Tag Archives: Rio Blanco

Forest Service Accepting Natural Resource Project Proposals

forest-service-signProposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) are due January 23rd. Funding is provided for counties through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which is currently being considered for reauthorization by Congress. If Continue reading

Colorado Republicans Take Control Of State Senate

Ballot-300Republican Representative Bob Rankin has retained his seat as the District 57 State Representative. Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties are in Rankin’s district. Democrat Diane Mitsch Bush took the District 26 State Representative seat. Routt County is in the 26th District.  Democrats are projected to Continue reading

Ballots Due Tuesday

Ballot-300Voters have until Tuesday to submit their ballots to local elections clerks. Colorado’s election is an all-mail election, but polling places will be available in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties on Tuesday. In Moffat County, voters can show up to the Moffat County Courthouse between 7 in the morning and 7 in the evening to Continue reading

Democrats Closing Gap on Returning Ballots

Ballot-300Democrats are cutting into the GOP’s edge in Colorado midterm election ballot returns. But Republicans remain about 85,000 ballots ahead of Democrats with less than a week to go. The Colorado Secretary of State announced that as of Wednesday morning, election officials had received 905,500 ballots. Of those, 379,250 Continue reading

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