Tag Archives: Maybell

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

New Fire Starts In Dinosaur National Monument

WILD FIREA lightning fire started Sunday about 25 miles west of Maybell. The 335 acre “Happy Hollow” fire is burning through trees and sage brush in Dinosaur National Monument. Nearly 100 firefighters are working in conjunction with air support to Continue reading

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Maybell

mosquito300Moffat County will conduct aerial mosquito spraying in the Maybell area this week. The spraying is scheduled to begin Wednesday and will take place through Sunday, weather permitting. Moffat County monitors mosquito traps throughout the county and schedules aerial spraying for the Continue reading

Economic Assessment Presentations Next Week In Moffat County

better cityMultiple meetings have been scheduled to allow Better City, the economic development firm from Ogden Utah, to present their assessment of Moffat County to the community. Moffat County received a DOLA grant to help pay for the assessment, which is intended to assist the County’s plan Continue reading

Power Outages In The Maybell Area

power-outage-300The Maybell area experienced power outages on Monday and Tuesday.  The first outage, where power was off for about 45 minutes, was attributed to a substation failure caused by weather.  A nine hour outage occurred Tuesday when a power pole went down in a remote area.  The length of that outage was due to the amount of time it took YVEA Continue reading

51 BELOW Temperature Recorded Last Week In Colorado

weather-cold-tempThe days are now getting longer as yesterday was the Winter Solstice. And just 5 days before the Solstice the coldest temperature in Colorado in years was recorded at Antero Reservoir which is located about 25 miles southeast of Leadville  where the temperature was 51 degrees below Continue reading

Christmas For Seniors Application Deadline

christmas-tree-outdoor-300“Christmas For Seniors” is a program that fulfills Christmas gift wishes for the elderly in the Craig area. It is available to those 62 and over. In order to received a gift from Christmas For Seniors, each person must submit an application or have one submitted for them. The deadline for applications from the Maybell area has past. In the Craig area the application deadline is this Friday. To obtain an application contact Christmas For Seniors at 824-6574.

Bitter Creek Fire Burns 700 Acres in Moffat County

craig-fire-rescue-300Firefighters from Craig and the BLM responded to a wildland fire Saturday southwest of Maybell. The Bitter Creek Fire consumed about 700 acres of private and BLM land before it was contained Saturday afternoon. The blaze was located near the Bitter Brush State Wildlife Area. Firefighters say it was sparked by lightning. No structures Continue reading

Firefighters Busy in Northwest Colorado Over the Weekend

WILDFIREThe Bull Canyon Fire was 100% contained last night. The 35 acre fire is on BLM land five miles north of Dinosaur. It started shortly after noon Saturday and was lightning caused. The Bear Fire, ten miles northwest of Lay, was reported Saturday afternoon, and was contained the same evening. That blaze was also lightning caused and 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

BLM Planning Prescribed Burns in Moffat County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning to conduct up to two prescribed fires in the upcoming week in the Douglas Mountain area 30 miles west of Maybell to reduce the threat from large wildland fires and Continue reading

BLM to Perform Prescribed Burn in Western Moffat County

controlled-burns-300The Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is planning a prescribed fire 30 miles west of Maybell in the Douglas Mountain area on 124 acres of BLM land. Burning is expected to take place today, if weather and ground Continue reading