Tag Archives: Rio Blanco

Tipton, Glynn And Rankin Win In Colorado Primary

election resultsResults are in for the Colorado Primary and the closest race that occurred yesterday was for the Colorado Board of Education. Joyce Rankin, wife of Colorado Representative Bob Rankin will maintain her seat on the school board as the District 3 representative. Rankin received 56% of Continue reading

Court Houses Open Saturday For Primary Election

Vote_CheckmarkLocal Primary Election day is Tuesday in Colorado, with that in mind the court houses in the area will be opened for special hours Saturday to allow people to register to vote, acquire a replacement ballot, or vote in person. The Moffat county court Continue reading

Wildfire South Of Craig

RED FLAGCraig firefighters responded to a small wildfire just after noon Friday.  The fire was in sagebrush and grass about half a mile south of Craig on private land a quarter-mile west of Highway 13.  It was determined that the fire was caused by sparks created when a bird contacted a power line.  Continue reading

Current Flood Conditions

river floodingWarm temperatures and rain in the mountains have created potential flood conditions for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming according to the National Weather Service. However, Emergency Managers in the area say Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Produces Most Of The States Coal

COAL-MINING-300Recent numbers released by the Yampa Valley Data Partners show that Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties produced nearly 80% of the state’s coal in March. This may be deceiving however because the numbers also showed Moffat and Rio Blanco continued Continue reading

Don’t Know? Ask A Lawyer

ask a lawyer“Ask a Lawyer” events will be held in Moffat, Grand, and Rio Blanco Counties starting next month. The events are part of the program aimed at helping self represented litigants with their non-criminal court cases in the three counties. A self-represented litigant is any individual who seeks information to file, pursue, or respond to a case without the Continue reading

Good And Bad Signs For Local Economies

economyEconomic numbers have been released by the Yampa Valley Data Partners that give mixed signals about the economic health for Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. On a positive note retail sales for August when compared to the previous year increased slightly in both Routt and Moffat, along with coal and oil production, which also grew when Continue reading

Call Before You Burn

controlled-burns-300Those planning agricultural burns in Northwest Colorado are asked to provide a courtesy call to emergency officials before beginning the burning process. Agricultural burning is the open burning of cover vegetation for the purpose of preparing the soil for crop production, weed control, maintenance of water conveyance structures related to agricultural operations and any other agricultural cultivation purposes.  Before you start agricultural burns in Routt Continue reading

Tipton Representative In NW Colorado This Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300In addition to mobile office hours that are being held in Meeker and Craig Wednesday, a member of U.S. Representative Scott Tipton’s staff will also be in Steamboat Thursday and in Walden on Friday. George Rossman, Tipton’s Field Representative, will now be available tomorrow morning from 9 to 11:30 in Meeker, Continue reading

NW Colorado Flood Risks

FLOOD-WATER-300Flooding , which is normally a concern this time of year, is not expected to be a major problem in the area.  That, from the emergency management coordinators in Northwest Colorado.  Moffat County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Soos said that floods should not be a problem for Continue reading

St. Patty’s DUI Saturation Patrol

dui-checkpointA reminder that troopers from the Colorado State Patrol will be out in full force this St. Patrick’s Day looking for drivers operating their vehicles while impaired by alcohol and or drugs.  Because of the numerous St. Patrick’s Day events the Colorado State Patrol and the Routt County Continue reading

Economic Stats For Moffat, Rio Blanco And Routt Counties

economyNumbers have been released that detail the economic health of Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties in 2015.  According to Yampa Valley Data Partners, mining was again the highest paying job sector in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, distributing nearly $21.65 million in wages in the third quarter of 2015 which was 23% of the total income. The highest paying job sector In Routt County was health care and social Continue reading