Tag Archives: Northwest Colorado

BLM Faces Lawsuit Over Shady Land Protection

bladderpodThe federal government is using questionable practices to lock up land in Northwest Colorado. That’s according to several local governments and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado Continue reading

BLM Plans Wild Horse Gather in Rio Blanco County

wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a proposal to gather excess wild horses in northwest Colorado within the White River Field Office to sustain healthy public lands and wild horse populations. Maintaining healthy wild horse populations is a key aspect of the BLM’s multiple use mission to manage public Continue reading

BLM Re-issues Shed Antler Hunter Warning

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is reminding people collecting shed antlers in northwest Colorado that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on lands managed by the BLM. The BLM is re-issuing the reminder after an uptick in people seeking Continue reading

Kinkaid Lobbying Lawmakers to Visit Craig

John KinkaidMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid was in Washington D.C. this week representing the National Association of County Commissioners. Kinkaid says he has been working on getting Congressional members to visit Northwest Colorado. He says that he has convinced Colorado Senators Michael Bennet and Cory Continue reading

State Wrestling Tournament Starts Today

wrestling-#2The high school state wrestling tournament starts today at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Northwest Colorado sends 21 wrestlers to state this year. Meeker is taking eight, Hayden sends five, Moffat County and Steamboat will each send three, and North Park and Rangely will each send one. 93-7/102-3 KRAI will carry live coverage of the Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Sends 21 to State Wrestling Tournament

wrestling-#2Northwest Colorado is sending three 1st place finishers and 18 others to the State Wrestling Tournament in Denver this week. Meeker’s T.J. Shelton, North Park’s Adrian Cereceres, and Moffat County’s Issik Herod won their respective regional tournaments. In all Meeker is sending eight wrestlers, Hayden sends five, Moffat Continue reading

Report Shows Economic Importance of Coal Industry

COAL-MINING-300The economic development directors of Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties announced yesterday the release of a report outlining measures of the economic activity associated with coal mining and associated electrical power generation in the three-county, Yampa-White River Region of Northwest Colorado. The report, Continue reading

BLM Seeking Nominations for N.W. Colorado R.A.C.

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management’s Northwest Colorado district is seeking public nominations for open positions on the Resource Advisory Council, which advises the BLM on public land issues. The BLM’s RACs, composed of citizens chosen for their expertise in natural resource Continue reading

BLM Reminds Shed Hunters to do so Legally

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is reminding people planning to collect shed antlers in northwest Colorado this spring that it is illegal to travel off existing roads in a motor vehicle on lands managed by the BLM. People that illegally leave roads on ATVs or other Continue reading

Memorial Services Held for Deputies

BARKEYA memorial service was held Saturday for an off-duty sheriff’s deputy who was killed in a crash in Grand County. Officials had a procession of public safety officers from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office to the YMCA where the services were held. Authorities say 30-year-old Alycia Riggs was killed in a two-vehicle accident north of Continue reading

All Quarantines Related to Vesicular Stomatitis have been Released

cdaAs of yesterday, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has released all quarantines related to the 2014 Vesicular Stomatitis outbreak in Colorado. In all, there were 556 livestock investigations in the state resulting in 370 quarantines. Continue reading

Commissioners Sign on to Letter Blasting Clean Power Act

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday agreed to become signatories on a letter to Governor Hickenlooper that highlights the downfalls of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Act. The letter was drafted by the Independence Institute, a think tank in Denver. The letter states that the Act will damage Continue reading