Tag Archives: Rio Blanco County

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

Rio Blanco County Road Closed Due to Flooding

FLOOD-WATER-300Rio Blanco County Road 51 has been closed due to flooding.  County officials say the road, which is also known as Wyman Lake Road, is closed to highway vehicles due to the wash out of a culvert that Continue reading

Wild Earth Guardians Attempting to Block Expansion of Deserado Mine

wildearthThe Wild Earth Guardians have filed a lawsuit hoping to halt the expansion of the Deserado Coal Mine in Rio Blanco County.  The Wild Earth Guardians are pushing the EPA to set a precedent by requiring the Bonanza Power Plant, owned by Deseret Power, to upgrade the plant with the latest clean air technology.  The cost would be Continue reading