Tag Archives: Western

Prescribed Burns Scheduled In Moffat County

Prescribed burns have been scheduled in western Moffat County over the coming weeks. The Seven Springs prescribed fire will take place six miles west of Greystone in the Douglas Mountain area, with the Treepee Continue reading

Wyoming Officials Prepare For Floods

The level of the Blacks Fork River near Granger in western Sweetwater County has stabilized for now, but county officials are still preparing for potential flooding issues.  Sweetwater County Emergency Management has stockpiled a total of 42,000 sandbags in the event that floods continue in the area. The bags are stored at the City of Green River Continue reading

Howelsen Hill Trail Closures This Weekend

The Nordic Combined Western Regionals will take place this weekend in Steamboat at Howelsen Hill, with 70 of the best Nordic Combined athletes from the Western United States scheduled to compete. To accommodate the activities, several Howelsen Hill Nordic Trails will be closed to Continue reading

Wyoming Police Learn About Gangs

wyoming-flag-graphicWyoming law enforcement learned more about gangs this month during the 8th Annual Western States Gang Conference. Gang experts from across the country were at the conference to provide instruction on a wide range of gang related issues.  Police from across the state Continue reading

Western Slope Girl Advances On American Idol

american-idol-300A 15 year old girl from Colorado’s Western Slope earned a golden ticket on last nights broadcast of American Idol, and will be heading to Hollywood. Jeneve Mitchell who lives near Crawford in Rural Delta County about 25 mile east of the town of Delta, received unanimous praise from all three judges with Continue reading

McCarthy Denies Her Agency Tried to Downplay Toxic Mine Spill

mccarthyThe head of the Environmental Protection Agency is dismissing complaints that her agency downplayed the seriousness of a toxic mine spill that fouled rivers in three Western states. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy called the spill caused by her agency “tragic and unfortunate.” She said the EPA has taken responsibility to Continue reading

EPA Spill Requires Federal Clean-up Funds

EPA-300The Colorado town where the Environmental Protection Agency caused a toxic mine leak earlier this month, unleashing a torrent of heavy metals into Western rivers, has decided to change course and request federal disaster funds to clean up the mine. The Silverton Board of Trustees and the San Juan County Commission approved a Continue reading