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Another Power Pole Catches Fire In Craig

Another power pole caught fire in Craig Thursday night. Craig firefighters responded to a small fire around 8, which occurred near the top of one of the power poles in the alley between School and Breeze Streets. According to Craig Continue reading

Exploding Cookware Results In Fire

Glass cookware that was left on a burning gas stove resulted in a fire Sunday morning at a home on Connor Drive in Craig. The occupant of the home had left the cookware on the stove when he went to bed Saturday night and was awoken around 5 Sunday morning, when the glass cookware exploded and Continue reading

Driver-Less Truck Causes Damage In Craig

An unoccupied pickup, that was either left in neutral or not put in park, caused minor damage in Craig Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred just after five when the driver-less truck knocked over a street Continue reading

Emerald Mountain Trails Open This Weekend

The Spring Creek Trail on Emerald Mountain will open this weekend for recreational use, weather permitting. Some trails in that area may remain closed, as they are still too wet and muddy. People recreating in the area Continue reading

Dino National Monument Island Park/Rainbow Park Roads Closed

Dinosaur Monument staff and engineers from the Federal Highway Administration recently assessed the Island Park and Rainbow Park roads to determine the extent of the damage caused by flooding over the winter. The assessment was done to assist in determining immediate fixes that could allow the road to reopen and longer term solutions Continue reading

Prepare For Floods And Fires

This week has been declared Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness week in Colorado by Governor John Hickenlooper. This is a good time for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make a plan on what to do in the event that a fire or flood occurs. 64 counties in Colorado and more than 250 cities and towns with a population of Continue reading

Body Found During Fire Investigation

The Sweetwater County Sheriffs Office is investigating the circumstances that lead to the death of Sweetwater County resident Mary Whitfield. Emergency crews responded to a fire at the 54 year old’s home Friday afternoon, when her body was discovered. By the time crews had arrived on the scene, the fire had self extinguished. Investigators Continue reading

Take Steps To Keep Pipes From Freezing

winterize-boatWith sub zero temperatures forecast this weekend in Northwest Colorado, it’s important for home and business owners to take the proper steps to keep their pipes from freezing. Home and business owners Continue reading

Senator Gardner Tours Beaver Creek Fire

gardnerOver the past week, cool temperatures low winds and higher humidity have helped limit the growth of the Beaver Creek Fire, burning 24 miles north of Walden. Crews have limited the fires growth to only a few hundred acres and have maintained containment at 53%. They are continuing to monitor spot fires in the area and are creating and maintaining fire lines. Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner recently announced Continue reading

What To Do With Damaged Trees

tree damageThe wet heavy snow that fell over the weekend caused damage to power lines and took a toll on trees in the area. Damaged limbs can be difficult to remove, and it is important to take proper steps to stay safe through the process. Before you start, examine your surroundings to avoid making contact with utility lines or standing under broken or hanging branches. Continue reading

Attic Fire At Home In Steamboat

STEAMBOAT FIRE RESCUEThe Steamboat Springs Fire department last night responded to a carbon monoxide alarm at a home at 12 Sequoia Court. While investigating for the source of carbon monoxide, firefighters felt heat when in the upper bedrooms and saw light smoke outside the home. Fire crews pulled the ceiling down to access a fire in the attic. The fire had burned through roof joists and affected electrical wiring in the area. To Continue reading

Is A Flood In Your Future

FLOOD-WATER-300The Large amounts of snow this winter will make for a wet spring and could make flooding an issue. It is always a possibility that melting snow combined with heavy spring rains may present problems with flooding in northwest Colorado.   That means, if you Continue reading