Tag Archives: Rio Blanco County

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

Fire Near Buford 100% Contained

Favorable weather conditions Wednesday allowed crews to make good progress controlling the wildfire burning off Rio Blanco County Road 8, near Buford. The fire was the result of a private burn that got out of control. As of seven Wednesday night the Continue reading

Brush Fire Near Meeker

The Meeker Fire Department responded to a brush fire Tuesday afternoon around 5:30 on Rio Blanco County Road 7. No structures were involved in the incident, and the fire was fully contained at 75 acres. Crews were able to get it under control in about an hour and a half. The fire Continue reading

UPDATE: Plane Crash East Of Meeker

The Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office was notified just after 10 Saturday morning, of a downed airplane near McGinnis Lake, about  32 miles East of Meeker.  Other aircraft in the area were receiving the radio transmission from those in the downed plane and reported that all Continue reading

Comment On Rio Blanco County Wild Horse Projects

wild horsesThe BLM is looking for public comment to help guide two projects intended to benefit the wild horse population in the Piceance East Douglas Heard management area in Rio Blanco County. The BLM will reconstruct approximately a mile of fencing near Duck Creek in order to secure the Heard Management Area, preventing horses from leaving. The BLM is also looking to redevelop Corcoran Springs to ensure it can provide a Continue reading

Man Dies After Being Run Over By Trailer

csp-logoOne man died Wednesday in Rio Blanco County, after he fell off the back of a truck and was run over by a trailer. 50 year old Robert DeMoss from Missouri was pulling a trailer on Rio Blanco County Road 115, approximately 28 miles northeast of Meeker, around 11 Wednesday morning Continue reading

Identity Of Pilot Of Downed Airplane

35_bonanzaThe identity of the pilot who died when his plane went down 15 miles west of Meeker Thursday night, is expected to be released shortly, after positive identification and notification of next of kin. The body was recovered from the Continue reading

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