran the  light at the intersection Finley and Highway 40. The drivers were the only occupants in the vehicles at the time of the accident, neither was injured. The driver responsible for the Continue reading

UPDATE – I70 Traffic Detoured Through NW Colorado

I70 SIGNInterstate 70 traffic was detoured through Meeker, Craig, Hayden, Steamboat and Oak Creek Wednesday as Glenwood Canyon was closed for helicopter operations associated with the ongoing rockfall mitigation project in the canyon.  The Canyon was expected to also be closed Thursday, but that closure has been canceled as ideal Continue reading

Highway 64 Closed Near Rangely

CDOTHighway 64 near Rangely will be closed Wednesday to allow crews to work on a rock scaling project. There are concerns about the stability of a large rock slab in the area so crews will be working to secure it. The duration of the closure will depend on the Continue reading