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UPDATE: Highway 40 Reopened, Fire Over 8 Square Miles

Highway 40 was closed from 2 in the afternoon Thursday to around 10 in the morning Friday between Maybell and Dinosaur, due to the Winter Valley Fire, which ignited Thursday south of Elk Springs. The fire, which was thought to be around 10 to 15 acres as of noon, had expanded to Continue reading

Crews Limit Deep Creek Fire Growth

Crews have been able to limit the growth of the Deep Creek Fire over the last few days, but have not increased containment of the blaze. The lightning started fire, which is burning nine mile northeast of Hayden, is at just over 2,200 acres and is 0% contained. Structures which were immediately threatened by the blaze have been evacuated and those within a five-mile radius of the fire have been placed on 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

Grand County Fire Sparked by Target Shooting

grand county sheriffA more than 500 acre wildfire in Grand County was sparked by target practice at a shooting range. That’s according to Grand County deputies, who say the blaze started at around noon yesterday at the Byers Canyon Shooting Range. As of yesterday evening, the fire had burned about 568 acres. There have been no Continue reading

Steamboat Wal-Mart Evacuated Briefly

Steamboat Police BadgeThe Steamboat Wal-Mart was evacuated briefly yesterday, while investigators searched for a gas leak. Two customers at the store suffered seizures, and a couple more reported feeling sick. That prompted store officials to call authorities, who shut down the store at around noon to search for a possible gas leak. Nothing was found. Continue reading