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Field Catches Fire Monday

A haying operation resulted in a wildfire Monday on property off of Klein Road between Steamboat and Milner.  The fire is believed to have been caused by sparks from a hay baler or tractor, resulting in a field catching fire around 6 in the afternoon. It took firefighters about 6 hours to fully suppress the blaze, which burned Continue reading

Reward Offered For Info On Graffiti

The City of Steamboat is offering a $500 reward to anyone with information, or who can identify the individuals responsible for graffiti that occurred at the Bear River Skate Park over the past month. Graffiti was discovered on July 29, with red paint defacing the ramps in several locations across the cement structure. A second more extensive incident occurred on August Continue reading

Damaged Equipment Closes Craig Wave Pool For The Season

A water valve that was unintentionally left open Sunday night at the Craig wave pool resulted in substantial damaged to equipment necessary to operate the wave pool including the pool circulation pump motor, wave generation motor and Continue reading

Semi And SUV Collide In Craig

A semi and SUV collided at the intersection of 6th and Yampa yesterday afternoon in Craig. The 68-year-old male driver of the SUV failed to stop at the light at the intersection, hitting the semi around one in the afternoon. The driver of the SUV was treated on scene for his 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

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