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House Fire Saturday

There was a fire at an unoccupied Craig home Saturday night. According to a representative with the Craig Fire Department, the exact cause of the fire, which spread from the fireplace, is under investigation. Firefighters were on scene Continue reading

Trucker Found Dead

The body of a California truck driver was found in the sleeper of his truck last week at Cruel Jack’s Travel Plaza west of Rock Springs. The man has been identified as 60-year-old Richard Arnold, of Modesto, California. Arnold’s truck was checked when his company reported they were unable to Continue reading

Winter Coats Dangerous For Kids In Car Seats

While it may seem appropriate to bundle your kids up during the winter months, parents are being reminded that bulky winter coats pose a danger to kids in car seats. Winter coats should never be worn underneath a car seat harness, as the material of the coat can compress in a crash, leaving the harness straps too loose to be effective. Car crashes are a leading cause of death nationwide for children under the Continue reading

Child Dies At Campground From Asphyxiation

An infant died last week at a campsite off of Rio Blanco County Road 8, about half way between Meeker and Phippsburg. The father had reportedly laid the child down to sleep and had gone off hunting near Trapper Lake, when he returned to find the baby had died. The infant has been Continue reading

Body Found Near Train Tracks

A man’s body was found near Fetcher Park in Steamboat yesterday morning.  The body of the 49-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was discovered in a field east of the park, 50 yards from the railroad tracks. The man was Continue reading

Fire Near Craig Threatens Multiple Buildings

It took Craig firefighters around 5 hours to get a human caused fire under control Sunday afternoon. The fire occurred on private property off of Glabb Lane, 4 miles west of Craig. According to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume, the fire threatened multiple out-buildings, but Continue reading

Fire That Closed Highway 40 Fully Contained

Crews were able to get the Mile Marker 166 fire fully contained yesterday afternoon.  The fire had closed highway 40 near the Colorado Utah border Tuesday afternoon. A representative from the Uintah Basin Interagency Fire Center confirmed that the fire was fully contained as of 5:30. The cause of the fire is still Continue reading

UPDATE: Plane Crash East Of Meeker

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office was notified just after 10 Saturday morning, of a downed airplane near McGinnis Lake, about  32 miles East of Meeker.  Other aircraft in the area were receiving the radio transmission from those in the downed plane and reported that all Continue reading

Fire In Moffat County At Natural Gas Condensate Station

Condensate TanksNo one was injured in a fire at a condensate station in the Powder Wash area of Moffat County. The fire that occurred Monday afternoon  may have involved as many at 3 condensate tanks, which are also referred to as drip tanks. The tanks collect and store light-crude Continue reading