Tag Archives: Meeker

UPDATE: Colorado On Pace To Set Record For Motorcycle Deaths

Motorcycle-accident2-300A rash of recent motorcycle accidents, has highlighted the importance that proper protection, following traffic laws and driving defensively play in avoiding…and in the event of…surviving…a motorcycle accident. A Craig man was killed late last month when he and his motorcycle collided with a car on Highway 40. 69 year old Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire 70% Contained

WILD FIREDespite the red flag fire conditions this weekend, crews were able to make significant progress in containing the Blair Mountain Fire burning 20 miles west of Meeker. The fire, which covers over 1,000 Continue reading

CPW Considering Increasing License Fees

colorado parksA meeting is being held tonight in Meeker to allow the public and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife to discuss increasing hunting and fishing license fees. CPW is anticipating significant a budge shortfall this year, so increasing these fees could help to offset the deficit. The majority of the CPW wildlife management programs are funded by fees charged Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

WILD FIREThe Blair Mountain Fire burning 20 miles west of Meeker is now at 916 acres, nearly doubling in size over the last few days. The fire, which started due to a lightning strike late last month, was being managed in a way that reduces hazardous fuels and Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker At 500 Acres

WILD FIREThe Blair Mountain Fire that started due to a lightning strike late last month is still burning 20 miles west of Meeker. The fire is now at 500 acres, but according to a representative from the BLM, it is still being managed in a Continue reading

Listen Live To CPW Commission Meetings In Meeker

PARKS AND WILDLIFEThe Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission will hold meetings this week in Meeker to discuss a variety of issues. The Wildlife Commission will receive updates from the CPW director, regional managers and law enforcement. They will also discuss procedural rules for citizen petitions. The meetings will take place at the Continue reading

Where To Watch Fireworks Near You

FIREWORKS-3-300Below are where to watch area fireworks shows on July 4th. Continue reading

Deer Collides With Motorcycle

Motorcycle-accident2-300Two people on a motorcycle were injured Friday afternoon when they collided with a deer on Highway 13, fourteen miles north of Meeker. 38 year old Justin Watson was driving when a deer crossed the road and collided with the bike sending Watson and his wife, 39 year old Carissa Watson tumbling down the road.   As both riders were wearing ample Continue reading

Where To Celebrate This 4th Of July Weekend

american-flag-1-300There will an abundance of activities this weekend and public fireworks shows on Monday. In Craig the VFW parade will begin at 11 Monday morning with Fireworks that night at Moffat County High School. The parade will start at the VFW heading west on Victory Way, then turn north on Ledford. Steamboat’s Cowboy Round-up Days is this weekend Continue reading

Wildfires Danger High

WILD FIREIn Northwest Colorado the Blair Mountain fire 20 miles west of Meeker remains at 5 acres. The Beaver Creek Fire north of Walden remains at 13,000. If you live in those areas or near any area that could be affected by wildfire it’s important to take steps to defend against the possibility of fire. The Federal Aviation Administration reminds drone operators that flying a drone near a wildfire is illegal. If you are caught operating a drone around a wildfire you will be subject to up to $27,500 in fines, and might face criminal prosecution.or additional information about fires, fireworks and events go to KRAI.COM.

Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker

WILD FIREFirefighters are managing the 5-acre, lightning-ignited Blair Mountain Fire 20 miles west of Meeker to reduce hazardous fuels and to benefit ecosystem health. About 25 firefighters are working to secure the west flank of the fire while allowing it to continue burning to the east, where it will help open the dense stands of pinyon and juniper. This will increase forest diversity and benefit Continue reading

Rules For Small Business Success

SMALL BUSINESSThere will be small business seminars taking place today and tomorrow in Rangely and Meeker. Small business expert, Jon Schallert , will give his presentation called “Once Optional Now Required: The New Rules of Small Business Success”. Schallert will be in Rangely today at the Automotive Museum from 11 to 1, lunch will be provided. A second Continue reading