Tag Archives: Meeker

CPW Offers Private Hunt Near Meeker

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife and the Miller Creek Ranch in Meeker are offering big-game hunters an opportunity to apply for a limited number of private property, elk and mule deer hunts during certain hunting seasons this fall. Nine hunts will be available to hunters who have already drawn limited deer and elk licenses for Game Continue reading

Poacher Fails in Appeal

POACHING173- year old convicted poacher and former outfitter Dennis Eugene Rodebaugh, of Meeker, learned on Tuesday that his appeal to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has failed, affirming the 41-month prison sentence and fines he received in early 2013 for illegally baiting deer and elk with salt. According to Colorado Parks and Continue reading

Meeker Man Appointed to Sportsmens Roundtable

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife welcomed nine new members to the Colorado Sportsmens Roundtable, a group of both elected and appointed representatives who serve as liaisons between sportsmen and the agency, during a statewide meeting in Buena Vista last week. One of those was Meeker’s Dan Schwartz. The Continue reading

Strawberry Fire Containment

fire-1-300According to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the Strawberry Fire two miles west of Meeker along County Road 7 was expected to be completely contained last night. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. The 130-acre fire occurred entirely on private land and threatened two private Continue reading

C-DOT Continues Work on Highway 13

C-DOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation will continue work on Highway 13 between Craig and Meeker next week. There are two projects underway on the stretch, including bridgework Continue reading

Northwest RAC to Meet in Meeker Next Week

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council will meet next week in Meeker. The meeting is open to the public, with morning and afternoon public comment periods related to items on the agenda. Agenda items include a presentation on archaeology, field Continue reading

Bridge Work to Slow Traffic on Highway 13

C-DOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation will be working on the bridge over the Yampa River on Highway 13 south of Craig next week. Crews will be doing mostly prep work for a bridge repair Continue reading

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