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Flash Flood Watch In Effect Tuesday

A flash flood watch is in effect through Tuesday night, for areas in the upper, central and lower Yampa River basins. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast through the evening, which may result in flood conditions. The flash flood Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway 40

A wildfire closed Highway 40 about 45 miles west of Craig for a little over an hour yesterday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the fire a little after five and were able to control the blaze enough to re-open the highway just before Continue reading

Coloradan Named Deputy Secretary Of Interrior

Coloradan David Bernhardt was confirmed yesterday to become the Trump Administrations Deputy Secretary of the Interior. Bernhardt, who is originally from Rifle, has held several positions at the U.S. Department of the Interior, including solicitor and chief legal officer. He was approved in a 53 to 43 vote, with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet splitting away from the majority of his Democrat Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Stays Steady

The Colorado Unemployment rate was unchanged between May and June according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor, remaining at a record low for the state. The unemployment rate of 2.3%, is the lowest the rate has been since the state Continue reading

Wyoming Coal Production Slips

Coal production in Wyoming decreased during the second quarter of 2017 according to a new report, but is still above the record low pace of 2016. Federal mine regulators found that 72 million tons of coal was produced in the state between April and June of this year, a slight decrease from the 80 million tons Continue reading

Fire Burning In Dinosaur

A fire, which is believed to have been caused by lightning Friday near Dinosaur National Monument, has resulted in the closure of the Canyon Overlook Parking lot off Harper’s Corner Road. The Overlook fire, which is estimated at 260 acres, is burning on a steep hillside of grass, sage Continue reading

Twentymile Coal Expansion Possible

As part of the Trump Administrations goal to create an all-of-the-above energy policy in the United States, the BLM is currently evaluating a Lease-by-Application for Peabody, at their Twentymile mine near Hayden and are looking for public input. The lease Continue reading

Fire Closes County Road Near Meeker

A wildfire closed Rio Blanco County Road 8 southeast of Meeker for approximately two hours Saturday evening. The lightning caused fire forced the closure of the road between County Road 57 and County Road 4. The 40 acre County Road Continue reading

Forest Road Closed In North Routt County

Forest Road 500 in North Routt County is now closed to allow culverts in the area to be replaced. Nearly five miles of the road near Little Red Park will be fully closed for two weeks while the work is taking place. Non-motorized access to the surrounding forest will still be available and recreation sites outside of the closure area will remain open. Those traveling through the National Continue reading

Open House To Talk Travel In Moffat County

The Bureau of Land Management is hosting an open house in Craig Tuesday to discuss preliminary alternatives for managing roads and trails on BLM-administered lands in Moffat County.  The BLM is taking a comprehensive multi-year look at the roads and trails it manages in the area to address current and future needs. The open house gives the public Continue reading

Total Solar Eclipse To Occur Next Month

A total solar eclipse will occur next month across the United States, causing day to turn to night. The path of the eclipse will cover areas of Colorado and Wyoming.  In our area, more than 95% of the sun will be covered by the moon. Those who would like to see 100% Continue reading

Construction Affects Sweetwater Detention Visiting Hours

Ongoing construction of the new Sweetwater County Justice Center will have an impact on visiting hours and other operations at the Sweetwater County Detention Center in Rock Springs this week. The lobby of the detention center will be closed each night through  Monday July 31st, from 6 at night through 8 in the morning. This means there will be Continue reading