Rio Blanco County

(credit: Rio Blanco County Sheriff)

Wildfire On Western Slope Tops 100 Acres, Burns 4 Outbuildings

Firefighters in Colorado on Friday will mop up a wildfire west of Meeker.


A fire burning in northwestern Colorado (credit: BLM)

Only 3 Of 20 Wildfires In Northwest Colorado Remain Uncontained

Lightning across northwestern Colorado is suspected of sparking about 30 fires over the weekend, keeping firefighters running from one fire to another.


(credit: Colorado Mule Deer Association)

Tests Confirm Coyote Hunter Killed Wolf In Grand County

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirms DNA tests on an animal shot by a coyote hunter on April 29 near Kremmling prove the animal is in fact a wild gray wolf.


(credit: CBS)

Feds Offer Tradeoff For Gas Drilling In Northwest Colorado

A new plan for oil and gas development in energy-rich northwestern Colorado would ease restrictions on what time of year drilling rigs can operate on federal land if well sites are consolidated to minimize disruptions to the environment.


(credit: CBS)

Firefighters Battle 2 Northwest Colorado Fires

More warm, dry conditions are expected in northwestern Colorado, where crews are fighting two fires started by lighting.


Camp Evacuates As Wildfire Burns South Of Rangely

Sheriff’s officials say a wind-driven wildfire south of Rangely has prompted the evacuation of a youth camp as a precaution.


(credit: CBS)

BLM To Start Rounding Up Wild Horses

The Bureau of Land Management will start rounding up wild horses from a hotly-debated herd area on the far reaches of the Western Slope.


(credit: AP)

Colorado Baking Soda Maker Doubling Its Capacity

North America’s second-largest producer of baking soda is working to boost production at its Colorado plant while it looks to research how to commercially develop oil shale in the state.


(credit: AP)

Rescuers Find Body Of Missing Snowmobiler

Sheriff’s officials say a search dog has found the body of a 19-year-old snowmobiler who was caught in an avalanche in northwest Colorado.


Meeker Trial Set For Man Accused Of Hatchet Death

A man accused of killing his father with a hatchet over the 2009 Fourth of July weekend goes to trial this week in Rio Blanco County.


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