NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 30TH


More Fire Restrictions To Be Lifted 

Stage 1 fire restrictions will be lifted tomorrow for private lands in Garfield and Mesa counties. Effective tomorrow, all BLM lands in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Jackson and Routt counties will be out of fire restrictions. Areas still remaining in Stage 1 fire restrictions include all private, state and federally managed lands within Rio Blanco County with the exception of the White River National Forest; Also Moffat County with the exception of the Medicine Bow – Routt National Forest; and Eagle County, where stage 1 fire restrictions remain only on BLM managed land. Fire managers base decisions about fire restrictions on specific moisture measurements in vegetation and other risk factors. Recent moisture in much of northwestern Colorado has significantly lowered the fire danger, but land managers still urge the public to remain vigilant with fire.

 

Steamboat Man Injured In Bike/Truck Accident Identified 

The Steamboat Springs man who was seriously injured Friday when his bicycle collided head on with a pickup truck, about 8 miles north of the Wolcott, has been identified as, 72 year old Richard Berkley. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the investigation into the accident is complete, and no citation will be issued to either driver.  Berkley is currently being treated at Denver Heath, where he reported to be in stable condition.

 

Moffat County Fair Underway 

The Moffat County Fair activity began at 9 this morning when the judging of the 4-H general projects got underway. Tomorrow The Black Mountain Junior Rodeo Series begins at 6pm.  Other events scheduled this week include the 4-H fashion revue and open horse shows.  The Fair continues through August 11th at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.  You can download a complete schedule for the Moffat County Fair here.

 

Meet With Elected Officials

The Bears Ears Tea Party is having a “Meet and Greet” with State, County and City Political Representatives this Thursday in Craig.  Attendees will have the opportunity to chat with elected officials during the event.  Those expected to attend include State Senator Randy Baumgardner; Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid; Craig City Councilmen: Ray Beck, Joe Bird, Jared Ogden, Don Jones and Tony Bohrer and Candidate for Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe.  The event, which is open to everyone, will be held Thursday evening at 5:30 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds covered picnic area.  Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be served.
  

Bowhunter Education Class

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a free, Bowhunter Education class, the class is considered an advanced hunter education course but is not required; however, in many states, passing a Bowhunter Education class is required before purchasing an archery license. The Bowhunter Education card earned by in this class is accepted anywhere in the world where it’s required to purchase an archery hunting license. Course topics include the bowhunter’s responsibilities, equipment, range estimation, hunt planning, tree stands, survival skills, basic first aid and other archery skills. The free class will be held August 17th and 18th at the “Horsethief Canyon State Wildlife Area” near Fruita. You’ll find registration information and additional details here.

 

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