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Accident in Craig Sends One Person to Hospital

Vehicle-Accident-300One person was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Victory Way in Craig yesterday morning, near Cook Ford.  Details of the accident aren’t clear, but firefighters responding to the scene said the crash Continue reading

Alkali Fire 50% Contained

WILDFIREAs firefighters brought the 20,690-acre Alkali Fire burning 14 miles north of Maybell to 50 percent containment yesterday, other crews responded to numerous other starts.  Cloud cover Continue reading

Udall-Alkali Fire

mark-udall-300Senator Mark Udall is using the Alkali Fire to reach out to Northwest Coloradans.  Udall has constantly dodged interview requests from Wild West Radio to speak about issues that concern Northwest Colorado.  The Senator is rarely seen in Northwest Colorado, and has consistently supported measures on energy, health, Continue reading

FEMA Reminds Residents to be Prepared for Wild Fires

FEMA-250This month marks two key wildfire anniversaries which serve as an important reminder that families need to take proactive steps to protect themselves and their property against wildfires. July 6th was the 20th anniversary of the South Canyon Wildfire near Glenwood, during which 14 firefighters Continue reading

Craig Firefighters Respond to Two Fires

craig-fire-rescue-300Firefighters responded to a truck fire in the K-Mart parking lot in Craig last night.  At around 7:30, smoke started coming from the engine compartment of a semi-truck.  The truck was in flames by the time firefighters got there, and is likely a total loss, but nobody was injured.  The cause is suspected to be a Continue reading

Firefighters Battling Lightning Sparked Fire in Rio Blanco County

fire-fighter-1-300Firefighters in Rio Blanco County are working on an 11 acre blaze that is believed to have been started by lighting yesterday.  Lightning is being blamed for several small fires in the county, the biggest of which is the “Big Jimmy Fire”.  Helicopters dropped water on the blaze yesterday, but fire managers have decided Continue reading

Firefighters Save House, Garage is a Loss

fire-fighter-1-300Firefighters were able to save a house on Danner Lane Friday night, but the detached garage on the property and its contents are a total loss.  That’s according to firefighter K.C. Hume, who gives credit to neighbors.  The house belongs to Audrey and Ron Danner, who were away at the time of the blaze.  Hume says the report Continue reading

Fire Experts Expect Northwest Colorado to Have “Normal” Fire Season

fire season smallPredictive Services with the National Interagency Fire Center calculates the wildland fire potential for this fire season to be normal in the Rocky Mountain Area. However, even in normal years Continue reading