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Prescribed Burns Scheduled In NW Colorado

Firefighters will be conducting prescribed burns over the coming weeks in Eagle, Garfield and Rio Blanco County. Crews plan to burn 1,200-acres 11 miles northwest of Rifle, 300-aces northwest of Continue reading

Craig Man Gets 9 Years For Meth

A Craig man was sentenced to 9 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections last week, for possession of methamphetamines.  A Routt County Court representative confirmed Monday morning that 47-year-old Duane E Newton pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance  Thursday.  In addition to the jail time, Newton was ordered to pay a fine of Continue reading

Two Fires Ignite Near Rifle In 72 Hours

Smoke may still be visible from a wildfire that started Monday night southeast of Rifle. The fire was the result of a controlled burn on private property that flared up, threatening a home and barn and burning approximately 22 acres of land. Crews were able to save both buildings. As of Continue reading

Therapeutic Marijuana To Be Exempt From Feds?

Legislation has been introduced that would exempt strains of therapeutic hemp, used to fight seizures caused by epilepsy, from the U.S. Controlled Substances Act. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner helped introduced the bipartisan, Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act last week.  The legislation would exempt marijuana strains with low THC and high CBD levels from federal drug laws. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in Continue reading

Controlled Burn Scheduled In Routt County

controlled-burns-300A prescribed burn has been planned this month for the area southwest of the Seedhouse Campground near Hinman Park in Northern Routt County.  The 300 acre burn is expected to take place over two days and will commence when appropriate weather Continue reading

More Prescribed Burns Needed In Colorado

controlled-burns-300With fires burning across Colorado experts believe the best way to prevent future fires is to increase prescribed burns, which authorities use to burn excess vegetation on public lands. BLM officials believe prescribed burns could have possibly Continue reading

Meth Baby Hospitalized

Arrest Photo - Connie Faye Hanks58 year old Connie Faye Hanks from Green River Wyoming was arrested earlier this week for endangering a child with a controlled substance after a seven month old girl in her care was discovered to have meth in her system. Authorities were alerted to the situation when the infant was taken to the Hospital suffering form seizures. When tests showed the baby’s blood Continue reading