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Man Dies In Mining Accident

A worker died at the Bridger mine, 25 miles northeast of Rock Springs yesterday, after a slab of coal fell on him. According to Bridger and Rocky Mountain Power officials Jaime Olivas was moving mining equipment around 4 in the afternoon, when the slab came Continue reading

Bad Weather Contributed To Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report concerning the plane crash that killed a Fort Collins family earlier this month. The report found the pilot, 47-year-old Jeff Makepeace was flying through high winds and low visibility when he crashed the plane 9 miles Continue reading

Big Red Fire Continues To Burn

While crews were able to gain full containment of the Pine Tree and Deep Creek fires in Northwest Colorado this week, crews have not been able to increase containment of the Big Red Fire, burning 5 miles south of the Wyoming state line in Routt County, Continue reading

Man Ejected During Roll-Over

A man was injured in a single vehicle roll-over accident Sunday morning on Moffat County Road 7, near the Bi-pass north of Craig. The driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was not wearing a seat belt and Continue reading

UPDATE: Big Red Fire More Than Doubles In Size

The lightning started Big Red Fire increased dramatically over the last few days, growing from 600 to 1,400 acres. An unidentified drone flew over the burn area over the weekend, violating temporary flight restrictions and forcing helicopters working the Continue reading

Heart Attack Victim Recovered By Helicopter

A Pennsylvania man, who was bow hunting with his family in north Routt County, died from a heart attack yesterday morning. 69-year-old Robert Martz was reportedly hiking along the Greenville Mine Trail east of Clark when the incident occurred. Attempts to revive Continue reading

Fishing Limits Removed At Harvey Gap Reservoir

Anglers are invited to take part in an emergency fish salvage starting Friday at Harvey Gap Reservoir, north of Silt. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has removed minimum size, bag, and possession limits Continue reading

Big Red Fire Bigger Than Previously Thought

Crews have determined the Big Red Fire in north Routt County is larger than previously estimated after a helicopter flight over the fire last night found the blaze had burned 530 acres. Firefighters continue to cut fire lines and monitor the fire. Private land near Big Red Continue reading

Big Red Fire Grows, Roads Closed

The lightning started Big Red Fire burning in North Routt County, increased in size over the weekend, growing to over 50 acres. Due to the growth, fire crews have shifted from monitoring the fires location, to cutting fire lines to limit its expansion. The change in tactics was also required because the fire is now putting a Forest Service timber sale and private land south Continue reading

Van Collides With Semi

A van collided with a semi Wednesday afternoon on Highway 13, 2 miles north of Craig. The accident occurred when the driver of the van was attempting to make a u-turn in a no passing zone near the intersection of Highway 13 and Moffat County Road 112. While he was making the u-turn, the driver of 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

Wildfire Ignites In Routt County

A wildfire ignited Saturday afternoon in the Big Red Park area, ten miles north of Clark in Routt County. The fire is burning on steep terrain  in beetle killed timber, near the area of the “500 Fire” which occurred a couple of years ago. No structures are currently threatened by the blaze. Due to the location, the Forest Service is monitoring the Continue reading