Tag Archives: Rio Blanco

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

Local Election Results

Craig voters narrowly passed a city sales tax increase while voters county wide rejected the college mil levy increase during the election yesterday. The approved sales tax increase of 1.75% was approved by an 88 vote margin. The increase will raise the Craig sales tax to 4% Continue reading

Vote Or Drop Off Ballots Today

Tuesday is election Day. Anyone planning to vote, who has not yet done so, will need to submit their ballot to the local County Clerk’s office, or vote in person at a certified polling location by 7 tonight. The Moffat County Clerks Office will be Continue reading

Turn In Ballots By Tuesday

Voters have until Tuesday to submit their ballots to their local County Clerk’s office. If you have not yet mailed in your ballot it is now too late. Polling places will be available in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties on Tuesday. In Moffat County, voters can show up at the Moffat County Courthouse. In Rio Blanco County, you Continue reading

Bull Moose Found Shot Dead Near Meeker

A bull moose was found dead, shot and abandoned last month near Rio Blanco County Road 115, east of Meeker.  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for assistance from the public to find out how it got there.  CPW believes the moose Continue reading

Bureau Of Investigation Assisting With Search For Rangely Man

The Colorado Bureau of Investigators has been called into to assist with the search for 66-year-old Peter Ruffner, who went missing from the Rangely area in September. CBI is working with the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office in Continue reading

UPDATE: Crews Battling Fire East Of Meeker

Firefighters battled a blaze in Rio Blanco  County over the weekend. Smoke from the fire, approximately 20 miles east of Meeker near the Marvin Lakes Trailhead, was first reported around noon Friday. High winds contributed to Continue reading

Millions May Be Returned To NW Colorado

Senator Michael Bennet sent a letter to Interior secretary Ryan Zinke this week, asking that millions of dollars in unpaid royalties be returned to Northwest Colorado. At issue is $76 million in natural gas drilling royalties which were being held for clean up and restoration of the Naval Oil Shale Reserve. However, according to the letter, the Interior department certified that in 2008, the money was no longer needed for this purpose. Bennet believes the money has been owed to the Continue reading

Prescribed Burns Scheduled In NW Colorado

Firefighters will be conducting prescribed burns over the coming weeks in Eagle, Garfield and Rio Blanco County. Crews plan to burn 1,200-acres 11 miles northwest of Rifle, 300-aces northwest of Continue reading

Brush-Fire Threatens Vehicles And Structures

A brush-fire ignited on private property Tuesday afternoon off of Rio Blanco County Road 7, near Strawberry Creek. The fire, which is believed to have been human caused, threatened structures and vehicles Continue reading

UPDATE: New Fire Starts, 3 Others Continue To Burn

Lightning ignited another fire in Northwest Colorado over the weekend near Maybell. The Pine Tree Fire was reported Saturday and as of Monday morning, had consumed more than 4,400 acres and was 0% contained.  The fire has Continue reading

Health Advisory Issued Due To Smoke

An air quality health advisory has been issued for areas of central and northwest Colorado, including Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco County. Smoke from the Big Red and Deep Creek fires, which are burning in Routt County, is Continue reading