Tag Archives: Jackson

MOCO Supports Amending Sage Grouse Plan

The changes Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is considering making to the Sage Grouse Management in the U.S. will most likely be less severe than previously thought. Reports are now that Zinke is looking to modify the existing plan as opposed to scrapping the whole plan and starting over. He is said to be considering modifications to incorporate Continue reading

MOCO Joins Law Suit Concerning Sage Grouse

Moffat County has joined a lawsuit against the BLM regarding its plan for Greater Sage Grouse management in Northwest Colorado. At their meeting yesterday, the Moffat County Commissioners entered into an agreement with Garfield, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties to split the litigation expenses for the lawsuit. Garfield County will cover the majority of the Continue reading

DUI Saturation Patrol In Moffat County

DUIThe Colorado State Patrol, and local law enforcement agencies, will be working together over the Thanksgiving weekend to conduct a DUI saturation patrol in Moffat County. During the patrol, they will be looking to take intoxicated drivers off the road. Of the 108 traffic injuries investigated this year by Colorado State Patrol in Continue reading

UPDATE: Beaver Creek Fire Destroys 2 Buildings

WILD FIRETwo buildings were destroyed over the weekend in the Beaver Creek fire. The fire in the Routt National Forest about 15 miles Northwest of Walden increased to a little over 6000 acres during the weekend. The Jackson County Continue reading

Tipton Representative In NW Colorado This Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300In addition to mobile office hours that are being held in Meeker and Craig Wednesday, a member of U.S. Representative Scott Tipton’s staff will also be in Steamboat Thursday and in Walden on Friday. George Rossman, Tipton’s Field Representative, will now be available tomorrow morning from 9 to 11:30 in Meeker, Continue reading

Proposals Being Accepted for Forest Project Grants

Medicine Bow National ForestProposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) are due October 30th. Counties obtain finances through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which was reauthorized by Congress Continue reading

Fire Danger High in Northwest Colorado

fire-danger-high-signFire danger is high in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties and moderate in Grand, Jackson and Routt Counties. Higher temperatures and dry conditions are forecast through next week. Vegetation at lower elevations continues to dry out as seasonal curing occurs. All of that adds up to dangerous fire conditions. Fire officials say Continue reading

Wednesday Lightning Sparks more Wildfires

WILDFIREStorms that moved through the area Wednesday generated 780 lightning strikes on the Northwest Fire Management Unit which covers Grand, Jackson, Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. From lightning associated with the storms, eight new wildland fires were reported. Of the new fires seven are on BLM land in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

Firefighters Monitoring Blackwall Fire

fire season smallFirefighters are still monitoring the Blackwall Fire near Meeker. The fire covers about one acre. The area received about 400 lightning strikes from Tuesday thunderstorms, forcing the monitoring crew to seek Continue reading

Cultural Heritage Summit to be Held in Steamboat

cultural heritageThe Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program is inviting the public to help them celebrate five years of collaborative work in Jackson, Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties at an event in Steamboat next month. Federal, State and local agencies will be on hand to provide resource information, while Program Continue reading

Forest Service Accepting Natural Resource Project Proposals

forest-service-signProposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) are due January 23rd. Funding is provided for counties through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which is currently being considered for reauthorization by Congress. If Continue reading

Schools in Northwest Colorado to Benefit from Grant

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOLOn November 6th, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Northwest Colorado BOCES as a”highest-rated” applicant for the competitive Investing in Innovation grant (i3) which supports innovative projects aimed at increasing student achievement. Once Northwest Colorado BOCES secures matching donations, it Continue reading