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Work Begins On Moffat County Road 17 Bridge

Moffat County Road 17 is now closed between Highway 40 and the ColoWyo Mine, to allow the bridge that crosses the Yampa River to be re-decked.  The work started Monday morning and is scheduled to last through September 8th. However, the work may be completed Continue reading

Highway 40 Intersection Closed Monday Night

The intersection of Highway 40 and Elk River road in Steamboat will be closed tonight to allow the intersection to be re-striped. The intersection will be fully closed from 10, through 6 tomorrow morning. Southbound travelers on Elk River Road wanting to access downtown will detour Continue reading

UPDATE: Cyclist Died Due To Head And Neck Injury

The 69-year-old man who died Thursday afternoon after a bicycle accident in Steamboat has been identified. Phillip Sohn is the second person to die in a bike accident in the area in the last two weeks. Sohn, who reportedly lived in both Steamboat and Texas, was riding downhill on Aspen Ridge Road when the accident occurred. According to a press Continue reading

County Road To Be Closed For Bridge Re-Decking

Moffat County Road 17 will be closed next month between Highway 40 and the ColoWyo Mine, to allow the bridge that crosses the Yampa River to be re-decked.  The work will start August 14th and is scheduled to last through September 8th. However, the work may be completed before that date. A Continue reading

Watch Out For Cattle On The Road

Following a collision between a cow and a pickup Tuesday night on Routt County Road 129, the North Routt Fire Protection District is reminding drivers to watch out for cows on the road. In open range, cattle will be grazing in North Routt County through out the summer and early fall. Open range grazing will occur from the Willow Creek Pass Subdivision north of the state line all the way along Routt County Continue reading

Fire Burning In Dinosaur

A fire, which is believed to have been caused by lightning Friday near Dinosaur National Monument, has resulted in the closure of the Canyon Overlook Parking lot off Harper’s Corner Road. The Overlook fire, which is estimated at 260 acres, is burning on a steep hillside of grass, sage Continue reading

Fire Closes County Road Near Meeker

A wildfire closed Rio Blanco County Road 8 southeast of Meeker for approximately two hours Saturday evening. The lightning caused fire forced the closure of the road between County Road 57 and County Road 4. The 40 acre County Road Continue reading

Forest Road Closed In North Routt County

Forest Road 500 in North Routt County is now closed to allow culverts in the area to be replaced. Nearly five miles of the road near Little Red Park will be fully closed for two weeks while the work is taking place. Non-motorized access to the surrounding forest will still be available and recreation sites outside of the closure area will remain open. Those traveling through the National Continue reading

Chip Seal Project On Moffat County Road 57

The Moffat County Road Department will be conducting a chip seal project next week on Moffat County Road 57, also known as Price Creek Road. The project will start Wednesday and is expected to last for a week. The work will affect ten miles of Moffat County Road 57 starting at the Continue reading

UPDATE: Crews Continue To Battle Fires Near Meeker

Crews are continuing to battle the Wilson and Deer Gulch fires burning in Rio Blanco County near Meeker. The Wilson fire burning near Rio Blanco County Road 9 is estimated at 350 acres and is 25% contained, while the Deer Gulch Fire burning near Continue reading

Peekaboo Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

The Peekaboo Fire continued its rapid expansion yesterday, growing from 4,200 acres to an estimated 8,000 acres as of last night. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 318 between Maybell and the Utah border last night for approximately an hour. It’s possible the highway and Moffat County Road 10N will be closed again while the fire suppression efforts take effect. Anyone planning travel in the area should be prepared for closures.  Multiple ranch structures, Continue reading

Busy Travel Conditions For 4th Of July Weekend

A record number of Coloradans are expected to travel this Fourth of July weekend. According to AAA, 760,000 Coloradans will journey 50 miles or more from home this weekend, a 3% increase over last year. Experts attribute the increase to Colorado’s historically low unemployment Continue reading