Tag Archives: Jackson

DUI Saturation Patrol This Weekend

Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol in Grand County this weekend. Last year, State Patrol officers in Troop 4B, which encompasses Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Grand, and Jackson Counties, investigated 108 crashes Continue reading

Comment On NW Colorado Oil & Gas Lease Sale

The BLM is evaluating 64 parcels of land totaling nearly 60 thousand acres, for an oil and gas leas sale in Northwest Colorado, as part of the Trump administrations goal to strengthen America’s energy independence.  In Fiscal Year 2016, oil and gas activity on BLM Colorado-managed lands contributed $2.9 billion in economic output and Continue reading

Tipton’s Staff To Host Office Hours In NW Colorado

A member of Congressman Scott Tipton’s staff will hold office hours in Moffat, Routt, and Jackson  Counties next week. These mobile office hours will allow Tipton’s staff to assist constituents with issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Citizenship, Immigration Services, and the Internal Continue reading

ID’s Of Drivers In Highway 13 Accident Released

The identities of the two drivers involved in the accident that closed Highway 13 Tuesday Morning have been released. 21-year-old Tyler Young, who is believed to be from Texas, collided with a semi being driven by 28-year-old Stefan Jackson of Continue reading

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