News for Wednesday, July 3, 2013




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Sen. Mark Udall visits Moffat County

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., toured Craig Station on Wednesday as part of his energy outreach program, which highlights the multiple areas in which Colorado's diverse energy portfolio is leading the country in innovation and energy independence.

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Fire causes heavy damage in North Routt County

Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputy Juan Berber spotted the smoke coming from the fire while patrolling farther to the north.

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No injuries from explosion at Herod Industries in Craig on Wednesday morning

An explosion Wednesday morning at Herod Industries in Craig blew a hole in the company’s roof and left community members concerned from the loud noise. No one was injured in the incident.

Student news: Army Pvt. Brandon Whitaker graduates from basic training

Army Pvt. Brandon Whitaker, a 2006 graduate of Moffat County High School, graduated from basic training on June 28, 2013, at Fort Sill, Okla.

Craig briefs: Caution urged for drivers on 4th of July

Sobriety checkpoints will be spread across Colorado during Fourth of July to help eliminate drunken drivers from the road, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.