Tag Archives: Meeker

C-DOT Reinstates Doubled Fines in Wildlife Zones

deer on road 300Motorists on some stretches of northwest Colorado highways will be slapped with doubled fines when caught speeding under a resumed effort to cut down on collisions with wildlife. The Colorado Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that it is reinstating increased fines in wildlife zones. Fines will be Continue reading

Bridge Work Continues on Highway 13 South of Craig

C-DOTMore concrete work will take place next week on the Highway 13 south of Craig. The state is working on the bridge over the Yampa River about 5 miles south of Craig. There will be a lot of heavy equipment involved next week, with Continue reading

Ballots Due by 7 Tonight

Ballot-300Today is Election Day. This year’s ballots feature school and college board elections in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. There are also broadband questions on ballots in all three counties. There are tax increase questions for school districts in Meeker and Steamboat, and Continue reading

Halloween is Tomorrow

halloween-pumpkin-#3Tomorrow is Halloween, and there are plenty of activities going on in Northwest Colorado. Organized trick or treating will take place in downtown Craig and the Centennial Mall from 4 to 6 tomorrow. The Steamboat Downtown Stroll is from 5 to 7. In Meeker, Pumpkins, Eats, and Treats takes place on the courthouse lawn. That Continue reading

BLM Seeks Public Comment on White River Travel Management Plan

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management has announced a public scoping period for travel and transportation management in the White River Field Office. The Office is beginning an Environmental Assessment that would amend its 1997 Resource Management Plan to determine Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Planned for Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300The Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest plans to conduct a prescribed burn in the Aldrich Lakes area beginning Sunday. The 1200 acre prescribed fire site is about 19 miles northeast of Meeker and 19 miles south of Craig, on National Forest System lands and next Continue reading

Battlefield to be Dedicated Near Meeker

milk creekFor the past quarter of a century the Rio Blanco Historical Society has been developing the Milk Creek Battlefield Park. The purpose is to commemorate the site of one of the last battles of the American Indian Wars. The United States Cavalry crossed the boundary of the Ute Reservation with what could only be interpreted Continue reading

Meeker Wildlife Officer Given Prestigious Award

colorado parksBailey Franklin, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager from Meeker, has been named the agency’s 2014 John D. Hart Wildlife Officer of the Year. The prestigious award is given yearly to an officer that exemplifies the qualities of it’s namesake – a well-rounded game warden that possesses deep knowledge and Continue reading

Road Work Finishing up on Highway 13

C-DOTWork on Highway 13 around Meeker and Craig will wrap up next week. The resurfacing and guardrail replacement and repair projects were taking place just north of Meeker and just north of Craig. The finishing touches will be put on Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for Trail Work Near Meeker

meeker-300Volunteers are needed September 19th to help expand the popular hiking and biking trail system adjacent to Meeker. Work will include maintaining the popular China Wall Trail above Meeker and constructing the new East Ridge Trail. The project is in observance of National Public Lands Day, and offers the public a chance Continue reading

Mining Will Continue at Colowyo – Assessment Filed

coalThe Interior Department’s Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit of Colowyo Mine was signed by Assistant Secretary of the Interior Janice Schneider and has been officially filed. Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe said he received a phone call from Janice Snyder of the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) to let him know that the timely filing fulfills the order by U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson, who gave the Office of Surface Mining 120 days to bring the permit into compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act. The new assessment shows that the mine’s operations do NOT create a significant environmental impact. The filing brings to a close the events that lead to the fear in Northwest Colorado that mining operations at Colowyo would cease, put 220 miners out of work and devastate local economies.

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ColoWyo Assessment Complete

coloyowThe Interior Department’s Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit of ColoWyo Mine is done, and reportedly shows that the mine’s operations do NOT create a significant environmental impact. That would be a blow to Continue reading