Tag Archives: Maybell

Maybell, Loudy Simpson Parks to Get New Playground Equipment

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners, last week, signed off on a grant agreement with the Department of Local Affairs, that will see new playground equipment at Loudy Simpson Park in Craig, and the community park in Maybell.  The county wasn’t able to get the grants through Great Outdoors Colorado, so instead Continue reading

Update on Local Fires

WILDFIREFavorable weather conditions have resulted in low fire activity and much progress being made on the Elk Springs fire. GPS data showed the fire at approximately 450 acres with very Continue reading

Alkali Fire 75% Contained

WILDFIREContainment lines on the Alkali Fire have held for a second day and fire personnel feel confident they have turned the corner on the fire. Three engines and one of the State 20-person hand crews Continue reading

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading

Firefighters Battling 20,000 Acre Blaze North of Maybell

fire-1-300Crews are battling a wildfire that has scorched thousands of acres in northwest Colorado.  Lynn Barclay with the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit says the Alkali Fire was reported north of Maybell at about 2:30 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

Moffat County Sheriff’s Office Battling 200 Acre Blaze

fire-fighter-1-300The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office is battling a fire just south of Wapiti Peak near Maybell.  Sheriff Tim Jantz says the blaze is about 200 acres.  The fire’s containment status was unknown at the time, but Jantz said it appeared his crew had a good handle on it.  It’s burning Continue reading

Bridge in Maybell to Close for Repairs

M.C.-Road-and-Bridge-300The Moffat County Road Department will be temporarily closing the bridge north of Maybell on County Road 19 on Monday at noon.  The bridge will be closed for repairs for approximately six weeks. For further information or alternate routes, contact the Road Department at 824-3211.

Fire Managers Battle Several Lightning Sparked Fires

WILDFIREThe Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit responded to eight lightning caused wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties yesterday late afternoon.  In Moffat County, the Continue reading

Moffat County Residents to Vote on Retail Marijuana

MARIJUANA-300Retail Marijuana will be on the Moffat County ballot in November.  The Moffat County Commissioners voted 2 to 1 this morning to put the issue of lifting the county’s moratorium on retail grow and sale operations to the voters.  Maybell resident Kris Brannan has been prodding the commissioners to Continue reading

Flood Advisory Issued for Moffat County

FLOOD-WATER-300A flood advisory has been issued in Southern Moffat County through Tuesday.  The National Weather Service says rises in the Yampa River are due to heavy runoff of mountain snow melt as Continue reading