Tag Archives: rain

UPDATE: Winter Valley Fire 70% Contained

The Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs, continued to grow over the weekend, increasing from 6,400 acres to 7,800 acres. Rain and cool Continue reading

Thursday’s Cruise-In Cancelled

The Colorado Cruisers Car Club Cruise-in and Show and Shine scheduled for tonight at McDonalds in Craig has been canceled Continue reading

Flash Flood Watch In Effect

A flash flood watch is in effect through midnight Wednesday, for areas in the central and lower Yampa River basins. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast through the evening, which may result in flood conditions. The flash Continue reading

Balloon Fest And Car Show Draws A Crowd

M.C.-Balloon-Festival-150Although the weather was less than ideal the Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival and Colorado Cruisers Car Show, attracted large crowds over the weekend.  Hot air balloons took to the air on Friday and Sunday mornings but unfortunately were grounded Saturday morning due to dark clouds that threatened the event.   Overcast skies cooled the day and made for a nice day at the midday car show.   A late afternoon thunderstorm which brought wind, Continue reading

Auto Accident Caused By Mud Covered Roadway

highway-13-smallOne vehicle went off the road yesterday on Highway 13 about half a mile south of Hamilton. According to a representative from Craig Fire and Rescue, the driver lost control when he encountered a mud slide that had been washed across the road after a heavy rain fall. The mud on the road was nearly a foot deep and covered about a 100 foot stretch of the highway. There were three passengers in Continue reading

Rain Provides Relief To Beaver Creek Fire Crews

WILD FIRERain showers in the area yesterday provided some relief to Beaver Creek Fire crews. The rain helped to suppress the intensity of the fire, but as temperatures increase, vegetation will dry out Continue reading

You Can Now Collect And Use Rainwater

RainBarrelIt is now legal for Coloradans to collect and use rainwater on their property. Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law late last week, that allows anyone to collect rainwater on their property. The legislation barely made it through the legislative session in what turned out to be a Continue reading

Rain Barrel Legalization In CO Takes Another Step Forward

RainBarrelRain barrels could soon be allowed once again in Colorado.  The state Senate’s Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy Committee passed a bill yesterday repealing the rain barrel ban.  Democrats were finally happy with the language of the bill after steps were taken Continue reading

It May No Longer Be Illegal To Collect Rain Water In Colorado

RainBarrelThe Colorado State Legislature is diving into the issue of the public collection of rain water again this year.  A bill that would allow homeowners to collect 110 gallons of runoff from their roofs into rain barrels has passed a House committee vote.  Similar legislation was presented last year, but it died before it got to the floor for a vote.  Colorado is Continue reading

Weather Wreaks Havoc Across Colorado

CDOTAll four seasons were experienced across Colorado yesterday. In our area, high winds, rain and snow caused dangerous driving conditions and forced the closure of Colorado 14 between US-40 and Walden which compounded travel problems. On the Front Rage High winds knocked out power to several areas yesterday. The National Continue reading

Skyview Lane Project in Steamboat Delayed

City-of-SteamboatThe Skyview Lane Project scheduled for yesterday in Steamboat was delayed due to the weather. City Officials say yesterday’s rain kept them from getting started on Continue reading

Flash Flood Crosses Highway 40 Near Dinosaur

HIGHWAY-40-300A heavy rainstorm around 4 Wednesday afternoon sent water and debris streaming across highway 40 about 10 miles east of the Utah state line closing the highway for a time.  According to the Moffat County Sheriff’s office, rainwater came down a dry wash and also threatened a home in the area. Continue reading