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Flash Flood Watch In Effect Tuesday

A flash flood watch is in effect through Tuesday night, for areas in the upper, central and lower Yampa River basins. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast through the evening, which may result in flood conditions. The flash flood Continue reading

Flash Flood Watch In Effect

A flash flood watch is in effect through midnight Wednesday, for areas in the central and lower Yampa River basins. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast through the evening, which may result in flood conditions. The flash Continue reading

Gardner Tours Western Slope, Stops In MOCO

Senator Cory Gardner took a tour of the Western Slope last week, to meet with healthcare providers, farmers and ranchers, elected representatives and public land officials. During the tour Gardner stopped in Loma, Palisade, and Mack. Gardner also visited Dinosaur National Monument to discuss the National Park System; Pioneers Medical Center in Continue reading

UPDATE: Two Wildfires Burning Near Meeker

Two new fires started over the weekend in Rio Blanco County near Meeker. The lightning started Wilson Fire is burning near Rio Blanco County Road 9 north of Meeker. The fire, which was reported early Saturday morning, is now Continue reading

New Fire North Of Meeker

There is a new fire burning near Rio Blanco County Road 9 north of Meeker. Multiple fire crews have responded to the Wilson Creek Fire, which was reported early Saturday Morning. The public is being asked not to call 911 to report Continue reading

Apply To Hunt For Free Near Meeker

Hunters with the appropriate tags can now apply for a limited number of free unguided elk hunts on Crooked Wash Ranch near Meeker. Two hunts are available for hunters who drew a limited antler-less cow elk license for Game Management Unit 11 Continue reading

Milk Creek Battlefield Tour Monday

A guided tour of the Historic Milk Creek Battlefield, 17 miles northeast of Meeker, will be held this afternoon (July 3). The Rio Blanco Historical Society sponsored tour, will begin at Meeker’s White River Museum at 1. Attendees will need to have their own transportation for the drive to the Milk Creek Battlefield site. The author of “Hollow Victory”, a book about the White River Expedition of 1879 and Continue reading

3 Arrested In Meeker Following Search

A search for 40-year-old Alyssa Baley of Rangely, who had multiple warrants out for her arrest, lead to the arrest of her and two others Thursday in Meeker.  Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s officers search for Baley lead them to a vehicle parked near Mountain Valley Bank, where they contacted the occupants, 44-year-old Quinn Olesky and 68-year-old Theresa Baley, both of Grand Junction.  They were Continue reading

UPDATE: What’s Going On For The 4th OF July?

There will an abundance of activities this long 4th of July weekend including public fireworks shows. In Craig the VFW/American Legion parade will begin at 11 Tuesday morning.  The parade will start at Veterans Hall, formerly the VFW.  The head west on Victory Way, then turn north on Ledford. Following the parade, their will be a dedication of the Craig WWII Memorial. All WWII veterans, their families Continue reading

UPDATE: Air Quality Advisory Issued For Areas Near Dead Dog Fire

Additional firefighters were deployed yesterday to battle the Hunter Fire, burning 20 miles southwest of Meeker. The crews were able to take advantage of diminished winds to increase containment of the 1,000 acre fire from 30 to 70%.  Despite growing by Continue reading

Teen Killed In Highway 13 Accident

A teenager was killed early Saturday afternoon in a two vehicle accident on Highway 13, 20 miles south of Meeker. 19 year old Brodie Tiffany of Silt died when the pickup he was driving was struck by a car traveling in the opposite direction. The car being driven by, 71 year old Paul Matson of Centennial, had traveled off the right side of the roadway. Matson then overcorrected sending his car into the oncoming lane colliding with the Continue reading

Three Wildfires Burning In NW Colorado

The BLM reported Saturday night that firefighter were working three fires under Red Flag conditions in northwestern Colorado. More than 40 firefighters, five engines, four heavy air tankers, six single engine air tankers, and a helicopter were working the 500-acre Hunter Fire about 20 miles southwest of Meeker. Smoke from this fire was visible from the Colorado River Continue reading