Tag Archives: Moffat

Yampa Valley Data Partners Releases Fast Facts

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released this month’s Fast Facts. The Fast Facts give a snap shot of various economic changes in Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties. September Continue reading

Ballots Due by 7 Tonight

Ballot-300Today is Election Day. This year’s ballots feature school and college board elections in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. There are also broadband questions on ballots in all three counties. There are tax increase questions for school districts in Meeker and Steamboat, and Continue reading

VNA and YVMC to Conduct Community Health Survey

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Yampa Valley Medical Center are seeking input about health needs in local communities. Residents can share their feedback by taking an online survey or attending community forums being held in Routt and Moffat Counties. Information from the Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Free of Vesicular Stomatitis

cdaNorthwest Colorado is again free of Vesicular Stomatitis. That’s according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture, which says the only quarantine that was active in the northwest part of the state has been released. There have been 6 quarantines this year in Moffat, Routt and Rio Continue reading

Local Officials to Meet with EPA Over Clean Power Plan

EPA-300Local officials have been able to secure a meeting date with Shaun McGrath, the Region 8 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. The meeting will include commissioners from Moffat, Routt and Uintah Counties, along with Craig Mayor Ray Beck. Participants will discuss their concerns with the Clean Power Plan Continue reading

Bennet, Hickenlooper Comment on ColoWyo Decision

coloyowThere have been more comments to come forth following yesterday’s news that ColoWyo Coal Mine had been given the green light to continue operations at the South Taylor Pit. The news was met with cheer in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

Two Wildland Fires Remain Uncontained In NW Colorado

fire season smallThis past weekend’s lightning resulted in 34 wildfires in Northwest Colorado. Only two of those blazes are uncontained. Fire crews are still working towards wrapping them up. Of the five fires reported yesterday Continue reading

Red Flag Warning Today For Moffat And Rio Blanco Counties

RED FLAGThe National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red Flag Warning for Moffat and Rio Blanco counties in effect from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. today (Monday). The Warning is due to gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels. Winds out of the west are expected to gust up to 35 miles per hour. The combination of forecasted conditions creates the potential for rapid fire growth upon ignition and contributes to extreme fire behavior. Please refrain from using fire outdoors this afternoon and evening.

Fire Danger Rises in Forest Area

Medicine Bow National ForestThe Little Beaver Fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest and changing weather conditions have prompted Forest Service officials to issue statements regarding fire danger and safety. The 21-acre Little Beaver Fire was caused by Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Respond to Several Fires

craig-fire-rescue-300Fire danger remains high in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties and moderate in Routt County. Proof of that came last week, when Craig firefighters responded to three fires in a matter of minutes, Thursday. The first was a 30 acre blaze on Moffat County Road 183, which is the bypass north of town. The fire was on the north side of Continue reading

Fire Danger High in Northwest Colorado

fire-danger-high-signFire danger is high in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties and moderate in Grand, Jackson and Routt Counties. Higher temperatures and dry conditions are forecast through next week. Vegetation at lower elevations continues to dry out as seasonal curing occurs. All of that adds up to dangerous fire conditions. Fire officials say 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