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Two Accidents. One Location.

Two traffic accidents occurred in the same location on Victory Way in Craig within 18 hours of each other. Both happened on the highway between McDonalds and Pizza Hut. On Tuesday afternoon a 40-year-old Craig man was pulling onto the highway when his vehicle was struck by a pickup driven by an 81-year-old female. Both drivers were wearing their Continue reading

Wyoming County Roads Closed Due To Flooding

Three county roads in the Farson area were closed yesterday in Sweetwater County.  The roads were closed due to flooding stemming from Saturday nights rain fall and ongoing snowmelt, which has resulted in flooding of Little Sandy Creek. Due to the high water levels county Continue reading

Brush Fire Near Meeker

The Meeker Fire Department responded to a brush fire Tuesday afternoon around 5:30 on Rio Blanco County Road 7. No structures were involved in the incident, and the fire was fully contained at 75 acres. Crews were able to get it under control in about an hour and a half. The fire Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Man Missing Near Denver Found

Missing 33-year-old former Craig resident Cory Hixson was found in Greeley by an officer of the Weld County Sheriffs Department. He was located just before noon today in reportedly good condition. Hixson is a disabled veteran and Purple Continue reading

Help Identify Bike Thieves

The Steamboat Police Department is looking for assistance in identifying the individuals who broke into Orange Peel Bicycles Sunday night and stole 3 bicycles and pedals. A reward of $500 is being offered to anyone with information leading to an arrest. If you have Continue reading

Survey Reveals Deadly Driving Habits

Results from a new survey conducted by the Colorado Department of Transportation show some disturbing trends among Colorado drivers. Nearly 25% of respondents admitted to reading a text, email or social media post while they were driving, while 62% admitted to using their phone to change music or Continue reading

Craig Woman Arrested For Theft

A Craig woman was arrested over the weekend after she allegedly broke into a house on Washington Street in Craig.  20-year-old Mercedes Fitzpatrick was arrested Saturday morning after she reportedly  broke into the house and stole a purse.  A neighbor, who saw Fitzpatrick enter the home, contacted the home owner Continue reading

New Scam Alert

The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a new scam targeting people in the area. People have received phone calls from scammers who claim to be part of the Sheriff’s office who are soliciting donations. The callers, who have been male and female, seem to be targeting senior citizens. They have called Continue reading

Incidents Highlight Need For Gun Safety Conversations

Following two separate incidents involving children and guns, the Craig Police Department is asking all parents to discuss gun safety with their kids. A small child found a handgun buried in a snow bank earlier this week. Fortunately, the child did not touch the gun and alerted their parent to its presence. The gun was recovered by Craig Police. The other incident Continue reading

Drop Box Available For Unused Drugs

Drop BoA secure drop box for unused or expired household medication has been installed at the Moffat County Public Safety Center. The Moffat County Sheriff’s, Craig Police Department and Memorial Hospital Staff will work together to manage the drop box moving forward. The drop box Continue reading

Intoxicated Super Bowl Drivers Arrested

273 impaired drivers were arrested during the Super Bowl weekends Heat is On Campaign in Colorado. This was a decrease from the 325 drivers that were arrested last year during the same enforcement period. According to numbers from the Colorado Department of Transportation, a third of the fatalities that occurred last year on Colorado Roads, involved an intoxicated driver. The next scheduled Heat is On campaign Continue reading

Move Over, It’s The Law!

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started a new “move over” campaign to help better protect the states emergency responders. T he goal is to reduce the number of accidents involving first responders by reminding drivers that Colorado law mandates they slow down or move over when ever they see an emergency vehicle on the side of the highway.  Traffic crashes are the number one cause of death for law enforcement, fire, EMS, maintenance workers and tow professionals, according Continue reading