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MOCO Looks To Community For Partnerships

More than 100 community, business and non profit leaders attended a meeting yesterday hosted by Moffat County regarding the county’s priority based budgeting process. Information was presented at the meeting that clarified the steps in priority Continue reading

Big Red Fire Grows, Roads Closed

The lightning started Big Red Fire burning in North Routt County, increased in size over the weekend, growing to over 50 acres. Due to the growth, fire crews have shifted from monitoring the fires location, to cutting fire lines to limit its expansion. The change in tactics was also required because the fire is now putting a Forest Service timber sale and private land south Continue reading

Comment On Proposed OHV Trails

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for public input before they start an environmental analysis for a proposed 364-mile off-highway vehicle trail system in Rio Blanco County. The proposed Wagon Wheel West OHV Trail System Continue reading

Formal Proposal To Eliminate WOTUS Rule

The Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have formally submitted a proposal that would withdraw the federal government from the Waters of The United States Rule.  Rewriting this rule is not only popular with coal companies, but also with Continue reading

Raccoon Causes Fire In Moffat County

A raccoon started a wildfire Sunday afternoon on private property, near Moffat County Road 30, southwest of Craig. The raccoon had climbed on a power pole transformer, causing it to spark. Craig Firefighters arrived on the scene around 1:30 and Continue reading

Three Wildfires Burning In NW Colorado

The BLM reported Saturday night that firefighter were working three fires under Red Flag conditions in northwestern Colorado. More than 40 firefighters, five engines, four heavy air tankers, six single engine air tankers, and a helicopter were working the 500-acre Hunter Fire about 20 miles southwest of Meeker. Smoke from this fire was visible from the Colorado River Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire In Rio Blanco County 40% Contained

A private burn resulted in a wildfire Tuesday afternoon in Rio Blanco County. The fire, which occurred on Rio Blanco County Road 8 near Buford, was moving towards buildings on the property when crews arrived.  Fortunately, firefighters Continue reading

Felony Charge For Killing Pets And Animals?

It may soon be a felony in Wyoming to shoot and kill an animal or pet on someone else’s property. A bill was passed by the Wyoming House of Representatives this week that would increase the charge for killing someone else’s animals from a Continue reading

Time To Research Schools For 2017-2018

Governor John Hickenlooper has declared this week National School Choice Week in Colorado. Families are encouraged to research and evaluate the K through 12 school choices available to their children in advance of the 2017 and 2018 school year. National School Choice Week also looks to raise awareness around the importance of providing Continue reading

340,000 Tons Of Additional Coal To Be Mined

Twentymile Coal can now extract an additional 340,000 tons of federal coal from the underground Mine located approximately 20 miles southwest of Steamboat. The Bureau of Land Management announced they had Continue reading

UPDATE: Wildfire West Of Craig Still Burning

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A wildfire which started yesterday afternoon on ranch property near Moffat County Road 90 west of Craig is still burning.  According to Craig Fire and Rescue Chief KC Hume, the lightning caused fire, has now moved to BLM managed lands. Crews have made progress fighting the fire which is expected to be fully Continue reading

Steamboat Approves New Marijuana Growing Regulations

marijuana-leaf-300The Steamboat Springs City Council recently reviewed and approved marijuana cultivation regulations that will affect unlicensed private marijuana cultivation in the City of Steamboat Springs. New regulations will be enacted for Accessory Cultivation, Private Cultivation, and Medical Marijuana Primary Caregiver Cultivation.  The new regulations do not change or affect licensed marijuana providers.  Some of the regulations include changes to plant limits, required site inspections by the Continue reading