Tag Archives: Moffat County

National Night Out is August 4th

nno15Moffat County emergency workers will celebrate National Night Out next week. National Night Out is a nationwide program that promotes community safety awareness, crime prevention techniques and law enforcement-community partnerships for a safer America. On August 4th Continue reading

Moffat County Considering Hiring County Manager

moffat-county-commissionersMoffat County officials are revisiting the idea of hiring a County Manager, but will get financial help if they decide to go that way. The Department of Local Affairs is offering a grant for 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

Water to be Shut Off in Shadow Mountain Wednesday

shadow mountain village meeting-150 editWater will be shut off tomorrow in the Shadow Mountain neighborhood. Moffat County’s Roy Tipton says there will be no water available between the hours of 8 and 5 tomorrow, as crews continue to work on the water and sewer lines. A line replacement and curb and gutter Continue reading

Officers Cleared in Shooting of Suspect

District Attorney 14thThe Moffat County deputy and the Parks and Wildlife Officer who were the subject of an investigation into the death of James Damon, have been cleared of any wrong doing. In March, Deputy Bhrent Shock and Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez happened upon Damon’s vehicle near Dinosaur, and were confronted Continue reading

Moffat County Deputies Investigating Abuse of Horse

moffat-county-sheriff-300Moffat County deputies are investigating a case of animal abuse that left a horse dead. The owner of the horse, Glen Gariner, says he found the horse dead in his pasture earlier this month. He says someone had hobbled the animals back legs and tied it to a fence in the heat of the day. The Continue reading

Tipton Crashes Jewell Meeting

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300Congressman Scott Tipton made a surprise visit to a meeting Friday night in Glenwood with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, BLM Director Neil Kornze, Moffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid and Craig Mayor Ray Beck. The meeting was to discuss the future of the Colowyo Mine. Jewell agreed to the 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

WildEarth Guardians Urge Interior Secretary To Tell MoCo Commissioners to “Keep Coal In The Ground”

wildearthThe WildEarth Guardians have issued a response to the Moffat County Commissioners meeting scheduled for tomorrow with Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewel.  Jeremy Nichols, WildEarth Guardians’ Climate and Energy Program Director. Stressed in a release that he wants Jewel to tell the Commissioners that “it’s time to move toward keeping coal in the ground.”  The entire text of the WildEarth Guardians response is below: Continue reading

BLM To Conduct Travel Management Plan

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is conducting a Travel Management Plan for Moffat County. The goal is to designate certain roads for appropriate uses throughout the county. The first step is to inventory the roads. The county will be a cooperating agency, meaning they will have a Continue reading

Moffat County Commissioners Will Meet With Interior Secretary Jewel This Week

JEWELLMoffat County Commissioners will meet with Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel this Friday.  That according to Commissioner John Kinkaid.  Jewell will be in Aspen Friday to speak as part of the Aspen Institute’s Hurst Lecture Series.  The Commissioners, who will meet with Jewel in Glenwood Spring at 8pm, are expected to impress on Continue reading

Jewell Visiting Aspen, No Plans to Visit Craig

JEWELLInterior Secretary Sally Jewell will be in Aspen this weekend, but there are no apparent plans to visit Moffat County. The Interior Department’s Office of Surface Mining is in the midst of redoing an environmental assessment of the South Taylor Pit at ColoWyo Coal Mine. A federal judge in Denver ruled the original assessment didn’t do enough to consider the effects of burning coal on Continue reading