Tag Archives: Rio Blanco

MOCO Joins Law Suit Concerning Sage Grouse

Moffat County has joined a lawsuit against the BLM regarding its plan for Greater Sage Grouse management in Northwest Colorado. At their meeting yesterday, the Moffat County Commissioners entered into an agreement with Garfield, Jackson, and Rio Blanco counties to split the litigation expenses for the lawsuit. Garfield County will cover the majority of the Continue reading

Commissioner Beck Named Chairman Of AGNC

Moffat County Commissioner Ray Beck has been named Chairman of the Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado. Beck Continue reading

Find Out How People Died In NW Colorado

A new interactive map is now available online that shows how many people died in a particular area, and the cause of death, for every year between 1980 and 2014. The map allows you to view the death rate by Continue reading

UPDATE: Fire In Rio Blanco County 40% Contained

A private burn resulted in a wildfire Tuesday afternoon in Rio Blanco County. The fire, which occurred on Rio Blanco County Road 8 near Buford, was moving towards buildings on the property when crews arrived.  Fortunately, firefighters Continue reading

Call Before You Burn

Wildfire officials in Northwest Colorado are reminding farmers and ranchers that they need to follow proper steps when conducting agricultural burns throughout the spring and summer. Agricultural burning plays a vital role in the farming and ranching community, but proper steps need to Continue reading

DUI Saturation Patrol In Moffat County

DUIThe Colorado State Patrol, and local law enforcement agencies, will be working together over the Thanksgiving weekend to conduct a DUI saturation patrol in Moffat County. During the patrol, they will be looking to take intoxicated drivers off the road. Of the 108 traffic injuries investigated this year by Colorado State Patrol in Continue reading

100,000 Acres In NW Colorado May Open For Oil & Gas Leases

oil-and-gas-industry-300Environmental assessments have been performed by the Bureau of Land Management, evaluating the environmental effects, of offering up 100,000 acres of land in Northwest Colorado, for oil and gas leases. The BLM is seeking public comments on the proposal to help identify potential concerns with the project. Grand, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Continue reading

Missing Michigan Hunter Found Alive In Rio Blanco County

search-and-rescue7-300x270The search a 61 year-old Michigan hunter ended on a high note Tuesday when search crews located the man, who was somewhat confused and dehydrated but was otherwise uninjured.  David Boelcke went missing Saturday.  According to Rio Blanco County Undersheriff Brice Glasscock, searcher spotted Boelcke when he waved at them from a Continue reading

Ask A Lawyer Tomorrow

ask a lawyerAnother “Ask a Lawyer” event will be held in Moffat, Routt, and Grand County tomorrow. Lawyers will be available to provide assistance on non-criminal court cases. Those cases may include divorce, family matters, child support, small claims, landlord and tenant issues, and restraining orders. Participants Continue reading

Trump Should Win Vote In NW Colorado

VOTE.2-300Election Day is Tuesday.  If Wild West Radio’s non-scientific presidential poll is any indication, Donald Trump should easily win the vote in Northwest Colorado. 88% of those who responded to the poll, said that they support the Republican nominee for President. This compared to only 6% of respondents Continue reading

1/3 of CO Coal Produced In Moffat County

Yampa Data Partners LogoMoffat County, in July, produced one third of the coal in Colorado.  That, according to the most recent edition of the “Yampa Valley Data Partners Fast Facts”.  Despite accounting for a Continue reading

Car Chase Ends In Arrests

carchasegraphicA man was arrested last week east of Rangely, after a lengthy vehicle pursuit. On Friday morning a Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s officer attempted to stop 22 year old David Morgan on highway 64 about halfway between Meeker and Rangely, after it was determined the pickup he Continue reading