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Call Before You Dig

With spring in the air, people will be digging in their yards as part of landscaping and construction projects. Because of the increased digging activity, property owners need to be aware to call 811 at least 72 hours prior to digging. The free 811 program was created to ensure workers and residents can perform Continue reading

Call Before You Burn

Wildfire officials in Northwest Colorado are reminding farmers and ranchers that they need to follow proper steps when conducting agricultural burns throughout the spring and summer. Agricultural burning plays a vital role in the farming and ranching community, but proper steps need to Continue reading

New Facts About “Good Samaritan” Shooting Released

highway-13-smallThe investigation regarding the man who claimed he was shot after he stopped to offer assistance to a motorist on Highway 13 north of Rifle, concluded that his injury did not occur as he claimed. In a 911 call about the shooting on July 16th the 31-year-old man indicated that he had been shot by an unidentified person. The injured man, whose name Continue reading

Call Before You Burn

controlled-burns-300Those planning agricultural burns in Northwest Colorado are asked to provide a courtesy call to emergency officials before beginning the burning process. Agricultural burning is the open burning of cover vegetation for the purpose of preparing the soil for crop production, weed control, maintenance of water conveyance structures related to agricultural operations and any other agricultural cultivation purposes.  Before you start agricultural burns in Routt Continue reading

Final Day To Sign Up For Health Insurance

Health-Care-300Today is the final day for Colorado residents to sign up by for insurance on Colorado’s health insurance marketplace to avoid a gap in coverage when the new year begins. This year, plans from “Colorado HealthOP” won’t be available because the cooperative is folding. That leaves some 80,000 residents without coverage or looking for a new provider. The final deadline for enrollment is January 31st. Those who don’t Continue reading

Sick Elk Near Rawlins

WYOMING FISH AND GAME SMALLThe Wyoming Game and Fish Department has received reports of sick elk near Rawlins. It is suspected that these elk may be suffering from lichen toxicosis, but that is not yet confirmed. The Wyoming State Wildlife Veterinary Lab will provide an analysis of the elk.  Wyoming has seen large deaths from lichen toxicosis in the recent past. 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