Tag Archives: Routt

Two Wildland Fires Remain Uncontained In NW Colorado

fire season smallThis past weekend’s lightning resulted in 34 wildfires in Northwest Colorado. Only two of those blazes are uncontained. Fire crews are still working towards wrapping them up. Of the five fires reported yesterday Continue reading

Fire Danger Rises in Forest Area

Medicine Bow National ForestThe Little Beaver Fire in the Medicine Bow National Forest and changing weather conditions have prompted Forest Service officials to issue statements regarding fire danger and safety. The 21-acre Little Beaver Fire was caused by Continue reading

Fire Danger High in Northwest Colorado

fire-danger-high-signFire danger is high in Rio Blanco and Moffat Counties and moderate in Grand, Jackson and Routt Counties. Higher temperatures and dry conditions are forecast through next week. Vegetation at lower elevations continues to dry out as seasonal curing occurs. All of that adds up to dangerous fire conditions. Fire officials say Continue reading

Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco Teams to Attend NACO Workshop

nacoThe National Association of Counties yesterday announced the next phase in an effort to assist counties and regions that have experienced economic challenges related to the coal Continue reading

Fast Facts Released for July

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released its Fast Facts for July. The fast facts are a snapshot of the economies of Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties. The report shows that unemployment rates in all three counties Continue reading

Wednesday Lightning Sparks more Wildfires

WILDFIREStorms that moved through the area Wednesday generated 780 lightning strikes on the Northwest Fire Management Unit which covers Grand, Jackson, Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. From lightning associated with the storms, eight new wildland fires were reported. Of the new fires seven are on BLM land in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

Firefighters Monitoring Blackwall Fire

fire season smallFirefighters are still monitoring the Blackwall Fire near Meeker. The fire covers about one acre. The area received about 400 lightning strikes from Tuesday thunderstorms, forcing the monitoring crew to seek Continue reading

April “Fast Facts” Released by Yampa Valley Data Partners

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their latest “Fast facts” for Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. The report covers various Continue reading

Yampa Valley Data Partners Release Fast Facts

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released their latest round of Fast Facts for Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. Mining held its place as Continue reading

New Restrictions on Shed Antler Hunting

colorado parksIn an effort to reduce stress and the disturbance of wintering big game animals, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a new regulation in January that limits shed antler collecting in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, and Routt counties, effective March 1st. The new rule prohibits the collection of shed antlers in Continue reading

Report Shows Economic Importance of Coal Industry

COAL-MINING-300The economic development directors of Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt Counties announced yesterday the release of a report outlining measures of the economic activity associated with coal mining and associated electrical power generation in the three-county, Yampa-White River Region of Northwest Colorado. The report, Continue reading

Pilot Says He Crashed on Purpose

plane-crash-300The pilot who crashed his plane near Rabbit Ears Pass last month has reportedly admitted he did it on purpose. Mark Darling of Eaton conducted an interview with a television station in which he told the interviewer he was grieving the passing of Continue reading