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Craig City Manager Firing Now Official

The Craig City Council voted 6 to 1 at a special meeting yesterday, to make the firing of City Manager Mike Foreman official. The City announced the firing early last week, but due to procedural issues, a formal vote had to be held to conform to Colorado Law. Foreman firing was partially attributed to an incident that occurred at the Kiwanis Play earlier this month, when Foreman got into a verbal altercation with a woman at the play. Craig Mayor John Ponikvar said the incident caused the majority of the council to lose Continue reading

Prepare For Floods And Fires

This is a good time of year for residents to learn about flood and wildfire risks in Colorado, and to make plans for what to do in the event that a fire or flood occurs. 64 counties in Colorado and more than 250 cities and towns with a population of over 250 thousand people are located in flood-prone areas.  Since the year 2000, Continue reading

Emergency Crews Respond To Aircraft Emergency

Emergency responders were called to the Yampa Valley Regional Airport last night to assist with a potential aircraft emergency. According to representative with the Hayden Police Department, the Continue reading

CO Senators Introduce Immigration Legislation

While the immigration debate rages on in Washington D.C., Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner have introduced bi-partisan legislation they say addresses the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, and would also increase border security. The legislation allocates $25 billion dollars to go towards increased border security Continue reading

Two Roll-Overs Monday

Snowy and icy roads caused issues for at least two drivers Monday in Routt County. 41-year-old Heather Ward of Oak Creek lost control on Highway 40 east of Steamboat, causing her vehicle to roll.  The extent of the injuries to Ward and a 27-year-old male passenger were not released. Ward was charged with Continue reading

Study Looks At Students’ Health And Issues

A representative for Communities that Care, a program administered by Northwest Colorado Health in Craig, presented the results from a study at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting yesterday, which looked at the health, and other areas of concern regarding Moffat County students. The study found areas for improvement, but also Continue reading

Coffee With Council Friday

This months Coffee with Council session will be held tomorrow morning in Steamboat. Councilman Scott Ford and others will be at the meeting to discuss any topics of concern to the public.  The monthly Coffee with Council and Cocktails with Council sessions allow the community Continue reading

UPDATE: Steamboat Phone And Email Issues Resolved

The City of Steamboat was having problems with their phone system yesterday, causing the City’s phone service to experience sporadic disruptions.  The issue also affected the email and live streaming video systems. According to the City Continue reading

Coffee With Council Tomorrow

This months Coffee with Council session will be held tomorrow morning in Steamboat. Councilman Scott Ford and others will be at the meeting to discuss any topics of concern to the public. The conversation at this months Coffee With Continue reading

New Off Leash Areas For Dogs Approved

Four new off leash areas for dogs are now open in Steamboat. The new areas approved for off leash dog activities are the upper and lower portion of Blackmere Trail, the Butcherknife trail, the lower Spring Creek Trail and Whistler Park.  The City Council approved off leash Continue reading

Health Advisory Issued Due To Smoke

An air quality health advisory has been issued for areas of central and northwest Colorado, including Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco County. Smoke from the Big Red and Deep Creek fires, which are burning in Routt County, is Continue reading

MOCO Transportation, Health and Housing Issues

Moffat County United Way recently completed a community assessment which looked at factors that may be affecting those in the county living below the poverty line. The assessment showed that of the 6,000 plus workers in Moffat County, 70% drive to work alone, while 17% of the population carpools.  .7% use public transportation, .8% use a taxi to get to work and 7% walk or ride bikes. The assessment found the median commute time in Moffat County is around 20 minutes. Numbers show that between 2000 Continue reading