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Comment On Vehicle Use To Manage Wild Horses

The BLM will be holding a public meeting next week in Meeker, to discuss the use of motorized vehicles for wild horse population management in Northwest Colorado. Motorized equipment is used to accomplish numerous management objectives in Continue reading

UPDATE: Plane Crash East Of Meeker

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office was notified just after 10 Saturday morning, of a downed airplane near McGinnis Lake, about  32 miles East of Meeker.  Other aircraft in the area were receiving the radio transmission from those in the downed plane and reported that all Continue reading

UPDATE: Woman Dies In Chair Lift Fall

A mother died, and her two daughters were injured after they fell from a lift at Ski Granby Ranch yesterday morning.  The 40 year old woman and her daughters age 9 and 12, were visiting from San Antonio Texas.  The 9 year old was taken by Continue reading

UPDATE: Rabbit Ears Closed For 7 Hours Due To Head-on Crash

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Rabbit Ears Pass was closed in both directions earlier today due to an accident that occurred between a tractor-trailer and pickup just after 5 this morning. The two drivers were the only people involved in the incident. . It took rescue Continue reading

Emerald Mountain Closed Next Week

emerald-mountain-300The majority of the front side of Emerald Mountain will be closed Monday through Wednesday to allow the City of Steamboat to continue to remove beetle kill trees from the area. During the closure, a helicopter will assist with tree removal. During the closure the Bluffs Continue reading

Two Missing Boys Found

moffat-county-sheriff-300Two boys who went missing Sunday afternoon in Moffat County were located and returned to their family in good condition yesterday, after a day of searching. The boys, 9 and 12 years old, went missing from their family’s cabin in the area of Wilderness Ranch, about 35 miles Northeast of Craig. Moffat County Sheriff’s Deputies began searching for the boys Sunday Continue reading

New Fire In Dinosaur National Park

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryCrews are fighting a 40 acre fire that started yesterday on the Utah side of Dinosaur National Monument. The blaze was expected to be fully controlled by last night. Crews will continue to work today to mop up hot spots. National Park Continue reading

Happy Hollow Fire 75% Contained

WILD FIRECrews made good progress yesterday battling the “Happy Hollow” Fire burning 25 miles west of Maybell.  The lightning fire that began Sunday is burning through trees and sage brush in Dinosaur National Monument.  Crews Continue reading

I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Open Thursday

I-70 HelicopterThursday’s planned closure of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon that would have diverted traffic through Meeker, Craig, Hayden, Steamboat and Oak Creek has been cancelled. The canyon was closed for helicopter operations associated with the ongoing rock fall mitigation project. Wednesdays ideal flying conditions allowed crews to Continue reading

CPW Takes To Air To Track Big Game

colorado parksAlthough the main big game hunting seasons have ended, Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s researchers and biologists are preparing for another busy time of the year. Beginning this month through late March, Wildlife employees will climb aboard aircraft and fly across large swaths of wildlife habitat in search of big game animals to classify by sex and age while others will gather biological data on the ground. Late-season hunters and outdoor Continue reading

Classic Air Houses Aircraft in Craig

classic airClassic Air Medical, a premier air ambulance service, has stationed an aircraft in Craig. The company will base a fixed wing aircraft at the Moffat County Airport. Classic Air says the advantage of housing the aircraft in Craig can be seen by the high volume of local calls that they’ve seen from the surrounding area. Their Steamboat Continue reading

BLM to Remove Wild Horses From West Douglas Area

wild horsesThe BLM plans to gather excess wild horses in the White River Field Office in September. They’ll gather up to 167 horses using water and bait trapping and helicopter gather operations. The idea is to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations by preventing overcrowding. When wild horse herds grow at levels that are Continue reading