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.

08/21/2015

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.

08/17/2015

(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.

05/29/2015

(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.

03/27/2015

(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.

07/23/2013

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.

06/20/2013

(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.

07/13/2012

(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.

09/06/2011

(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.

02/21/2011

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.

01/02/2011

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