Tag Archives: Utah

Senators Look To Make It Easier To Study Marijuana

Senator Cory Gardner has joined the effort to make it easier to conduct scientific research on marijuana as a safe and effective medical treatment. Gardner and Utah Senator Orrin Hatch introduced the Marijuana Effective Drug Study Act of 2017 this week.  Gardner says the medical community Continue reading

1 Dead After Truck Collides With Paving Equipment

A Utah man was killed yesterday afternoon on Highway 40, after he crashed his vehicle into paving equipment.  36-year-old Jason Christenson lost control of his truck about 24 miles west of Kremmling, resulting in the pickup going off the road at a high rate of speed where it collided Continue reading

Utah Man Dies In Mining Accident

A worker died in an accident last week at the Deserado mine near Rangely. The man has been identified as 32-year-old Jason Stevens of Vernal, Utah. Stevens, who worked as a surface mechanic at the mine, failed to report back at the end of his shift Wednesday. His body Continue reading

One Injured In Highway 40 Motorcycle Accident

A man was injured in a motorcycle accident Tuesday Morning on Highway 40 west of Maybell. The 76-year-old from Washington initially failed to see another biker he was traveling with pull off the highway near Elk Springs. According to Captain Conrad of the Colorado Continue reading

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