Tag Archives: Routt County

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

Plane Crash Near Steamboat Kills Two

plane-crash-300Two people, both occupants of a downed airplane, were found dead early Sunday morning.  A search by the Routt County Civil Air Patrol found the aircraft late Saturday night after a caller reported that a plane had gone down east of Lake Continue reading

Culvert Replacement Project Mean Detours in Routt County

routt-county-road-ans-bridge-300A culvert replacement project in Routt County will be a bit of a headache for residents of the Willow Park Subdivision over the next couple of days.  Routt County Road Continue reading

Ag Department Warns of Vesicular Stomatitus Outbreak

cdaAs the Moffat and Routt County Fairs approach, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has placed 21 locations under quarantine after horses tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). So far, none of Continue reading

Phone Service Down At Routt County Communications

nophonesRoutt County Communication has reported that all of their non-emergency phone lines are not functioning due to damage in the Century Link network.  It’s likely that non-emergency phone service may not be restored until this Saturday.  Until the problem is corrected Routt County Communications is requesting that non-emergency calls be kept to a minimum, and if non-emergency service is required, they encourage you to contact local law enforcement agencies in person.