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Jerry DeLong Named Craig Police Chief

The City of Craig has officially named Jerry DeLong as the new Police Chief. DeLong took over on an interim basis for outgoing Police Chief Walt Vanatta, who accepted a retirement package from the city last August. DeLong has worked at the Craig Police Department in a variety of capacities since 1985.  The City also Continue reading

Youth Of The Year Announcement This Week

The Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Colorado will be announcing their Youth of the Year selection this week. The announcement dinner will take place Thursday, starting at 5:30, at the Chief Theater in Steamboat. Tickets for the dinner Continue reading

Retirement Party For Walt Vanatta Wednesday

A retirement party will be held this week in Craig for outgoing Police Chief Walt Vanatta. The celebration will be held Wednesday afternoon, in the Craig City Council Chambers from 2 to 4. Vanatta accepted a retirement package from the city last month. His last day as Chief was August 8th, but Vanatta has been Continue reading

Walt Vanatta Accepts Retirement Package From City

Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta has accepted a retirement package from the City, and will be hanging up his badge early next week. Vanatta’s final day as Chief of police will be Tuesday, but he is expected to work closely with interim police Chief Jerry DeLong to ensure a smooth transition at the department. Craig City Manager Mike Foreman said the city will be Continue reading

Memorial For JD Hayes Friday Afternoon

The memorial service for former Steamboat Springs Police Chief JD Hays will be Friday afternoon at 3 at the Strings Music Pavilion. A Celebration of Life will immediately follow the memorial service.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggest Continue reading

Brita Horn To Run For State Treasurer

Routt County Treasurer Brita Horn has announced that she will run for Colorado State Treasurer in 2018. Horn has been the Treasurer of Routt County since 2014. Horn, who is from the McCoy area, is married to a cattle rancher, she has two daughters and also has served as the town’s volunteer fire chief since 2008.  Horn was a Republican delegate to the Continue reading

Steamboat Police Chief Named To State Board

Steamboat Police Chief Cory Christensen has been appointed to the Colorado Peace Officers Standard and Training Board by Governor Hickenlooper. The board is made up of professionals and experts from law and law enforcement communities. The POST board Continue reading

Local Police Receive Awards For Saving Lives

Five local law enforcement officers were presented with Life Saving Awards by Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta and Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume at the Craig City Council meeting Tuesday. Officer Grant Laehr , Deputy Ryan Hampton and Officer Jessey Kennel were all Continue reading