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High Avalanche Danger This Weekend

There will be considerable avalanche danger this weekend due to the heavy snowfall over the past few weeks, most notably in the Steamboat and Flat Tops areas. 12 to 16 inches of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours in areas of North Continue reading

Avalanche Danger High

Avalanche danger is high in the Steamboat and Flat Tops areas due to the heavy snowfall over the past week. The 2 to 3 feet of new snow and strong winds in the area, have created the avalanche conditions. Visitors to the area on Continue reading

High Fire Danger This Weekend

RED FLAGA Red Flag Warning is in effect Saturday and Sunday for most of Moffat and Rio Blanco Counties.  With gusty winds, low humidity and dry conditions fire could spread and get out of control rapidly.  Those that see signs of smoke should report it immediately to local Continue reading

Wildfire South Of Craig

RED FLAGCraig firefighters responded to a small wildfire just after noon Friday.  The fire was in sagebrush and grass about half a mile south of Craig on private land a quarter-mile west of Highway 13.  It was determined that the fire was caused by sparks created when a bird contacted a power line.  Continue reading

Steamboat And Flat Tops Avalanche Danger Elevated

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe heavy snowfall and high winds in the mountains over the past 24 hours and the likelihood of more snow and gusty winds today has raised the avalanche danger for areas around Steamboat Springs and the Flat Tops. The Colorado Avalanche Continue reading

Rescues Highlight Snowmobile Safety

snowmobile safetyThe potential dangers and threats to your life and health, while on a snowmobile outing, have become very real following two incidents in Wyoming in the past week. One ended in tragedy with the death of a Cheyenne, Wyoming woman. The other had a happy ending when two South Continue reading

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Xmas Tree fireWith the Christmas season now here, it’s important to consider how your Christmas Tree, no matter how beautiful, can present a fire safety issue in your home. A primary concern with a Christmas tree is fire danger, often brought on by the combination of electrical malfunctions and, in the case of a real tree, a dry tree. Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals nationwide. Electrical Continue reading

Fire danger high in Moffat and Rio Blanco counties

fire-danger-high-signFire officials are reminding hunters and recreationists to be careful when using fire outdoors. With the end of the growing season and lack of recent rain vegetation is extremely dry and ready to burn.  Recent wildland fires have been human-caused by faulty equipment and one roadside fire Continue reading

Red Flag Warning Today For Moffat And Rio Blanco Counties

RED FLAGThe National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red Flag Warning for Moffat and Rio Blanco counties in effect from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. today (Monday). The Warning is due to gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels. Winds out of the west are expected to gust up to 35 miles per hour. The combination of forecasted conditions creates the potential for rapid fire growth upon ignition and contributes to extreme fire behavior. Please refrain from using fire outdoors this afternoon and evening.

Avalanche Danger Rises

AVALANCHE WARNINGThe avalanche danger in the Steamboat & Flat Tops Zone has been raised to considerable today and wind slab avalanches have been added back to the problem list. The danger has Continue reading