Tag Archives: Yampa

Meetings To Discuss Water Next Week

water plan meetings-229Three meetings will take place next week to discuss the Water Plans for the Yampa, White and Green River Basins. John Stulp the “Interbasin Compact Committee Director” and a special water policy advisor to Governor Hickenlooper will be at the meetings to discuss water issues in the area. The first meeting will be Monday evening from Continue reading

Power Outage Affects 7,000

power-outage-300Power outages affected thousands of people over the weekend.  Yampa Valley Electric Association reported that 7,000 of its members were affected. The rash of outages were due primarily to the heavy wet snow that blanketed the region on Friday.  YVEA crews worked from just after midnight Friday morning until 9 Friday night when they were sent home to rest and prepare to tackle the remaining power problems beginning at 6

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UPDATE: Power Outages Due To Wet Snow

yampa-valley-electric-assocHeavy wet snow Friday caused power outages from Baggs to Yampa according to Yampa Valley Electric Association. YVEA crews were dispatched early Friday morning to  isolate the sources of the problems. Heavy snow is

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Yampa River Trail Closures

YAMPA RIVERDue to rising water in the Yampa, sections of the Yampa River Trails in Steamboat are now closed. When the rising river levels present a danger to walkers and runners, the City of Steamboat Parks and Community Service Department will mark the closed trails with detour routes. Continue reading

UPDATE – Highway 13 NOT Closed Thursday

CDOTThe Highway 13 Bridge that crosses the Yampa River just south of Craig will NOT be closed Thursday.  The change is plans is due to high water.

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

Three Teens Arrested Near Yampa Following Armed Carjacking

arrestNorthwest Colorado law enforcement agencies received information Thursday regarding three male teens that were wanted for a series of crimes out of the Aurora, Colorado area including one incident of armed carjacking. The teens were reported to be armed and dangerous.  Around 1 Friday afternoon, Routt County Communications received information that one of the teens cell phones had been pinged somewhere in the Oak Creek area. Continue reading

Demand To Raft Green And Yampa Rivers Increases

RAFTINGA record number of applications were received this year for permits to raft the Green and Yampa rivers. The 300 available launch permits were awarded by a lottery drawing from all of the received applications. A total of 7,447 applications were received for the 2016 season, almost a ten percent increase from 2015.  Applications were received Continue reading

C-DOT Continues Work on Highway 13

C-DOTThe Colorado Department of Transportation will continue work on Highway 13 between Craig and Meeker next week. There are two projects underway on the stretch, including bridgework Continue reading

Rainbow Trout Populations Making Comeback from Whirling Disease

rainbow troutAfter being devastated by whirling disease in the 1990s, rainbow trout populations are increasing in most major rivers in the state thanks to a 20-year effort by Colorado Parks and Wildlife Continue reading

Plenty of Fireworks Shows to Enjoy Tomorrow Night

FIREWORKS-3-300There are plenty of places to celebrate the 4th of July and catch local professional fireworks displays tomorrow night. In Craig a parade will take place at 11. It will start at the Craig VFW and end at City Market. Fireworks will be set off tomorrow night from Moffat County High School. Steamboat is holding Cowboy Round-up Continue reading

Yampa Community Yard Sales

Yampa is having their community yard sales Saturday June 13th beginning at 9am.  Maps with addresses of the sales will be at the Yampa post office, Montgomery’s and Little Beavers.

Call 638-4511 for more info.