Tag Archives: National

Rio Blanco And MOCO Unemployment Up

The Colorado Unemployment rate went unchanged between December and January, according to a new report from the Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate stayed steady at 3% over that time period. The National unemployment rate Continue reading

Legislation To Benefit Ski Towns

Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet have cosponsored a bill that would allow local forest service agencies to keep more of the money received from ski area permitting. Under current law, ski area permit fees paid to the Forest Service are sent to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and then appropriated back to the Continue reading

National Historic Designation For Downtown Meeker?

A consultant for the Meeker National Register Historic District will be speaking at a public presentation tomorrow night at the Meeker Town Hall, concerning the National Historic District designation for downtown Meeker. The presentation will focus on economic development, tax credit and grant eligibility Continue reading

Wyoming Unemployment Rate Unchanged

Wyoming’s unemployment rate went unchanged between December and January, remaining at 4.1%, according to a new report from the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services. The national unemployment rate also stood at 4.1% in January. Wyoming’s unemployment rate is significantly Continue reading

Craig And Steamboat Students Join National Walkout

Students in Craig and Steamboat joined others across the state and country yesterday, in a silent walkout on the one month anniversary of the deaths of students and Staff at Majority Stoneman Continue reading

Price To Cut Firewood Decreasing

In an effort to decrease hazardous fuels and provide additional benefit to the public, the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests have reduced the price of firewood permits in 2018 from $10 per cord to $5 per cord. As a result of the bark beetle epidemic, an abundance of dead wood persists in the Medicine Continue reading

Director Of CO Oil and Gas Regulator Resigns

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission director has announced he will be stepping down March 2nd. Matt Lepore says he’s moving to a new job at a private consulting firm in the energy industry. In a statement, Lepore said he’s Continue reading

Gardner Asks For Delay Of Park Fee Increases

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner recently sent a letter to Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, requesting he delay the implementation of fee increases at 17 National Parks. Gardner believes the Interior Department needs to work with stakeholders in the Continue reading

Moffat And Rio Blanco Unemployment Rates Up

The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between November and December, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate increased .2% to 3.1% over that time period. The National unemployment rate went Continue reading

Man Rescued From Routt National Forest

A 51-year-old man was rescued over the weekend after his snowmobile became stuck in the snow in the Routt National forest near Dumont Lake. Search and Rescue teams from Grand and Routt County looked for the missing man Continue reading

Routt, MOCO and Rio Blanco County Unemployment Rates Up

The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between October and November, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate increased .2% to 2.9% over that time period. The National unemployment rate went Continue reading

Avalanche Conditions In The Back Country

Following this weekends snow storms, avalanche conditions have developed in the Flat Tops and in areas of the Routt  National Forest near Rabbit Ears Pass. Strong winds and new snow have contributed to slabs being built on top of an extremely weak snowpack. These Continue reading