Tag Archives: Beetle

Smoke May Be Visible From “Big Red Fire”

Smoke from the fire that started Saturday in North Routt County may still be visible through the weekend. The Big Red Fire, which is burning in an area of beetle kill timber near Clark, is now estimated at 8 acres. The U.S. Forest Service is monitoring the lightning started fire and will begin Continue reading

Beetle-Kill Tree Removal Scheduled

The Colorado State Forest Service will be working with the BLM to address beetle-kill timber on public lands in Grand County with the objective of harvesting dead beetle-kill trees in the area for beneficial use. This will make the forest in the area healthier and easier to defend against future wildfires. The BLM and Forrest Service are Continue reading

Trail Closures On Emerald Mountain

emerald-mountain-300A number of trails are closed on Emerald Mountain to allow the City of Steamboat to continue the removal of beetle kill trees in the area. Root Canal, Upper and Middle Stairway to Heaven and No Mo’Bluez will all be closed through October, to allow the project to be completed. Additional closures Continue reading