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Fire Near Craig Threatens Multiple Buildings

It took Craig firefighters around 5 hours to get a human caused fire under control Sunday afternoon. The fire occurred on private property off of Glabb Lane, 4 miles west of Craig. According to Moffat County Sheriff KC Hume, the fire threatened multiple out-buildings, but Continue reading

Building Catches Fire In Steamboat

A fire occurred in an outbuilding Tuesday morning in the Fairview neighborhood on Manitou Ave in Steamboat.  According to a Steamboat Fire and Rescue representative, crews were quickly able to extinguish the blaze after arriving Continue reading

Fire Destroys Building East Of Steamboat

An outbuilding was destroyed by a fire Wednesday afternoon on Colorado Highway 131 near the base of Rabbit Ears Pass. According to Steamboat fire representative Travis Wilkinson, despite having to truck water into the location, firefighters were able to prevent the fire from Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Man Dies In Kayaking Accident

The family of the Craig man who died in a kayaking accident over the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument has yet to give consent for his identity to be released to the public. While the victims identity has been widely shared on social media, out of respect for Continue reading

Craig Man Dies In Kayaking Accident

A Craig man died in a kayaking accident over the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument. The 66-year-old was floating the Yampa river in an inflatable kayak Saturday, when he hit a rock near Tepee Rapid, causing his kayak to capsize. The man’s friend, who was floating the river with Continue reading

Raccoon Causes Fire In Moffat County

A raccoon started a wildfire Sunday afternoon on private property, near Moffat County Road 30, southwest of Craig. The raccoon had climbed on a power pole transformer, causing it to spark. Craig Firefighters arrived on the scene around 1:30 and Continue reading

Woman Rescued From King Solomon Falls

A young woman had to be rescued Wednesday night from King Solomon Falls north of Steamboat. The 20-year-old injured her leg in a scree field in the area. A scree field is a collection of broken up rocks at the base of a cliff. It took Routt County Search and Rescue crews approximately 8 Continue reading

Man Dies After Fall From Cliff At Kenny Reservoir

A 32-year-old man died in an accident yesterday at Kenny Reservoir near Rangely.  Francis Manu of Lakewood reportedly fell off a cliff in the area, ending up in the water. Manu’s friends contacted a Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Deputy near the reservoir dam,  and told the deputy that Manu had been under water for Continue reading

Trailer Catches Fire North Of Craig

A flat-bed trailer carrying a backhoe caught fire Saturday evening on Highway 13, 9 miles north of Craig. The driver who was pulling the trailer, was able to get the backhoe off the trailer and had made progress controlling the blaze by the time Craig firefighters arrived on Continue reading

UPDATE: Motorcycle VS Truck Accident

A collision on Moffat County Road 33 Thursday afternoon between a motorcycle and a truck resulted in minor injuries to the driver of the motorcycle. Officers believe the motorcycle rider, 49-year-old Turner Dupont, was traveling on the wrong side of the county road, about 5 miles south of Craig, which forced the 60- Continue reading

High Speeds Contribute To Craig Roll-Over

A semi truck rolled over Wednesday afternoon on West First Street in Craig. The driver, 26-year-old Kalen Study of Casper, failed to navigate a turn when he lost control, sending his tractor-trailer into the ditch. Study was Continue reading

Enrollment Deadline Extended For Fire Academy

The deadline for enrollment has been extended for the 2017 Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue Fire Academy. The academy provides entry-level training for those who may be interested in a career as a firefighter. Steamboat has full-time, part-time, and reserve fire fighters on staff. Individuals who Continue reading