Tag Archives: Rio Blanco County

Election Results for Northwest Colorado

Ballot-300Moffat County’s School Board is set after yesterday’s elections. Unofficial totals show Darryl Steele, Jo Beth Tupa, Joanne Baxter, and Charity Neal won their respective school board seats, while Terry Carwile, Michael Anson, and Zach Allen won seats on the Moffat County Affiliated Junior College Board. Moffat County’s Continue reading

Case of Vesicular Stomatitis Found in Moffat County

cdaAs of this week, the Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veterinarian’s Office has 42 locations in 14 counties under quarantine after horses, mules, and cattle herds tested positive for Vesicular Stomatitis (VS). That includes a location in Moffat County. The Northwest part Continue reading

Environmental Groups Concerned About Land Swap

oil-and-gas-industry-300Local groups are questioning proposals from oil and natural gas exploration companies that want to swap operations from the Thompson Divide area to parts of west Colorado, including land in Rio Blanco County. The Grand Junction Audubon Society and North Fork Valley’s Citizens for a Heathy Community group are Continue reading

Number Of Wildland Fires Swell In Northwest Colorado

fire season smallOf the 20 fires reported since Friday, 13 are now contained. Fire fighters worked throughout the weekend to gain the upper hand on the fires that were mostly lightning caused. Today crews will continue to assist Continue reading

More Wildfires Sparked by Lightning

WILDFIREThunder storms Wednesday afternoon ignited another round of wildland fires on BLM land. Of the six in Rio Blanco County, scattered west of Meeker, four were contained at one tenth acre Wednesday evening. Fire personnel were unable to access the other two reported fires because of weather and road conditions. An individual Continue reading

Lightning Strikes Cause Several Wildfires

WILDFIREA few wildland fires were started on Bureau of Land Management land yesterday, all caused by lightning. The Juniper Fire, 23 miles west of Craig off Moffat County Road 53, was contained last night at three acres. An air tanker dropped one load of retardant to slow the fire’s advance toward private land. There were four wildland Continue reading

Trail Projects to Receive Grants

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife will provide grants of $6.18 million in 2015 and 2016 for trails projects. The grants go to a variety of projects in all areas of the state, including new construction, trail maintenance, signage, education, law enforcement and equipment purchases. Around the state, grants for 2015 and 2016 for multi- Continue reading

Firefighters Monitoring Blackwall Fire

fire season smallFirefighters are still monitoring the Blackwall Fire near Meeker. The fire covers about one acre. The area received about 400 lightning strikes from Tuesday thunderstorms, forcing the monitoring crew to seek Continue reading

Rio Blanco Developing Land & Resource Use Plan

rbcThe White River & Douglas Creek Conservation Districts along with Rio Blanco County have completed their first set of Public Meetings regarding the forthcoming Land & Resource Use Plan for the county. The Districts are developing Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Confirm Animal Killed Near Kremmling was Gray Wolf

gray-wolfWildlife officials say a coyote-like animal killed near Kremmling was a gray wolf. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced yesterday that DNA tests were used to confirm the species. A legal coyote hunter shot the animal April 29th and immediately notified state wildlife officials. Continue reading

BLM Faces Lawsuit Over Shady Land Protection

bladderpodThe federal government is using questionable practices to lock up land in Northwest Colorado. That’s according to several local governments and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado Continue reading

BLM Amends Management Plan for White River Field Office

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Friday released its Proposed Oil and Gas Amendment to the White River Field Office Resource Management Plan, which will help guide oil and gas development in northwestern Colorado’s Piceance Basin for the next 20 years. The Continue reading