Red Flag Warning In Effect Today

RED FLAGA Red Flag Warning is in effect today for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming.  With gusty winds, low humidity and dry conditions forecast, there is  potential for rapid fire spread should a wildfire get started  As a result of the Red Flag Warning, your are encouraged to take Continue reading

Strawberry Fire Containment

fire-1-300According to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the Strawberry Fire two miles west of Meeker along County Road 7 was expected to be completely contained last night. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. The 130-acre fire occurred entirely on private land and threatened two private Continue reading

Smoke And Haze Brings Air Quality Concerns

downloadFor a third day smoke and haze are expected. The haze hanging over our area is not due to local fires, but is the result of the number of large fires across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. The Air Quality Index (or AQI) for much of Northwest Colorado is in the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” range. The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air Continue reading

Vote For Downtown Steamboat Here

MAINSTREET STEAMBOATThe downtown Steamboat organization, Mainstreet Steamboat Springs, is encouraging everyone to vote for Steamboat as the “Best Colorado Main Street Community of the Year”. Steamboat Spring is one of four communities recently nominated for the honor.  Selection of the winner will be based on two elements, a panel of judges and online voting. Voting ends Monday. To vote follow this link.

 

Vesicular Stomatitis Still A Problem In Colorado

cattleAs of Thursday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 91 locations in 11 counties under quarantine after horses, mules and cows tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis.   Both Mesa and Delta Counties have effected animals.  Those attending shows and fairs, livestock owners and veterinarians can stay up to date on the latest information by checking this link.

Smoke And Haze Blanket The Area

smoke 310The smoke and haze hanging over our area is not due to local fires. A haze is being caused the number of large fires across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. The U.S. Forest Service has identified over 80 large fires across the lower 48 states, mostly in Continue reading

Large Quake Shakes Southern Colorado

EARTHQUAKE-300The largest earthquake in Colorado in over a year shook southern Colorado overnight. The magnitude 4-point-2 quake hit about 25 miles west of Trinidad in Las Animas County around 11:15 last night. Although earthquakes are not uncommon in Colorado, quakes of that magnitude happen only infrequently in the Continue reading

BLM to temporarily close trailhead west of Steamboat

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has closed the Emerald Mountain Trailhead on Cow Creek Road also known as County Road 45, until mid September. The closure, which began yesterday, is due to trail improvement work. Those wishing to access the Emerald Mountain Trailhead during the closure Continue reading

Call 811 Before You Dig

811Whether you are a “do-it-yourselfer” or a professional excavator contracted for a project, it’s crucial to dig smart when landscaping or doing a home improvement project.   There are more than 100 billion feet of underground utilities in the United States, equating to more than one football field’s length of buried utilities for every person in the country.  Whether you’re Continue reading

Military and Vets Get Free Entrance to Colorado Parks

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife is offering free park entrance to active-duty military and veterans until the end of August. The CPW invites Colorado’s military men and women to enjoy the beauty and recreational opportunities available in Colorado State Parks. Eligible individuals can get their pass in advance at any CPW office or state park to avoid delays at the Continue reading

Tipton Sends 2nd Letter To EPA

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Following a letter sent last week requesting that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy disclose plans for the cleanup of the Animas River contamination, Representative Scott Tipton, yesterday, wrote again to the EPA Administrator, with 15 questions Continue reading

Two Wildland Fires Remain Uncontained In NW Colorado

fire season smallThis past weekend’s lightning resulted in 34 wildfires in Northwest Colorado. Only two of those blazes are uncontained. Fire crews are still working towards wrapping them up. Of the five fires reported yesterday Continue reading