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Meetings To Talk Bears In Wyoming

The state of Wyoming is now in control of grizzly bear management, and wildlife officials want to hear from the public about preferred grizzly bear management practices. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding eight listening sessions across the state to talk to people about bear management. The Game and Fish Commission Continue reading

Woman Charged With Manslaughter

Rachel Niemeyer, who was charged with assault and domestic violence after the shooting of Michael Freese last week, has also been charged with felony manslaughter following Freese’s death. Niemeyer is believed to have shot Freese Wednesday night in Craig at Continue reading

Shooting Victim Dies

The man who was shot Wednesday night in Craig died from his injuries Thursday.  48-year-old Michael Adam Freese was reportedly shot by 40-year-old Rachel Niemeyer at the Bear Valley Inn. Niemeyer was arrested for 1st degree assault and Continue reading

Man Seriously Injured During Shooting

A man was shot last night in Craig.  Police responded to the Bear Valley Inn shortly after 10, where they found 48-year-old Michael Adam Freese, who had been shot. Freese was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. 40-year-old Continue reading

Hunter Attacked By Bear

A Rock Springs man was attacked by a bear last week in the Teton Wilderness. James Moore sustained injuries to his head and torso, after he was attacked by the bear while hunting elk with two other people in the area. Moore was taken to a hospital in Idaho, where he was Continue reading

UPDATE: One More Dies After SUV Bear Collision

Three people died and four others were injured around 3:30 Friday morning, when an SUV collided with a bear on I-70 near Rifle. The collision, which resulted in the closure of the highway for a period of time, sent the vehicle off the road where it rolled multiple times. Some of the passengers were ejected Continue reading

Be Aware Of Bears, Leave Young Wildlife Alone

Wildlife can be very active in the late summer, so Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding residents to be aware and cautious when in bear habitat, and to leave young wildlife alone. Every year people bring in young wildlife to CPW that they believe have been abandoned which is unfortunately the worst thing that can be done. Mothers will often Continue reading

Reward Offered For Info On Graffiti

The City of Steamboat is offering a $500 reward to anyone with information, or who can identify the individuals responsible for graffiti that occurred at the Bear River Skate Park over the past month. Graffiti was discovered on July 29, with red paint defacing the ramps in several locations across the cement structure. A second more extensive incident occurred on August Continue reading

Unclaimed Hunting Licenses On Sale Tuesday

Limited big game, bear and turkey hunting licenses that were not claimed during the preliminary and leftover draws will be available for purchase by phone through Colorado Parks and Wildlife starting Tuesday, with online purchase available Wednesday.  All purchases require a current and valid photo ID, proof of residency, social security number, and a Hunter Continue reading

Roll-Over On East Victory

A single vehicle roll-over accident occurred yesterday afternoon on East Victory Way in Craig. A man lost control of his pickup near the Bear Creek Animal Hospital just before 5:30, resulting in his vehicle ending up in the ditch next to the hospital entrance. According to Detective Bill Continue reading

Husband And Wife Arrested For Embezzlement

A husband and wife were arrested earlier this week, on charges of theft and tax fraud. Officers executed search warrants on the residence of Charles and Charla Farris in Silt Tuesday, after a month’s Continue reading

Be Aware Of Bears

With multiple reports of bear sightings near Steamboat recently, it’s important to be aware of what to do in the event of a bear encounter. In early spring, bears usually find sources of natural food, but when food becomes scarce, some bears will go to residential areas looking for a meal. Bear and human Continue reading