Tag Archives: 40

UPDATE: 6 People Injured In Roll-Over

Six people were injured in a roll-over accident Saturday on Highway 40 west of Hayden. All were transported to the hospital for treatment, two with serious injuries. The driver, 38-year-old Brandi Shipman of Craig, was attempting to pass a vehicle on the highway when she lost control resulting in Continue reading

Highway 40 Intersection Closed Monday Night

The intersection of Highway 40 and Elk River road in Steamboat will be closed tonight to allow the intersection to be re-striped. The intersection will be fully closed from 10, through 6 tomorrow morning. Southbound travelers on Elk River Road wanting to access downtown will detour Continue reading

County Road To Be Closed For Bridge Re-Decking

Moffat County Road 17 will be closed next month between Highway 40 and the ColoWyo Mine, to allow the bridge that crosses the Yampa River to be re-decked.  The work will start August 14th and is scheduled to last through September 8th. However, the work may be completed before that date. A Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway 40

A wildfire closed Highway 40 about 45 miles west of Craig for a little over an hour yesterday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire a little after five and were able to control the blaze enough to re-open the highway just before Continue reading

Friday Morning Roll-Over on Highway 40

One man was injured in a single vehicle accident Friday morning on Highway 40, ten miles west of Craig. The male driver was outside of the vehicle when emergency crews arrived on the scene just after 8. The driver, who Continue reading

UPDATE: Peekaboo Fire Growth Slows

The Peekaboo Fire’s growth slowed over the weekend, increasing 1000 acres between Friday and Monday morning. Crews were also able to boost containment of the 12,833 acre blaze from zero to 40%. Firefighters are looking to Continue reading

UPDATE: Hayden Man Dies After Collision With Elk

The man who died following a collision with an elk yesterday morning has been identified as 42-year-old Todd Edwards of Hayden. Edwards struck the elk on Highway 40, 15 miles west of Steamboat. His car went off the road, down a steep cliff, coming to rest on train tracks. Edwards, Continue reading

Volunteers Coming To Work In Craig

If you are driving Highway 40 west of Craig Friday, keep your eyes out for a group of bike riders. Participants on a ride, sponsored by the Fuller Center for Housing, will spend the Continue reading

UPDATE: Meeting Tuesday Night To Talk Dead Dog Fire

The Dead Dog Fire burning 10 miles north of Rangely, which was estimated at 40 acres Sunday night, grew to more than 5,000 acres yesterday due to wind gusts exceeding 70 miles an hour. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 40 between Dinosaur and Skull Valley for about 5 hours yesterday afternoon and Continue reading

Two Sent To Hospital After Highway 40 Accident

A two vehicle accident on Highway 40 near Steamboat sent two to the hospital yesterday afternoon. 20-year-old Griffin Palmer of Steamboat was attempting to make a turn from Highway 131 onto Highway 40 when he pulled in front of an SUV. The driver of the SUV swerved to avoid Palmer, but the cars collided. Passengers in the SUV, 40-year-old Continue reading

Highway 40 To Be Closed Tuesday Night

The US 40 and Elk River Road intersection in Steamboat will be fully closed Tuesday night. The closure will allow crews to set barriers and re-stripe the road in preparation for a major construction project in the area. The closure will last from 7 Tuesday evening though 6 Wednesday morning. A 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