Tag Archives: Rio Blanco

Controlled Burns Planned For NW Colorado

Prescribed burns are being planned in Northwest Colorado for the coming weeks. The prescribed fires are designed to reduce pinyon-juniper expansion and help restore sagebrush communities. The 350 acre Dry Gulch and 90-acre Geico prescribed fires will take place in Eagle and Grand counties southwest of Kremling, in Rio Blanco County, firefighters will ignite the 315-acre Continue reading

Rio Blanco And MOCO Unemployment Up

The Colorado Unemployment rate went unchanged between December and January, according to a new report from the Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate stayed steady at 3% over that time period. The National unemployment rate Continue reading

Millions Coming Back To NW Colorado Counties

Almost $18 million will be returned to Northwest Colorado from oil and gas lease revenue collected through 2008, to clean up the Anvil Points federal oil shale research site. Colorado Senators Cory Gardner and Michael Bennet, along with Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton, announced earlier this week that the Department of Interior would distribute the excess Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day DUI Patrols

The Colorado State Patrol will be partnering with local law enforcement to conduct DUI saturation patrols for this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Officers will be working saturation patrols in the Craig, Steamboat and Winter Park areas. The Colorado State Patrol in Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Continue reading

Strategic Planning Seminar In Meeker

The Rio Blanco County Historical Society will be conducting a County-wide Craft Mentor strategic planning seminar Friday and Saturday at the Old West  Heritage Culture Center in Continue reading

DUI Saturation Patrols For Super Bowl

The Colorado State Patrol will be partnering with local Law Enforcement to conduct DUI saturation patrols in Moffat, Routt, and Grand Counties for this Super Bowl weekend. The goal of the increased enforcement is to remove as many intoxicated drivers from the roads as possible. Last year, officers in State Patrol Troop 4B, which encompasses Rio Continue reading

Moffat And Rio Blanco Unemployment Rates Up

The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between November and December, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate increased .2% to 3.1% over that time period. The National unemployment rate went Continue reading

New Years Eve DUI Patrols In NW Colorado

Police will be increasing DUI patrols in Moffat, Routt and Grand County on New Years Eve. Colorado State Patrol will be partnering with local law enforcement in our area in an effort to take as many intoxicated drivers off the roads as possible. So far this year 615 people have Continue reading

Routt, MOCO and Rio Blanco County Unemployment Rates Up

The Colorado Unemployment rate increased slightly between October and November, according to a new report from Colorado Department of Labor. The unemployment rate increased .2% to 2.9% over that time period. The National unemployment rate went Continue reading

DUI Saturation Patrol This Weekend

Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol and local law enforcement will be conducting a DUI saturation patrol in Grand County this weekend. Last year, State Patrol officers in Troop 4B, which encompasses Rio Blanco, Moffat, Routt, Grand, and Jackson Counties, investigated 108 crashes Continue reading

Comment On NW Colorado Oil & Gas Lease Sale

The BLM is evaluating 64 parcels of land totaling nearly 60 thousand acres, for an oil and gas leas sale in Northwest Colorado, as part of the Trump administrations goal to strengthen America’s energy independence.  In Fiscal Year 2016, oil and gas activity on BLM Colorado-managed lands contributed $2.9 billion in economic output and Continue reading

Tipton’s Staff In Meeker This Week

A member of Congressman Scott Tipton’s staff will hold office hours in Rio Blanco County this week. Tipton’s staff member will be in the area to assist constituents with issues regarding Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Continue reading