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Closure Of Lake Near Yampa Extended

The closure of Crosho Lake and its adjacent campground near Yampa has been extended, due to delays with repairs that are occurring at the dam.  The closure includes all motorized and non-motorized use. In addition to the closure of the lake and campground, Continue reading

Man Rescued From Routt National Forest

A 51-year-old man was rescued over the weekend after his snowmobile became stuck in the snow in the Routt National forest near Dumont Lake. Search and Rescue teams from Grand and Routt County looked for the missing man Continue reading

Avalanche Conditions In The Back Country

Following this weekends snow storms, avalanche conditions have developed in the Flat Tops and in areas of the Routt  National Forest near Rabbit Ears Pass. Strong winds and new snow have contributed to slabs being built on top of an extremely weak snowpack. These Continue reading

Slash Pile Burns Could Start Wednesday

Favorable weather conditions this week may allow crews to ignite the remaining slash piles on Emerald Mountain. The piles could be lit as early as wednesday. The burns were expected to start in early November, however, conditions changed so crews had to wait. If the piles are lit, the Continue reading

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