Tag Archives: Utah

Swinging Bridge Repairs Could Start Soon

Repairs to Swinging Bridge in Browns Park are expected to start fairly soon. The final plans for the bridge are being evaluated by the Federal Highway Administration and are expected to be approved by the end of the week. If that occurs, Moffat County could Continue reading

Weather Helps Fire Crews

Cooler temperatures and scattered rain over the last couple days have kept the Peekaboo Fire, burning between Maybell and the Utah State line, from growing significantly. The fire is still estimated at just Continue reading

Fire That Closed Highway 40 Fully Contained

Crews were able to get the Mile Marker 166 fire fully contained yesterday afternoon.  The fire had closed highway 40 near the Colorado Utah border Tuesday afternoon. A representative from the Uintah Basin Interagency Fire Center confirmed that the fire was fully contained as of 5:30. The cause of the fire is still Continue reading

Wildfire Grows To 4 Square Miles

The wildfire, which forced the closure of Highway 40 Tuesday afternoon near the Colorado Utah border, continued to grow yesterday, but crews were able to make progress controlling the blaze. A representative of the Uintah Basin Continue reading

0% Containment Of Fire That Closed Highway 40

A wildfire closed highway 40 for a period of time Tuesday afternoon near the Colorado-Utah border.  A 25 mile stretch of the highway was closed for about 2 hours starting around 4:30 to assist crews with fire suppression efforts, not because of Continue reading

Identity Of Head On Crash Victims Released

The Garfield county coroner has identified the two men who were killed in a head on accident Tuesday on Highway 13 north of rifle. 79-year-old Dewey J. Tafoya of Craig and 59-year-old Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Man Killed In Highway 13 Head On

Two people were killed in a head on collision yesterday afternoon on Highway 13, eleven miles north of Rifle. Traffic was affected for almost 7 hours for investigation and cleanup, after a pickup and semi collided on the highway just after 4. A second semi was also involved in Continue reading

Fugitive Arrested In Wyoming

A Utah fugitive, who had been on the run for over a year, was arrested yesterday in Sweetwater County. 21-year-old Christopher Fierro, originally from Los Angeles, was wanted for violating his probation on 2 counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor. Fierro was arrested at a Rock Springs business during a joint law enforcement effort that included Continue reading

Plans To Repair Swinging Bridge Continue

Plans to repair Swinging Bridge in Browns Park took another step forward this week when the Moffat County Commissioners entered into an agreement with the Colorado Department of Transportation and the State of Colorado.  The Continue reading

Woman Dies After Falling Through Ice

A Utah woman lost her life over the weekend during an ice fishing trip, after she fell though the ice at Flaming Gorge. 59-year-old Rebecca Weston form Plain City was riding an ATV with 3 others from her family, when it fell through the ice.  The three other individuals Continue reading

Colorado Joins Petition Against Coal Regulations

Colorado has joined 12 other states including Utah and Wyoming, in a petition, asking a federal court to block the “Stream Protection Rule”, recently instituted by the Obama Administration. According to the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation, the Stream Protection Rule looks to better protect Continue reading

Colorado Drivers 8th Worst In The Country

You may not be as good of a driver as you think you are. According to a new survey   from QuoteWizard, Colorado drivers are 8th worst in the nation.  The car insurance website compared the number of traffic tickets, DUI cases and crashes.  Utah came in worst in the nation overall, followed by California and Virginia.  The best drivers Continue reading