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Plans To Double Trail System On Cedar Mountain

The Bureau of Land Management is in midst of planning a trail expansion effort on Cedar Mountain,  five miles north of Craig, and is looking for the public to participate. The BLM is looking for advice from locals on trail locations, size, grade and design. The 900-acre Cedar Mountain Special Recreation Management Area was designated in 2011 to provide non-motorized recreational activities close to Craig, including horseback riding, cross-country skiing, running and mountain biking. The area currently includes Continue reading

Gardner Applauds North Korea Terror Designation

President Trump announced this week that his administration would re-designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. North Korea was designated a state sponsor of terror in 1988, but that designation was eliminated by the Bush administration in 2008, in an attempt to salvage a fragile deal where North Korea would halt its Continue reading

Semi Roll-Over Closes Highway 13

A semi carrying a load of cattle rolled yesterday afternoon on Highway 13 north of Craig.  59-year-old Larry Neeman from Nebraska was driving the semi when he swerved to avoid colliding with the car ahead, which had slowed to turn off the highway. His actions caused the semi to roll, blocking the road. The accident Continue reading

Horse Has To Be Rescued From Cattle Guard

North Routt Fire Protection District firefighters rescued a horse that was trapped in a cattle guard Wednesday. According to a post on the North Routt Fire Protection Facebook page, the horse ran away from a hunting camp in the area, and was found with three legs stuck in a cattle guard on Forest Service Road 443, northeast of Clark. It took crews a couple hours to free the animal. A veterinarian that was on Continue reading

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