Tag Archives: National

Christmas Tree Permits Available Now

For those who enjoy the process of cutting down their own Christmas tree, permits are now available for tree cutting in the Routt, White River and Medicine-Bowe National Forests. Permits are available for ten dollars and can be purchased from the Bureau of Land Managements local field office in Meeker, in Craig through the Craig Chamber of Commerce, in Steamboat Continue reading

Slash Pile Burns To Begin Soon

Slash pile burning is scheduled to begin soon in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming, with burns taking place throughout the fall and winter. Hundreds of piles still remain in the two National Forests that need to be burned. The public should expect to see smoke Continue reading

Halloween DUI Enforcement Underway

In an effort to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible, Halloween DUI enforcement is underway, with members of the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement increasing patrols throughout the state. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 45 percent of Continue reading

Help Protect Bats In Colorado

This week is National Bat Week.  The intent of National Bat Week is to inspire Americans to help protect bats. Colorado is home to 18 species of bats. Colorado Parks and Wildlife monitors bat populations statewide as part of a nationwide effort to detect bat population changes from threats like White-nose Syndrome. White Nose Syndrome is caused by a fungus and is responsible for large scale Continue reading

Severe Weather Possible This Winter

Winter weather could be severe again this year as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting potential La Nina conditions for the second year in a row. Typical La Nina patterns during winter include above average precipitation Continue reading

Bad Weather Contributed To Plane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report concerning the plane crash that killed a Fort Collins family earlier this month. The report found the pilot, 47-year-old Jeff Makepeace was flying through high winds and low visibility when he crashed the plane 9 miles Continue reading

Changes To Dinosaur Visiting Hours

With the arrival of fall, the visiting centers at Dinosaur National Monument will be changing their hours of operations for the season. On the Utah side, the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are now open daily from 9 to 5. On the Colorado side, the Canyon Visitor Center is open 9 to 5 through this Continue reading

Wyoming Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Wyoming’s unemployment rate went unchanged between July and August remaining at 4 percent. According to the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, says the unemployment rate is significantly Continue reading

UPDATE: Three Fires Still Burning In Northwest Colorado

Firefighters limited the growth of the Himes Peek fire, burning in the Flat Tops 46 miles east of Meeker Thursday, keeping the blaze at an estimated 100 acres. Crews, who are working to extinguish the lightning started fire as fast as possible, also increased containment to 25%. The Continue reading

BLM To Offer Oil and Gas Leases Near Dinosaur

As part of the Trump Administration’s goal to strengthen America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management will offer 75 parcels, totaling approximately 94,000 acres in Duchesne, Uintah and Emery counties at its December oil and gas lease sale. Four of the Continue reading

Creek Reopened To Recreational Activity

Jones Hole Creek in Dinosaur National Monument has been reopened to recreational access. A septic line break forced the closure of the creek earlier this month, but there has been no noticeable contamination of the stream. Water samples that were tested in Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Increases

The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between June and July, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate grew .1% to 2.4 over that time period. The National unemployment rate decreased Continue reading