Tag Archives: Rio Blanco

Yampa Valley Data Partners Releases Fast Facts

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released this month’s Fast Facts. The Fast Facts give a snap shot of various economic changes in Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties. September Continue reading

Ballots Due by 7 Tonight

Ballot-300Today is Election Day. This year’s ballots feature school and college board elections in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. There are also broadband questions on ballots in all three counties. There are tax increase questions for school districts in Meeker and Steamboat, and Continue reading

Routt and Rio Blanco Counties Free of V.S.

cdaThe Routt and Rio Blanco County sites that were quarantined due to cases of vesicular stomatitis have been released from quarantine. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veternarian’s Office has 46 locations in 14 counties under quarantine due to the disease. In Continue reading

Parks and Wildlife Awards Fishing Grants

colorado parksColorado Parks and Wildlife awarded funds totaling more than $200,000 this summer to six projects to improve angling opportunities around Colorado. The projects are intended to result in new and expanded angler access to the Lake Fork of the Gunnison, Colorado, and Arkansas Rivers, improve in-stream habitat in Boulder Creek and Continue reading

Proposals Being Accepted for Forest Project Grants

Medicine Bow National ForestProposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) are due October 30th. Counties obtain finances through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which was reauthorized by Congress Continue reading

Milk Creek Battlefield Park Dedication

zzdata-15462_640x480After years of developing the battlefield park which marks the graves of Army soldiers and Native American Ute warriors who were engaged in battle on this historic site one hundred and thirty six years ago this month, Rio Blanco County Historical Society is hosting a dedication to commemorate the historic Continue reading

Vesicular Stomatitis Found in Northwest Colorado

cdaVesicular Stomatitis, a livestock disease that typically causes oral blisters and sores that can be painful causing difficulty in eating and drinking, has made its way into Northwest Colorado. The Colorado Department of Agriculture says they have quarantined 64 Continue reading

Bennet, Hickenlooper Comment on ColoWyo Decision

coloyowThere have been more comments to come forth following yesterday’s news that ColoWyo Coal Mine had been given the green light to continue operations at the South Taylor Pit. The news was met with cheer in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

Strawberry Fire Containment

fire-1-300According to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the Strawberry Fire two miles west of Meeker along County Road 7 was expected to be completely contained last night. The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time. The 130-acre fire occurred entirely on private land and threatened two private Continue reading

Two Wildland Fires Remain Uncontained In NW Colorado

fire season smallThis past weekend’s lightning resulted in 34 wildfires in Northwest Colorado. Only two of those blazes are uncontained. Fire crews are still working towards wrapping them up. Of the five fires reported yesterday Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Wildland Fires Mostly Contained

BEHRMAN-FIRE2-300Of the 20 wildland fires reported yesterday, three remain uncontained. The largest is the 87 acre Long Fire about 25 miles northwest of Meeker. It started on State land burned onto Bureau of Land Management land. Crews and equipment from the BLM, Rifle, Canyon City and the Continue reading

Red Flag Warning Today For Moffat And Rio Blanco Counties

RED FLAGThe National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red Flag Warning for Moffat and Rio Blanco counties in effect from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. today (Monday). The Warning is due to gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels. Winds out of the west are expected to gust up to 35 miles per hour. The combination of forecasted conditions creates the potential for rapid fire growth upon ignition and contributes to extreme fire behavior. Please refrain from using fire outdoors this afternoon and evening.