Tag Archives: Routt

Call Before You Burn

controlled-burns-300Those planning agricultural burns in Northwest Colorado are asked to provide a courtesy call to emergency officials before beginning the burning process. Agricultural burning is the open burning of cover vegetation for the purpose of preparing the soil for crop production, weed control, maintenance of water conveyance structures related to agricultural operations and any other agricultural cultivation purposes.  Before you start agricultural burns in Routt Continue reading

Tipton Representative In NW Colorado This Week

SCOTT-TIPTON-NEW-300In addition to mobile office hours that are being held in Meeker and Craig Wednesday, a member of U.S. Representative Scott Tipton’s staff will also be in Steamboat Thursday and in Walden on Friday. George Rossman, Tipton’s Field Representative, will now be available tomorrow morning from 9 to 11:30 in Meeker, Continue reading

Fire Destroys Barn Near Steamboat

IMG_3814(1) IMG_3811(1) A hay filled barn about 2 miles west of Steamboat was destroyed by fire Saturday night.  When Steamboat fire fighters arrived at the scene at 38235 County Road 33, Continue reading

NW Colorado Flood Risks

FLOOD-WATER-300Flooding , which is normally a concern this time of year, is not expected to be a major problem in the area.  That, from the emergency management coordinators in Northwest Colorado.  Moffat County Emergency Management Coordinator Tom Soos said that floods should not be a problem for Continue reading

Free Energy Assessment For NW CO Residents

EnergyCheckA free energy assessment is being offered to homeowners in Routt and Moffat Counties by Energy Smart Colorado, to help them learn how to improve energy efficiency in their homes. Energy Smart Colorado began in 2010 as a federally funded program to provide energy efficiency services to residents in the central mountain region of Colorado. Homeowners who use the Yampa Continue reading

Head To Court Without A Lawyer

court-300A program is now available to assist anyone who is going through a non-criminal court case in Moffat, Grand and Routt Counties.  Coordinators are now available  to help “self represented litigants” better understand the court processes in their case.  A “Self-Represented Litigant”  is any individual who seeks Continue reading

St. Patty’s DUI Saturation Patrol

dui-checkpointA reminder that troopers from the Colorado State Patrol will be out in full force this St. Patrick’s Day looking for drivers operating their vehicles while impaired by alcohol and or drugs.  Because of the numerous St. Patrick’s Day events the Colorado State Patrol and the Routt County Continue reading

Teen Carjacking Suspects Head To Court

District Attorney 14thThe District Attorney’s Office announced today that the three juvenile fugitives apprehended last Friday will be returned to Arapahoe County to answer allegations of aggravated robbery and kidnapping, arising from a carjacking in that jurisdiction. The carjacking occurred in Aurora, Colorado last Thursday. The juveniles were Continue reading

Economic Stats For Moffat, Rio Blanco And Routt Counties

economyNumbers have been released that detail the economic health of Moffat, Routt and Rio Blanco counties in 2015.  According to Yampa Valley Data Partners, mining was again the highest paying job sector in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, distributing nearly $21.65 million in wages in the third quarter of 2015 which was 23% of the total income. The highest paying job sector In Routt County was health care and social Continue reading

2015 Colorado Highway Fatalities Highest In Years

CDOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation is planning to “double down” on their traffic safety outreach this year after preliminary data from 2015 indicates that traffic fatalities rose by 10% making it the deadliest year on Colorado’s roads since 2008. Continue reading

Northwest Colorado’s 2015 Highway Fatality Stats

COLORADO-STATE-FLAG2015 was a deadly year on the roads in Colorado. Early numbers show the state saw 523 fatalities last year, a 16% spike over 2014. Roughly a third of all the deadly wrecks happened because of impairment. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the number of fatalities in Continue reading

Local Unemployment Rate Information

colorado laborThe Colorado Department of Labor and Employment has release the latest information on Colorado’s Employment situation. According to its report, the State wide unemployment rate decreased two-tenths of a percentage point in November to 3.6 percent. The number of Coloradans Continue reading