Tag Archives: Routt County

More Republicans Turning in Ballots than Democrats

Ballot-300The election is only eight days away. Over 660,000 voters have already cast their ballots in Colorado. The numbers show that Republicans are turning out the voter stronger than Democrats in the state. A total of 282-thousand Republicans have cast ballots, while about 214,000 Democrats have voted. Nearly 157,000 Continue reading

Burn Planned In Northern Routt County Tomorrow

routt-natl-forest-signRoutt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct a prescribed burn tomorrow and possibly Sunday, southwest of the Seedhouse Campground in northern Routt County.  Suitable weather and fuel moisture will determine the exact date of this burn. Continue reading

Ballots Trickling in to Elections Clerks

Ballot-300Northwest Colorado ballots are trickling into local county elections clerks. An updated count on the number of ballots turned in by voters across the state show that 700 Routt County residents have turned in their ballots. 325 Moffat County voters and 187 Rio Blanco County voters have done the same. In all three counties, the Continue reading

Routt County Bow Hunter Kills Mountain Lion

mountail-lion-300x300Wildlife officials say a bow hunter who had just killed an elk in Routt County also killed a mountain lion because he felt threatened. It was reported Friday that Colorado Parks and Wildlife decided not to cite the hunter because his story was believable. The hunter, whose name wasn’t available, contacted officials about the kill. The Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned Near Seedhouse Campground

controlled-burns-300Routt National Forest fire crews are planning to conduct a prescribed burn in early October southwest of the Seedhouse Campground in northern Routt County. The burn will take place on Forest Service lands managed by the Hahns Continue reading

Missing Craig Man’s Pickup Found

john michael simonsThe Craig Police Department reported to Wild West Radio News that the white Chevrolet pickup, belonging to John Michael Simons has been discovered.  The pickup was found by a rancher in northern Routt County adjacent to the Black Mountain area, parked in a location known to be used by hunters and campers. There was no indication of foul play and it appeared that Simons had gone there to hike or camp in the vicinity.  Simons was reported missing on July 25, 2014.  A ground and air search of the rugged area where the truck was found failed to locate Mr. Simons and he continues to be listed as a Missing Person. Anyone with information that may be helpful in locating Simons is asked to call the Craig Police Department at (970) 826-2366.  Pictured: John Michael Simons.

Former Teacher Sentenced To 20 Years To Life

JohnBrothers_thumbOn September 19 Routt County District Judge Shelley Hill sentenced John Holland Brothers to a sentence of 20 years to life for his conviction on 16 felony counts arising from eight separate sexual assaults on a child. Continue reading

Yampa Valley Data Partners Release August Fast Facts

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their August Fast Facts, indicators on how the Yampa Valley is doing economically. Routt Continue reading

Routt County Men Charged With Drug Trafficking

ACET-300The All Crimes Enforcement Team, or ACET, has targeted two men in an investigation into shipping marijuana across state lines. 29-year old Geoffrey Guinn has turned himself in on a Routt County warrant, while 26-year old Alan Arce is expected to turn himself in soon. Guinn has been Continue reading

State Unemployment Rate Drops

Unemployment2Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500 over the month from June to July, to 2,452,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,000 and government decreased 500. Colorado has had 33 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey Continue reading

Routt County Plane Crash Victims Identified

plane-crash-300Authorities say two people aboard a small plane that was reported missing have been found dead at the crash site in Routt County.  Routt County Undersheriff Ray Birch says rescue workers found the wreckage early yesterday near Continue reading

Culvert Project in Routt County Will Cause Delays

C-DOT-300A culvert project gets underway in Routt County today.  The Colorado Department of Transportation has partnered with Continue reading