Rio Blanco County

Federal Regulators Back Keeping Colorado Coal Mine OpenFederal regulators have recommended that a northwestern Colorado coal mine threatened with closure partly over its impact on global warming remain open.
Wildfire On Western Slope Tops 100 Acres, Burns 4 OutbuildingsFirefighters in Colorado on Friday will mop up a wildfire west of Meeker.
Only 3 Of 20 Wildfires In Northwest Colorado Remain UncontainedLightning across northwestern Colorado is suspected of sparking about 30 fires over the weekend, keeping firefighters running from one fire to another.
Tests Confirm Coyote Hunter Killed Wolf In Grand CountyThe 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.
Feds Offer Tradeoff For Gas Drilling In Northwest ColoradoA 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.
Firefighters Battle 2 Northwest Colorado FiresMore warm, dry conditions are expected in northwestern Colorado, where crews are fighting two fires started by lighting.
Camp Evacuates As Wildfire Burns South Of RangelySheriff's officials say a wind-driven wildfire south of Rangely has prompted the evacuation of a youth camp as a precaution.
BLM To Start Rounding Up Wild HorsesThe Bureau of Land Management will start rounding up wild horses from a hotly-debated herd area on the far reaches of the Western Slope.
Colorado Baking Soda Maker Doubling Its CapacityNorth 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.
Rescuers Find Body Of Missing SnowmobilerSheriff'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 DeathA 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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