Tag Archives: California

Smoke And Haze Blanket The Area

smoke 310The smoke and haze hanging over our area is not due to local fires. A haze is being caused the number of large fires across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. The U.S. Forest Service has identified over 80 large fires across the lower 48 states, mostly in Continue reading

States Start Water Conservation Program

WATER CONSERVATIONThe states of Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico have begun a test program to shore up declining reservoir levels if the 15-year drought that has plagued the Colorado River continues into the future. On July 1st, the four states approved 10 projects that allow farmers, municipalities and other water users to Continue reading

Vets Riding to Sturgis will Stop in Craig

sturgisMore than a dozen veterans will make a trip to the 2015 Sturgis Rally from California using motorcycles supplied by Indian and sidecars offered by Champion for those who have been severely injured…and they’ll stop in Craig along Continue reading

Wyoming Crash Results in Fatality

whpA fatal crash on Sunday resulted in the death of 64 year old Linda Brantner of Bairoil, Wyoming. The crash was on US Highway 287 about 16 miles north of Rawlins. Brantner was driving a pickup in heavy rainfall and wet road conditions. A jeep, driven by 58 year old Robert Harlow of Oceanside, California was also on 287, going Continue reading

Cross Country Biker to Arrive in Craig Tomorrow

Bicycle 32A cross-country biker will be passing through Northwest Colorado this week. Greg Crawford, dean of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Science is currently biking 3,500 miles across the country to raise awareness for rare disease research and is stopping in Craig tomorrow. Crawford will be biking from Granby to Craig Continue reading

Nation’s Forests Need Disease and Wildfire Prevention

forest-service-signDrought has killed about 12 million trees in California’s national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres. Altogether, up to 40 percent of the entire national forest system is in need of treatment to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and Continue reading

Wyoming Trooper Gets in Scuffle with Suspect

wyoming hpA Wyoming State Trooper got into a physical altercation with a suspect he pulled over for speeding on I-80 about 3 miles east of Green River Friday morning. During the course of the stop, the trooper developed reasonable suspicion that some other criminal activity was going on. The driver was identified as 19 year old Ronnie Rake of California. A struggle ensued in the ditch next to Continue reading

Feds Exclude Sage Grouse Species from Protection

sage_grouse-300The Interior Department’s decision not to add a type of sage grouse found only in Nevada and California to the Endangered Species List is a reassuring sign that strong efforts by Colorado and other Western states to conserve larger populations of the greater sage grouse can pay off. That’s according to the Colorado Wildlife Continue reading

Craig Police Warn of Mail Scam

SCAMS-300The Craig Police Department has been made aware of what they call an unethical practice involving a company out of California, called “Record Transfer Services”. Their mailings appear as an official “Recorded Deed Notice” concerning property owned by a resident of Moffat County. The paperwork advises that for a Continue reading

Lawmakers Consider Allowing Medical Use of Pot While on Probation

MARIJUANA-300Colorado has allowed medical marijuana use for 15 years – but not for people on probation or parole. A bill in the state House would change that policy. It would say that pot use doesn’t amount to a probation violation for people with medical clearance to use the drug. The hearing comes two days after Arizona’s highest court Continue reading

25 Pounds of Pot Seized in Wyoming Traffic Stop

MARIJUANA-300A traffic stop for speeding on Monday morning resulted in the seizure of approximately 25 pounds of marijuana. The traffic stop occurred on Interstate 80 eastbound about 16 miles east of Evanston, Wyoming. A Wyoming State Trooper stopped a speeding car, and became suspicious when he smelled an overwhelming odor of raw Continue reading

House Approves Measure to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

co-state-capitol-300The Colorado House has given initial approval to barring mental health professionals from practicing gay-conversion therapy with patients under 18. The House advanced the bill on an unrecorded voice vote Friday. The bill prohibits Continue reading