Tag Archives: National

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

Crosho Lake Closed For Dam Repair

Crosho Lake and the adjacent Dispersed Campground in the Little Flat Tops Range in the Routt National Forest near Yampa, is now closed for repairs to the Crosho Lake dam. The closures are expected to last for at least eight weeks, to allow crews to repair a leaking valve and outlet Continue reading

Crews Increase Containment Of Overlook Fire

Crews have made good progress over the last two days controlling the lightning caused Overlook Fire, burning in Dinosaur National Monument. The 260 acre fire has not grown significantly and is now estimated at 80% contained. Recent rain and cool temperatures Continue reading

Colorado Unemployment Rate Stays Steady

The Colorado Unemployment rate was unchanged between May and June according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor, remaining at a record low for the state. The unemployment rate of 2.3%, is the lowest the rate has been since the state Continue reading

Deer And Motorcycle Collision Near Dinosaur

A motorcycle/deer collision Thursday afternoon resulted in serious injuries to the driver and passenger. Dinosaur National Monument representative Dan Johnson confirmed that a 68-year-old male driver from Longmont collided with the deer around 1:30 on Harpers Corner Road near Dinosaur National Continue reading

Craig Kayaker Who Died In Dinosaur Identified

The Craig man who died in a kayaking accident over the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument has been identified. 66-year-old Mike Brinks was floating the Yampa River in an inflatable kayak Continue reading

Routt National Forest Fire Restrictions Instituted

Along with the fire restrictions that have been instituted in Moffat County and for lands managed by the BLM’s White River Field Office, Stage 1 fire restrictions are now in place for the entirety of the Routt National Forest. The restrictions pertain to lands located in Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties. The restrictions are Continue reading

Gardner Tours Western Slope, Stops In MOCO

Senator Cory Gardner took a tour of the Western Slope last week, to meet with healthcare providers, farmers and ranchers, elected representatives and public land officials. During the tour Gardner stopped in Loma, Palisade, and Mack. Gardner also visited Dinosaur National Monument to discuss the National Park System; Pioneers Medical Center in Continue reading

UPDATE: Peekaboo Fire Growth Slows

The Peekaboo Fire’s growth slowed over the weekend, increasing 1000 acres between Friday and Monday morning. Crews were also able to boost containment of the 12,833 acre blaze from zero to 40%. Firefighters are looking to Continue reading