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Shooting Incident On Yampa Avenue

There was a shooting incident in Craig around 10:15 Monday morning. According to Craig Police Chief Walt Vanatta, the victim of the shooting was in a vehicle at the intersection of 8th and Yampa when he encountered 38-year-old Anthony Montano in a separate vehicle. Montano reportedly pulled a handgun and shot at the 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

Robbery In Craig

The west Kum & Go in Craig was robbed just after 2:30 this morning. A man wearing a dark colored hoodie, ski mask and sunglasses entered the store with a gun and demanded money from the cash register. No one was injured during the incident. The robbery Continue reading

3 Year Old Victim Of Tragic Shooting Identified

Gavin Stiles editThe 3-year-old who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound has been identified as Gavin Stiles. His parents are Joni Stiles and Michael Stiles. Michael is a Steamboat Police Officer. The incident occurred at the family home 4 miles south of Stagecoach reservoir in rural Routt County Thursday morning. Continue reading

Program To Prevent Gun Suicides In CO

SUICIDE PREVENTIONThe Gun Shop Project is underway in Colorado. The multi-state Gun Shop Project in Colorado is a state-funded pilot program in which gun sellers and firing range operators in five western Colorado counties help raise awareness about suicide.  The purpose of the project is to help firearm sellers spot potentially Continue reading

Sheriffs’ Attempt To Change Gun Laws Shot Down

gun contorlA group of Colorado Sheriffs attempt to change gun laws in the state was shot down by an appeals court yesterday. The sheriff’s were challenging the 2013 laws that put a limit on the size of magazines and also expanded background Continue reading

Three Teens Arrested Near Yampa Following Armed Carjacking

arrestNorthwest Colorado law enforcement agencies received information Thursday regarding three male teens that were wanted for a series of crimes out of the Aurora, Colorado area including one incident of armed carjacking. The teens were reported to be armed and dangerous.  Around 1 Friday afternoon, Routt County Communications received information that one of the teens cell phones had been pinged somewhere in the Oak Creek area. Continue reading

Tipton, Gardner, Hickelooper Respond To Obama Gun Plans

gun contorlCongressman Scott Tipton issued a statement yesterday in response to the President’s executive orders on gun control. In the statement Tipton called the Presidents proposals “overreaching” and said the President is “playing Politics rather than working with Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Man Dies from Accidental Self Inflicted Gunshot Wound

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A man that shot himself in the head near Rangely on Thursday, did so accidentally. That’s according to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, who says an elderly gentleman was walking out of a shed with a rifle, when he tripped. The gun reportedly went off, striking the man in the head. Authorities say he died from the Continue reading

Lock-down at Colorado Mesa University

COLORADO MESA UNIVERSITYColorado Mesa University in Grand Junction went into lock-down last night. The events that lead to the lock-down began when Grand Junction police received a report around 9pm that someone in an SUV had pointed a gun at a motorist. Officers responded to the call and pursued the SUV until it Continue reading