No confirmed plans to close campgrounds upriver from Meeker

Meeker area residents and recreationalists can rest a little easier regarding concerns about the closure of multiple upriver campgrounds. “In my career this is the third round where we’ve nationally looked at our developed sites in the forest,” Rich Doak, White River National Forest staff officer for recreation explained, referring to the Recreational Site Analysis […]

USFS finalizes process of mine reclamation

RBC I The U.S. Forest Service is finalizing the end stages of reclamation work on the Butterfly and Burrell Mine site located in the Blanco Ranger District. The Butterfly and Burrell mine is a former uranium mine located near Coal Creek in Rio Blanco County. Share on Facebook

Gardner lauds USFS action on water directive

RBC I U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) applauded Monday the United States Forest Service’s decision to formally withdraw its proposed groundwater directive. Share on Facebook

Draft of county master trails plan presented to the public

RBC I At the last of three public workshops held in Rangely and Meeker June 4 and 5, Fort Collins-based Great Outdoors Consultants (GOC) presented a master plan for a trail system looping around the county, with special recreation areas (SRAs) proposed around the primary loop. Share on Facebook


Forest Service employees Ron Taussig and Linn Pettijohn recently retired. Share on Facebook

Students celebrate May bird day

MEEKER I Each year, some 350 bird species migrate between summer and winter habitats. Their flights span state and national boundaries and have inspired unique partnerships dedicated to bird conservation. International Migratory Bird Day celebrates these migrating birds each year in May. Share on Facebook

USFS warns of melt

RBC I Record accumulations of snow coupled with a forecast of warmer weather in the week ahead has many officials worried about the potential for high water and flooding across much of the White River National Forest and its surroundings. Share on Facebook

USFS seeks photos to document range conditions

Everyone at some point has monitored something in their life. When you were a kid, you probably monitored the candy bowl closely. As an adult, you monitor your checking account to avoid overdrafts and any fraudulent charges. Share on Facebook

Fire officials plan burn near Aldrich Lakes this autumn

RBC I Federal fire officials on the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest are planning an 800-acre prescribed fire this fall on National Forest lands near Aldrich Lakes and adjoining private lands in Rio Blanco County, approximately 19 miles northeast of Meeker. Share on Facebook