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Help Identify Burglar

The Oak Creek Police Department is looking for public assistance to help identify the person responsible for breaking into a Bonfiglio’s drugstore. A male is believed to have stolen multiple bottles of prescription medication, with each bottle full of about 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

County Road Reopened, Fires Still Burning

Moffat County Road 57, which was closed due to the Pine Tree Fire, burning 10 miles south of Maybell, is now open. Travelers along the road should continue to use caution, as traffic from firefighters may be heavy. The fire is now estimated at 4,732 acres and remains 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

Creek Reopened To Recreational Activity

Jones Hole Creek in Dinosaur National Monument has been reopened to recreational access. A septic line break forced the closure of the creek earlier this month, but there has been no noticeable contamination of the stream. Water samples that were tested in Continue reading

Roll-Over On East Victory

A single vehicle roll-over accident occurred yesterday afternoon on East Victory Way in Craig. A man lost control of his pickup near the Bear Creek Animal Hospital just before 5:30, resulting in his vehicle ending up in the ditch next to the hospital entrance. According to Detective Bill Continue reading

Mill Creek Fire 100% Contained

Crews made good progress battling The Mill Creek Fire burning in Routt County northeast of Hayden over the weekend, increasing containment to 100%. The human caused fire did not grow significantly over the Continue reading

Chip Seal Project On Moffat County Road 57

The Moffat County Road Department will be conducting a chip seal project next week on Moffat County Road 57, also known as Price Creek Road. The project will start Wednesday and is expected to last for a week. The work will affect ten miles of Moffat County Road 57 starting at the Continue reading

Mill Creek Fire Containment Increases

Crews continued to gain more control of the Mill Creek Fire burning north of Hayden in Routt County. The fire is now 30% contained and has grown to 460 acres. The fire management team sent out an alert yesterday to homeowners within 2 miles of the  fire, asking them to leave their property gates open, to allow crews Continue reading

Crews Gain 25% Containment Of Mill Creek Fire

Crews made progress yesterday controlling the Mill Creek Fire burning 13 miles northeast of Hayden in Routt County. The fire grew from 270 to 452 acres.  As of last night crews had established a fire line Continue reading

New Mountain Bike Restrictions For Buffalo Pass

In order to address illegal mountain bike trails in the Buffalo Pass area near Steamboat, the U.S. Forest Service has issued a special order, prohibiting off-route bike riding in the area. The order goes into effect immediately and will cover the Soda Creek area to the north, Mt. Zirkel Wilderness to Continue reading

Car Falls On And Kills Oak Creek Man

An Oak Creek man died in a accident over the weekend, when a car he was working on fell on top of him. The girlfriend of 58-year-old Scott Spickler found him pinned underneath the vehicle Saturday afternoon. Spickler had Continue reading