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No Progress in Search for Missing Man

CRAIG-POLICE-BADGE-300There is still no sign of John Simons, who has been missing since late last month. The Craig Police Department says the 61-year old Simons left his home July 25th to go hiking at Trapper’s Lake. He left a note saying he would be gone for 4 or 5 days. Nobody has heard from him since. Search parties have used helicopters 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

Forest Service Adds Four Aircraft to State’s Firefighting Fleet

FIRE DROPThe U.S. Forest Service says it is adding four aircraft to its firefighting fleet as California recovers from a spate of blazes and other fire-prone states brace for another hot, dry summer.  In a statement, the service said it will have a second Continue reading

Air Medical Transport Group to Meet With Public in Craig

lifeguardClassic Lifeguard, an air medical transport company, will host a presentation on their services this afternoon in Craig.  They’ll be flying one of their helicopters to the Moffat County Public Safety Center.  The company will have staff on hand to answer any questions. Moffat County Continue reading

Hickenlooper Signs Bill to Increase Colorado’s Air Firefighting Fleet

fire season smallGovernor John Hickenlooper, after being briefed by state and federal firefighting bosses on the outlook for the 2014 wildfire season in Colorado, has signed legislation authorizing nearly Continue reading