Tag Archives: Rio Blanco

Wednesday Lightning Sparks more Wildfires

WILDFIREStorms that moved through the area Wednesday generated 780 lightning strikes on the Northwest Fire Management Unit which covers Grand, Jackson, Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. From lightning associated with the storms, eight new wildland fires were reported. Of the new fires seven are on BLM land in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

Kinkaid Reviews Meeting with Jewell

JEWELLMoffat County Commissioner John Kinkaid gave a review of his meeting with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell yesterday. Kinkaid met with Jewell and other federal officials Friday night in Glenwood to talk about the ColoWyo situation. Several other local, state and federal officials were there, including Commissioners from Rio Blanco, Garfield, and Delta Counties, Moffat Continue reading

Lightning Sparks More Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

WILDFIREOnce again wildland fire crews in Northwest Colorado responded to lightning caused fires Thursday afternoon in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties on BLM land. The two incidents in Rio Blanco County were both contained at one tenth acre. The Taylor Fire occurred nine miles east of Rangely and the Pipes Fire was 20 miles Continue reading

Mesa County Commissioners Write Letter of Support for ColoWyo

mesa countyThe Mesa County Commissioners have written a letter to the Office of Surface Mining, supporting ColoWyo Mine. In the letter, the commissioners state that Continue reading

Meetings Scheduled in Craig to Discuss ColoWyo Situation

coloyowAnother meeting will be held in Craig to discuss the ColoWyo situation. A June 3rd meeting at Moffat County High School has already been announced. That meeting will be used to give the public information about what is going on with the WildEarth Continue reading

Meeting Planned to Discuss the ColoWyo Situation

coloyowA meeting has been planned for Craig residents to get the latest information on the ColoWyo situation. The meeting will include speakers from industry representatives and local government in Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. Ray Beck and Continue reading

Gardner Urges Jewell to Help Keep ColoWyo Operational

gardnerSenator Cory Gardner has drafted a letter to the Secretary of the Interior regarding the decision issued against ColoWyo mine by a federal judge. The letter states the devastation the ruling would have on the economies of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties. The mine is located in both counties, and is the primary provider of coal to Tri-State’s Craig Station. The judge Continue reading

April “Fast Facts” Released by Yampa Valley Data Partners

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their latest “Fast facts” for Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. The report covers various Continue reading

BLM Faces Lawsuit Over Shady Land Protection

bladderpodThe federal government is using questionable practices to lock up land in Northwest Colorado. That’s according to several local governments and the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado Continue reading

Yampa Valley Data Partners Release Fast Facts

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their latest round of Fast Facts for Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. Mining held its place as Continue reading

One Killed In Vehicle Crash Between Meeker and Rangely

COLO-STATE-PATROL-3001On Saturday, March 14 at about 4:30 AM, Rio Blanco Communications Center received a call of a possible brush fire on Colorado Highway 64, approximately 28 miles west of Meeker.  A second call was received later and it was determined that a motor vehicle was on fire at that location. The Rangely Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire. Upon Continue reading

YVDP Releases Economic Forecast

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their first-quarter edition of their Regional Economic Forecast. Some of the highlights include: Unemployment rates for the tri-county Continue reading