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Slash Pile Burning May Start Today

Firefighters could begin burning more than 200 slash piles today in western Moffat County near Douglas Mountain. The slash piles were assembled during hazardous fuels reduction Continue reading

UPDATE: Semi Rollover Shuts Down Highway 40

A semi-tanker rollover around 3:30 Friday afternoon, closed Highway 40 where it intersects with County Road 51A, the west entrance to the Yampa Valley Regional Airport.  Traffic was blocked in both directions to allow crews to deal with the clean up. The 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

Dead Dog Fire 100% Contained, But Still Active

With the Dead Dog fire fully contained, crews are currently working on mop up operations in the area. While the mop up is taking place, interior flames, smoldering and dust devils of ash may still be present. Crews are working to completely put out the fire by either burning or Continue reading

Man Who Stole Laughing Gas In Craig Found Dead

Police have determined the person responsible for the February break-in at the Craig  Airgas was the same individual found deceased in a Vernal hotel room in March. Eagle County Continue reading

UPDATE – Crane-Truck Accident Near Rangely

A crane-Truck rolled over just after 10 Wednesday morning, on Highway 64, 12 miles east of Rangely. The accident sent the driver of the truck to the hospital with minor injuries.  He was identified as 40-year-old Casey Sanders of Grand Junction.  During the crash, approximately 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the snow.  Clean up and recovery crews Continue reading

Accident North Of Meeker Slows Down Traffic For Hours

highway-13-smallA tractor-trailer slid off Highway 13 just north of Meeker shortly after Midnight Friday and rolled onto its side. The accident caused the semi’s saddle tank to rupture spilling about 150 gallons of diesel fuel. Crews worked until almost 1 Friday afternoon to clean up the majority of the fuel. During the clean-up, passage through the area was down to one lane Continue reading

Blair Mountain Fire West Of Meeker At 500 Acres

WILD FIREThe Blair Mountain Fire that started due to a lightning strike late last month is still burning 20 miles west of Meeker. The fire is now at 500 acres, but according to a representative from the BLM, it is still being managed in a Continue reading

Beaver Creek Fire Area Under Red Flag Warning

Beaver Creek Fire 2A  Red Flag Warning has been issued today for the Beaver Creek Fire area. A red flag warning is a forecast issued by the National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management agencies that conditions are ideal for wildland fire combustion, and rapid spread. When humidity is very low, and especially when there are high or erratic winds, the Red Flag Warning becomes a critical statement for firefighting Continue reading

Feds Put Pause on New Coal Leasing

department-of-interiorSecretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Interior Department will put a pause on new coal leasing and launch a comprehensive review to identify and evaluate reforms to the federal coal program in order to ensure that it provides a fair return to taxpayers and reflect its impacts on the environment, while continuing to help meet our energy needs. This is another step along the path that President Obama Continue reading

Chimney Fire Season Is Here

chimney fire 200As you snuggle in front of a cozy fire or bask in the warmth of a wood stove. The last thing you are likely to be thinking about is the condition of your chimney. However, if you don’t give some thought to it before you light those winter fires, your enjoyment may be short-lived. Dirty chimneys can cause chimney fires, which damage structures, destroy homes and can injure or kill. Chimney fires can burn explosively – noisy Continue reading