Tag Archives: Rangely

Utah Man Dies In Mining Accident

A worker died in an accident last week at the Deserado mine near Rangely. The man has been identified as 32-year-old Jason Stevens of Vernal, Utah. Stevens, who worked as a surface mechanic at the mine, failed to report back at the end of his shift Wednesday. His body Continue reading

Flash Flood Watch In Effect Tuesday

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

UPDATE: What’s Going On For The 4th OF July?

There will an abundance of activities this long 4th of July weekend including public fireworks shows. In Craig the VFW/American Legion parade will begin at 11 Tuesday morning.  The parade will start at Veterans Hall, formerly the VFW.  The head west on Victory Way, then turn north on Ledford. Following the parade, their will be a dedication of the Craig WWII Memorial. All WWII veterans, their families Continue reading

Dead Dog Fire 100% Contained, But Still Active

With the Dead Dog fire fully contained, crews are currently working on mop up operations in the area. While the mop up is taking place, interior flames, smoldering and dust devils of ash may still be present. Crews are working to completely put out the fire by either burning or Continue reading

Dead Dog Fire 95% Contained

Crews made good progress again yesterday controlling the Dead Dog Fire, increasing containment from 60 to 95%. The fire has not grown significantly over the last couple of days and is estimated at just under 28 square miles. The majority of the fire, or 89% occurred on BLM lands, with only 9% Continue reading

UPDATE: Air Quality Advisory Issued For Areas Near Dead Dog Fire

Additional firefighters were deployed yesterday to battle the Hunter Fire, burning 20 miles southwest of Meeker. The crews were able to take advantage of diminished winds to increase containment of the 1,000 acre fire from 30 to 70%.  Despite growing by Continue reading

UPDATE: Meeting Tuesday Night To Talk Dead Dog Fire

The Dead Dog Fire burning 10 miles north of Rangely, which was estimated at 40 acres Sunday night, grew to more than 5,000 acres yesterday due to wind gusts exceeding 70 miles an hour. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 40 between Dinosaur and Skull Valley for about 5 hours yesterday afternoon and Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway 40 Between Dinosaur and Skull Valley

U.S. Highway 40 has been closed between Dinosaur and Skull Valley (at 3:30pm Monday) because of the Dead Dog Fire burning to within ¼ mile of the highway. Rio Blanco County Road 1 is also closed and the small community of Blue Continue reading

BLM Needs Help Mapping Trails And Roads

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for public comments to help evaluate the bureaus inventory of roads and trails in Northwest Colorado. The BLM counted and mapped all the roads and trails in the area last summer. They are now looking to verify the accuracy of the mapping and whether or Continue reading

Rangely Business Destroyed By Fire

A business was completely destroyed by a fire earlier this week in Rangely. According to a representative from the Rangely Police, the Rocky Mountain Well Service building on Gillam Road was completely engulfed in flames when crews arrived on the scene Monday Continue reading

Rally Car Race Returns To NW Colorado

After an 8 year break, national rally car racing is returning to Colorado. Plans for Rally Colorado 2017, the 4th round of the Rally American National Series, will be unveiled tomorrow in Rangely. The Rally Colorado launch party will take place from 4 Continue reading