Tag Archives: Routt

Yampa Valley Data Partners Releases Fast Facts

YVDPYampa Valley Data Partners has released this month’s Fast Facts. The Fast Facts give a snap shot of various economic changes in Moffat, Routt, and Rio Blanco Counties. September Continue reading

Ballots Due by 7 Tonight

Ballot-300Today is Election Day. This year’s ballots feature school and college board elections in Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco Counties. There are also broadband questions on ballots in all three counties. There are tax increase questions for school districts in Meeker and Steamboat, and Continue reading

VNA and YVMC to Conduct Community Health Survey

HEALTH-SYMBOL-300The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Yampa Valley Medical Center are seeking input about health needs in local communities. Residents can share their feedback by taking an online survey or attending community forums being held in Routt and Moffat Counties. Information from the Continue reading

Local Officials to Meet with EPA Over Clean Power Plan

EPA-300Local officials have been able to secure a meeting date with Shaun McGrath, the Region 8 Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. The meeting will include commissioners from Moffat, Routt and Uintah Counties, along with Craig Mayor Ray Beck. Participants will discuss their concerns with the Clean Power Plan Continue reading

Routt and Rio Blanco Counties Free of V.S.

cdaThe Routt and Rio Blanco County sites that were quarantined due to cases of vesicular stomatitis have been released from quarantine. The Colorado Department of Agriculture’s State Veternarian’s Office has 46 locations in 14 counties under quarantine due to the disease. In Continue reading

Proposals Being Accepted for Forest Project Grants

Medicine Bow National ForestProposals seeking funds for local natural resource projects through the Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) are due October 30th. Counties obtain finances through Title II funds of the Secure Rural Schools Act, which was reauthorized by Congress Continue reading

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