NORTHWEST COLORADO NEWS AND SPORTS FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH

Update on Wild Fire Near Hayden

Cog Fire Aug 2013 Drew MuzikThe Cog fire, on private land near Hayden, was contained around 8:30 last night after threatening homes, ranches and a microwave tower site in the area just north of Hayden.  According to Bob Struble of Routt County Emergency Management, the west boundary of the fire was the Cog Road (Routt County Road 76)  with the fire burning an estimated 1225 acres to the Middle Cog (Routt County Road 74).  Following this mornings briefing on the fire, firefighters plan to remain at the scene through noon today to manage hot spots in the burn area and monitor the perimiter.  Although no structures were burned, some residents near the fire were evacuated, as were a number of animals.  The fire came to within a mile of Hayden before containment.   The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating to determine the precise cause of the fire.  Photo: Cog Fire.  Credit: Drew Muzik

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Broncos Fall To Seattle

broncosThe Denver Broncos fell to 1-1 in the preseason last night, in a game against Seattle heard on 55 Country.  The Seahawks used big plays to dominate the Broncos 40-10.  The Broncos next challenge comes Saturday, when the Broncos play their first game at home against St. Louis.  Pre game on 55 Country will begin at 4pm, the kickoff is scheduled for 7pm.

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