Tag Archives: Rio Blanco

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

Identity Of Dead Inmate Released

CATHERINE ROWELL B160034The identity of the inmate that was found dead in her cell at the Rio Blanco Detention Center in Meeker has been released. It is believed that 55 year old Catherine Ann Rowell committed suicide in her cell Monday afternoon. Officers were unsuccessful in their attempt to revive Rowell using CPR.  Rowell was booked into the detention center late last Continue reading

Inmate Dies In Meeker Jail

RIO-BLANCO-COUNTY-SHERIFF-3A woman who was being held in the Rio Blanco County Detention Center in Meeker was found dead from a suspected suicide Monday afternoon. Detention deputies and medical staff were unsuccessful in an effort to revive the inmate with CPR. The woman whose identity has not Continue reading

2015 Colorado Highway Fatalities Highest In Years

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation is planning to “double down” on their traffic safety outreach this year after preliminary data from 2015 indicates that traffic fatalities rose by 10% making it the deadliest year on Colorado’s roads since 2008. Continue reading

Colorado Man Identified As Pilot Of Crashed Plane

Copy of IMAG0420 Copy of IMAG0411The pilot who died when his plane went down 15 miles west of meeker Thursday night has been identified as 62 year old William Ray Hiler of Tabernash, Colorado. Hiler’s body was recovered from the crash site and transported to Grand Junction where and an autopsy will be conducted today . The National Transportation Safety Board has assumed responsibility for investigating the crash. Continue reading

Identity Of Pilot Of Downed Airplane

35_bonanzaThe identity of the pilot who died when his plane went down 15 miles west of Meeker Thursday night, is expected to be released shortly, after positive identification and notification of next of kin. The body was recovered from the Continue reading