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90 Mile High Speed Chase

Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers were involved in a vehicle pursuit that spanned over 90 miles on Interstate 80. The episode began Tuesday morning when a Trooper stopped a SUV for exceeding the speed limit about 10 miles east of Rawlins. A K-9 team detected the presence of narcotics in the SUV. When the occupants were asked to get out of the vehicle, the driver started the vehicle and sped off with his girlfriend and her two kids, ages seven and Continue reading

UPDATE: 6 People Injured In Roll-Over

Six people were injured in a roll-over accident Saturday on Highway 40 west of Hayden. All were transported to the hospital for treatment, two with serious injuries. The driver, 38-year-old Brandi Shipman of Craig, was attempting to pass a vehicle on the highway when she lost control resulting in Continue reading

Highway 40 Intersection Closed Monday Night

The intersection of Highway 40 and Elk River road in Steamboat will be closed tonight to allow the intersection to be re-striped. The intersection will be fully closed from 10, through 6 tomorrow morning. Southbound travelers on Elk River Road wanting to access downtown will detour Continue reading

UPDATE: Identity Of Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident Released

The identity of the man who was injured over the weekend in a motorcycle accident on Highway 13 12 miles south of Craig has been released. 74-year-old Richard Pederson of Minnesota crashed his motorcycle around 3 Sunday afternoon after an attempt to pass a truck on the Highway. While he Continue reading

County Road To Be Closed For Bridge Re-Decking

Moffat County Road 17 will be closed next month between Highway 40 and the ColoWyo Mine, to allow the bridge that crosses the Yampa River to be re-decked.  The work will start August 14th and is scheduled to last through September 8th. However, the work may be completed before that date. A Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway 40

A wildfire closed Highway 40 about 45 miles west of Craig for a little over an hour yesterday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire a little after five and were able to control the blaze enough to re-open the highway just before Continue reading

Friday Morning Roll-Over on Highway 40

One man was injured in a single vehicle accident Friday morning on Highway 40, ten miles west of Craig. The male driver was outside of the vehicle when emergency crews arrived on the scene just after 8. The driver, who Continue reading

Swinging Bridge Repairs Could Start Soon

Repairs to Swinging Bridge in Browns Park are expected to start fairly soon. The final plans for the bridge are being evaluated by the Federal Highway Administration and are expected to be approved by the end of the week. If that occurs, Moffat County could Continue reading

ID’s Of Drivers In Highway 13 Accident Released

The identities of the two drivers involved in the accident that closed Highway 13 Tuesday Morning have been released. 21-year-old Tyler Young, who is believed to be from Texas, collided with a semi being driven by 28-year-old Stefan Jackson of Continue reading

Highway 13 Closed After Semi And Car Collide

Highway 13 was closed for about two hours yesterday morning between Meeker and Rifle, after a semi and car collision. The accident occurred just after 5.  The highway was reopened to one lane of traffic around 7 and was fully open by 11 yesterday morning. The driver of the car was flown to Saint Mary’s Continue reading

UPDATE: Hayden Man Dies After Collision With Elk

The man who died following a collision with an elk yesterday morning has been identified as 42-year-old Todd Edwards of Hayden. Edwards struck the elk on Highway 40, 15 miles west of Steamboat. His car went off the road, down a steep cliff, coming to rest on train tracks. Edwards, Continue reading

Don’t Leave Kids In Hot Cars

With the increasing summer temperatures, it’s important to remember that children left in hot cars are at great risk of injury or death. According to numbers from the National Highway Traffic Administration, heat stroke is the leading cause of non crash vehicle deaths for children under the age Continue reading