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UPDATE: Teenager Who Died After Fall Identified

 A 17-year-old male from Rifle died Sunday afternoon after falling off a cliff in the Flat Tops in Garfield County, near the Rio Blanco County line. The teen, who has been identified as Zachary Collett, was with his girlfriend at the time of the accident. The initial report indicated that Collett had fallen Continue reading

Firefighter Sustained 2nd Degree Burns

The situation that led to a firefighter being injured while battling the Temple Fire earlier this month, 23 miles southwest of Craig, is now clear. According to a report from the Northwest Continue reading

CO Senators Talk About Obamacare Replacement

Senator Cory Gardner says he’s currently reviewing the new GOP plan to replace Obama Care. Gardner was part of the group that put the replacement legislation together, but apparently, Thursday was the first time he’d seen the full bill. Gardner says the bill deserves Continue reading

Insurance Provider Staying In NW Colorado

People in Northwest Colorado will have at least one carrier option next year for coverage through the Colorado healthcare insurance exchange. The Division of Insurance made Continue reading

New Minority Political Party In Colorado

A new minority party has been added to the Colorado ballot. The Unity Party now has more than 1,000 registered voters in Colorado, giving it minority status for at least the next two general elections. The party’s motto is “not right, not left, but forward.” The Unity Party will now have to hold an assembly Continue reading

Get Paid To Lose Weight

Northwest Colorado Health has installed Weigh and Win kiosks in Craig and Steamboat.  Weigh and Win is a free community program that provides cash incentives to participants who Continue reading

Tipton To Host Telephone Town Hall

Congressman Scott Tipton will host a telephone town hall meeting next week. The town hall will take place Monday starting at 6 and all from our area are invited to participate. Tipton says that while it’s not always possible to visit all of the 29 counties he represents as much as he would like, the telephone town hall will give all constituents the opportunity to Continue reading

Five Killed In Fiery Crash Near Baggs

A Colorado Woman and her 3 children were killed in a fiery head on collision north of Baggs. The accident occurred Friday afternoon on Wyoming State Highway 789. The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported that the woman’s car crossed the center-line and collided with a pickup pulling an enclosed trailer traveling in the opposite direction. The two Continue reading

Summer DUI Enforcement Underway

The Heat is On Summer Blitz DUI enforcement campaign is underway in Colorado and will last through Monday June 26th. During this time period, the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be looking to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. 65 fatalities attributed to intoxicated driving occurred last year Continue reading

Hayden Shooting Range Closed Tomorrow

The Hayden Shooting Range will be closed beginning tomorrow to allow Colorado Parks and Wildlife to make upgrades to the facility. The range will be closed for approximately two weeks while CPW installs new berms to help better define the three separate rifle ranges and will also expand the Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway 40 Between Dinosaur and Skull Valley

U.S. Highway 40 has been closed between Dinosaur and Skull Valley (at 3:30pm Monday) because of the Dead Dog Fire burning to within ¼ mile of the highway. Rio Blanco County Road 1 is also closed and the small community of Blue Continue reading

New Fire Starts, Fire Near Meeker Doubles In Size

High winds caused two fires already burning to spread and helped kindle a new fire in Northwest Colorado Sunday. The new Dead Dog Fire is burning on BLM land about 10 miles north of Rangely and is estimated at 40 acres. The Hunter Fire, burning 20 miles southwest of Meeker, nearly Continue reading