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Man Faces 8 Years To Life For Sexual Assault On A Child

A Craig man was convicted of five felonies last week, including three counts of sexual assault on a child showing a pattern of abuse. 39-year-old Johnnie Ellifritz was found guilty Friday of molesting a young teenage girl. The illicit activity occurred over a three-year Continue reading

Chimney Fire Near Craig

Craig Firefighters responded to a Chimney fire west of Craig Saturday afternoon. Residents at a home on Moffat County Road 81 reported the fire after they observed flames coming out of the top of their chimney. Firefighters determined the flames Continue reading

Fire Closes County Road Near Meeker

A wildfire closed Rio Blanco County Road 8 southeast of Meeker for approximately two hours Saturday evening. The lightning caused fire forced the closure of the road between County Road 57 and County Road 4. The 40 acre County Road Continue reading

Apply To Become Routt County Fair Royalty

The deadline is Saturday for girls in Routt and Moffat County to apply to become Routt County Fair Royalty. Applications can be downloaded from the Routt County Fair Royalty website, can be picked up at Continue reading

Peekaboo Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

The Peekaboo Fire continued its rapid expansion yesterday, growing from 4,200 acres to an estimated 8,000 acres as of last night. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 318 between Maybell and the Utah border last night for approximately an hour. It’s possible the highway and Moffat County Road 10N will be closed again while the fire suppression efforts take effect. Anyone planning travel in the area should be prepared for closures.  Multiple ranch structures, Continue reading

River Race Tomorrow Morning

The Pirates of the Yampa River Race will take place tomorrow morning. The race starts at Loudy Simpson Park at 8, with registration open until 7:30 tomorrow morning.  The race will cover 6 miles with prizes being Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire In Rio Blanco County 40% Contained

A private burn resulted in a wildfire Tuesday afternoon in Rio Blanco County. The fire, which occurred on Rio Blanco County Road 8 near Buford, was moving towards buildings on the property when crews arrived.  Fortunately, firefighters Continue reading

Insurance Premiums In Wyoming To Increase

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming residents receiving insurance through Obama Care can expect to see premiums increase by seven to eight percent next year.  These increases will be lower than what the rest of the country is expected to experience. According to some estimates, Continue reading