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Prescribed Burn To Occur Soon

Fire fighters will be conducting a prescribed burn near Meeker over the next several weeks. The 313-acre Pinto Gulch Prescribed Fire, 32 miles west of Meeker, will be ignited Continue reading

Bill Looks To Streamline Sage-Grouse Habitat Protection

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives that would streamline the approval process for vegetation management projects aimed at protecting or restoring sage-grouse and mule deer habitat in the west. Congressman Scott Tipton was part of the group of congressmen to introduce the Sage-Grouse and Mule Deer Habitat Conservation and Restoration Act. The rapid encroachment of Continue reading

High Speed Internet Coming To Maybell

The town of Maybell can expect high-speed internet service soon. The Moffat County Commissioners signed an agreement with High Rapids Networks at their weekly meeting yesterday, which will allow the company to install high-speed internet equipment on Cedar and Juniper Mountain, and at the Museum of Northwest Colorado and the Moffat County Landfill. As part of the agreement, the county will Continue reading

BLM Plans Sage-Grouse Projects In NW Colorado

Public comments are being accepted by the Bureau of Land Management regarding a plan that would streamline the approval of Greater Sage-Grouse habitat improvement projects in Northwest Continue reading

Lightning Sparks More Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

WILDFIREOnce again wildland fire crews in Northwest Colorado responded to lightning caused fires Thursday afternoon in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties on BLM land. The two incidents in Rio Blanco County were both contained at one tenth acre. The Taylor Fire occurred nine miles east of Rangely and the Pipes Fire was 20 miles 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

Firefighters Managing Fire in Garfield County

fire-1-300Federal fire officials from the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit have responded to a 20-acre fire 25 miles north of Loma in remote steep terrain.  The Barrel Springs Fire was discovered Continue reading