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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

Apply To Hunt For Free Near Meeker

Hunters with the appropriate tags can now apply for a limited number of free unguided elk hunts on Crooked Wash Ranch near Meeker. Two hunts are available for hunters who drew a limited antler-less cow elk license for Game Management Unit 11 Continue reading

Husband And Wife Arrested For Embezzlement

A husband and wife were arrested earlier this week, on charges of theft and tax fraud. Officers executed search warrants on the residence of Charles and Charla Farris in Silt Tuesday, after a month’s Continue reading

Investigation Of Lift Fall That Killed Women Finished

The investigation into the chairlift fall, which killed a Texas mother and injured her two daughters at Ski Granby Ranch in December, has been completed. The Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board has deemed that the fall occurred due to recent changes to the Continue reading

Don’t Pick Up Sheep Dogs

A Good Samaritan picked up what they thought to be a lost dog this week near Highway 370 in Sweetwater County and took it to the local animal shelter. Unfortunately, the dog was not lost, and was working a sheep ranch in the area. When a sheep dog is picked up and Continue reading

Granby Ranch Ski Lift Closed After 3 Fall

The ski lift that a mother and her two daughters fell off of last week at Ski Granby Ranch, will remain closed until the Colorado Passenger Tramway Safety Board finishes their investigation, and deems the lift safe to resume operations. The fall resulted in the death of the Continue reading

UPDATE: Woman Dies In Chair Lift Fall

A mother died, and her two daughters were injured after they fell from a lift at Ski Granby Ranch yesterday morning.  The 40 year old woman and her daughters age 9 and 12, were visiting from San Antonio Texas.  The 9 year old was taken by Continue reading

Applications Due Monday For Big Game Hunts

PARKS AND WILDLIFEApplications are due Monday for big game hunts that are being offered this season on the Collins Mountain Ranch near Meeker.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering five hunts for individuals who drew a limited deer or elk license for Game Management Unit 23, for this year’s big game hunting season.  The Collins Mountain Ranch is Continue reading

UPDATE: Wildfire West Of Craig Still Burning

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A wildfire which started yesterday afternoon on ranch property near Moffat County Road 90 west of Craig is still burning.  According to Craig Fire and Rescue Chief KC Hume, the lightning caused fire, has now moved to BLM managed lands. Crews have made progress fighting the fire which is expected to be fully Continue reading

Don’t Interact With Young Wildlife

bisonYellowstone National Park officials were forced to euthanize a bison calf last week after it came into unnecessary contact with tourists.  Criminal charges  against the two men involved in the situation, who have not been identified, are pending. A father and son picked up the bison two miles east of the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Wyoming, because they were worried about the calf’s safety. The two men then Continue reading

Governor’s Forum On Ag In February

JOHN-HICKENLOOPER-300This year’s Governor’s Forum on Colorado Agriculture will be held next month. The event to be held in Denver will focus on next generation agriculture. It begins February 18th. The forum will covers the future of the state’s rural communities, labor availability challenges, succession planning for farmers Continue reading

Movie Expected to be Boon for Western Colorado

tarantinoState officials say western Colorado businesses will probably get a significant share of the $9.3 million in vendor spending that writer-director Quentin Tarantino’s next film is expected to bring to the state. Filming on “The Hateful Eight” is expected to begin within weeks on a ranch near Telluride. Colorado Office of Film, Television and Media Director Donald Zuckerman says says he expects Tarantino’s production company to rent some Continue reading