Tag Archives: Routt

Routt National Forest Road Closed

routt-natl-forest-signForest Road 250 near Yampa has been temporarily closed on the Routt National Forest during hazard tree removal operations. The closure is expected to be in place through the end of July. Nearly the entire stretch of road on the Yampa Ranger District is affected by the temporary closure. Over six miles in length, the road is located in south Routt County, in the Gore Range. The closure Continue reading

Court Houses Open Saturday For Primary Election

Vote_CheckmarkLocal Primary Election day is Tuesday in Colorado, with that in mind the court houses in the area will be opened for special hours Saturday to allow people to register to vote, acquire a replacement ballot, or vote in person. The Moffat county court Continue reading

Routt National Forest Fire At 3,800 Acres

fire in Routt National Forest2Due to a shift in the winds, the Beaver Creek fire that started Sunday in the Routt National forest is now burning on 3,800 acres up from the 500 acres that were on fire Tuesday. The fire was mainly located in the Twisty park area between Beaver Creek and Rhea Creek about 20 miles northwest of Walden near the state line. Because of the wind shift the fire has now spread to BLM managed land on Independence Mountain. The source of the fire is under investigation.  Important additional information for those Continue reading

Johnson Receives 35 Years For Routt County Murder

lucas.johnson.mug.shot.800Lucas Johnson, the man who pleaded guilty to killing Edward Zimmerman and attempted escape from the Routt County Jail was sentenced to 35 years in prison yesterday. Johnson was charged with murder, after Zimmerman’s body was discovered naked, and wrapped in plastic, in a chicken Continue reading

Current Flood Conditions

river floodingWarm temperatures and rain in the mountains have created potential flood conditions for Northwest Colorado and South Central Wyoming according to the National Weather Service. However, Emergency Managers in the area say Continue reading

Nominate Routt County Property For Historic Registry

routt-county-signA free workshop is being offered this month for those interested in learning how to nominate property in Routt County for the historic registry. The workshop will take place June 29th from 5 to 7 at the Moonhill Schoolhouse near Clark. Participants will learn why the Continue reading

Northwest Colorado Produces Most Of The States Coal

COAL-MINING-300Recent numbers released by the Yampa Valley Data Partners show that Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties produced nearly 80% of the state’s coal in March. This may be deceiving however because the numbers also showed Moffat and Rio Blanco continued Continue reading

DUI Saturation Patrol This Weekend

DUILaw enforcement officers will be out in force Memorial weekend looking for intoxicated or impaired drivers. A saturation patrol will begin tomorrow in Moffat, Grand, and Routt Counties. On Memorial Day weekend last year, 15 people died in car accidents across Northwest Colorado. So far this year Continue reading

Camp Sites Limited For Memorial Weekend

routt-natl-forest-signIf you are planning a camping trip in Routt National Forest this weekend, you may have a difficult time finding a spot to camp. At this time, due to wet conditions, there is limited access to roads, trails and campgrounds in the area. Although there are some camp sites that are open, conditions in these Continue reading

Murderer of Patricia Richmond Sentenced to 50 years

Patricia-RichmondCole Pollard, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 2nd Degree Murder and Attempted Sexual Assault for the killing of Patricia Richmond in North Routt County which occurred in June last year. Per a plea agreement, Pollard was sentenced to 50 years to life in prison. Specifically, the Court ordered Mr. Pollard to serve 40 years in prison for murder to be followed by a consecutive 10 years to life for attempted sexual assault. Continue reading

Learn How To Be Routt County Fair Royalty

routt-county-signAn information session for girls interested in being Routt County Fair royalty will be held Wednesday. The meeting will take place at 5:30 in the Trout Creek Room of the Court House Annex Building. Attendees will receive information about what 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