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Highway 64 Crash Victim Identified

RIO BALNCO SHERRIFAuthorities have released the name of the victim killed in last week’s car crash on Highway 64. Firefighters responded to the scene after a call of a brush fire on the side of the highway. When they got there, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the blaze, a body was found in the car. The Rio Continue reading

Returning to Daylight Saving Time

TIME CHANGEThis weekend is time change weekend. On Sunday morning we return to Daylight Savings Time. Remember the key phrase “Spring Forward, Fall Back”, and set your clocks forward 1 hour before going to bed tomorrow night. Firefighters also suggest you use the reminder to change the batteries in your home and business smoke detectors.

No Injuries in Accident at 4th and Ranney

Vehicle-Accident-300Craig Fire Rescue had to extricate the driver of a pick-up truck this morning after an accident on 4th and Ranney in Craig.  According to firefighters, the driver wasn’t seriously hurt, but was unable to get out of his truck after it was broadsided by an Interstate Batteries truck.  The other driver was uninjured.  The driver of the pick-up was taken to Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Respond to House Fire

craig-fire-rescue-300A house on Moffat County Road 103 burned early Saturday morning. Firefighters responded to the blaze at around 2 Saturday morning. Reports say the home is not a complete loss, but is not habitable at the moment. The fire is believed to be caused by a coal-burning stove, but the investigation is ongoing. Nobody was seriously hurt in the blaze.

Returning to Mountain Standard Time

TIME CHANGEThis weekend is “time change” weekend. Sunday, we return to Mountain Standard Time. The key phrase to remember is “Spring Forward, Fall Back”. So remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed tomorrow night. This is also the time firefighters suggest you change the batteries in your home’s smoke alarms. The Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Near Walden

controlled-burns-300Arapaho National Wildlife Refuge staff in Jackson County plan to take advantage of the fall weather to burn the grasslands near the Hampton Ranch site, and along the Illinois River near the refuge’s northern boundary. The objectives of Continue reading

Accident in Craig Sends One Person to Hospital

Vehicle-Accident-300One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Victory Way in Craig yesterday morning, near Cook Ford.  Details of the accident aren’t clear, but firefighters responding to the scene said the crash Continue reading

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading

Udall-Alkali Fire

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall is using the Alkali Fire to reach out to Northwest Coloradans.  Udall has constantly dodged interview requests from Wild West Radio to speak about issues that concern Northwest Colorado.  The Senator is rarely seen in Northwest Colorado, and has consistently supported measures on energy, health, Continue reading

FEMA Reminds Residents to be Prepared for Wild Fires

FEMA-250This month marks two key wildfire anniversaries which serve as an important reminder that families need to take proactive steps to protect themselves and their property against wildfires. July 6th was the 20th anniversary of the South Canyon Wildfire near Glenwood, during which 14 firefighters Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Respond to Two Fires

craig-fire-rescue-300Firefighters responded to a truck fire in the K-Mart parking lot in Craig last night.  At around 7:30, smoke started coming from the engine compartment of a semi-truck.  The truck was in flames by the time firefighters got there, and is likely a total loss, but nobody was injured.  The cause is suspected to be a Continue reading

Firefighters Battling Lightning Sparked Fire in Rio Blanco County

fire-fighter-1-300Firefighters in Rio Blanco County are working on an 11 acre blaze that is believed to have been started by lighting yesterday.  Lightning is being blamed for several small fires in the county, the biggest of which is the “Big Jimmy Fire”.  Helicopters dropped water on the blaze yesterday, but fire managers have decided Continue reading