Funding of $17,000 from the Colorado Waste Tire Program is available to cleanup nearly 4,000 tires from four sites in Routt County including one in Oak Creek Canyon where an estimated 3,000 tires are being stored.
Hundreds gathered at Moffat County High School Wednesday night to hear the Environmental Protection Agency talk about its proposed carbon emission plans for coal-fired power plants that are coming down the pike from the Obama administration in the next year.
Community invited to Wednesday night meeting
Moffat County is gearing up for a visit from the Environmental Protection Agency this week, as EPA representatives will meet with the community Wednesday night and tour Craig Station on Thursday.
People who were fortunate enough to be on the scene when Steamboat Geyser suddenly came to life in Yellowstone National Park this week were hugging and singing, and their clothing was covered with geyser crystals.
Local U.S. Forest Service workers are not happy with the illegal activity and damage they say is taking place on Buffalo Pass.
After Saturday, recycling for some Steamboat Springs area residents will require a little more effort and possibly money.
Roughly 95 percent of beekeepers worldwide are hobbyists. As a sustainability-minded and eco-friendly community, some Yampa Valley residents are making beekeeping their passion — a hobby that goes well beyond a jar of honey.
Here in Routt County, local and visiting children have access to a robust and growing environmental education program.
Trail closures in the area have now been lifted by the U.S. Forest Service.
Meanwhile, crews over in Moffat County are gaining control of some big blazes.
The South Fork Fire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area this week was still an estimated six acres in size Friday.
Several lighting-caused fires keeping firefighters on their toes
The Alkali fire in Moffat County is now 50 percent contained after burning roughly 20,7000 acres 14 miles west of Maybell, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
Areas in and around the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area have been closed because of a lightning-caused fire that was discovered Tuesday.
BLM reports three smaller fires in Northwest Colorado
The Alkali Fire located in Moffat County has scorched roughly 20,000 acres since it was ignited Wednesday, burning a homestead, a barn and killing three cattle, according to the Bureau of Land Management.
The Alkali Fire quickly jumped to 8,000 acres on Wednesday, threatening the lives of three people before it burned a homestead and a barn.