Tag Archives: Moffat

BLM Seeks Comment on Public Land Access Closure

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons. The proposed 24-month closure would prohibit public access to 1,850 acres of public land near Continue reading

Public Warned that Roads on BLM Lands Can be Dangerous this Weekend

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is urging the public to use caution this holiday weekend as recent rains have left many roads across BLM impassable, and the danger of local flash-flooding remains. Several visitors have reported being temporarily Continue reading

Ag Department Warns of Vesicular Stomatitus Outbreak

cdaAs the Moffat and Routt County Fairs approach, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has placed 21 locations under quarantine after horses tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). So far, none of Continue reading

Alkali Fire 75% Contained

WILDFIREContainment lines on the Alkali Fire have held for a second day and fire personnel feel confident they have turned the corner on the fire. Three engines and one of the State 20-person hand crews Continue reading

Lightning Sparks Several Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

fire-fighter-1-300Wednesday’s thunderstorms produced lightning that ignited seven confirmed wildland fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties. The largest of the new incidents is the Key Fire at 252 acres, primarily on private land with a small portion on BLM land about 27 miles southwest of Maybell. The blaze Continue reading

Wildfires Sparked by Lightning

WILDFIREWith afternoon thunder and lightning storms last week new wildland fires erupted in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties. Fire crews and engines responded to six fires on BLM land Thursday afternoon. All Continue reading

Fire Managers Battle Several Lightning Sparked Fires

WILDFIREThe Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit responded to eight lightning caused wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties yesterday late afternoon.  In Moffat County, the Continue reading

Fireworks & Activities in Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco Counties

FIREWORKS-3-300There are opportunities in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties to see fireworks Friday night.  In Craig the fireworks start a little before 9.  They will be set off at the high school.  The VFW will hold a parade (at 11am) and barbecue (at noon) Friday.  Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served, and the VFW asks that those that

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Local Fire Managers Remind Residents to Stay Fire Safe this Weekend

fire season smallThe Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is alerting the public to increasing fire danger in areas of Northwest Colorado. No fire restrictions will be in effect for the Fourth of July weekend in Continue reading

Routt County Now at High Risk for Radon Exposure

RADONRoutt County is now listed as a high risk area for radon exposure.  Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties had already been ranked as high risk areas by the state Department of Public Health and Environment.  In fact the Department now says all of Colorado is considered a high risk area.  The department stresses this doesn’t automatically Continue reading

Names Released Of Men Involved In Shooting

moffat-county-sheriff-300The Moffat County Sheriffs Department has released additional details regarding a shooting in unincorporated Moffat County Tuesday night.  The incident, which took place at a lot in Wilderness Ranch, involved two men 57 year old Continue reading

Firefighters Battling Lightning Sparked Fire in Rio Blanco County

fire-fighter-1-300Firefighters in Rio Blanco County are working on an 11 acre blaze that is believed to have been started by lighting yesterday.  Lightning is being blamed for several small fires in the county, the biggest of which is the “Big Jimmy Fire”.  Helicopters dropped water on the blaze yesterday, but fire managers have decided Continue reading