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Another Pileup On Wyoming I-80 Kills At Least One Person

DSC_0002For the second time in less than five days, Interstate 80 in Wyoming is closed due to a major vehicle pileup approximately 18 miles west of Laramie.

Dense fog and light slush conditions are being cited as Continue reading

One Killed In Vehicle Crash Between Meeker and Rangely

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001On Saturday, March 14 at about 4:30 AM, Rio Blanco Communications Center received a call of a possible brush fire on Colorado Highway 64, approximately 28 miles west of Meeker.  A second call was received later and it was determined that a motor vehicle was on fire at that location. The Rangely Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Upon Continue reading

Fire Destroys Home In Craig

craig-fire-rescue-300Fire destroyed a home Craig today.  The fire which is thought to have been caused by faulty wiring or an electrical appliance began in the kitchen of the mobile home on West 3rd street in Lamplighter Estates.  Although the fire was mostly contained to the kitchen area of the home, damage from smoke Continue reading

Fire Destroys Royal Hotel in Yampa

fire-1-300The Royal Hotel and Bar in Yampa has been destroyed by a fire. No injuries were reported after the fire broke out late Saturday. The fire is being blamed on a coal burning stove. Firefighters say the fire continued into Sunday Continue reading

Avoid Chimney Fires And Stay Safe

chimney fire 200As you snuggle in front of a cozy fire or bask in the warmth of a wood stove. The last thing you are likely to be thinking about is the condition of your chimney. However, if you don’t give some thought to it before you light those winter fires, your enjoyment may be short-lived. Dirty chimneys can cause Continue reading

Vehicle Consumed By Fire Overnight Near Craig

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001An SUV caught fire around midnight Saturday on Highway 40 about 8 miles east of Craig completely engulfing the vehicle.  The driver, Jonathan A. Thompson, who had recently moved to Northwest Colorado, was admitted to The Memorial Hospital at Craig and treated Continue reading

Commissioners Dispense with Vandal, Sign Oil and Gas Agreement

MC Commissioners-150A thief and vandal was executed at the Moffat County Courthouse yesterday. For the last several days, staff at the courthouse have shown up to work, only to find their offices trashed, and things missing from their desks. The missing items were usually candy or other small objects. It was determined there must be a pest problem, Continue reading

Saturday Fire Destroys Home In Craig

craig-fire-rescue-300Seven residents of a mobile home in the Cedar Mountain Trailer Park in Craig all dashed to safety Saturday afternoon when fire broke out in a bedroom at the residence.  Although none were seriously injured five were taken to the Memorial Hospital for examination.  According to  Craig Fire Chief KC Hume Continue reading

Area Fires Update For Sunday

fire season smallWindy conditions yesterday, combined with lightning resulted in several new fires. The Elk Springs Fire on State, Bureau of Land Management, and private land started late yesterday afternoon. Aerial and ground resources responded to the incident; however difficult access, windy conditions, and receptive fuels are making firefighting efforts Continue reading

Firefighters Manage Two Fires in Routt County

WILDFIREA fire in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area is burning in steep and rough terrain, and is being fought from the air.  A helicopter has been ordered to help fight the blaze.  The South Fork Fire was estimated at Continue reading

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Battling 200 Acre Blaze

fire-fighter-1-300The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is battling a fire just south of Wapiti Peak near Maybell.  Sheriff Tim Jantz says the blaze is about 200 acres.  The fire’s containment status was unknown at the time, but Jantz said it appeared his crew had a good handle on it.  It’s burning Continue reading

Haze/Smoke Reported In Area Skies

BLMMany people are reporting smoke or haze in the area, and have expressed their concern that it may be from a nearby fire.  According to Lynn Barclay with the Bureau of Land Management, there are no wildfires of a significant size in Colorado that could put that volume of smoke in the air.  She stated what people are seeing is haze most likely coming from wildfires in Canada.