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Man Dies After Fall From Cliff At Kenny Reservoir

A 32-year-old man died in an accident yesterday at Kenny Reservoir near Rangely.  Francis Manu of Lakewood reportedly fell off a cliff in the area, ending up in the water. Manu’s friends contacted a Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Deputy near the reservoir dam,  and told the deputy that Manu had been under water for Continue reading

Scammers Target Wyoming Seniors

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam which is targeting the areas seniors. Victims are receiving calls from young people who claim to be their grandchildren. The scammers then claim that they are in jail, often out of the state or in Continue reading

Take A Tour Of Yampa Valley Fiberworks

Community members are invited to join the Craig and Moffat County Economic Development Partnership board Wednesday, for a tour of Yampa Valley Fiberworks. CMEDP Continue reading

Hang Gliders Cleared For Launch

Crews were able to gain full containment of the Dead Dog Fire yesterday, which means the Dinosaur Open hang gliding competition will take place as scheduled. In a release, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the air space restrictions around the fire had been lifted, so the event will be able to take place as originally planned. Launches will occur this Sunday through Saturday Continue reading

UPDATE: Motorcycle VS Truck Accident

A collision on Moffat County Road 33 Thursday afternoon between a motorcycle and a truck resulted in minor injuries to the driver of the motorcycle. Officers believe the motorcycle rider, 49-year-old Turner Dupont, was traveling on the wrong side of the county road, about 5 miles south of Craig, which forced the 60- Continue reading

Dead Dog Fire 95% Contained

Crews made good progress again yesterday controlling the Dead Dog Fire, increasing containment from 60 to 95%. The fire has not grown significantly over the last couple of days and is estimated at just under 28 square miles. The majority of the fire, or 89% occurred on BLM lands, with only 9% Continue reading

Suspicious Bomb Like Item Discovered

Routt County Sheriff’s officers responded to a suspicious item yesterday in the Buffalo Pass area near the Dry Lakes Campground. A hiker in the area called police after finding a square package containing wires, that looked like it could be a bomb. Upon arriving at the scene, Routt County Deputies confirmed the hiker’s Continue reading

Two Accidental Deaths Over The Weekend

Two people died while recreating in Carbon County over the weekend, one while rafting and the other in an ATV accident. Emergency crews responded to the Encampment River Friday evening to reports of a person who was ejected from a raft.  The body of 26-year-old Lane Swedlund of Laramie was recovered from the Continue reading

Bomb Squad Detonates Several Pressure Bombs

The Sweetwater County Bomb Squad detonated several improvised chemical pressure bombs in Uinta County over the weekend. The Bomb Squad responded to a location about 5 miles north of Evanston Friday afternoon, where the Uinta County Sheriff’s office was investigating an abandoned vehicle. Uinta officers Continue reading

Blood Drive Tuesday In Craig

A Blood Drive will be held in Craig Tuesday from 12:30 to 6 at the Moffat County Fair Grounds Pavilion. The entire donation process will take about an hour. Pizza will be provided, and all donators will be entered to win a HarleyDavidson Motorcycle. For more Continue reading

MOCO Supports Amending Sage Grouse Plan

The changes Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is considering making to the Sage Grouse Management in the U.S. will most likely be less severe than previously thought. Reports are now that Zinke is looking to modify the existing plan as opposed to scrapping the whole plan and starting over. He is said to be considering modifications to incorporate Continue reading

Craig And MOCO Contribute $32K+ To Clean Up

The City of Craig and Moffat County contributed more than $32,000 to the Craig cleanup event that took place last month. 152 tons of trash, 3,700 tires, 400 various electronic devices and nearly 180 appliances were collected during the cleanup. A large part of the clean up cost came from the disposal of the tires collected which Continue reading