Tag Archives: rescue

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

UPDATE 2: Search Crews Find Body Of Missing Man

The body of a man, who was contacted by Steamboat Police late Sunday night, was found Monday afternoon in the Yampa River. The 22-year-old was last seen entering the river, following the exchange with officers. Police initially Continue reading

Another Power Pole Catches Fire In Craig

Another power pole caught fire in Craig Thursday night. Craig firefighters responded to a small fire around 8, which occurred near the top of one of the power poles in the alley between School and Breeze Streets. According to Craig Continue reading

Cutting Torches Cause Grass Fire

A grass fire near the Empire Mine yesterday afternoon was caused by part of the decommissioning process of the mine. Crews are currently using cutting torches to break up the metal infrastructure of the mine. High winds yesterday lead to sparks from the torches igniting a small grass Continue reading

Exploding Cookware Results In Fire

Glass cookware that was left on a burning gas stove resulted in a fire Sunday morning at a home on Connor Drive in Craig. The occupant of the home had left the cookware on the stove when he went to bed Saturday night and was awoken around 5 Sunday morning, when the glass cookware exploded and Continue reading

Rafters Pulled From Eagle River

Four rafters had to be rescued from the Eagle River Saturday near Edwards. The raft high centered on a rock in the middle of the river standing the rafters.  It took rescue crews a couple hours to retrieve the rafters and pull Continue reading

UPDATE: Man Requires Extrication After Roll-Over

A man was required to be extricated from his vehicle Friday night.  According to trooper Josh Lewis of the Colorado State Patrol, it took crews approximately ten minutes to remove 56-year-old Paul Tegtmeier of Parachute from the vehicle, which had Continue reading

UPDATE: Rollover On Highway 13

Two people were injured in a single vehicle rollover Friday on Highway 13 north of Craig. 39 year old Gerardo Martinez Da La Cruz was driving when he lost control of his vehicle just before one.  Da La Cruz and his passenger, 33-year-old Ana Perez-Alvarez, were both wearing Continue reading