Tag Archives: Meeker

Leaving Craig this Summer Means Leaving Early

C-DOTTraveling outside of Craig is taking a little more time than normal these days. Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe updated the audience Tuesday on road construction activity Continue reading

Public Meeting Planned to Discuss ColoWyo EA

coloyowA public meeting will be held tomorrow night in Craig to discuss the newly released Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining was ordered to redo the assessment, by a federal judge in Continue reading

EA for South Taylor Pit to be Released Monday

coloyowAn announcement is expected Friday from the Office of Surface Mining, that will declare the office has completed the Environmental Assessment for the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. That’s according to the Moffat County Continue reading

Volunteers Needed for Trail Work Around Meeker

BLMVolunteers are needed August 1st to help expand the hiking and biking trail system around Meeker. Volunteers will join the BLM, Colorado Mountain Club and Conservation Colorado in constructing about a half-mile of the new East Ridge Trail. The section traverses a scenic ridge above Meeker Continue reading

Firefighters Busy in Northwest Colorado Over the Weekend

WILDFIREThe Bull Canyon Fire was 100% contained last night. The 35 acre fire is on BLM land five miles north of Dinosaur. It started shortly after noon Saturday and was lightning caused. The Bear Fire, ten miles northwest of Lay, was reported Saturday afternoon, and was contained the same evening. That blaze was also lightning caused and Continue reading

Lightning Sparks More Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

WILDFIREOnce again wildland fire crews in Northwest Colorado responded to lightning caused fires Thursday afternoon in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties on BLM land. The two incidents in Rio Blanco County were both contained at one tenth acre. The Taylor Fire occurred nine miles east of Rangely and the Pipes Fire was 20 miles Continue reading

More Wildfires Sparked by Lightning

WILDFIREThunder storms Wednesday afternoon ignited another round of wildland fires on BLM land. Of the six in Rio Blanco County, scattered west of Meeker, four were contained at one tenth acre Wednesday evening. Fire personnel were unable to access the other two reported fires because of weather and road conditions. An individual Continue reading

Plenty of Fireworks Shows to Enjoy Tomorrow Night

FIREWORKS-3-300There are plenty of places to celebrate the 4th of July and catch local professional fireworks displays tomorrow night. In Craig a parade will take place at 11. It will start at the Craig VFW and end at City Market. Fireworks will be set off tomorrow night from Moffat County High School. Steamboat is holding Cowboy Round-up Continue reading

Firefighters Monitoring Blackwall Fire

fire season smallFirefighters are still monitoring the Blackwall Fire near Meeker. The fire covers about one acre. The area received about 400 lightning strikes from Tuesday thunderstorms, forcing the monitoring crew to seek Continue reading

Blackwall Fire west of Meeker

fire season smallA Bureau of Land Management fire crew responded to the lightning caused Blackwall Fire yesterday afternoon. The one quarter acre fire is burning in pinyon-juniper trees on BLM land in the Black Mountain Wilderness Study Area 12 miles west of Meeker in Rio Blanco County. Current weather and fuel conditions are allowing the Blackwall Fire to be managed for benefits to the land. The fire crew will anchor off the north and west Continue reading

Office of Surface Mining Comment Collection Meeting

Those planning to go to the Office of Surface Mining’s meeting this afternoon in Craig won’t be given an opportunity to comment on an open microphone. Instead, those that show up will be able to talk to individual representatives on a more intimate level, about the issues surrounding ColoWyo Mine. There will be stations residents can visit to submit their comments, which the OSM will use in their Environmental Assessment of the South Taylor Pit. A federal judge has ordered the office to complete the assessment within 120 days of his ruling, or he has threatened to pull the permit for the pit. That would leave 220 employees without jobs, and the local annual economy would take a roughly $200 million hit. Public comments are due by Monday. If you can’t make it to this afternoon’s meeting, which will take place from 4 to 8 in the Grandstands Building of the Moffat County Fairgrounds, you can fill out a public comment form online which you’ll find on the front page at KRAI.COM.

OSM Taking Public Comment on ColoWyo Tomorrow

osmNorthwest Colorado residents are reminded to stop by the Moffat County Fairgrounds tomorrow to submit a public comment regarding ColoWyo Coal Mine. The Office of Surface Mining will be in Craig tomorrow to gather that public input. A federal judge ruled last month that the office didn’t Continue reading