Tag Archives: road

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

Propane Tank Catches Fire Near Oak Creek

Burning trash in a barrel was the source of a grass fire Friday afternoon off of Routt County Road 200A, northeast of Oak Creek. Steamboat Springs’ firefighters responded to the three acre Continue reading

Glenwood Man Dies In ATV Accident

A man died in an ATV accident near Rifle over the weekend. Todd Sillie of Glenwood Springs was driving a side by side ATV on JQS Road, when he lost control, sending he and the ATV down a steep Continue reading

One Injured In ATV Accident

One person was injured in an ATV accident yesterday afternoon near Craig.  The driver rolled the ATV near a house on Moffat County Road 30 around 3:30. The unidentified female was taken the hospital with minor injuries. She was not wearing a helmet at the time of the Continue reading

Dino National Monument Island Park/Rainbow Park Roads Closed

Dinosaur Monument staff and engineers from the Federal Highway Administration recently assessed the Island Park and Rainbow Park roads to determine the extent of the damage caused by flooding over the winter. The assessment was done to assist in determining immediate fixes that could allow the road to reopen and longer term solutions Continue reading

Man Struck By Shuttle Bus

A 20-year-old man was injured after he was struck by a shuttle Tuesday evening in Steamboat. After exiting a Steamboat Springs Transit bus near Mount Werner Road, he was struck by a shuttle bus traveling the same direction while Continue reading

Tax Increase To Fund Road Improvements?

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill which would ask voters to fund a sales tax increase to pay for roads. The State’s sales tax would climb .6% to just over 3.5% between January 2018 and December 2037. Meanwhile, the state would reduce the vehicle registration fees by more than half. Budget estimates Continue reading

Road Closure And Bus Schedule For Winter Carnival

As the 2017 Winter Carnival in Steamboat kicks off today, the city has announced they will be closing streets to accommodate event activities. One lane of Lincoln Avenue will be closed at 1 this afternoon for event setup.   That closure will last for 5 to 8 hours.  To improve public transportation during the Carnival, Steamboat Springs Transit will operate Continue reading

UPDATE – Crane-Truck Accident Near Rangely

A crane-Truck rolled over just after 10 Wednesday morning, on Highway 64, 12 miles east of Rangely. The accident sent the driver of the truck to the hospital with minor injuries.  He was identified as 40-year-old Casey Sanders of Grand Junction.  During the crash, approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the snow.  Clean up and recovery crews Continue reading

Steamboat Clearing Snow Around The Clock

Steamboat crews continue to working around the clock to clear out the two feet of snow that has fallen over the last few days. The City’s primary focus is to keep major roads clear for emergency vehicle access and traffic flow. After that, the city works to remove snow from commercial areas before shifting their attention to residential streets. Continue reading

CDOT Considers Charging Drivers Per Mile

CDOTInstead of paying a gas tax, the Colorado Department of Transportation is considering charging Colorado drivers fees based on how many miles they drive.  CDOT could make this change in an effort to increase funds as they Continue reading

Help Review NW Colorado Trail Maps

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management is looking for community assistance in reviewing its road and trail inventory maps for Northwest Colorado.  This summer, members of the BLM’s Little Snake Field Office, inventoried more than 1,300 miles of routes across the 370,000 acres of land that it manages between Maybell and Craig all Continue reading