Tag Archives: Moffat County

Trailer Catches Fire South Of Craig

Craig firefighters responded to a fire Thursday morning at a single wide trailer near Moffat County Road 37, south of Craig. The fire started in the hot water heater closet and damaged a bedroom and bathroom. It took firefighters around half an Continue reading

Meeting In Craig To Talk Broadband

There will be a meeting this week concerning the future of broadband in Craig. At the meeting, Zirkel representatives will provide attendees a better understanding of what broadband is, and will talk about affordable options to improve broadband access in the community.  Enhanced broadband can bring new Continue reading

Should Economic Development Entities Combine?

Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe read a letter into the record at the Moffat County Commissioners meeting this week, supporting combining the Local Marketing District and the Craig/Moffat County Continue reading

Community Assessment Looks At MOCO Poverty

The Moffat County United Way has completed a community assessment of the area that looked at poverty, unemployment, housing, transportation and other issues that impact those living in poverty. The assessment showed that more than 11% of Moffat County’s population is living below the poverty level. According to the report, between 2000 Continue reading

Moffat County Fair Goes Through Sunday

The Moffat County Fair continues this week with events being held through Sunday. There will be numerous horse and animal shows throughout the week, culminating with the Ridin’ and Riggin’ Continue reading

Walk-In Clinic Construction Approved

The Moffat County Commissioners signed a ground lease agreement with Memorial Regional Health at their meeting yesterday, which will allow Springfield Properties Continue reading

Peekaboo Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

The Peekaboo Fire continued its rapid expansion yesterday, growing from 4,200 acres to an estimated 8,000 acres as of last night. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 318 between Maybell and the Utah border last night for approximately an hour. It’s possible the highway and Moffat County Road 10N will be closed again while the fire suppression efforts take effect. Anyone planning travel in the area should be prepared for closures.  Multiple ranch structures, Continue reading

Fireworks Responsible For Wildland Fire In Moffat County

Fireworks are believed to have been the cause of a small wildland fire 9 miles north of Craig near the end of Moffat County Road 18. The fire, reported just before 11 Sunday night, burned about one and a half acres. No structures or property were damaged in the blaze. Firefighters found remnants of fireworks on the roadway adjacent to the fire. The identity of the party responsible for causing the fire Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway 40 Between Dinosaur and Skull Valley

U.S. Highway 40 has been closed between Dinosaur and Skull Valley (at 3:30pm Monday) because of the Dead Dog Fire burning to within ¼ mile of the highway. Rio Blanco County Road 1 is also closed and the small community of Blue Continue reading

UPDATE: Rollover On Thompson Hill

A single vehicle rollover accident occurred around six this morning on Moffat County Road 107 on Thompson Hill, near the landfill. The driver, 27-year-old Leonal Ramos Arroyo of Fort Collins, was the only person involved in the incident.  As Arroyo was outside the Continue reading

MOCO Joins Law Suit Concerning Sage Grouse

Moffat County has joined a lawsuit against the BLM regarding its plan for Greater Sage Grouse management in Northwest Colorado. At their meeting yesterday, the Moffat County Commissioners entered into an agreement with Garfield, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties to split the litigation expenses for the lawsuit. Garfield County will cover the majority of the Continue reading

Day Of Prayer Gatherings In Craig And Steamboat

Thursday is the National Day of Prayer and people will gather in Craig and Steamboat to participate. A group will congregate outside the Moffat County Court House from noon to Continue reading