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Evacuations Near Winter Valley Fire Lifted

The Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs, continued to grow throughout the day Friday, increasing to 6,400 acres or 10 square miles. Due to the fires rapid expansion Thursday, residents, campers and hunters near the Deerlodge Continue reading

UPDATE: Highway 40 Reopened, Fire Over 8 Square Miles

Highway 40 was closed from 2 in the afternoon Thursday to around 10 in the morning Friday between Maybell and Dinosaur, due to the Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs. The fire, which was thought to be around 10 to 15 acres as of noon, had expanded to Continue reading

Man Who Falsely Reported Shooting Gets Jail Time

A man who falsely reported a shooting on Little Bitter Creek Road in Sweetwater County in May, pleaded guilty last week to charges and was sentenced to jail time. 27-year-old Dean Muir admitted to phoning in the fictitious shooting, in an effort to keep a friend, who had been pulled over, from being arrested for DUI. Because of the Continue reading

Co-Op Looks For Investors To Help Transform Craig

Around 25 people attended the informational meeting last night on the Craig Moffat County Investment Cooperative. The goal of the CMC is to take economic development out of the government’s hands, giving control back to the community, making community development Continue reading

Wrestling Dinner And Fundraiser Saturday

The Moffat County High School Wresting prime rib dinner and auction fundraiser will take place Saturday at the Center of Craig. The dinner will be held from 5 to 7 with the auction beginning at 7. The dinner will include Prime Rib and a Continue reading

New Landfill Contract Worth $300 Thousand A Year

The Moffat County Commissioners entered into an agreement Tuesday with Miles High, a commercial and residential trash company that hauls trash from Routt County and some areas in Moffat County, to allow the Continue reading

Luttrell Barn Restorations Near Completion

Restorations are nearly complete at the Luttrell Barn. Yesterday, John Allen, a member of the Save the Barn Committee, informed the Moffat County Commissioners the barn is now ready for use. Allen says the group has secured multiple reservations for people to use the barn through September of Continue reading

Learn How To Help Renovate Craig

There will be an informational meeting tonight about the Craig Moffat County Investment Cooperative, or CMC, at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. The goal of the CMC is to purchase and renovate poorly used Continue reading

Fugitive Arrested In Montana

A Sweetwater County fugitive was arrested earlier this week in Montana. 18-year-old Hayden Riggs of Green River ran away from a youth home in Sheridan last month, where he was serving time for his role in kidnapping and assaulting an employee at the Sheridan Youth Crisis Center in November of Continue reading

Multiple DUI’s Issued Over Labor Day

Sweetwater County law enforcement arrested six drunk drivers during the Labor Day DUI Crackdown. Area law enforcement made 183 traffic stops, issued 52 speeding tickets, 48 other tickets and issued 103 warnings. One fatal crash occurred during the operation. The goal of the Labor Day Holiday DUI enforcement operation was to educate Continue reading

Meetings To Talk Potential School Closure

The Moffat County School District is considering closing one of the elementary schools in Craig. As part of that process, school district representatives will hold public meetings Tuesday and Wednesday to provide information on the potential closure and to gather feedback. Meetings Continue reading

Multiple Fires Over The Weekend

Three fires occurred over the weekend in Moffat County. A house caught fire Saturday afternoon on Sequoia Street in Shadow Mountain. It took crews several hours to extinguish the blaze. The building was a total loss. Firefighters also responded to two wildfires, one north and the other west of Craig. The Continue reading