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Wild Horses Up For Adoption

Twenty wild horses gathered this winter from the Sand Wash Herd Management Area will be available for adoption through a silent auction next month in Fruita.  The BLM will hold the auction on April 21st and 22nd.  Interested parties will be allowed to view Continue reading

Meet High School Principle Finalists

There will be a meet and greet this Sunday at Moffat County High School to allow the community to meet finalists for the Moffat County High School Principle position. The school district will host the meet and greet Sunday afternoon from Continue reading

MOCO 10th, Meeker 2nd At State Championships

16 wrestlers from Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties brought home medals from the State Wrestling Tournament.  Sheridan Harvey of Meeker was the lone state champion.  As a team, Meeker came up short in defending their 2A state title, finishing 2nd to Rocky Ford.  In 3A, Moffat County claimed the number 10 spot in the team competition.  Valley, coached by former Moffat County wrestler Ryan Continue reading

Steamboat Clearing Snow Around The Clock

Steamboat crews continue to working around the clock to clear out the two feet of snow that has fallen over the last few days. The City’s primary focus is to keep major roads clear for emergency vehicle access and traffic flow. After that, the city works to remove snow from commercial areas before shifting their attention to residential streets. Continue reading

BLM Continues Wild Horse Trapping

wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management is making progress in their efforts to trap wild horses in the Sand Wash Heard Management Area in Northwest Colorado. So far the BLM has gathered 26 horses from the area.  12 of those horses were released back to the range with 5 mares receiving fertility treatments. 10 of the horses gathered have been removed and will be Continue reading

Closures Suspended Near Silver Creek Fire

WILD FIREClosures near the Silver Creek Fire, burning in the Sarvis Creek Wilderness area in the Routt National Forest, four miles south of Stage Coach Reservoir, have been suspended.  Recent rain showers and colder temperatures have cooled the fire enough for the closures Continue reading

BLM To Start Trapping Wild Horses This Week

wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management will begin trapping and removing up to 50 wild horses this week, from the Sand Wash Heard Management Area. Wild horses will be led to corrals where 50 horses will be selected and removed from the heard. Those horses will be relocated to the Great Escape Mustang Sanctuary. The BLM will also be treating mares in Continue reading

Comment On Rio Blanco County Wild Horse Projects

wild horsesThe BLM is looking for public comment to help guide two projects intended to benefit the wild horse population in the Piceance East Douglas Heard management area in Rio Blanco County. The BLM will reconstruct approximately a mile of fencing near Duck Creek in order to secure the Heard Management Area, preventing horses from leaving. The BLM is also looking to redevelop Corcoran Springs to ensure it can provide a Continue reading

Human Remains Discovered

MESAThe Mesa County Sheriff Department is investigating human remains discovered Tuesday by hikers in the North Desert Area. Sheriff Deputies worked with the assistance of the coroner’s office, forensic students and faculty from Colorado Mesa University to recover the remains. The Sheriff’s Office and coroner Continue reading

Wildfire Closures Near Meeker Suspended

WILD FIREClosures near the Lost Solar Fire, burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area approximately 25 miles southeast of Meeker, have been suspended. The closures had been in effect since the middle of last month. While the fire is still active, snow in the area has cooled the Continue reading

Wildfire Season Winding Down

Wildfires-300Fire season is winding down in Northwest Colorado. Crews have been battling several fires for an extended period of time and now have them mostly under control. The Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles north of Walden, has had limited growth over the past month and is estimated at just Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Scheduled Between Craig and Meeker

controlled-burns-300A prescribed burn is planned over the coming weeks near the Aldrich Lakes area, between Meeker and Craig. The Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct the burn with the help of private land owners and other groups from Craig and Meeker. The burn will Continue reading