Tag Archives: Rio Blanco County

More Republicans Turning in Ballots than Democrats

Ballot-300The election is only eight days away. Over 660,000 voters have already cast their ballots in Colorado. The numbers show that Republicans are turning out the voter stronger than Democrats in the state. A total of 282-thousand Republicans have cast ballots, while about 214,000 Democrats have voted. Nearly 157,000 Continue reading

Ballots Trickling in to Elections Clerks

Ballot-300Northwest Colorado ballots are trickling into local county elections clerks. An updated count on the number of ballots turned in by voters across the state show that 700 Routt County residents have turned in their ballots. 325 Moffat County voters and 187 Rio Blanco County voters have done the same. In all three counties, the Continue reading

Early Voting Starts Today

Ballot-300Residents across Colorado are able to vote in person or drop off ballots at polling centers starting today. Counties were able to mail ballots to voters starting Tuesday for the November 4th election. As of Friday, 657 voters in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties had voted, the majority of those coming from Routt County.

State Unemployment Rate Drops

Unemployment2Nonfarm payroll jobs increased 5,500 over the month from June to July, to 2,452,200 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 6,000 and government decreased 500. Colorado has had 33 consecutive months of payroll job gains. According to the survey Continue reading

Beauprez Wins Republican Primary for Governor

BEAUPREZFormer U.S. Representative Bob Beauprez has won the Republican primary election for Colorado governor, besting three other candidates for the chance to challenge incumbent Democratic Governor John Continue reading

Winners Declared In Key Area And Statewide Primary Races

Vote_Checkmark-300x300Republican – Rio Blanco County County Sheriff:
(winner) Anthony Mazzola 872
Michael Joos 600

Republican – Moffat County Commissioner District 3:
(winner) Frank Moe 1,366
Tom Soos  717

 

Republican – State Representative District 26:
(winner) Chuck McConnell 1729
Dave Moloney 1152

Republican – Governor of Colorado
(winner) Bob Beauprez
Mike Kopp
Scott Gessler
Tom Tancredo

Primary Election Ends Today

Ballot-300Ballots are due today in the Primary election.  If you haven’t mailed in your completed ballot, you’ll need to take it in person to your local County Clerk and Recorder’s Office.  Rio Blanco County’s Republican ballot will have Michael Joos facing off against Anthony Mazzola Continue reading

Firefighters Battling Lightning Sparked Fire in Rio Blanco County

fire-fighter-1-300Firefighters in Rio Blanco County are working on an 11 acre blaze that is believed to have been started by lighting yesterday.  Lightning is being blamed for several small fires in the county, the biggest of which is the “Big Jimmy Fire”.  Helicopters dropped water on the blaze yesterday, but fire managers have decided Continue reading

Early Primary Election Turnout Numbers Released

Ballot-300The primary election is officially underway, and the Colorado Secretary of State’s office has released some early turn-out numbers.  So far 1,075 Moffat County voters have turned in their ballots, which were mailed out earlier this month.  By comparison, a total of Continue reading

Arson Team Completes Investigation Of Rio Blanco County Home Fire

An Arson Investigation team was in Rio Blanco County over the weekend , to look into the suspicious structure fire which occurred Thursday at 23404 Rio Blanco County Road 5 in the rural Continue reading

Craig Man Dies During Horseback Ride

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A Craig man died Saturday while on a horseback ride 52 miles east of Meeker near Baldy Mountain.  The victim, 66 year old Dwight Michael Warak died of a massive heart attack.  A friend who was with Warak on the trail ride, told authorities that Warak, who was behind him on the trail had dropped back.  After riding back the friend discovered Continue reading

Rio Blanco County Man In Hospital Following Suspicious Fire

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation Arson  team is in Rio Blanco County today, to investigate a suspicious structure fire at 23404 Rio Blanco County Road 5 in the rural Piceance Creek area 45 miles southwest of Meeker. When Continue reading