Tag Archives: Routt

Schools in Northwest Colorado to Benefit from Grant

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOLOn November 6th, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Northwest Colorado BOCES as a”highest-rated” applicant for the competitive Investing in Innovation grant (i3) which supports innovative projects aimed at increasing student achievement. Once Northwest Colorado BOCES secures matching donations, it Continue reading

Ballots Due Tuesday

Ballot-300Voters have until Tuesday to submit their ballots to local elections clerks. Colorado’s election is an all-mail election, but polling places will be available in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties on Tuesday. In Moffat County, voters can show up to the Moffat County Courthouse between 7 in the morning and 7 in the evening to Continue reading

Democrats Closing Gap on Returning Ballots

Ballot-300Democrats are cutting into the GOP’s edge in Colorado midterm election ballot returns. But Republicans remain about 85,000 ballots ahead of Democrats with less than a week to go. The Colorado Secretary of State announced that as of Wednesday morning, election officials had received 905,500 ballots. Of those, 379,250 Continue reading

Early Voting Starts Today

Ballot-300Residents across Colorado are able to vote in person or drop off ballots at polling centers starting today. Counties were able to mail ballots to voters starting Tuesday for the November 4th election. As of Friday, 657 voters in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties had voted, the majority of those coming from Routt County.

Congressmen Ask for More Public Comment Time for Cuckoo Plan

ybcRepresentatives from several Western states, including U.S. Representative Scott Tipton, are asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to continue taking comment on the status of the Western yellow-billed cuckoo and its habitat through December 14th. The federal agency is scheduled to close public comment on the proposal on October 14th. In their letter to Fish and Wildlife Director Dan Ashe, the representatives wrote that the Continue reading

Public Warned that Roads on BLM Lands Can be Dangerous this Weekend

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office is urging the public to use caution this holiday weekend as recent rains have left many roads across BLM impassable, and the danger of local flash-flooding remains. Several visitors have reported being temporarily Continue reading

BLM Seeking Comments on Lease Sales

BLMThe Bureau of Land Management Little Snake Field Office yesterday released a preliminary environmental assessment analyzing the proposed sale of oil and gas leases on 41 parcels totaling 31,225 acres of public mineral estate in Moffatt and Routt counties.  The Assessment Continue reading

Fireworks & Activities in Moffat, Routt, Rio Blanco Counties

FIREWORKS-3-300There are opportunities in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties to see fireworks Friday night.  In Craig the fireworks start a little before 9.  They will be set off at the high school.  The VFW will hold a parade (at 11am) and barbecue (at noon) Friday.  Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served, and the VFW asks that those that

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Local Fire Managers Remind Residents to Stay Fire Safe this Weekend

fire season smallThe Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is alerting the public to increasing fire danger in areas of Northwest Colorado. No fire restrictions will be in effect for the Fourth of July weekend in Continue reading

Firefighters Battling Lightning Sparked Fire in Rio Blanco County

fire-fighter-1-300Firefighters in Rio Blanco County are working on an 11 acre blaze that is believed to have been started by lighting yesterday.  Lightning is being blamed for several small fires in the county, the biggest of which is the “Big Jimmy Fire”.  Helicopters dropped water on the blaze yesterday, but fire managers have decided Continue reading

Firefighters Trained, Ready for Fire Season

fire-fighter-training-800The Northwest Colorado Fire Management Unit is fully staffed and prepared for wildland fire response. New fire recruits as well as returning firefighters have been training and refurbishing equipment since Continue reading

Southwestern Energy Buys Shell and Quicksilver Holdings

oil-and-gas-drilling-300Houston based Southwestern Energy Company has acquired oil and gas assets on land in Moffat and Routt Counties, from Shell and Quicksilver Resources.  Southwestern already has plans to follow-up the purchase with a $50 million Continue reading