Tag Archives: mitigation

Tree Removal Underway On Emerald Mountain

Seasonal hazardous tree mitigation work is underway on Emerald Mountain near Steamboat. Crews will focus their efforts near the Morning Gloria trail area, with the goal of removing as many dead and dying trees as possible. This is the final phase of the tree mitigation project that Continue reading

2 Hour Delays Expected For I-70 Travelers

CDOTAnyone traveling to and from Denver this week may encounter delays on I-70.  The Colorado Department of Transportation will be performing rock fall mitigation next to I-70 near George Town, Tuesday through Thursday. Continue reading

Emerald Mountain Closure

emerald-mountain-300A majority of Emerald Mountain will be closed either tomorrow, Friday or Monday to allow the City of Steamboat to continue removing beetle kill trees from the area. A helicopter will be utilized during the one day closure to assist with tree removal. Additional details on the project Continue reading

I-70 Through Glenwood Canyon Open Thursday

I-70 HelicopterThursday’s planned closure of Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon that would have diverted traffic through Meeker, Craig, Hayden, Steamboat and Oak Creek has been cancelled. The canyon was closed for helicopter operations associated with the ongoing rock fall mitigation project. Wednesdays ideal flying conditions allowed crews to Continue reading

CDOT Cancels I-70 Closure Thursday

CDOTI-70 through Glenwood Canyon will be open Thursday. The Colorado Department of Transportation has cancelled helicopter operations due to unsafe wind conditions in the area. The canyon will be closed at a later Continue reading

Western Slope Could See More Environmental Protection Money

EPA-300Moffat County may be just one county on the Western Slope that could benefit from a decision by the EPA’s Supplemental Environment Project Selection Committee in Colorado. The committee has decided to spend more of its money in grants for the Western Slope. A supplemental environmental project is typically part of a Continue reading

FEMA Reminds Residents to be Prepared for Wild Fires

FEMA-250This month marks two key wildfire anniversaries which serve as an important reminder that families need to take proactive steps to protect themselves and their property against wildfires. July 6th was the 20th anniversary of the South Canyon Wildfire near Glenwood, during which 14 firefighters Continue reading

Obama Urges Governors to Support Wildfire Fighting Budget Plan

WILDFIREPresident Barack Obama is encouraging western governors to support a plan to budget for fighting wildfires, instead of raiding funding for Continue reading