Tag Archives: Meeker

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

Mental Competency Evaluation Ordered for the Man Who Stabbed Rio Blanco Sheriff

woodruffA judge has ordered a mental competency review for the man accused of stabbing the former Rio Blanco County sheriff last year. Twenty-year-old Logan Piper has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and is to be evaluated by the Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo. That’s according to an order issued Friday by 9th Continue reading

Rio Blanco Developing Land & Resource Use Plan

rbcThe White River & Douglas Creek Conservation Districts along with Rio Blanco County have completed their first set of Public Meetings regarding the forthcoming Land & Resource Use Plan for the county. The Districts are developing Continue reading

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