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Craig Traffic Signal Replacement Complete

The Traffic Signal Replacement Project in Craig has been completed by the Colorado Department of Transportation. The project’s goal was to improve traffic flow and to increase the safety of the roadway for Continue reading

Accident Dumps Dozens Of Pigs Onto I-70 – See Video

A semi-truck rollover on Interstate 70 just east of Glenwood spilled dozens of pigs on to the highway Monday afternoon, bringing traffic in the westbound lane to a standstill. The accident occurred when the truck driver lost control and hit the right guard rail before crossing the Continue reading

Highway Patrol Busy During Eclipse

The Wyoming Highway Patrol stayed busy during the recent solar eclipse while dealing with a surge in traffic during the event. Troopers around the state worked extended shifts to make sure all Wyoming residents and guests stayed safe while traffic was moving. From Friday, August 18th to Monday, August 21st, Troopers responded to 7,500 calls for service throughout Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway Saturday

A wildfire closed Highway 13, 30 miles north of Craig for about an hour and a half Saturday afternoon. According to David Boyd of the BLM, firefighters were able to get the 280 Continue reading

Be Patient In Eclipse Traffic

The Wyoming Highway Patrol has seen a substantial increase in traffic on Wyoming’s highways for the 2017 solar eclipse event, so drivers are being reminded that heavy traffic congestion should be expected in certain areas across the state.  All motorists should follow the law and slow down or move over for law enforcement and vehicles with flashing lights. There have also been several vehicle Continue reading

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