Tag Archives: Routt

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

Cultural Heritage Summit to be Held in Steamboat

cultural heritageThe Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program is inviting the public to help them celebrate five years of collaborative work in Jackson, Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties at an event in Steamboat next month. Federal, State and local agencies will be on hand to provide resource information, while Program Continue reading

Fast Facts Show N.W. Colorado Economy Improving

YVDPThe economy in Northwest Colorado is improving. That’s according to Yampa Valley Data Partners, who says that unemployment rates in Moffat and Routt Counties are the lowest since 2008. In fact, they say Routt County’s employed worker to labor force ratio Continue reading

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.