This truck was involved in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday on Colorado Highway 13 south of Craig. The driver, Michael Jones of Las Vegas, suffered minor injuries and was treated and released on the scene. Colorado State Trooper Tonja Cowan said the cause of the crash was an unsafe load.
Rachel Sonntag, left, stands with her mother, Cathy Sonntag, in downtown Craig. The two participated in a mother-daughter beauty pageant together in March in Denver. They both qualified, separately, for a national competition next month in St. Louis.
The Yampa River overflows its banks east of town.
Northwest Ready Mix, east of Craig, is reflected in the rising floodwaters Wednesday.
The Yampa River spills into Anna Branch, an irrigation channel east of Craig.
The Elkhead River, just east of Craig, spills its banks just before it passes under U.S. Highway 40 toward its confluence with the Yampa River.
A dirt road toward a gravel pit at Northwest Ready Mix in Craig is flooded. Co-owner Roger Simones said the flooding this year is as bad as he’s seen.
The Yampa River overflows from this vantage point on U.S. Highway 40 east of Craig.
Gregg Kolbaba, a Craig native, overlooks the stock car track he is building in April at Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park south of Craig. Kolbaba hoped to have the first stock car race on June 4, but wet weather pushed the opening day back to June 24.
The Yampa River, pictured here off Ranney Street, has flooded over into Loudy-Simpson Park, Yampa Valley Golf Course and other areas.
Floodwater sits just east of the seventh green Wednesday at Yampa Valley Golf Course.
Rising water from the Yampa River has flooded sections of Loudy-Simpson Park. Northern sections of the park are under water and closed off.
The disc golf course at Loudy-Simpson Park has been flooded by rising water from the Yampa River.
A picnic area on the north side of Loudy-Simpson Park is flooded by water from the Yampa River.
A play area on the north side of Loudy-Simpson Park is flooded due to rising water from the Yampa River.
The fairway on the second hole at Yampa Valley Golf Course is flooded by the Yampa River. Ten holes at the golf course are closed due to flooding.
Craig native Gregg Kolbaba is developing the Thunder Ridge Motor Sports Park south of Craig. Kolbaba said the main two things he will focus on when his stock car track opens June 24 would be fans and racers.
The Craig Association of Realtors named the property at 888 Green St., owned by Tim Schmitz, as this week’s Yard of the Week.