Tag Archives: Rio Blanco County

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

BLM to Conduct Prescribed Burn in Rio Blanco County

controlled-burns-300Fire managers from the Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit are planning to burn 550 acres of sagebrush in the next couple of weeks if weather and air quality conditions are favorable. The project is about 25 miles southwest of Continue reading

Communities Approve Broadband Improvements

Ballot-300More Colorado counties and communities, including Rio Blanco County, have won the right to set up or improve their own broadband networks. Voters in San Miguel and Yuma counties as well as in the municipalities of Yuma, Wray, Boulder, Cherry Hills Village and Red Cliff backed broadband ballot measures in last week’s Continue reading

Rangely to Unveil New Veterans’ Memorial Tomorrow

VFWA Veterans Day Celebration will be held in Rangely tomorrow to unveil the town’s new Veteran’s Memorial. The ceremony will take place at Hefley Park. The day will include singing the National Anthem, a flag ceremony, and a handful of speakers. The new memorial will honor Rio Blanco County men and women who Continue reading

Local Election Results

Ballot-300Moffat County voters have said “no” to allowing marijuana growing operations within the unincorporated areas of the county. The vote is not surprising, as backers of the measure never offered any educational information as to what passing the measure would accomplish. Moffat County also voted “no” when the question came Continue reading

Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Election Results


Unofficial Results From The 2014 ELECTION

Key results listed below

- Moffat County -
Referred Measure 1A (Marijuana growing operations) failed.
No 59% – Yes 41%

- Rio Blanco County -
Question 1A (Telecommunications Services) passed
Yes 80% – No 20%

Issue 3A (Meeker School District Tax Override) failed
No 47% – Yes 53%

- Routt County -
Commissioner District 3
Cari Hermacinski – 51% (winner)
Steve Ivancie – 49%

County Treasurer
Britta Horn – 52% (winner)
Nikki Knoebel – 48%

County Coroner
Darrel Levingston – 35%
Rob Ryg – 65% (winner)

Referendum 3A (Hayden School District Tax Extension) – passed
Yes 72% – No 28%

Referendum 3B (SoRoCo School District Tax Extension) – passed
Yes 75% – No 25%

Referendum 5A (Tree Haus Debt and Tax For Waste Water Improvements) – passed
Yes 84% – No 16% 

Statewide Results 

Complete Moffat County Results

Complete Rio Blanco County Results

Complete Routt County Results

Ballots Due Tomorrow

Ballot-300Tomorrow is Election Day. Those who haven’t turned in their ballots have until 7 tomorrow night to do so. Elections officials say you should take your ballot in to your county’s polling place. In Moffat County that is the Moffat County Courthouse. In Rio Blanco County, it’s the courthouse in Meeker, and the Annex Building in Continue reading

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