Parks and Wildlife Celebrate Statehood With Free Admission

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) joins the celebration of Colorado’s acceptance into statehood with free access to all Colorado State Parks, August 4th.  Colorado was first recognized as a state August 1st, 1876. The first Colorado State Park emerged some eighty years later.  Most Coloradans live less than Continue reading

Coal Supplies 64% of Colorado’s Electricity

coalThe Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with Continue reading

Update on Local Fires

WILDFIREFavorable weather conditions have resulted in low fire activity and much progress being made on the Elk Springs fire. GPS data showed the fire at approximately 450 acres with very Continue reading

Elk Springs Fire Concerns

fire-1-300The approximately 300 acre Elk Springs Fire was reported yesterday afternoon and is being managed under a Unified Command over Bureau of Land Management, State, and private lands. It is burning in grass, sage, pinion and juniper about 1 ½ mile south of Highway 40, southeast of Elk Springs. The main concern for this fire is Continue reading

Area Fires Update For Sunday

fire season smallWindy conditions yesterday, combined with lightning resulted in several new fires. The Elk Springs Fire on State, Bureau of Land Management, and private land started late yesterday afternoon. Aerial and ground resources responded to the incident; however difficult access, windy conditions, and receptive fuels are making firefighting efforts Continue reading

Experts Say EPA Rules will Cripple Local Economy

EPA-300The Energy Information Administration says 19 states got more than half their electricity from coal-fired power plants in 2013. Colorado, which generated 64% of its electricity from coal, was one of them.  The industry also provides coal miners in the Centennial State with about 2,000 jobs.  That’s according to Continue reading

Survey Shows Nearly 275,000 Visits to Dinosaur National Monument Last Year

Dinosaur-National-Monument-A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 274,361 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2013 spent $15,791,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 186 jobs in the local area.  Dinosaur experienced a Continue reading

Big Game Licenses Go on Sale Next Month

colorado parksHunters seeking big game tags, can look forward to an ample number of leftover big-game licenses for the 2014 seasons.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife has approximately 6,000 deer, 30,000 elk, 5,000 pronghorn and 1,800 bear licenses available for the fall hunting seasons. Leftover licenses are surplus licenses Continue reading

Alkali Fire 75% Contained

WILDFIREContainment lines on the Alkali Fire have held for a second day and fire personnel feel confident they have turned the corner on the fire. Three engines and one of the State 20-person hand crews Continue reading

Fire Crews Battling Blazes in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are now conducting suppression actions on several fires within or near the monument.  The Hog Fire located on the Yampa Plateau is estimated to be 40+ acres and is Continue reading

John Rossfeld Named CEO of The Memorial Hospital

Rossfeld new photoThe Memorial Hospital (TMH) Board of Trustees announced Friday that John Rossfeld will become the Chief Executive Officer of The Memorial Hospital at Craig. The offer was finalized Friday.  Rossfeld became the Interim CEO in late January and recently announced his desire to fill the permanent position. During a meeting with community members, Rossfeld said, Continue reading

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading