Tag Archives: Utah

“Safe 2 Sturgis” Campaign Underway

Sturgis_city_limitsThe Multi State “Safe 2 Sturgis” campaign goes into full swing today. Law enforcement from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, South Dakota and North Dakota are joining forces to ensure as many riders and drivers get to Sturgis as safely as possible. The campaign asks both drivers and riders to increase their awareness while on the road, which could help Continue reading

Moffat County Hires Economic Development Firm

better cityThe Moffat County Commissioners at their regular meeting yesterday decided to contract with a company that specializes in economic development and community revitalization. The company, Better City based in Ogden Utah, will initially perform a comprehensive economic assessment of Moffat County. Three companies were interviewed for the job, but the commissioners unanimously agreed that Better City was head and shoulders Continue reading

Airplane Crashes Near Meeker

plane crash area meekerA single engine aircraft crashed 15 miles west of Meeker last night. The Rio Blanco Communications center received a call from a person who said they heard a plane rev its engine followed by an explosion. Denver Center Air Traffic control was contacted and they reported that the aircraft had disappeared off the radar. Continue reading

Wildlife Officials Still Oppose Wolf Reintroduction

PARKS AND WILDLIFEColorado wildlife officials are considering reaffirming their opposition to reintroducing wolves to the state. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission on Friday considered a draft resolution that would reaffirm the commission’s 1980s positions against reintroduction. It argues that reintroduction could have a harmful impact Continue reading

Accident North Of Craig Claims One Life

highway-13-smallA Utah man died in a predawn accident Monday morning. The accident, about 20 miles north of Craig on Highway 13, occurred when the driver of the vehicle attempted to avoid a deer in the roadway, rolling his car. The driver, a 57 year old man from Vernal died at the scene. A passenger in the vehicle, a 51 year old woman from Missouri was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Both were wearing their seat belts at the time of the accident.

Investigation Into EPA Spill Expanded

EPA-300The Environmental Protection Agency’s inspector general is expanding its investigation into a toxic spill from an inactive Colorado mine to include questions about whether the agency was following its own rules when it triggered the blowout. The inspector general’s office said yesterday that it will add more than a dozen lines Continue reading

Entrance and Camping Fees Going Up at Dinosaur

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Dinosaur National Monument will increase its entrance and camping fees on January 1st in order to help fund maintenance and improvement projects within the monument. The monument’s entrance and camping fees were last Continue reading

Utah Man Leads Wyoming Authorities on High Speed Chase

whpA Utah man led Wyoming authorities on a high speed chase along I-80 on the afternoon of Halloween. According to State Police, 38-year old Thomas Wixom was driving a stolen vehicle when the pursuit started, at around 3:30 in the afternoon. When Wixom didn’t stop for law enforcement, stop stick tire deflation devices were set up ahead of him on the highway. The pursuit Continue reading

Congress Reviving Good Samaritan Laws

EPA-300Congressional Republicans are reviving “Good Samaritan” legislation that would offer some legal protection to companies and nonprofits if they work to clean up abandoned mines. The proposal was one of three bills the House Natural Resources Committee announced yesterday after the EPA spilled 3 million gallons of wastewater Continue reading

Treatment Plant Operating at Site of EPA Spill

EPA-300A temporary treatment plant has begun cleaning up polluted water flowing from the Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado after the Environmental Protection Agency sent millions of gallons of waste into rivers in three states. The EPA said Monday the $1.8 million plant is processing up to 800 gallons per minute, Continue reading

Dinosaur Turns 100

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Dinosaur Natinoal Monument celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend. Activities start tonight at the monument and will take place on both the Utah and Colorado sides. The monument was designated in 1915, and expanded Continue reading

Judge Rules BLM has No Authority over Fracking

frackingYesterday, U.S. District Court of Wyoming Judge Scott Skavdahl granted a preliminary injunction of the BLM’s hydraulic fracturing rule, finding that, “Congress has not Continue reading