All safe now …

This hen turkey was out for a solo walk on Sunday just off County Road 8 at about mile marker 10, but, for the most part, the underbrush kept her pretty well disguised. Spring weather seems most dominant these days, but the Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife reminds hunters that fall turkey applications are being accepted as of today.

phMKUraniumHouseAllCleanedUPLess than two weeks ago, the home on this Meeker town lot at 1189 Park St. had been set up for demolition as “substantially radioactive” uranium ore was found in a coffee can just inside the front door and in an isolated area of the backyard (back right in photo). With the involvement of the Fred Johnson family, the Meeker Police Department, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the Colorado State Police, the Rio Blanco County Environmental Services Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, the home has been demolished, all uranium ore and tainted property and soil have been removed, and the property has been declared “safe” and free of any contamination.