Tag Archives: Jackson

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

Logging Traffic Continues in Grand and Jackson Counties

LOGGINGThe public will encounter logging truck traffic on some BLM lands in Grand and Jackson Counties this fall and winter as logging operations continue in lodgepole pine forests impacted by the mountain pine beetle. Loggers will be clearing beetle-killed lodgepole pine near Morgan Creek Continue reading

Lightning Sparks Several Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

fire-fighter-1-300Wednesday’s thunderstorms produced lightning that ignited seven confirmed wildland fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties. The largest of the new incidents is the Key Fire at 252 acres, primarily on private land with a small portion on BLM land about 27 miles southwest of Maybell. The blaze Continue reading

Local Fire Managers Remind Residents to Stay Fire Safe this Weekend

fire season smallThe Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is alerting the public to increasing fire danger in areas of Northwest Colorado. No fire restrictions will be in effect for the Fourth of July weekend in Continue reading

Firefighters Battling Lightning Sparked Fire in Rio Blanco County

fire-fighter-1-300Firefighters in Rio Blanco County are working on an 11 acre blaze that is believed to have been started by lighting yesterday.  Lightning is being blamed for several small fires in the county, the biggest of which is the “Big Jimmy Fire”.  Helicopters dropped water on the blaze yesterday, but fire managers have decided Continue reading

Firefighters Trained, Ready for Fire Season

fire-fighter-training-800The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is fully staffed and prepared for wildland fire response. New fire recruits as well as returning firefighters have been training and refurbishing equipment since Continue reading

C-DOT to Hold Telephone Town Hall

C-DOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Continue reading

Fire Experts Expect Northwest Colorado to Have “Normal” Fire Season

fire season smallPredictive Services with the National Interagency Fire Center calculates the wildland fire potential for this fire season to be normal in the Rocky Mountain Area. However, even in normal years Continue reading