Tag Archives: Crews

Craig Man Dies In Kayaking Accident

A Craig man died in a kayaking accident over the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument. The 66-year-old was floating the Yampa river in an inflatable kayak Saturday, when he hit a rock near Tepee Rapid, causing his kayak to capsize. The man’s friend, who was floating the river with Continue reading

Weather Helps Fire Crews

Cooler temperatures and scattered rain over the last couple days have kept the Peekaboo Fire, burning between Maybell and the Utah State line, from growing significantly. The fire is still estimated at just Continue reading

Man Dies After Fall From Cliff At Kenny Reservoir

A 32-year-old man died in an accident yesterday at Kenny Reservoir near Rangely.  Francis Manu of Lakewood reportedly fell off a cliff in the area, ending up in the water. Manu’s friends contacted a Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Deputy near the reservoir dam,  and told the deputy that Manu had been under water for Continue reading

New Fire Starts, Fire Near Meeker Doubles In Size

High winds caused two fires already burning to spread and helped kindle a new fire in Northwest Colorado Sunday. The new Dead Dog Fire is burning on BLM land about 10 miles north of Rangely and is estimated at 40 acres. The Hunter Fire, burning 20 miles southwest of Meeker, nearly Continue reading

Body Of Missing Wamsutter Man Recovered

The body of Michael Proberts, who went missing at Siminoe Reservoir last month, was found over the weekend by Wyoming Game and Fish employees. Two game wardens found the body of the 25-year-old Wamsutter man Saturday afternoon, while patrolling the reservoir. An autopsy determined Continue reading

Two Fires Ignite Near Rifle In 72 Hours

Smoke may still be visible from a wildfire that started Monday night southeast of Rifle. The fire was the result of a controlled burn on private property that flared up, threatening a home and barn and burning approximately 22 acres of land. Crews were able to save both buildings. As of Continue reading

UPDATE 2: Search Crews Find Body Of Missing Man

The body of a man, who was contacted by Steamboat Police late Sunday night, was found Monday afternoon in the Yampa River. The 22-year-old was last seen entering the river, following the exchange with officers. Police initially Continue reading

Cutting Torches Cause Grass Fire

A grass fire near the Empire Mine yesterday afternoon was caused by part of the decommissioning process of the mine. Crews are currently using cutting torches to break up the metal infrastructure of the mine. High winds yesterday lead to sparks from the torches igniting a small grass Continue reading

Emergency Landing On I-70

cxq8sbtuoaapbwnA small airplane shut down one lane of I-70 near Rifle yesterday afternoon, after it was forced to make an emergency landing on the Highway when it ran out of gas. The plane landed on I-70 a little before 5. It took approximately 2 hours for crews to remove the plane from the highway and transport it to Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire 72% Contained

FireCrews have made enough progress controlling the Beaver Creek Fire burning 24 miles north of Walden to begin removing heavy equipment from the fire. The fire management team is also in the final stages of making suppression repairs including strengthening fire lines in the Continue reading

New Fire In Dinosaur National Park

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryCrews are fighting a 40 acre fire that started yesterday on the Utah side of Dinosaur National Monument. The blaze was expected to be fully controlled by last night. Crews will continue to work today to mop up hot spots. National Park Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Evacuation Order Removed

FireThe Beaver Creek fire management teams has made enough progress battling the blaze to lift the evacuation order that has been in place since the fire began. Residents and property owners in the area started returning to their homes Saturday Morning. Closures are still in effect on National forest and BLM managed lands and may affect hunting. To view a list of all Continue reading