Tag Archives: Meeker

Agritourism Workshop Planned for Meeker

agritourismThe Rio Blanco County Heritage Culture Center will host a workshop on Agritourism next week. The workshop will focus on implementing Agritourism opportunities in Northwest Colorado through a variety of “best practices” Continue reading

Meeting Planned to Discuss the ColoWyo Situation

coloyowA meeting has been planned for Craig residents to get the latest information on the ColoWyo situation. The meeting will include speakers from industry representatives and local government in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. Ray Beck and Continue reading

Road Work Planned for Highway 13 Near Meeker

road-work-300Resurfacing work will take place on Highway 13 north of Meeker next week. A press release says the work will begin on the 26th, and likely will be finished that day. Crews are expected to work from 7 in the morning to 5 in the evening to finish the project. The north and south bound shoulders will be closed due to the work. Crews ask that motorists be patient and slow down for their safety.

Hope West to Hold Kids Day Camp for Grieving Children

day campChildren who have experienced the death of a loved one will receive grief support at Kids Day Camp, a new grief support camp offered by HopeWest in Meeker. The camp is a free community service and open to children in 2nd Continue reading

BLM to Hold Public Meeting on Trail Inventory

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management White River Field Office will hold a public workshop next week to discuss the public review period for its 2014 Travel Route Inventory and future travel management efforts. This meeting is intended to provide the public an understanding of the Continue reading

Mine Safety Organization Plans to Extinguish Coal Seam Fire near Meeker

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is working closely with the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety to extinguish a coal seam fire burning in the long-abandoned Black Diamond Mine above Meeker. The mine is located on private lands, but the State is Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Historical Society to put on Presentation

riohisThe Rio Blanco County Historical Society, in cooperation with the Meeker Arts and Cultural Council, will present a special historical reenactment program with local presenters depicting the characters of prominent Rio Blanco Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Taking Place in Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300The BLM is expected to continue a prescribed burn about 25 miles southwest of Meeker today. The burn site is located near the junction of Rio Blanco County Roads 29 and 87. The project started yesterday, and is expected to finished up Continue reading

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn in Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300Fire managers from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit are planning to burn 550 acres of sagebrush in the next couple of weeks if weather and air quality conditions are favorable. The project is about 25 miles southwest of Continue reading

Highway 64 Crash Victim Identified

RIO BALNCO SHERRIFAuthorities have released the name of the victim killed in last week’s car crash on Highway 64. Firefighters responded to the scene after a call of a brush fire on the side of the highway. When they got there, they found a vehicle engulfed in flames. After extinguishing the blaze, a body was found in the car. The Rio Continue reading

BLM Seeks Public Comment on Plant Expansion

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comments on a proposed sodium bicarbonate plant expansion 37 miles southwest of Meeker. Natural Soda’s planned expansion of the Piceance Creek Basin processing facility would double its current 250,000 tons per-year Continue reading

One Killed In Vehicle Crash Between Meeker and Rangely

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001On Saturday, March 14 at about 4:30 AM, Rio Blanco Communications Center received a call of a possible brush fire on Colorado Highway 64, approximately 28 miles west of Meeker.  A second call was received later and it was determined that a motor vehicle was on fire at that location. The Rangely Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Upon Continue reading