Tag Archives: forest

Routt National Forest Seasonal Closures Instituted

Seasonal big game winter range closures have been instituted in some locations of the Routt National Forest near Steamboat. Both mandatory and voluntary closures are instituted annually between December 1st to April 15th,  at trail-heads and in Continue reading

Comment On Sage Grouse Conservation

The U.S. Forest Service announced they are asking for public comments on the sage-grouse plan amendments that were adopted in 2015. After two years of implementing the sage-grouse plans, the Forest Service is seeking public comment on how well plans are working and how they may be Continue reading

Christmas Tree Permits Available Now

For those who enjoy the process of cutting down their own Christmas tree, permits are now available for tree cutting in the Routt, White River and Medicine-Bowe National Forests. Permits are available for ten dollars and can be purchased from the Bureau of Land Managements local field office in Meeker, in Craig through the Craig Chamber of Commerce, in Steamboat Continue reading

Slash Pile Burns To Begin Soon

Slash pile burning is scheduled to begin soon in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming, with burns taking place throughout the fall and winter. Hundreds of piles still remain in the two National Forests that need to be burned. The public should expect to see smoke Continue reading

UPDATE: Three Fires Still Burning In Northwest Colorado

Firefighters limited the growth of the Himes Peek fire, burning in the Flat Tops 46 miles east of Meeker Thursday, keeping the blaze at an estimated 100 acres. Crews, who are working to extinguish the lightning started fire as fast as possible, also increased containment to 25%. The Continue reading

Big Red Fire Bigger Than Previously Thought

Crews have determined the Big Red Fire in north Routt County is larger than previously estimated after a helicopter flight over the fire last night found the blaze had burned 530 acres. Firefighters continue to cut fire lines and monitor the fire. Private land near Big Red Continue reading

Big Red Fire Grows, Roads Closed

The lightning started Big Red Fire burning in North Routt County, increased in size over the weekend, growing to over 50 acres. Due to the growth, fire crews have shifted from monitoring the fires location, to cutting fire lines to limit its expansion. The change in tactics was also required because the fire is now putting a Forest Service timber sale and private land south Continue reading

CPW Offering Free Camping To Volunteers

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering volunteers a free night of camping in exchange for their work helping to maintain trails this weekend at State Forest State Park near Walden. Interested individuals should arrive at the Park’s Moose Visitation Center tomorrow morning at Continue reading

UPDATE: Craig Woman Dies In ATV Accident

A Craig woman died over the weekend in an ATV accident near Toponas. 58-year-old Julie Nalty was driving a side-by-side ATV Sunday when she lost control, rolling it down a steep embankment. Both Nalty and her passenger, Vicky Hamblin also of Craig, were Continue reading

Crosho Lake Closed For Dam Repair

Crosho Lake and the adjacent Dispersed Campground in the Little Flat Tops Range in the Routt National Forest near Yampa, is now closed for repairs to the Crosho Lake dam. The closures are expected to last for at least eight weeks, to allow crews to repair a leaking valve and outlet Continue reading

Routt And Medicine Bow Fire Restrictions Lifted

Fire restrictions for the entirety of the Routt National Forest and a large portion of the Medicine Bow National Forest have been lifted. In the Medicine Bow National Forest, the restrictions have been lifted for the Sierra Madre and Snowy Ranges, as well as the Pole Mountain Unit, but restrictions Continue reading

Forest Road Closed In North Routt County

Forest Road 500 in North Routt County is now closed to allow culverts in the area to be replaced. Nearly five miles of the road near Little Red Park will be fully closed for two weeks while the work is taking place. Non-motorized access to the surrounding forest will still be available and recreation sites outside of the closure area will remain open. Those traveling through the National Continue reading