Tag Archives: Moffat County

March 31st is Corrie Ponikvar Day

MC Commissioners-150March 31st is now known as Corrie Ponikvar Day in Moffat County. The Moffat County Commissioners made the proclamation yesterday during their regular board meeting. Ponikvar recently made the decision to retire from the Moffat County United Way, her last day being March 31st. Commissioner Chuck Grobe choked Continue reading

State of Moffat County Takes Place Tomorrow

state-of-moffat-county-300The State of Moffat County takes place tomorrow night in Craig. The event is an opportunity for residents to get an annual update from the Craig Chamber, the City of Craig and Moffat County. Representatives of each entity will give reports on the year in review, and will make projections for the immediate future. The focus of the night Continue reading

Identity Of Man Shot And Killed Released

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The name of the man who was shot Monday off of Highway 40 near the Colorado/Utah border has been released. James Brent Damon died after an altercation with Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez and Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Bhrent Shock. The officers were investigating a suspicious vehicle just off of the Highway, east of Dinosaur, when the officers encountered Damon and a female Continue reading

Officers Held Hostage Before Shooting

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has released more details regarding Monday’s officer involved shooting in western Moffat County. At around 2 Monday afternoon, Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez and Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy Bhrent Shock were investigating  a suspicious vehicle off of the road on US Highway 40 east of Dinosaur, when the officers encountered a male and female who, according to the evidence, briefly took Continue reading

New Details About Fatal Shooting In Moffat County

District Attorney 14thThe 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office has released additional information about the shooting in western Moffat County including the name of the person in custody.  The release said that a Colorado Parks & Wildlife Officer and a Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputy were investigating a suspicious vehicle off of the road Continue reading

State of the County March 25th

Craig-Chamber-150The Craig Chamber will hold their annual State of the County event March 25th. The night will feature speakers from the Craig Chamber, the City of Craig, and Moffat County, who will give a status update on their respective entities. The Chamber will also hand out their annual awards Continue reading

Big Weekend in Basketball

BASKETBALL-#4This weekend is a big basketball weekend for a few area high schools. In 2-A action tomorrow, the SoRoCo boys and girls travel to Grand Junction Central High School for the Regional Tournament. The girls will take on Mancos at 3 in the afternoon, while the boys play against Paonia at 7:30. Also in 2-A, the Meeker boys and girls Continue reading

Moffat County Loses Over $100K in Tax Abatements

MC Commissioners-150Moffat County lost over $100,000 yesterday in tax abatements. Both ColoWyo Coal and Trapper Coal filed tax abatements for 2012 and 2013, claiming they were taxed wrong. The difference is in washed and unwashed coal, and amounts to about $3 per ton. The error was discovered during an internal audit at Trapper. It seems the Continue reading

Meeker Advances Six to Quarterfinals at State Tournament

wrestling-#2Meeker sent 6 wrestlers to the round two of the state wrestling tournament in Denver yesterday. Hayden passed three through, Moffat County advanced 2, and North Park sent one into round two. All wrestlers who lost yesterday will try to make their way back into medal contention through wrestlebacks. Our coverage of the state Continue reading

State Wrestling Tournament Starts Today

wrestling-#2The high school state wrestling tournament starts today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Northwest Colorado sends 21 wrestlers to state this year. Meeker is taking eight, Hayden sends five, Moffat County and Steamboat will each send three, and North Park and Rangely will each send one. 93-7/102-3 KRAI will carry live coverage of the Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Sends 21 to State Wrestling Tournament

wrestling-#2Northwest Colorado is sending three 1st place finishers and 18 others to the State Wrestling Tournament in Denver this week. Meeker’s T.J. Shelton, North Park’s Adrian Cereceres, and Moffat County’s Issik Herod won their respective regional tournaments. In all Meeker is sending eight wrestlers, Hayden sends five, Moffat Continue reading

Controlled Burn Out Of Control

BEHRMAN-FIRE2-300The Craig fire department quickly extinguished a controlled burn which got out of control Saturday morning.  The grass and sagebrush fire near Moffat County Road 64 about two miles northwest of Craig, was close to structures, but none were effected by the blaze.  Firefighters contained the fire to about an eighth of an acre in less than 15 minutes.