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UPDATE: Crews Continue To Battle Fires Near Meeker

Crews are continuing to battle the Wilson and Deer Gulch fires burning in Rio Blanco County near Meeker. The Wilson fire burning near Rio Blanco County Road 9 is estimated at 350 acres and is 25% contained, while the Deer Gulch Fire burning near Continue reading

UPDATE: Two Wildfires Burning Near Meeker

Two new fires started over the weekend in Rio Blanco County near Meeker. The lightning started Wilson Fire is burning near Rio Blanco County Road 9 north of Meeker. The fire, which was reported early Saturday morning, is now Continue reading

UPDATE: Meeting Tuesday Night To Talk Dead Dog Fire

The Dead Dog Fire burning 10 miles north of Rangely, which was estimated at 40 acres Sunday night, grew to more than 5,000 acres yesterday due to wind gusts exceeding 70 miles an hour. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 40 between Dinosaur and Skull Valley for about 5 hours yesterday afternoon and Continue reading

Young Pro’s To Host “Dinner On The Avenue”

The second annual “Dinner on the Avenue”, hosted by the Yampa Valley Young Professionals, will take place this weekend at Alice Pleasant Park in Craig. “Dinner on the Avenue” will be held Friday evening with the gates opening at 5 and the dinner starting at 6.  Food will be sold at $5 per plate, with beer also Continue reading

UPDATE: Beaver Creek Fire At Almost 19,000 Acres

2016_07_02-19.57.23.115-CDTThe Beaver Creek Fire continued to burn over the weekend expanding to just under 19,000 acres. Low humidity and winds continue to dry fuels in the area, and those conditions are expected to continue. It’s anticipated that the fire will continue to grow so additional resources have Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Only 5% Contained

FireFirefighters battling the Beaver Creek Fire took advantage of cool moist air Saturday to put defensive measures in place to prepare structures for future fire growth. After the recent cool wet weather night infrared flights identified hot spots that remain inside the fire perimeter. Continue reading