More than 3,700 abandoned Routt County tires will fuel El Paso County cement plant

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.

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Moffat County grills EPA about Clean Power Plan on Wednesday

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.

EPA to visit Craig this week

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.

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Tom Ross: CMC biology professor witnesses aftermath of rare geothermal event

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.

Forest Service concerned about parties on Buffalo Pass

Local U.S. Forest Service workers are not happy with the illegal activity and damage they say is taking place on Buffalo Pass.

Free, drop-off recycling program meets demise in Steamboat

After Saturday, recycling for some Steamboat Springs area residents will require a little more effort and possibly money.

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Beekeeping much more than filling a jar with honey

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.

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Local community leaders will help to implement statewide environmental education plan

Here in Routt County, local and visiting children have access to a robust and growing environmental education program.

Heavy rain subdues wildfire in Zirkel Wilderness Area

Trail closures in the area have now been lifted by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Firefighters continue to baby-sit small Zirkel Wilderness fire

Meanwhile, crews over in Moffat County are gaining control of some big blazes.

Fire remains at 6 acres in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

The South Fork Fire burning in the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area this week was still an estimated six acres in size Friday.

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Alkali Fire 50 percent contained after burning nearly 20,700 acres

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.

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Closures put in place due to fire in Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area

Areas in and around the Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area have been closed because of a lightning-caused fire that was discovered Tuesday.

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20,000 acres ignited by Alkali fire in Moffat County; no containment in sight

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.

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Alkali Fire jumps to 8,000 acres, burns homestead and barn

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.

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