Rio Blanco County, CO

Craig Daily Press

Co-op aims to make solar accessible to Craig property owners

As the Yampa Valley prepares to make the transition from coal generated power to alternative energy sources, there is a growing movement to make solar more accessible for local property owners. Solar United Co-op, a nonprofit whose mission is to help people go solar, has launched the Northwest Solar Co-op...
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Omega Block pattern continues but changes on the way

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Another Flash Flood Watch has been reissued for Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco counties until 9 pm tonight. We will continue to feel the impacts of this system across the Western Slope throughout the remainder of the day. Our jet stream pattern is similar to yesterday in that it is in an Omega Block Pattern. This jet stream layout gets its name because it resembles the Greek letter, Omega. The setup transitions to what is occurring across the Western Slope, scattered showers and some thunderstorms. We still have monsoon moisture across the Western Slope from the south. Areas in the high elevations and high country can expect to have more of this system and scattered showers throughout the day. In some instances, some areas can receive pockets of heavier precipitation, and this is where the possibility of some flooding could occur. More specifically, Glenwood Canyon and the Grizzly Creek Burn Scar is the most significant area of interest with the possibility of flash flooding. In the lower valleys, this will be a hit or miss today. Some places will remain dry and cloudy and feel breezy winds, while others can receive a pop-up shower.
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Steamboat Pilot & Today

BLM starts operations to round up 1,250 more of Colorado’s wild horses

The Bureau of Land Management started gathering wild horses in the Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area on Thursday, June 16, kicking off a monthslong effort that aims to remove as many as 1,250 horses — the most ever for a gather in Colorado. The federal agency congressionally designated to...
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BLM speeds up planned gather of wild horses in Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The federal government has moved up to this week from a planned September start an operation to remove perhaps hundreds of wild horses from western Colorado. The Bureau of Land Management cited conditions the horses were experiencing, which had also drawn public scrutiny. The gather operations are for Rio Blanco County’s Piceance-East Douglas Herd Management Area, and they began Thursday, a BLM representative confirmed to the WTE via email Thursday night. Officials may spend about one month using food and water...

Northwest Colorado News for Tuesday, June 14

A woman who went tubing on the Yampa River late Monday afternoon flipped her tube and was yelling for help. First responders were called and were quickly staged at various points down the river to watch for the missing tuber. She managed to get out of the river, and was helped by a woman walking by. They walked down to the C-Hole at the library. She was checked out by the local ambulance crew. Capt. Michael Arce with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue was in charge at the scene. He said she is OK, but she was cold. He said he told her she needed a life vest.

Turner: Sunshine for all

Rio Blanco Herald Times: It might seem like the Sunshine Laws — Colorado’s Open Records and Open Meetings Laws — are only of importance to journalists covering the activities of elected officials and special districts, but the laws themselves are designed to benefit everyone, including members of the general public.