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Crews Increase Containment Of Overlook Fire

Crews have made good progress over the last two days controlling the lightning caused Overlook Fire, burning in Dinosaur National Monument. The 260 acre fire has not grown significantly and is now estimated at 80% contained. Recent rain and cool temperatures Continue reading

Flash Flood Watch In Effect Tuesday

A flash flood watch is in effect through Tuesday night, for areas in the upper, central and lower Yampa River basins. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast through the evening, which may result in flood conditions. The flash flood Continue reading

Deer And Motorcycle Collision Near Dinosaur

A motorcycle/deer collision Thursday afternoon resulted in serious injuries to the driver and passenger. Dinosaur National Monument representative Dan Johnson confirmed that a 68-year-old male driver from Longmont collided with the deer around 1:30 on Harpers Corner Road near Dinosaur National Continue reading

Flash Flood Watch In Effect

A flash flood watch is in effect through midnight Wednesday, for areas in the central and lower Yampa River basins. Scattered thunderstorms with heavy rain are forecast through the evening, which may result in flood conditions. The flash Continue reading

Craig Kayaker Who Died In Dinosaur Identified

The Craig man who died in a kayaking accident over the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument has been identified. 66-year-old Mike Brinks was floating the Yampa River in an inflatable kayak Continue reading

Gardner Tours Western Slope, Stops In MOCO

Senator Cory Gardner took a tour of the Western Slope last week, to meet with healthcare providers, farmers and ranchers, elected representatives and public land officials. During the tour Gardner stopped in Loma, Palisade, and Mack. Gardner also visited Dinosaur National Monument to discuss the National Park System; Pioneers Medical Center in Continue reading

UPDATE: Peekaboo Fire Growth Slows

The Peekaboo Fire’s growth slowed over the weekend, increasing 1000 acres between Friday and Monday morning. Crews were also able to boost containment of the 12,833 acre blaze from zero to 40%. Firefighters are looking to Continue reading

Peekaboo Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

The Peekaboo Fire continued its rapid expansion yesterday, growing from 4,200 acres to an estimated 8,000 acres as of last night. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 318 between Maybell and the Utah border last night for approximately an hour. It’s possible the highway and Moffat County Road 10N will be closed again while the fire suppression efforts take effect. Anyone planning travel in the area should be prepared for closures.  Multiple ranch structures, Continue reading

Hang Gliders Cleared For Launch

Crews were able to gain full containment of the Dead Dog Fire yesterday, which means the Dinosaur Open hang gliding competition will take place as scheduled. In a release, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the air space restrictions around the fire had been lifted, so the event will be able to take place as originally planned. Launches will occur this Sunday through Saturday Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway 40 Between Dinosaur and Skull Valley

U.S. Highway 40 has been closed between Dinosaur and Skull Valley (at 3:30pm Monday) because of the Dead Dog Fire burning to within ¼ mile of the highway. Rio Blanco County Road 1 is also closed and the small community of Blue Continue reading

Man Dies On Dinosaur River Trip

A Denver man died over the weekend on a river trip in Dinosaur National Monument. The unidentified 60-year-old was in an inflatable kayak when it flipped. Witnesses said the man initially indicated he was okay, but as he continued to float down the river, Continue reading

BLM Needs Help Mapping Trails And Roads

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for public comments to help evaluate the bureaus inventory of roads and trails in Northwest Colorado. The BLM counted and mapped all the roads and trails in the area last summer. They are now looking to verify the accuracy of the mapping and whether or Continue reading