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UPDATE: Man Crashes Truck Into Pond, Charged With DUI

A truck crashed into the Loudy-Simpson Park  pond Thursday afternoon, after the driver failed to navigate the turn off of Highway 394. The driver, who has been identified as 45-year-old Leith Adam Little of Craig, was trying to turn onto Ranney Street when he lost control, sending Continue reading

Brush-Fire Threatens Vehicles And Structures

A brush-fire ignited on private property Tuesday afternoon off of Rio Blanco County Road 7, near Strawberry Creek. The fire, which is believed to have been human caused, threatened structures and vehicles Continue reading

UPDATE: Local Fires 100% Contained

The Deep Creek Fire is now 100% contained. The lightning started fire ignited earlier this month, 9 miles northeast of Hayden. Crews will continue to the monitor the 4,000 acre blaze and will conduct mop up operations where needed. During a drone flight Tuesday, crews found what may be a coal Continue reading

Bill Looks To Give Oil And Gas Control To States

Wyoming U.S. Representative Liz Cheney has co-sponsored a bill which would give control of oil and gas development on federal lands to the states. The Federal Land Freedom Act would allow states to demonstrate they have the enforcement and regulatory infrastructure to oversee oil and gas permitting on federal land. Proponents of the bill Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Woman Dies In ATV Accident

A Craig woman died over the weekend in an ATV accident near Toponas. 58-year-old Julie Nalty was driving a side-by-side ATV Sunday when she lost control, rolling it down a steep embankment. Both Nalty and her passenger, Vicky Hamblin also of Craig, were Continue reading

Boy Taken To Hospital After Bike Accident

A child was taken to the hospital this weekend after being injured in a bicycle accident in Craig. The boy was riding his bike on 9th street when he lost control around 3:30 Saturday afternoon. The boy, who was not wearing a helmet when the Continue reading

Red Flag Warning Through Saturday

Due to warm and dry conditions in the area, a Red Flag Fire Warning is in effect for much of Northwest Colorado through tomorrow night. With gusty winds up to 40 mph and low humidity, there is the potential for any fire to Continue reading

Wyoming Regains Control Of Wolf Management

Wyoming regained control of the management of wolves in the state, after a US Circuit Court of Appeals ruling removed federal endangered species regulations around the animals. Wyoming managed their own wolves from 2012 to 2014, when a judge Continue reading

Senate Continues Effort To Give Locals Land Control

The US Senate passed a resolution earlier this week to void the BLM’s Planning 2.0 rule that took effect in December. The Planning 2.0 rule gave future control to the BLM for planning and Continue reading

Containment Of Beaver Creek Fire Increases

Beaver Creek FireCrews were able to increase control of the Beaver Creek Fire this week, bringing containment from 28 to 41%. Lower winds,temperatures and higher humidity continue to help crews in their efforts to control the blaze. Teams are still working on protecting structures that could be affected, and cutting and maintaining fire lines. They are also continuing to ignite spot fires to Continue reading

CO Birth Control Budget Increases

BC-PILLFunds have been approved that will go towards a public health program that has already decreased teen pregnancy and abortions in Colorado by close to 50% since 2009. The 2016-2017 State budget recently signed by governor Hickenlooper, allocated an additional $2.5 million to go towards the Colorado Department of Health’s family planning budget which helps to provide contraception services around the state. The family plan Continue reading

Meeting To Talk Air Quality Tonight In Craig

city of craigDue to a number of current and pending environmental regulations and broad changes affecting energy producers, communities like ours are considering plans for economic development. Tonight the City of Craig and the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division will host a public meeting in Craig titled “Energy Communities Planning for the Future”. Featured speakers will Continue reading