Tag Archives: Rio Blanco

VNA Reps to Answer Health Insurance Questions

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300Those who have questions regarding their health insurance can get some advice from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association over the next couple of weeks. The VNA will set up at various locations throughout Moffat and Rio Blanco counties over the rest of the month. The idea is to provide one-on-one consultations Continue reading

BLM Seeks Comment on Public Land Access Closure

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is now seeking public comment on a proposal to temporarily close access to public lands 15 miles north of Meeker for safety reasons. The proposed 24-month closure would prohibit public access to 1,850 acres of public land near Continue reading

Alkali Fire 75% Contained

WILDFIREContainment lines on the Alkali Fire have held for a second day and fire personnel feel confident they have turned the corner on the fire. Three engines and one of the State 20-person hand crews Continue reading

Lightning Sparks Several Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

fire-fighter-1-300Wednesday’s thunderstorms produced lightning that ignited seven confirmed wildland fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties. The largest of the new incidents is the Key Fire at 252 acres, primarily on private land with a small portion on BLM land about 27 miles southwest of Maybell. The blaze Continue reading

Wildfires Sparked by Lightning

WILDFIREWith afternoon thunder and lightning storms last week new wildland fires erupted in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties. Fire crews and engines responded to six fires on BLM land Thursday afternoon. All Continue reading

Fire Managers Battle Several Lightning Sparked Fires

WILDFIREThe Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit responded to eight lightning caused wildland fires in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties yesterday late afternoon.  In Moffat County, the Continue reading

Fireworks & Activities in Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco Counties

FIREWORKS-3-300There are opportunities in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties to see fireworks Friday night.  In Craig the fireworks start a little before 9.  They will be set off at the high school.  The VFW will hold a parade (at 11am) and barbecue (at noon) Friday.  Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served, and the VFW asks that those that

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Local Fire Managers Remind Residents to Stay Fire Safe this Weekend

fire season smallThe Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is alerting the public to increasing fire danger in areas of Northwest Colorado. No fire restrictions will be in effect for the Fourth of July weekend in Continue reading

Routt County Now at High Risk for Radon Exposure

RADONRoutt County is now listed as a high risk area for radon exposure.  Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties had already been ranked as high risk areas by the state Department of Public Health and Environment.  In fact the Department now says all of Colorado is considered a high risk area.  The department stresses this doesn’t automatically Continue reading

Firefighters Trained, Ready for Fire Season

fire-fighter-training-800The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is fully staffed and prepared for wildland fire response. New fire recruits as well as returning firefighters have been training and refurbishing equipment since Continue reading

C-DOT to Hold Telephone Town Hall

C-DOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is hosting a telephone town hall next week for the residents of Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Continue reading

Fire Experts Expect Northwest Colorado to Have “Normal” Fire Season

fire season smallPredictive Services with the National Interagency Fire Center calculates the wildland fire potential for this fire season to be normal in the Rocky Mountain Area. However, even in normal years Continue reading