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Comment On Rio Blanco County Wild Horse Projects

wild horsesThe BLM is looking for public comment to help guide two projects intended to benefit the wild horse population in the Piceance East Douglas Heard management area in Rio Blanco County. The BLM will reconstruct approximately a mile of fencing near Duck Creek in order to secure the Heard Management Area, preventing horses from leaving. The BLM is also looking to redevelop Corcoran Springs to ensure it can provide a Continue reading

Human Remains Discovered

MESAThe Mesa County Sheriff Department is investigating human remains discovered Tuesday by hikers in the North Desert Area. Sheriff Deputies worked with the assistance of the coroner’s office, forensic students and faculty from Colorado Mesa University to recover the remains. The Sheriff’s Office and coroner Continue reading

Wildfire Closures Near Meeker Suspended

WILD FIREClosures near the Lost Solar Fire, burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area approximately 25 miles southeast of Meeker, have been suspended. The closures had been in effect since the middle of last month. While the fire is still active, snow in the area has cooled the Continue reading

Wildfire Season Winding Down

Wildfires-300Fire season is winding down in Northwest Colorado. Crews have been battling several fires for an extended period of time and now have them mostly under control. The Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles north of Walden, has had limited growth over the past month and is estimated at just Continue reading

Prescribed Burn Scheduled Between Craig and Meeker

controlled-burns-300A prescribed burn is planned over the coming weeks near the Aldrich Lakes area, between Meeker and Craig. The Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit and Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct the burn with the help of private land owners and other groups from Craig and Meeker. The burn will Continue reading

BLM To Start Trapping Horses

wild horsesThe Bureau of Land Management will soon begin trapping wild horses from the Sand Wash Herd Management Area.  The BLM will be trapping and administering fertility control treatments to the heard beginning October 21st.  They also plan to remove up to 50 young horses from the herd and relocate them to the Great Escape Mustang Continue reading

Lost Solar Fire Continues To Grow

FireDespite favorable weather conditions this week, the lightning started Lost Solar Fire burning in the Flat Top Wilderness Area approximately 25 miles east of Meeker, has continued to increase in size.  The fire is estimated at just under 7 square miles, an increase of over 1.5 square miles since Monday.  The Lost Solar Fire is being managed using a ‘confine and contain’ Continue reading

Fire In Zirkel Wilderness Area

WILD FIREThe Beaver Creek Fire continued to move south and west yesterday and reached into the Mount Zirkel Wilderness area. Due to limited resources, crews will not be fighting the fire in the wilderness area, crews instead will focus Continue reading

Roads in Wolford Mountain Area Remain Closed

BLMAnnual winter travel restrictions in the Wolford Mountain area north of Kremmling are still in effect to protect wintering wildlife and reduce road and resource damage. The BLM has said that although the weather has been warmer, wildlife are Continue reading