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Dino National Monument Island Park/Rainbow Park Roads Closed

Dinosaur Monument staff and engineers from the Federal Highway Administration recently assessed the Island Park and Rainbow Park roads to determine the extent of the damage caused by flooding over the winter. The assessment was done to assist in determining immediate fixes that could allow the road to reopen and longer term solutions Continue reading

Man Struck By Shuttle Bus

A 20-year-old man was injured after he was struck by a shuttle Tuesday evening in Steamboat. After exiting a Steamboat Springs Transit bus near Mount Werner Road, he was struck by a shuttle bus traveling the same direction while Continue reading

Tax Increase To Fund Road Improvements?

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill which would ask voters to fund a sales tax increase to pay for roads. The State’s sales tax would climb .6% to just over 3.5% between January 2018 and December 2037. Meanwhile, the state would reduce the vehicle registration fees by more than half. Budget estimates Continue reading

Road Closure And Bus Schedule For Winter Carnival

As the 2017 Winter Carnival in Steamboat kicks off today, the city has announced they will be closing streets to accommodate event activities. One lane of Lincoln Avenue will be closed at 1 this afternoon for event setup.   That closure will last for 5 to 8 hours.  To improve public transportation during the Carnival, Steamboat Springs Transit will operate Continue reading

UPDATE – Crane-Truck Accident Near Rangely

A crane-Truck rolled over just after 10 Wednesday morning, on Highway 64, 12 miles east of Rangely. The accident sent the driver of the truck to the hospital with minor injuries.  He was identified as 40-year-old Casey Sanders of Grand Junction.  During the crash, approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the snow.  Clean up and recovery crews Continue reading

Steamboat Clearing Snow Around The Clock

Steamboat crews continue to working around the clock to clear out the two feet of snow that has fallen over the last few days. The City’s primary focus is to keep major roads clear for emergency vehicle access and traffic flow. After that, the city works to remove snow from commercial areas before shifting their attention to residential streets. Continue reading

CDOT Considers Charging Drivers Per Mile

CDOTInstead of paying a gas tax, the Colorado Department of Transportation is considering charging Colorado drivers fees based on how many miles they drive.  CDOT could make this change in an effort to increase funds as they Continue reading

Help Review NW Colorado Trail Maps

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is looking for community assistance in reviewing its road and trail inventory maps for Northwest Colorado.  This summer, members of the BLM’s Little Snake Field Office, inventoried more than 1,300 miles of routes across the 370,000 acres of land that it manages between Maybell and Craig all Continue reading

Two Rollover Accidents Wednesday

cattle-truck-roll-overTwo separate rollover accidents occurred yesterday in Routt County.   51 year old Scott Patrick from Murphy Colorado was driving a semi pulling a trailer of logs when he lost control on Routt County Road 129 northwest of Steamboat at around 11:30 yesterday morning.  During the accident logs from the trailer spilled into the ditch and onto the highway.  Patrick was charged with reckless driving and was transported Continue reading

Engine Fire Destroys Pickup Near Craig

IMG_0485The engine of a pickup pulling an empty horse trailer caught fire early Wednesday afternoon completely destroying the vehicle. The horse trailer was not damaged. The vehicle was traveling on Moffat County Road 35 about 3 miles south of the Moffat County Airport when the fire began. No one was Continue reading

Area Hunting Effected By Beaver Creek Fire

colorado parksDue to the ongoing Beaver Creek Fire, Colorado Parks and Wildlife has closed much of  Game Management Unit 161 and surrounding areas in North Park to hunting through the fall seasons.  The 35,000 acre fire began burning beetle-killed trees in late June and will likely continue burning until the first snows move into the area. For the safety of Continue reading

Lightning Fire In Dinosaur National Park

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryCrews are working to combat a fire that began Friday in Dinosaur National Monument north of Yampa Bench Road. The fire started from a lightning strike. Aircraft are working in conjunction with ground crews to suppress the fire through the air. Conditions are expected to be hot Continue reading