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Lighting Ignites Fire Near Craig

Rain Sunday night helped control a small fire that occurred on Moffat County Road 100, near Airport road southeast of Craig. Crews responded to the lightning started fire around 11 and were able to get it fully under control in half an hour. Craig firefighter Troy Hampton Continue reading

Man Ejected During Roll-Over

A man was injured in a single vehicle roll-over accident Sunday morning on Moffat County Road 7, near the Bi-pass north of Craig. The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt and Continue reading

UPDATE: New Fire Starts, 3 Others Continue To Burn

Lightning ignited another fire in Northwest Colorado over the weekend near Maybell. The Pine Tree Fire was reported Saturday and as of Monday morning, had consumed more than 4,400 acres and was 0% contained.  The fire has Continue reading

Crews Limit Deep Creek Fire Growth

Crews have been able to limit the growth of the Deep Creek Fire over the last few days, but have not increased containment of the blaze. The lightning started fire, which is burning nine mile northeast of Hayden, is at just over 2,200 acres and is 0% contained. Structures which were immediately threatened by the blaze have been evacuated and those within a five-mile radius of the fire have been placed on Continue reading

Health Advisory Issued Due To Smoke

An air quality health advisory has been issued for areas of central and northwest Colorado, including Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco County. Smoke from the Big Red and Deep Creek fires, which are burning in Routt County, is Continue reading

Craig Man Arrested Again For Possession Of Meth

A Craig man, who was out on bond in a  Routt County drug case, was arrested on additional drug charges last month in Moffat County. 51-year-old Melvin Newton was taken into custody August 23rd, after a warrant for possession of a controlled substance was issued for his arrest. About a week earlier, Newton  allegedly dropped a bag containing Methamphetamine at the east Craig Kum & Go, Continue reading

UPDATE: Pre-Evacuation Order In Place Near West Routt Fire

Pre-evacuation orders are still in place due to the Deep Creek Fire, which ignited Monday in West Routt County, near Wolf Mountain ranch between Milner and Hayden. The fire grew from 2 to over 400 acres in a very short period of time, prompting officials to advise residents near the fire to be prepared to leave their homes if necessary. The Deep Creek Fire is now estimated at over Continue reading

UPDATE: Big Red Fire More Than Doubles In Size

The lightning started Big Red Fire increased dramatically over the last few days, growing from 600 to 1,400 acres. An unidentified drone flew over the burn area over the weekend, violating temporary flight restrictions and forcing helicopters working the Continue reading

Heart Attack Victim Recovered By Helicopter

A Pennsylvania man, who was bow hunting with his family in north Routt County, died from a heart attack yesterday morning. 69-year-old Robert Martz was reportedly hiking along the Greenville Mine Trail east of Clark when the incident occurred. Attempts to revive Continue reading

Big Red Fire, 0% Contained

The Big Red Fire, burning 5 miles south of the Wyoming state line near Clark in North Routt county, has grown from 530 to nearly 600 acres and is zero percent contained.  Crews are focusing their efforts on protecting private property in the area by cutting fire lines. Warm and dry weather is Continue reading

Repairs To Swinging Bridge Delayed Until 2018

The time frame for repairs to start on the Swinging Bridge has been extended until next year. Repairs were scheduled to start this summer, but bids for the project came in higher than expected, so that start time has been delayed. Work is now expected to start in the spring. The project was expected to Continue reading

Big Red Fire Bigger Than Previously Thought

Crews have determined the Big Red Fire in north Routt County is larger than previously estimated after a helicopter flight over the fire last night found the blaze had burned 530 acres. Firefighters continue to cut fire lines and monitor the fire. Private land near Big Red Continue reading