Tag Archives: Maybell

UPDATE: Highway 40 Reopened, Fire Over 8 Square Miles

Highway 40 was closed from 2 in the afternoon Thursday to around 10 in the morning Friday between Maybell and Dinosaur, due to the Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs. The fire, which was thought to be around 10 to 15 acres as of noon, had expanded to Continue reading

UPDATE: Local Fires 100% Contained

The Deep Creek Fire is now 100% contained. The lightning started fire ignited earlier this month, 9 miles northeast of Hayden. Crews will continue to the monitor the 4,000 acre blaze and will conduct mop up operations where needed. During a drone flight Tuesday, crews found what may be a coal Continue reading

County Road Reopened, Fires Still Burning

Moffat County Road 57, which was closed due to the Pine Tree Fire, burning 10 miles south of Maybell, is now open. Travelers along the road should continue to use caution, as traffic from firefighters may be heavy. The fire is now estimated at 4,732 acres and remains 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

Weather Helps Fire Crews

Cooler temperatures and scattered rain over the last couple days have kept the Peekaboo Fire, burning between Maybell and the Utah State line, from growing significantly. The fire is still estimated at just Continue reading

Mosquito Spraying Near Maybell Delayed

The time period for mosquito spraying to occur in the Maybell area has been extended through Monday. The spraying was supposed to be completed by Saturday, but this had to be delayed due to high winds. Spraying will take place during the Continue reading

MOCO Mosquito Spraying Starts This Week

Mosquito spraying is expected to begin in Craig, Maybell and other areas of Moffat County later this week. The aerial spraying will take place between Thursday and Saturday in Craig and the surrounding areas, wind and weather Continue reading

Power Outage Sunday Caused By Raccoon

A power outage that occurred in the Craig, Baggs  and Maybell areas early Sunday morning was the result of a raccoon that got into the Excel Energy substation near Craig. Power to the station had to be turned off to remove the Continue reading

BLM To Talk NW Colorado Travel Plan Wednesday

The Bureau of Land Management will host an open house this week in Craig to discuss their travel management plan for lands between Craig and Maybell. The plan involves more than 1,300 miles of routes in the Powder Wash, Big Gulch, Seven Mile Continue reading

48 Below Zero!

If you think it was cold here yesterday, our temperatures were mild compared to that in Wisdom Montana, near Butte, which recorded the nations lowest temperatures yesterday at 48 below zero.  Locally last nights clear skies contributed to dropping temperatures across Colorado. According to US Air Continue reading

Planned Power Outage Monday

yampa-valley-electric-assocA power outage has been scheduled Monday in the Maybell area by the Yampa Valley Electric Association.  The outage will allow Yampa Valley Electric to perform maintenance on the Maybell Substation and its lines. It will take place between 4 and 5 Monday afternoon and will affect Maybell, Continue reading

Help Review NW Colorado Trail Maps

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is looking for community assistance in reviewing its road and trail inventory maps for Northwest Colorado.  This summer, members of the BLM’s Little Snake Field Office, inventoried more than 1,300 miles of routes across the 370,000 acres of land that it manages between Maybell and Craig all Continue reading