Crews Increase Containment Of Overlook Fire

Crews have made good progress over the last two days controlling the lightning caused Overlook Fire, burning in Dinosaur National Monument. The 260 acre fire has not grown significantly and is now estimated at 80% contained. Recent rain and cool temperatures Continue reading

Shadow Mountain Home Owners Owe Money

Several property owners in Shadow Mountain Village are behind on their payments to Moffat County to pay for improvements to the water system that occurred over the last three years. Each property owner in Shadow Mountain was responsible for paying a little over $2,000 for the work, which can be paid in 20 annual installments of Continue reading

High Speed Internet Coming To Maybell

The town of Maybell can expect high-speed internet service soon. The Moffat County Commissioners signed an agreement with High Rapids Networks at their weekly meeting yesterday, which will allow the company to install high-speed internet equipment on Cedar and Juniper Mountain, and at the Museum of Northwest Colorado and the Moffat County Landfill. As part of the agreement, the county will Continue reading

Walk-In Clinic Construction Approved

The Moffat County Commissioners signed a ground lease agreement with Memorial Regional Health at their meeting yesterday, which will allow Springfield Properties Continue reading

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