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Bill To Facilitate “All-Of-The-Above” Energy Policy Advances

A bill that would set the United States on a path towards developing a responsible, all-of-the-above energy strategy was passed out of the House Natural Resources Committee earlier this week. The bill, which was sponsored by Colorado Congressman Scott Tipton, would require the Energy Information Administration to project U.S. energy needs over the Continue reading

Wildfire West Of Steamboat

An intentionally set fire yesterday afternoon got out of control near Routt County Road 44 west of Steamboat. Wind drove the fire to a grassy area, burning approximately 2 acres before being extinguished. The fire threatened Continue reading

BLM Modifies Wyoming Coal Lease

The BLM Wyoming Rock Springs Field Office approved a coal lease modification last week for Black Butte Coal Company. The modification will allow the company to mine approximately 9.2 million tons of additional coal. The lease modification Continue reading

Mosquito Spraying Today Or Tomorrow In Hayden

Town of Hayden mosquito spraying will take place today and tomorrow during the evening hours, wind and weather permitting. For additional information on the spraying Continue reading

Mosquito Spraying Near Maybell Delayed

The time period for mosquito spraying to occur in the Maybell area has been extended through Monday. The spraying was supposed to be completed by Saturday, but this had to be delayed due to high winds. Spraying will take place during the Continue reading

Hayden Spraying For Mosquitoes This Week

The town of Hayden is spraying for mosquitoes again this year, with spraying operations taking place during the evening hours, wind and weather permitting. The next scheduled spray of the season will be either Wednesday or Thursday Continue reading

Mosquito Spraying Scheduled For Hayden

The town of Hayden will be spraying for mosquitoes again this year. The spraying operation will take place, wind and weather permitting, during the evening hours. The first scheduled spray of the season will take place tomorrow night. For Continue reading

0% Containment Of Fire That Closed Highway 40

A wildfire closed highway 40 for a period of time Tuesday afternoon near the Colorado-Utah border.  A 25 mile stretch of the highway was closed for about 2 hours starting around 4:30 to assist crews with fire suppression efforts, not because of Continue reading

Balloon Fest And Car Show Draws A Crowd

M.C.-Balloon-Festival-150Although the weather was less than ideal the Moffat County Hot Air Balloon Festival and Colorado Cruisers Car Show, attracted large crowds over the weekend.  Hot air balloons took to the air on Friday and Sunday mornings but unfortunately were grounded Saturday morning due to dark clouds that threatened the event.   Overcast skies cooled the day and made for a nice day at the midday car show.   A late afternoon thunderstorm which brought wind, Continue reading

Weather To Help Beaver Creek Fire Crews

Beaver Creek FireBeaver Creek Fire Crews will get some relief over the weekend from favorable weather conditions. For the first time in nearly a week the forecast calls for overcast skies, lower temperatures, light winds, and even a little bit of rain which will increase humidity in the area. These conditions should prevent the fire, that is burning 20 miles Continue reading

UPDATE: Beaver Creek Fire Consumes 9 Buildings

FireHigh winds, warm temperatures and low humidity caused the Beaver Creek Fire to expand by 3,000 acres yesterday. It also resulted in the the destruction of one cabin and eight outbuildings in the Parsons Draw development. Crews battled the fire in that area until wind driven flames forced their retreat in spite of the fact that sprinklers, hoses and Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Only 5% Contained

FireFirefighters battling the Beaver Creek Fire took advantage of cool moist air Saturday to put defensive measures in place to prepare structures for future fire growth. After the recent cool wet weather night infrared flights identified hot spots that remain inside the fire perimeter. Continue reading