Tag Archives: quality

Craig Youth Football Practices Cancelled

Due to poor air quality in the area, all Craig Parks and Recreation Department youth football practices have been canceled for the rest of this week. Practices will resume as Continue reading

Health Advisory Issued Due To Smoke

An air quality health advisory has been issued for areas of central and northwest Colorado, including Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco County. Smoke from the Big Red and Deep Creek fires, which are burning in Routt County, is Continue reading

Green Algae in White River Near Meeker Prompts Concerns

A growing, green eyesore in parts of the White River near Meeker has caught the attention of local landowners, anglers and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Over the last two years, a significant increase in the amount of algae in the river has local residents and agency officials exploring several possibilities that may be causing the bloom. Continue reading

Meeting To Discuss Routt County Master Plan

The Routt County Planning Commission will host a meeting this week in Hayden to discuss the Routt County Master Plan. The meeting will allow the planning team to answer questions about the regulations contained in the plan concerning water Continue reading

Poacher Fined $11,0000 For Killing Trophy Elk

antlersA poacher from the Denver Metro Area was ordered to pay $11,000 in fines earlier this week, for illegally killing a trophy quality bull elk in Northwest Colorado, in November of last year. A man reported seeing 42 year old Agapito Alarid shoot the elk in Game Management Unit 2, located in the Northwest corner of Moffat County. Alarid did not have a license Continue reading

Meeting To Talk Air Quality Tonight In Craig

city of craigDue to a number of current and pending environmental regulations and broad changes affecting energy producers, communities like ours are considering plans for economic development. Tonight the City of Craig and the Colorado Air Pollution Control Division will host a public meeting in Craig titled “Energy Communities Planning for the Future”. Featured speakers will Continue reading

Environmental Quality Incentives Program Deadline Friday

USDA-300The USDA’s “Environmental Quality Incentives Program” or EQIP, is a voluntary conservation program that helps agricultural producers. Through the program, agricultural producers can receive financial and technical assistance to implement conservation practices that optimize environmental Continue reading

Area Air Quality Improving

downloadFollowing a week of smoky and hazy conditions that have even set off smoke detectors, conditions for our area are expected to begin clearing today. The Air Quality Index (or AQI) for much of Northwest Colorado has been updated from “unhealthy” to “moderate”. Moderate air quality is defined as acceptable; however, there may be a moderate health concern for a very small number of people who are unusually Continue reading

Smoke And Haze Brings Air Quality Concerns

downloadFor a third day smoke and haze are expected. The haze hanging over our area is not due to local fires, but is the result of the number of large fires across the Pacific Northwest and Northern Rockies. The Air Quality Index (or AQI) for much of Northwest Colorado is in the “Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups” range. The AQI is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air Continue reading