Tag Archives: Recreation

Fire danger high in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties

fire-danger-high-signFire officials are reminding hunters and recreationists to be careful when using fire outdoors. With the end of the growing season and lack of recent rain vegetation is extremely dry and ready to burn.  Recent wildland fires have been human-caused by faulty equipment and one roadside fire Continue reading

BLM Finishes Grand Junction Project, Working on Moffat County Plan

BLMA document that will guide the management of more than 1 million acres in western Colorado for 20-plus years is now complete, but the battles are not over. The Bureau of Land Management issued its record of decision Friday for the resource management plan for the Grand Junction Field Continue reading

State and Federal Officials Clash on Reopening of Animas River

EPA-300Colorado and federal officials are at odds over whether it’s safe to reopen the Animas River to recreation after the EPA spilled 3 million gallons of toxic mine water into it, while working at the Gold King Mine. The bright orange color is gone, and officials say tests show the concentration of metals in the water – including arsenic and lead – Continue reading

Commissioners Set to Submit Protest Over Sage Grouse Plans

sage_grouse-300The Moffat County Commissioners are applying the final touches to their protest of federal plans to keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service were supposed to be working with local and state partners, when coming up with their plans, however, none of the cooperating Continue reading

Meetings in Craig this Week Focused on ColoWyo and Sage Grouse

coloyowbears-ears-tea-party-300Two meetings will be held in Craig this week to talk about plans the federal government has for Northwest Colorado. Wednesday, Continue reading

Meeting to Discuss Sage Grouse Plans Scheduled for Craig

sage_grouse-300Moffat County land owners are encouraged to attend a meeting to discuss recently released federal land management plans. The BLM and U.S. Forest Service have introduced their federal land use plans that they hope will keep the Greater Sage Grouse off of the Endangered Species List. The plans have been met with scorn Continue reading

Tipton to Participate in Water Hearing

SCOTT-TIPTON-300Congressman Scott Tipton will participate in a Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing this morning titled “New Federal Schemes to Soak Up Water Authority: Impacts on States, Water Users, Recreation, and Jobs”.  Tipton will likely focus his questions on the Forest Service Groundwater Directive, the ski area water rights permit condition and how they impact Continue reading