Tag Archives: rescue

Cross-Country Skier Rescued Near Rabbit Ears

A cross-country skier was rescued by Routt County Search and Rescue Wednesday afternoon on Rabbit Ears Pass. The Steamboat man called for help after becoming lost near Walton Continue reading

Smoke On The Roof Of The Hampton Inn

Craig firefighters responded to reports of smoke at the Hampton Inn Friday night.  After arriving on the scene, crews determined that the smoke was coming from a broken belt in the hotels heating and ventilation system. Firefighters Continue reading

Winter Conditions Result In Roll-Over

Winter driving conditions were a factor in a single vehicle roll-over that occurred Friday afternoon east of Craig. The driver lost control on Highway 40, near the Wyman’s Living History Museum, resulting in the vehicle leaving the highway, eventually coming to rest on the roof. The driver and the only Continue reading

UPDATE: Semi And SUV Collide

A driver of an SUV had to be extricated from her vehicle after the SUV collided with a semi Friday on Highway 40, 10 miles west of Craig. Both vehicles went off the road as a result of the accident. The driver of the SUV, who has been identified as 37-year-old Rachel Urbanik of Rangely, was 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

Bird Nest Causes Structure Fire Near Steamboat

A building at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School caught fire Friday night.  A bird nest in the chimney is believed to have started the fire, which spread from the chimney into the roof of the building by the time firefighters arrived.  They were quickly able to get the fire extinguished. One person, who was in the building when Continue reading

Warning For Hunters Issued After Rescues

Every year a hand full of hunters must be rescued from the high country.  Search and rescue teams conducted two searches recently in Routt County, for individuals who had not returned from hunts. Both were eventually located, with one requiring treatment for symptoms of Continue reading

Structure Fire Northwest Of Craig

A two car garage with living quarters above caught fire northwest of Craig Thursday afternoon near Moffat County Road 200. The fire which began on the outside of the structure spread to adjacent vegetation and firewood piles and threatened additional Continue reading

UPDATE: Man Crashes Truck Into Pond, Charged With DUI

A truck crashed into the Loudy-Simpson Park  pond Thursday afternoon, after the driver failed to navigate the turn off of Highway 394. The driver, who has been identified as 45-year-old Leith Adam Little of Craig, was trying to turn onto Ranney Street when he lost control, sending Continue reading

Semi Roll-Over Closes Highway 40

A semi truck rolled over on the west side Rabbit Ears pass Thursday afternoon, closing the highway. The semi, which was hauling lumber spilled its load onto the roadway. According to a Facebook post from Steamboat Springs Fire and Rescue, a hazmat team was called in to clean up Continue reading

Near Head On Accident On Highway 40

Two people were injured in a near head on collision outside of the McDonalds in Craig yesterday afternoon. A female driver, who was leaving McDonalds, failed to see a vehicle traveling east, resulting in the vehicles colliding around 3. Airbags deployed in the vehicle that was hit and the Continue reading

Multiple Fires Over The Weekend

Three fires occurred over the weekend in Moffat County. A house caught fire Saturday afternoon on Sequoia Street in Shadow Mountain. It took crews several hours to extinguish the blaze. The building was a total loss. Firefighters also responded to two wildfires, one north and the other west of Craig. The Continue reading